The war memorial is situated at Ghoom - Batasia loop. It's visible when you enter or depart from Darjeeling. The toy train from Darjeeling stops here at the loop for nearly half an hour. You can also visit by road. Here you will find the Gorkha Dresses for your personalised photo session.
The War Memorial stands as a reminiscence of the Gurkha martyrs of Darjeeling, who sacrificed their lives for their country in the wars and operations that have taken place since independence. In 1976, Manish Gupta, the then Deputy Commissioner of Darjeeling, took the initiative to construct a War Memorial, to pay homage to the 76 brave sons of Darjeeling who gave the supreme sacrifice of their life, for the cause of their nation.
This is in the grounds of the zoological park. It provides training for India's leading mountaineers. Within the complex there is the Everest museum which traces the history of the attempts on the worlds highest mountain. It makes you really think of what has been achieved with so little equipment.
Next door is the Mountaineering Musuem, with a model of the world's mountains. In the UK our highest mountain is Ben Nevis, it looks so small compared to the others! Darjeeling is higher than
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......
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
After a 4KM walk along the Tenzing Norgay Road we reached the Aloobari Monastery with typical colourfull decorations.
The church is near gymkhana club...so if you stroll along the mall road you'll see it next to LOreto college.