Situated on the outskirts of Darjeeling, Lebong Race Course was made in 1885 as a ground for parades. It is the smallest race course in the world with a complete lap measuring 480 yards. It is also one of the highest in the world situated at a height of 1,809 m above the sea level.

The valley of Lebong is quite a lovely attraction all by itself. Sitting pretty below the main town of Darjeeling, it is visible from the top of the Mall (city center), and makes for a stunning photo op. This is where the tea plantations first appeared in the area in the 1850s. Today, the tea gardens of Ging, Badamtam, and Phoobshering attract plenty of footfalls all year round.

The best time to witness a few exciting races is from May to June and October to November. A visit here will give one an insight into the various cultures and traditions of Darjeeling as it is used for festivals as well. While you�re here, don�t forget to check out Gorkha Stadium, Golai Bazaar and Lebong Cricket Bazaar.

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