Vacationing with kids in the dazzling Darjeeling? Then you must visit Chowrasta. Surrounded by snow-clad mountains, this sun-drenched spot in Darjeeling bustles with exciting activities. You are bound to see a lot of families ambling here especially during the afternoon. Apart from exploring the plethora of shops and eateries, kids will love to enjoy the delightful pony ride. You can see a lot of pony owners who approach your kids for a fun pony ride around the picturesque Chowrasta. Feel the joy on your child’s face as he/she takes the ride. The duration of the ride depends on the rates you choose. They can enjoy the rides amidst the beautiful, lush green windings of Observatory Hill, or through the emerald-green blankets of perfectly grown tea plantations. The pony owner accompanies the pony at all times, thereby making the ride pretty safe.
How to Reach:
Bagdogra, 90 K.M. (via NH 110) away from Darjeeling, is the nearest airport connected by flights from major cities like Kolkata, Delhi and Guwahati.
Apart from Darjeeling Himalayan Railway Station (88 K.M. from New Jalpaiguri Railway Station) the two closest railway stations are Siliguri and New Jalpaiguri. These railway stations have direct railway connections with Kolkata, Delhi, Guwahati, and other major cities of India.
The major access to Darjeeling by road is via Siliguri, 77 K.M. (via NH 55), which is connected to all the major cities of India. Bus service is available from Tenzing Norgay Bus Stand, Siliguri. Smaller vehicles are also available on seat-sharing/ hire from airport, railway station, motor syndicates / police motor stand. Facility of Pre-paid taxi stand from NJP Railway station & Bagdogra airport can also be availed. The four routes that one can opt from Siliguri to reach Darjeeling are: i) Tindharia – Kurseong route ii) Dudhiya – Mirik route iii) Rohini route iv) Pankhabari