Unconventional tour of a place which does not fall on the lists of known spots of a certain area or sometimes are not that familiar to the visitors but still is gifted with some magnificent views and history to grab the attraction is then termed as Offbeat tourism.
The offbeat attractions of Darjeeling are Lepchajagat means the world of the Lepcha tribe is located on a hill slope covered with rhododendron and oak forests lies on the road connecting Darjeeling which is not a national park or a wildlife sanctuary. It is a place for those who enjoy calmness far from crowd, hotels, markets of popular hill stations and serenity also known as the rich diversity of nature.
Few offbeat destinations of Darjeeling include Neora Valley, Kurseong, Tinchuley, Kolakham and Lamahatta.
Visit to Neora Valley National Park is an important part of Offbeat Darjeeling which is a home to many endangered birds, plants and animals. It is also a rich arena of avi-fauna and due to the change in altitude at places; various bird species make the place a land for bird watchers.
Eagle Craig is the name of a lovely view point of Kurseong which almost look like a garden on top of the hill is also a famous tourist spot of Offbeat Darjeeling.
Away from the crowded Himalayan tourist spots placed a small hamlet named Tinchuley that earned the name of offbeat destinations of Darjeeling. The place is also called the land of rare orchids or beautiful flowers which makes the sight heavenly beautiful. Kolakham is the name of another small remote village which is 4hrs drive from Tinchuley is the most peaceful place to stay. Nature walks and bird watching are favorable activities popular in Kolakham.
Ramdhura offers a spectacular view of numerous loops of the River Teesta from the snow covered Mt. Kanchenjunga at the backdrop is a small village covered by cinchona and pine forests.
Lamahatta is again the name of a roadside mountain village consists of vast stretching forests of pines and dhupi trees with picturesque views of rivers and peaks around. To browse through the amazing array of flowers on display the roadside garden of Lamahatta is one of the major attractions where visitor relaxes to enjoy the scenic view of Mt. Kanchenjunga.