Things to Do in Darjeeling

Things to Do in Darjeeling, Darjeeling, India (B)

It’s 8am. I could hear some noise from the kitchen which was next to my bedroom. Breakfast was being prepared and I could not wait to start my day.

I had arrived in Darjeeling the day before, and my homestay host, Mr Pradhan had been sharing with me the various activities I could do throughout my stay at the hill station. However, the first thing I wanted to do that morning was to go to the District Magistrate’s Office to apply for the Inner Line Permit to enter Sikkim. I wasn’t sure how long it would take to process the permit, so I had decided to put aside sightseeing activities much later. Luckily, the Office was only 5 minutes walk from the guesthouse, and my host had offered to walk with me to the office and guide me through the application process.

After a hearty breakfast of oats porridge, toast, omelette and tea, I’d thought it was time to go to the District Magistrate’s Office. After all, it was 9am and government offices should be opened by then, right?

Host: (laughing) Ya, it’s government! They don’t start working so early. Anyway, it’s the festival time, so I think they will be opened at 10.30. We leave here at 10.30, ok? You want more tea? ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Things to Do in Darjeeling
Guide Location: India » Darjeeling
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Kathleen Poon
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Keventer’s
  • Chowrasta
  • The Mall
  • Observatory Hill
  • Glenary’s
  • Kunga
  • Happy Valley Tea Estate
  • Himalayan Mountaineering Institute
  • Zoo