Attractions Cultural show, Darjeeling, Park, and Tourist Point
The Shrubbery Nightingale Park in Darjeeling is a beautiful public area which is great for relaxing and enjoying the superb view of the snowcapped peaks of the Himalayas. From the Mall area, which is one of the major tourist destinations of Darjeeling, the park is around a 10 minutes’ walk. While taking a walk around the park one can see beautiful pine trees on one side while on the other they have the view of the beautiful snow covered mountains. When the British were ruling India it was the private courtyard of Sir Thomas Tartan’s bungalow. In the year 1934 when it was completely destroyed by an earthquake it was revamped and opened for the public again. After the re-designing of the park the walkways around the park crisscrossed each other in the park. It looks beautiful at the outset. There is the provision for sitting arrangement around the park near the boundary wall. The benches are all shaded with a hood so that people can sit there comfortably either during extreme heat or during the rains. The shades are of different colours which adds to the beauty of the place.There is a circular stage in the middle of the park which is used for cultural programmes. The people stand around the stage to view the programmes. A bullet proof glass covered lounge is also present where the various dignitaries sit and view the events when they happen. There was a restaurant which closed down but there are talks to re-open it.
It has once again become one of the favourite tourist destinations of the public after its re-opening. Even the locals have started to adore it like a new game. Thus while visiting Darjeeling one needs to surely make a trip to the Shruberry Nightingale Park there.
Cultural Programs in the Evening
In fact, if you are interested in culture of Darjeeling, you must visit the place at four o’clock in the evening. In the middle of the park, there is a round shaped open air stage. Every evening cultural program is held there. However, for details, one should contact the tourists’ office in Darjeeling.
How to get to Shrubbery Nightingale Park
As we have already said, the Shrubbery Nightingale Park is located on Jawahar Parbat adjacent to the Governor’s House. It can be approachable either from Chowrasta Mall or from Chowk Bazar below. From Chowrasta Mall, one has to take the left end of the Mall Road, which is also known as the Bhanubakt Sarani. At its turning, this u-shaped road meets the Jawahar Road. The Shrubbery Nightingale Park is on the Jawahar Road. A sign on the mountain side indicates the exact location of the park. One should also keep a look out for the arched gateway. The park is 2.5 Km from Chowk Bazar. In that case, one has to take up the Lebong Road, which will meet the Jawahar Road at some point. However, the pro side is that in such a case, one can come up to the gate of the Park by car only.
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