Darjeeling, Tibetan Refugee Self-Help Centre
At the east side of the centre is the Tibetan Refugee Self-Help Centre.
This centre is established in 1959 for Tibetans who followed the Dalai Lama when he fled from Lhasa to India.
You can have a visit to the Tibetans at work (every day except sundays). They produce Tibetan wooden carpets, jackets and shawls and carved wooden furniture.
The Padmaja Naidu Zoological Park is a place where you can see the rare animals of the himalayas-Red Panda, Himalayan Black Bear, The Lamas are some of the animals you can see here. Along side, is the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute. There is also a museum with lots of information.
St Andrews church...
The church is near gymkhana club...so if you stroll along the mall road you'll see it next to LOreto college.
tea all the way
a visit to a tea garden is a must ..make sure to go to the one which is operating...so that you can see the process ...how tea is made.......
Also HMI darjeeling has a good museum......
Darjeeling, visit to the bazaar
In Darjeeling it is nice to stroll around in the bazaar and look what's going on.
Also the centre near the bazaar it's very lifely.
There are many shops where you can buy nearly everything.
Darjeeling, Aloobari Monastery
After a 4KM walk along the Tenzing Norgay Road we reached the Aloobari Monastery with typical colourfull decorations.
- Hiking and Walking
Ghoom Monastery, the Matreya
In the empty prayerhall of the Ghoom Monastery with the fresh whitened walls, the Matreya, the future Buddha, was still there with a lot of katas, white silk scarves of offering.
On our from the bazaar to th botanical garden we saw this hospital.
The hospital has a nice architecture, but need badly some maintenance and restoration.
Darjeeling, wedding ceremony
On our way to the Botanical Garden we paas at a narrow path a wedding ceremony.
The family was surprised to see us and very willing to explain us the ceremony.
Darjeeling, Bhutia Bustee Monastery
The Bhutia Bustee Monastery is built more than a century ago by Karmapa Rinpoche, head of the Kargyudpa sect.
The monastery is decorated in yellow and gold.
Darjeeling Bazaar, local transport
It's very busy on the high street to the bazaar.
Sometimes there is a real traffic jam of local cars, bringing people to the bazaar.
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