Rock Garden in Darjeeling

Duration

1 Hour

Timing

10 AM to 4 PM

Entry Ticket

₹20 Per Person

A Brief About The Place

The Rock Garden also known as the Barbotey Rock Garden at Chunnu Summer Falls is located in the hilly town of Darjeeling, West Bengal, India.

The garden was created for tourists in 1980 and it is about 10 km from Darjeeling. The road descends rapidly into the valley. With sharp bends all the way, there are scenic views at many points during the journey.

It offers a beautiful view of a hill stream cascading over rocks along the slope, done up with flower gardens and sitting spaces at different levels. There are pretty small bridges constructed over the stream from where one can see crystal clear water flowing over the rocky bed and a small lake where one can enjoy boating as well. 

Things to do at Rock Garden, Darjeeling

There are a number of activities you can do while visiting here:

  • Boating
  • Trekking
  • Watch Gorkha folk dances for entertainment
  • Clicking pictures of scenic beauty 

History of Rock Garden, Darjeeling

Rock Garden was constructed by the Gorkha Hill Council Tourism Department in the year 1980 and the inauguration was done by the GNLF Supremo.

It is called the rock garden because it has been created by cutting steps in the entire area at different levels making it into a terrace seating arrangement. Here, the gradient of the road is very steep and the mountain range from the road is unparalleled. This acted as an added incentive outside the town area for tourists.

Since tea and tourism were the key focus of the economy of the region, the council initiated efforts to lure tourists back to Darjeeling by developing the Rock Garden.

How to reach Rock Garden, Darjeeling?

By air: The Bagdodra Airport is located 66 km away from the garden and it takes us approximately 3 hrs.

By rail: Ghum Railway Station, this station is the highest railway station in India, situated at an altitude of 2,258 meters. It takes only 28 mins to reach the station.

By road: Siliguri located approximately 64 km away takes almost two and a half hours. Bus services are also available but booking a cab in advance is the best option one can have.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The best time to visit Darjeeling is from April to June. It is great to visit as the climate is at its best during these months. Also, you can visit it from around September to November.

Yes, the boating happens in the lake at Gangamaya Park which is only 2km from Rock Garden, you can get tickets for the paddle boats available in the lake.

The Rock Garden is open on all days.

It is about 10 km from Darjeeling.

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