There is a misconception that a hill station such as Darjeeling can never have any life after night fall. The only thing a place such this has on offer is ample natural beauty, which can be savored only during the day. At the most, one can undertake outdoor activities such as rock climbing, hiking and camping; but that too requires day light. Hence, there is nothing to do after the sun goes below the horizon.
Cinema Halls in Darjeeling
However, the truth is there is indeed plenty to do after night fall. For example, Darjeeling has several cinema halls in its vicinity. Hollywood as well as Bollywood movies are regularly screened in these halls.
Among them, Inox Leisure needs special mention. It is the only multiplex in Darjeeling and is located in the heart of the town.
The screens in this theater are clear. An excellent projection system along with a powerful sound system makes the experience of watching movies all the more interesting. Like all other Inox, here too tickets can be purchased online.
Address: Rink Mall, 19, Laden La Road Darjeeling District - Darjeeling Pin -734101
Pubs and Bars in Darjeeling
Darjeeling also has quite a few pubs and bars. Among them Joye’s pub is very popular among the local residents. The Buzz on Nehru Road is a popular haunt for the youngsters. Other than these two, many well established restaurants and clubs also offer bar facility. Among them we can mention The Park, The Glenary’s, Sangrila-La Restaurant and Bar, Orchid Restaurant at the Fortune Resort Central etc. Find these Here.
Clubs in Darjeeling
The two well established club in Darjeeling are Gymkhana Club and the Darjeeling Club Ltd. Among them Darjeeling Club is the oldest. It was established in 1868 as Planters’ Club. In fact, it is one of the oldest clubs in this region. It was initially formed so that the planters and their family could meet and socialize. Now they also accept membership from residents of the town. Gymkhana Club on the other hand was established in 1909. Along with the usual facilities, this prestigious club offers both indoor and outdoor activities. Besides these two, club facilities are offered by most star hotels. R. J. Resort and Windamere Hotel are two such hotels. Find Clubs Here.
Auditoriums and Open Air Stages in Darjeeling
In Darjeeling there are also few open air stages as well as auditoriums for staging cultural programs. In this context, we must first mention Hawa Ghar on the Chowrasta Mall. It simply consists of an open air elevated stage.
The audience watches the programs standing at the ground level. Another such open air stage is located inside the Shrubbery Nightingale Park. Programs generally start from four o’clock in the evening.
Details for such programs are available at the Tourists Office in Darjeeling. On the other hand Gorkha Ranga Manch Bhawan is a full-fledged auditorium located on the Mall Road. While cultural programs are held inside the auditorium, country fairs are often arranged outside in the lawn.