Night Life in Darjeeling
Darjeeling the picturesque hill station is always appreciated for its realm of natural beauty and the scintillating places that are worth visiting once in a lifetime. But apart from the natural landscape it the love towards the music and the festival, fair and tourism related affair that makes the town more lively perfectly going together with the serene atmosphere with which Darjeeling is blessed with. The enchanting hill station of Darjeeling is a happening tourist destination where every people in the town can be seen to be enjoying life to their fullest extent. Though if you are looking for discos and nightclubs you won’t find such places in the town but the old hill station preserving the colonial charm has quite nicely adapted to the changing trend and time and hence offers entertainment and enjoyment particularly at night time in the most unique manner. Besides, several vibrant and colourful festivals are celebrated during different parts of the year which provides visitors alternative option for entertainment and enjoyment.
Buzz is a contemporary style pub in Darjeeling. It is a part of Glenary’s and owned by the same family that runs the bakery and the restaurant in the same building. The decor of this pub is lovely. On the entrance there is a huge cartoon portrait of Elvis Presley and inside there are western musical instruments showcased inside glass cabins. By the look of the pub you can figure out that they are a follower of classic and country rock music.
You will mostly encounter the people of young age in this pub, however its popular among all age group. The bar is well stocked with different types of Indian and foreign liquors and cocktails. You will get delectable Continental, Indian and Chinese dishes here.
The place remains open from 4 to 11pm and they accept credit cards.
Address: The Glenary’s, Darjeeling, West Bengal, 734101 Phone: +91-94341-06990
Park Restaurant and Bar
Another fine restaurant in Darjeeling, The Park Restaurant offers delightful Thai food to satiate your taste buds. Adding to the satisfaction of the great food is the classy ambiance and grand view of the mountains. Don’t forget to try the Tom Yam soup, rated amongst 50 most delicious foods of the world, and the flat rice noodles at The Park. Although it specialises in Thai food, the Indian and Chinese cuisines are equally good. The well stocked bar in the restaurant acts as the cherry on the cake for the lovers of good liquor. The classified section of bar which is complimented by enhance decorated area makes the restaurant cozy and comfortable. The owner of the restaurant carries its own phenomenon style and he has not compromise in terms of embracing the section of his restaurant. The Park restaurant of Darjeeling which is located at the busy streets of Laden La road was established by the owner Deep in the year of 1993. This restaurant which has earned its name amongst the traveler is brilliant in terms of serving and experimenting with cuisine.
Address : Located at 41 Laden La Road and
one can look to dial 03542254989/03542255270 in order to book their seat.
Joey’s Pub is undoubtedly the nucleus of Darjeeling’s pub culture. If you relish a drink, then you really don’t want to be missing out on the charm of this old British style country pub during your visit to this quaint hill station. Joey’s Pub is located just a few steps into a lane close to Big Bazar shopping complex and opposite to the Darjeeling post office on Laden La Road. From the outside, this one storeyed building looks like an English country home with a small front porch having a triangular roof. There is a small iron gate outside leading to the main door. A wooden board hangs outside from the beam with a bold signage of ‘Joey’s Pub’.
Address: 2 S M Das Road, Opposite Rink Mall And Post Office, Darjeeling 734101 Phone: +91 354 225 8216
Shangri-La Restaurant & Bar
Shangri-la Regency has an entire floor devoted to a Rooftop Lounge and Bar – the perfect place to meet and entertain your guests. The soothing decor and laid back ambience create a space that is welcoming yet intimate, unlike that in any large hotel.
Hotel and Restaurant Shangri-La, 5 Nehru Road, Darjeeling – 734101, India
Phone: 0354/ 2254149 (9.30am to 9pm)
Mobile : 09679999830
INOX Movie Theater
The INOX Movie theatre offers you another great way to make you night in Darjeeling a memorable experience. Especially for movie goers, it is the best place to watch Bollywood and Hollywood movies in the town. You can also book tickets through online or through your phone and visit during evening time to enjoy Hindi blockbusters and latest Hollywood movies.
Address: Laden La Road, 19, Rink Mall, Darjeeling, West Bengal 734101
Phone: 0354 225 7183
Darjeeling Winter Festival
Darjeeling Winter festival is a major annual event celebrated in the months of January every year. It is a week-long during which range of cultural performances are performed by artist gathered from Sikkim, Darjeeling, Nepal and other places. The festival is organised by Gorkhaland Territorial Administration .It is a must for tourists as this festival winter festival is celebrated to welcome tourist coming from far and wide corner of the world to Darjeeling a beautiful hill town located in the bosom of Mount Kanchenjunga.
Beside these, there are many other cultural festival that are organised round the year, though they are not organised in a grand way, but if you are here you will surely witness few of them that depicts the cultural beauty and the rich tradition that people of Darjeeling holds.