Batasia Loop

 

Overview

Batasia Loop is located on Hill Cart Road  and takes 20 minutes by taxi from Darjeeling town. one of the best architectural feats of the country,The snow covered peaks of the Eastern Himalayas with the majestic Kanchenjunga on one side. And all this from the middle of a lovely flowering garden around which the toy train track is laid. 
 
This was opened in 1995 to commemorate the Gorkha soldiers of the Darjeeling Hills who sacrificed their lives in various wars after India's independence. At an elevated platform there is a Cenotaph and a statue of a soldier paying homage. 
 
Batasia means airy space. the As you stand on one side of the garden and see the toy train making a complete loop while hooting its whistle along the way and trying to negotiate the spiral track with a double loop, it's a fabulous experience. There are seating areas as well to enjoy the views. The entire area along with the gardens and an approach bridge that leads to the garden is about 50,000 square feet. It has been covered with grass and beautified with both seasonal and perennial flowers and shrubs. Take the many pathways in the garden and walk around, enjoy the many flowers and the surroundings. 
 
 organic farming and plantations in Darjeeling. Here you will find many rare  species of plants like the Gingko biloba. And there are Rhododendrons, Silver Firs and even tea plants. At the center of the Batasia Loop is the War Memorial.
 
There is a fun way to enjoy the loop. You can take a joy ride on a Toy Train from Darjeeling to Ghoom that leaves Darjeeling station several times a day. It stops in Batasia Loop for few minutes. There is a small train shade on one side where the trains stops. You can both enjoy the views standing on the garden and also the ride along the loop if you take the train. The tourists enjoy a panoramic view of Darjeeling town with the Kanchenjunga and other snow capped mountains in the backdrop. This spot is also the photographer's paradise.
 
Timing: 5am to 8pm
 
How to Reach,
It's 5km  from Darjeeling Town and located just below Ghoom station. If you take a car or a taxi, it takes about 20 minutes from Darjeeling town to reach the Batasia Loop 
 
Nearest Railway Station:  New Jalpaiguri 
 
Nearest Airport: Bagdogra Airport
 

Location

Country
India
State
West Bengal
City
Darjiling
Location
Batasia
Address
Batasia Loop,West Point, Darjeeling, West Bengal 734102
Contact Info
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Near Cities
Nearest Bus Terminal
Batasia
Nearest Railway Station
New Jalpaiguri Jn (NJP)
Nearest Airport
Bagdogra Airport
IN
latitude : 26.681200030 longitude :88.328598020
Corporation : Siliguri
GPS Code : VEBD
Open Year
1995
Area
50,000 square feet
Visiting Hours
5am to 8pm

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  • Batasia Loop is located on Hill Cart Road  and takes 20 minutes by taxi from Darjeeling town. one of the best architectural feats of the country,The snow covered peaks of the Eastern Himalayas with the majestic Kanchenjunga on one side. And all this from the middle of a lovely flowering garden around which the toy train track is laid. 

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