Very few people are unaware of Darjeeling, thanks to its famous tea. It is also excellent for its birds. Tiger Hill situated at 2590mts has an excellent view of the world’s third highest mountain the Kanchendzonga massif.
Anybody who wants to start birding in the north-eastern India, should start off here with Eurasian Cuckoo, Oriental Cuckoo, Himalayan Griffon, Common Kestrel, Yellow-billed Blue Magpie, Grey-chinned Minivet, Yellow-bellied Fantail, Plain-backed Thrush, White-collared Blackbird, Eurasian Blackbird, Asian Brown Flycatcher, Rufous-gorgeted Flycatcher, Little Pied Flycatcher, Orange-flanked Bush Robin, Golden Bush Robin, Aberrant Bush Warbler, Yellowish-bellied Bush Warbler, Buff-barred Warbler, Grey-hooded Warbler, White-throated Laughingthrush, Scaly Laughingthrush, Scaly-breasted Wren Babbler, Rufous-capped Babbler, Red-billed Leiothrix, Blue-winged Minla, Gould’s Shortwing, Golden-breasted Fulvetta, Rufous-winged Fulvetta, Stripe-throated Yuhina, Black-throated Parrotbill, Green-tailed Sunbird, Fire-tailed Sunbird, Rufous-breasted Accentor, Maroon-backed Accentor, Dark-rumped Rosefinch, Gold-naped Finch.
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Nearest Railhead: New Jalpaiguri
Nearest Airport: Bagdogra (Domestic)
Approx travelling time: 4 hours from New Jalpaiguri/Bagdogra
Accommodation: Private lodges and resorts.
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