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Adventure Sports in Darjeeling
Gymkhana Club Ltd.:
One of the most well equipped Clubs of the region with facilities of Indoor
and Outdoor games. Visitors may become temporary members over here.
This is popularly known as the Planter's Club and has the best possible location
in town and has a breathtaking view of the mountains and valleys. Approachable
directly by car and has parking area. Limited number of rooms and available
for temporary members but permanent members have the first claim. Fully equipped
kitchen, bar and other indoor game facilities are available here.
Senchal Golf Course:
This 9-hole Golf Cource is one of the highest Golf Cource in the world (altitude
8,150 ft). It is near Tiger Hill and has a Club House and a Tourist Lodge.
Lebong Race Course:
About 8-km from the town, it is one of the smallest and highest Race Course
in the world. Races are held during Spring & Autumn season under the management
of local Gymkhana Club
Trekking in the Darjeeling Hills began almost a century ago. Infact, the first
organised trekking route in India was established here along the Sangalila
range. The trek begins in Darjeeling and proceeds through Maneybhanjyang,
Tonglu, Sandakphu and ends in Phalut. The alluring natural beauty is replete
with countless varieties of Rhododendrons, Magnolias, Orchids and Wild Flowers.
The dense forests, the verdant meadows, the savage mass of Mt. Everest, the
everlasting beauty of Kanchenjunga, the rugged Lhotse or the mysterious Makalu
- all in one sweeping glance, present an experience that can never be equaled.
There are trekker huts under the management of Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Council
Tourism Department all along the route to Sandakphu. For further information
contact Tourist Bureau, Darjeeling.