Once a summer resort for the British Raj elite, Darjeeling is a treasure trove in Northern West Bengal. For several reasons, Darjeeling is worldwide famous, such as its tea industry, snow-laden mountain peaks, Darjeeling toy Train; a UNESCO World Heritage Site, sunrise at Tiger Hill.
From honeymooners, nature lovers to adventure seekers, Darjeeling brings the ultimate satisfying exploration to all. If you’re a thrill seeker, this hill station is beyond compare. Get a professional tour guide in order to make the most of your adventure trip to Darjeeling. Relish the splendour of adventure sports in Darjeeling.
Let’s talk about some of the best adventure sports to enjoy on your Darjeeling holiday:
- Trekking is one of the prominent adventure activities in Darjeeling to explore the destination more precisely. Plus, trekking has numerous health benefits; it benefits you mentally and physically. A site called Maneybhanjang/Chitrey is the place from where the Sandakphu trek begins. The route leads you to beautiful trees with blooming flowers, forested regions, etc. Other popular trekking trails there include the Singalila range, Phalut, Srikhola, etc.
- Camping is another widely enjoyed outdoor recreation to relish on your Darjeeling holiday. Camping is overnight stays within a temporary shelter, popularly known as a tent. It’s a temporary residence enjoyed on holidays. While relishing camping, double your enjoyment with stunning mountainous sights, bonfire, tea, coffee, Pahari momos, other snacks, misty weather, star-filled sky, et al.
- Paragliding is one of the most popular adventure sports in Darjeeling offering a breathtaking panorama of the city. It’s free-flying, lightweight, no rigid primary structure with a foot-launched glider. Soar through the sky and capture the incredibly splendid view of Himalayan landscapes. St. Paul’s School at Jalapahar region, Tukvar tea garden, Jamuney, etc. are some popular paragliding sites in Darjeeling.
- Safari is another well-known outdoor recreation/adventure activity in Darjeeling. Singalila forest area is located a distance of 36 km from the heart of Darjeeling. It’s a reserved forest at the ridge of Singalila in Darjeeling district, West Bengal. If you’re a wildlife enthusiast, this location sees you the best among other outdoor adventure activities.
Go on a jeep safari, and explore birdwatching in this high-altitude wildlife destination. Singalila National Park is home to the Red Panda, barking deer, large cats, Himalayan black bear, rare species of bear, wild boars, amphibians Himalayan Newt, clouded leopards, long-tailed pangolin, etc.
And, among birds in the national park, you can spot Cuckoo, Long Tail Minivet, Blood Pheasant, Fire-Tailed Myzornis, Brown Parrotbill, Indian Vultures, etc. Apart from these outdoor adventure activities, whitewater rafting, mountain biking, hot air ballooning, kayaking, zorbing, and rock climbing are popular ones. Avail of adventure sports price at budget-friendly costs from a reputed tour operator near you.