Darjeeling is primarily a tourist destination, leveraging its stunning vistas and fantastic weather to draw in visitors looking to escape the pollution and noise of the bigger cities. Therefore, it is no surprise that a number of its attractions are centered on the views that the town is bestowed with. Batasia Loop is one such marvel.


This engineering masterpiece is situated in the periphery of the city, and offers a 360 degree view of the city. It was commissioned in the year 1919 in order to enable the famous Toy Train to maneuver the steep gradient of about 140 ft.


The word Batasia translates to an airy space. The area features a beautiful garden sprawled over 50,000 sq ft, which also contains rare species of plants like gingko, and biloba along with fir trees and rhododendrons, all blooming in the Eco Garden in the premises.


At the centre is a War Memorial built to honour the brave Gorkha soldiers, who lost their lives in the wars after independence.

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