Hot Air Ballooning and Paragliding in Darjeeling

You can now enjoy the great snow capped Himalayas and the town of Darjeeling not only from the ground but also from the air. Our adventure partners at "Off Road Darjeeling" bring you Paragliding and Hot Air Ballooning as a recreational adventure sport. You can now sit with your own private pilot in a hot air balloon basket or in a harness suspended below a hollow fabric wing. Paragliders are unique among soaring aircraft in being easily portable. The complete equipment packs into a rucksack and can be carried easily on the pilot's back, in a car. In comparison with other air sports this substantially simplifies travel to a suitable takeoff spot, the selection of a landing place and return travel.

Please contact the Elgin Darjeeling Reception to book your Paragliding experience.

White Water River Rafting on The Teesta River

A trip for true rafting enthusiasts. A half hour drive from the Elgin Silver Oaks Kalimpong through picturesque surroundings down to the Teesta Valley brings one to the tiny town of Melli on the banks of the Teesta river. After a detailed safety briefing and equipment familiarization, the rafts set off on the thrilling rapids of the river. The rapids are intermittent providing stunning vistas while riding the fast-flowing waters of the Teesta river. A well-deserved break en-route for a picnic on a secluded riverbank beach before getting back on to the white water, where the trip ends hotel vehicles await you for the scenic 45 minutes drive back to Elgin Silver Oaks.

Not available from 15th July to 15th September (Monsoon Season).

Please contact the Elgin Silver Oaks Kalimpong Reception to book your Rafting experience.

A Ride on The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway

A ride on the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR) is for those who believe the journey is the destination. The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway or DHR balances on two-feet tracks moving at a maximum speed of 15km an hour. It is a two feet narrow gauge railway. It is a masterpiece of 19th century engineering, a product of the world's first industrial revolution. In 1999, UNESCO declared the DHR a World Heritage Site. The hotel reception can organize tickets for you for a fun filled and exciting Joy ride from the Darjeeling station to the Ghoom Railway Station, it is the highest railway station in India and the 2nd highest railway station in the world. It is situated at an altitude of 2,225.7m (7,407ft). It is 6km from Darjeeling. Travel through a gigantic railway loop, where the Toy Train makes a 360 degree turn. The Batasia Loop offers a panoramic view of the Kanchenjunga Range. A War Memorial is constructed in the memory of the brave sons of the soil who laid down their lives in the different wars.

Please contact the Elgin Darjeeling Reception to book your train tickets.

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