Bengal Natural History Museum

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  • Address: Chauk Bazaar, Darjeeling, West Bengal 734101, India
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: 0354-2257314
  • Ticket Price: 10 INR
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Family And Kids, Natural History Museum

Bengal Natural History Museum - Review

The Bengal Natural History Museum is located near The Mall, the central attraction of Darjeeling. Built in 1915, it is a large gallery for the exhibition of the natural historical artifacts of the region. The museum is mainly created for the preservation of specific flora and fauna. The museum contains an amazing combination of Himalayan and Bengali fauna. More than 4000 specimens coexist in harmony. Bird species, reptiles, and other animals of the Eastern Himalayas are displayed with lots of features. In case you want to know more you should ask the staff you are pretty knowledgeable and willing to guide the visitors.

There are butterfly and beetle sections which are extremely beautiful and not to be missed. Mineral forms of many stones are also displayed. It is 1 km away from the railway station and it provides various related information about the flora and the fauna to the students who come here at a regular interval. The big heritage and culture of the museum is very touching and one can easily feel a kind of kinship with it after visiting the museum. The central government has taken precautionary steps in its preservation.

Bengal Natural History Museum Opening and Closing Hours

  • Remains closed on national holidays.

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  • Bengal Natural History Museum Address: Chauk Bazaar, Darjeeling, West Bengal 734101, India
  • Bengal Natural History Museum Contact Number: 0354-2257314
  • Bengal Natural History Museum Timing: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Bengal Natural History Museum Price: 10 INR
  • Best time to visit Bengal Natural History Museum(preferred time): 10:00 am - 03:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Bengal Natural History Museum: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 64.7% of people who visit Darjeeling include Bengal Natural History Museum in their plan

  • 42.26% of people start their Bengal Natural History Museum visit around 1 PM - 2 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Bengal Natural History Museum

Monday, Friday and Saturday

82.02% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Bengal Natural History Museum

People normally club together Lloyds Botanical Garden and Chowrasta while planning their visit to Bengal Natural History Museum.

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Bengal Natural History Museum, Darjeeling Reviews

  • This was one of my favorite local/Tourist point in Darjeeling. This is one of the most amazing part of this journey that I got the opportunity to watch and see the birds so closely who are almost a century old. Yes the famous Bengal museum was constructed in the year 2010 and there are many pet's and animals available there who's real body is available. They have kept and arranged everything so beautifully that you cannot ignore it's worth. Must go place worth.

  • Decent collection of (stuffed) flora and fauna from Bengal state. But, the "history" part is lacking - they should show how the natural history of this area evolved through time. Even a few fossils would be good. Photos not allowed.

  • It is a fantastic museum inside the zoo campus and near to Himalayan Mountaineering Institute. Bundle ticket available at main entrance. It is a very nice and small museum. Photography inside the museum is prohibited. It is very popular to the tourists visiting to Darjeeling. People usually spends half an hour here.

  • Bengal Natural History Museum situated on a short distance from town center at Darjeeling Mall at a compound where Darjeeling Zoo is located along with Himalayan Mountaineering Institute. Now you can visit three attractions together with a combined entry ticket. In the museum you will see varities of specimens of birds, birds' eggs. There are many specimens of reptiles and amphibians in the museum. In a section here dedicated for the insects. There are various types fishes, animals are also there.  There is also a small library in the Museum. It has many types of birds like pelicans, jungle fowls and others against various land features of West Bengal. A must for visitors to Darjeeling.

  • Great collection of stuffed birds , wild animals & animal skeletons inside Darjeeling zoo. Don't rush through for best takes. Photos not allowed.

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