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For any mountain biker, the thought of escaping to a hill station with its panoramic views is extremely enticing. Add to that a dedicated cyclist park and you will have literally no reasons to not ride out at this very moment. On Sunday, Darjeeling became the first hill station in India to get a mountain biking park along a 20-km stretch through the Senchal Wildlife Sanctuary. Bikers can now ride through the forest cover, undisturbed by vehicles that will be prohibited from the

[caption id="attachment_3807" align="alignnone" width="890"] View of Mount Kanchenjunga from Sandakphu[/caption]

Singalila trek is the most popular and rewarding trek for trekkers with about a weeks’ time at their disposal. Singalila trek starts after an early mornings drive of about an hour and a half from Darjeeling to Maneybhanjyang a small village inhabited by the Buddhist- Sherpas.  From here one can get a view of the trekking route which is an awesome, near vertical climb.

The first camp_site is at Tonglu which is

Fifty kilometers from Siliguri and thirty from Darjeeling at an elevation of 4,864 feet, stands the hill station of kurseong.  The natural advantage of a congenial climate and elevation, lush green forests and tea plantation over slopes and ridges, magnificent views of the panoramic setting of snow_clad peaks make this tiny Himalayan hill station worth exploring.  Located at a lower elevation for those who dislike the serve winters of Darjeeling, kurseong enjoys a mider and a very healthy climate throughout

Trekking is the best way in which one can absorb all the beautiful flavours of a place and observe the lands closely. Your connection with the land, while you walk on them, escalates your love for nature in no time. And while in the hills, your bonhomie with the place can never be complete if you fail to plan a trek around the mystical mountains. The Singalila ridge Trek, beyond all doubt, makes sure that you explore the hidden mysteries

Any sort of adventure travel is fun but nothing comes close to the joy of trekking. For those who have trekked will agree that trekking is more about learning and staying put. And, the magnitude of adrenaline rush is definitely of a different kind courtesy the enchanting views one enjoys while at it. But if it happens to be your first trek, the feeling is exciting yet overwhelming.
So, in order to get the maximum thrill out of your first

You might think this will never happen to you, but when you consider that the Earth is struck by more than 100 lightning bolts every second,2 it doesn’t sound so far-fetched, does it? If you live in the US, you have a 1 in 3,000 chance of being struck by lightning in your lifetime. Knowing what to do if it happens can save your life.

Don’t lie down: If you lie down, an electrical current passing through the ground from a

We couldn't have picked a better day if we'd tried. Paragliding on the one day of our stay in Darjeeling that it didn't cloud over by mid morning. In other words . . . amazing views of both Darjeeling and Kanchenjunga!

Darjeeling is situated on several steep hills. There is one main street through the city and several other narrow crowded streets branching off. Some corners so sharp they require 3-point turns. It's a crazy mess of honking vehicles and people

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