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Jawahar Parvat, Darjeeling, Darjeeling 734101, India
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The only negative was that photography was not allowed. Lots of information and displays about Everest expeditions

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Sabi2011
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The institute is located inside the zoo itself. Tickets are given in combo for both zoo & HMI for RS 60/ head. Nice overall experience.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really enjoyed reading the history and seeing some of the artifacts from some of the most famous climbs in history. It is crazy seeing how primitive some of the equipment was and yet they climbed Everest with it. I knew I was going to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank cooker3000
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this place and found to be much informative.We came across the various tools and techniques used for trekking. I would suggest all, especially the young children to visit it atleast once.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Debu78
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must visit in Darjeeling. Great information, pictures, displays about the Indian mountaineering history. The section devoted to Everest is hair raising

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Milind P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must in the itinerary. A real informative display of materials and photographs which inspires the tourist. Most important, do not miss the film show. Watching the film show is an experience of almost yourself trekking the Himalayas and the great Mount Everest.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mperor
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The zoo and the mountaineering institute are located in one campus, hence a must visit with kids. They have a movie show on the training part for approx 15mins. They close by 4 pm, plan accordingly.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank drkakkar
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are fascinated by the majestic mountains, you must visit this place. It has a nice Museum and the short film on the Everest Expedition led by the Institute’s team was very inspiring.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank akash1209
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great place to be if you are into trekking or fascinated by the mighty mountains. It is situated near the zoo and the entrance is free (you need to buy the ticket for the zoo). It contains numerous artifacts related to the different mountain...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank amitmegahit
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a must visit place even if you are not into mountaineering. The museum is well maintained and is a treat to see all the information and the old pictures and articles used by the legendary climbers in the past.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Response from SantanuC87 | Reviewed this property |
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April 12, 2017|
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Response from SubirChandra | Reviewed this property |
mainly govt. holidays followed by hmi. opening time 9am to 5 pm. for further information contact the phone no. of HMI:0354-2254083
April 12, 2017|
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Response from udayan_roy85 | Reviewed this property |
The entry fee is Rs. 50 for both HMI and the Zoo packed together. Camera fee is Rs. 10. The time depends on you. For ourselves, it took more than 3 hours to visit the two. Also there is a Natural History Museum in the zoo... More
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April 10, 2018|
Response fromKrishnandu|
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