Darjeeling is a bubbling place,you get a mall where you can do your winter shopping, along with variety of bakeries.If you're planning to stay away from the hustle bustle,try the outskirts like Rangaroon, villages like Sepi etc.Have a visit to Lamarhatta and Lepchajagat, they're a hot attraction now.you can experience the silence of pine forest
Nightingale Park: Known as The Shrubbery during the British-era, this lush park offers views of Mount Kanchenjunga and other peaks. Surrounded by pine trees and rows of flowers you can see cultural performances every evening, a Lord Shiva Temple, a waterfall, and an artificial lake. Rock Garden: This unique place is made by cutting rocks in several shapes to make seats & viewpoints. Surrounded by dense shrubs & flower patches is the scenic Chunar waterfall inside that is a must-see. Peace Pagoda: The place depicts 4 avatars of Lord Buddha in sitting, sleeping, meditating, and standing phases and is also the tallest freely-standing structure here. This is the ideal place to see snow-capped Himalayan peaks amidst the serenity of nature. Ghoom Monastery: This 18th-century monastery is famous for a 15 ft. high statue of Buddha and stunning traditional Thangka paintings, bells, and drums adorning its walls. It houses Tibetan translations of ancient Sanskrit scriptures like the Meghdoota, etc
When in Darjeeling try to eat at every famous joint as they are famous for a reason. keventers,glenarys, kunga restaurant. Visit the tea gardens, Zoo to watch the endangered red panda, tiger hill, ghoom monastry.