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Himalayan Mountaineering Institute

35, R. N. Sinha Road, Darjeeling, India
0354 2254087
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Ranked #4 of 69 attractions in Darjeeling
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Educational Sites, Specialty Museums
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

the museum is well maintained .you can see all the equipment used in the Everest expedition from past to till date.can know about all the persons and Indians who have conquered Everest.good place to see.buy souvenir from souvenir shop.photography inside the museum not allowed.no separate ticket it is included in the zoo ticket and they are in the same compound.

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Doha, Qatar
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

Gives you a history about mountaineers who tried to conquer the majestic mountain. Its an exciting place.

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Gurgaon
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 NEW

The institute is co located within the zoo.the institute's main attraction is the museum which houses the original articles used by the mountaineers over the time. There are models of the Himalaya and Mt Everest showing the various routes. Keep at least 2 hours for this.

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Lucknow, India
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31 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 NEW

You would get to see equipments used by climbers from golden age to the present.Very nice collection.There is also a prototype of mountains where you can press buttons and respective light would blink,and you can read the detail written beside that. But pics are not allowed inside.

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New Delhi, Delhi, India
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5 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Well exhibited moutaineering equipment from olden days to present, though one feels lil stuffy , once inside.Very informative. Also a lot of history about northern India mountain climbers. One is also able to see the model of entire Himalayan range and press buttons to light up various peaks and hence briefly understand the series of mountain peaks. The icecream shop... More

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Nice place for children & students to have idea of our great Himalayas. It has a nice museum which gives good demonstrations on various aspects of mountaineering. One must visit this to understand the importance of the mountains and mountaineering. You will definitely fall in love with the Himalayas. The burial of brave Tenzing Norgay is also situated in this... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

A good place to visit as there were a lot on information on climbing from the olden days to the present. The exhibits were also very well preserved. Also the Darjeeling zoo which is also at the same place is very interesting, the first time I laid eyes on a red Panda.

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Delhi
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Visit this place if you know very little about mountaineering, its challenges, the equipment used, etc. Also visit this place if you wish to get a bird's eye view of the entire mountain range of northern India. The exhibits are well preserved and are informative especially for kids. I really wish the souvenier shop had more to offer.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

i really liked d place and enjoyed a lot der! its really amusing to know how d mountaneers climb and everythng is explained der so properly d kind of clothes shoes dey wear, d difficulty dey go through..d stuff dey carry etc, it is inside d darjeeling zoo wch is also a fantastic place to visit..der u get to see... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This was worth the 2 hours looking at all the displays and reading everything. Wonderful and very informative.

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