In & Around

  • Located in the heart of town, there is a wide promenade atop a ridge, lined with shops and restaurants. A must-visit for everyone for some serious shopping, good cuisine or just to enjoy the environs and be at peace.
Tiger Hill
  • From the vantage point of Tiger Hill, you can see some of the most spectacular sunrises as there are panoramic views of the mighty Himalayan peaks like Kanchendzonga and Mount Everest.
  • Distance from MAYFAIR: 13 km (a 45-minute drive)
Observatory Hill
  • Observatory Hill is one of the top places in Darjeeling from you can get spellbinding views of the hill station itself as well as the imposing Himalayan peaks in the distance.
Senchal Lake
  • Amongst things to do in Darjeeling, a great choice is to spend your day having a delightful picnic at the picturesque area of the Senchal Lake which is only a short distance away from Tiger Hill.
  • Distance From MAYFAIR : 10 km (a 35-minute drive)
Mahakal Temple
  • The impressive Mahakal Temple is located amidst fluttering prayer flags on top of Observatory Hill. It is one of the most popular places to visit in Darjeeling.
  • Distance from MAYFAIR: 0.5 km (a 10-minute walk)
Japanese Peace Pagoda
  • A haven of serenity and peace is the Japanese Temple and Peace Pagoda. The genteel beauty of the place and the humming and chanting has a soothing effect on you.
  • Distance from MAYFAIR: 2.5 km (20 minutes’ drive)
Ghoom Gompa
  • Up in the mountainous outskirts of Darjeeling lies the beautiful Ghoom Gompa which houses a 15 feet tall statue of "Maitreya Buddha."
  • Distance from MAYFAIR: 8 km (35 minutes’ drive)
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute
  • The legendary Himalayan Mountaineering Institute is perched on Birch Hill and houses a museum, a boarding school, souvenir store and a restaurant.
  • Distance from MAYFAIR: 1.5 km (15 minutes’ drive)
  • Timings: Summer – 9 am to 5 pm; Winter – 9 am to 4 pm and Closed on Mondays.
Shruberry Nightingale Park
  • The landscaped gardens of Shruberry Nightingale Park house a temple, a giant statue of Lord Shiva and even a musical fountain.
  • Distance from MAYFAIR: 0.5 km, (a 10-minute walk)
Himalayan Zoological Park
  • Several exotic species of animals like the red panda, the snow leopard, the Siberian tiger and the Tibetan wolf can be seen at the expansive Himalayan Zoological Park.
  • Distance from MAYFAIR: 1.5 km (15 minutes’ drive)
Lloyd Botanical Garden
  • Spread across 40 beautiful acres of well laid out gardens, the Lloyd Botanical Gardens are home to various exotic orchids and flowers as well as trees like maple, chestnut and magnolia.
  • Distance from MAYFAIR: 1.5 km (15 minutes’ drive)
  • Best time to visit: 6 am to 5 pm.
Tibetan Refugee Self-Help Centre
  • Started for the rehabilitation of Tibetans, the Tibetan Refugee Self Help Centre is a treasure trove of finely crafted woollen carpets, leather goods and handicrafts.
  • Distance from MAYFAIR: 4 km (20 minutes’ drive)
Rock Garden
  • The gorgeous Barbotey Rock Garden is located down in the valley and is a popular tourist attraction in Darjeeling.
  • Distance from MAYFAIR: 10 km (35 minutes’ drive)
Ganga Maiya Park
  • You can spend the day relaxing in the verdant greens of the Ganga Maya Park. There is also a lake with boating facilities. Folk dances are also performed here.
Batasia Loop
  • Batasia Loop is a loop of railway track for the Toy Train which is renowned for its engineering ingenuity. The spot commands some stunning views of the distant mountain peaks.
War Memorial
  • The War Memorial of Darjeeling was constructed amidst beautiful shrub and flower gardens at the centre of the Batasia Loop to honour the Gorkha soldiers who sacrificed their lives for the country.
  • Distance from MAYFAIR: 6 km (a 20-minute drive)
  • Best time to visit: From sunrise till 2 hours after sunset.