Scenic places in & around Darjeeling
For Photography

Hi, I'm an amateur landscape photographer. I'm planning to visit Darjeeling in this December. After 20th. can you please suggest some nice locations near Darjeeling that i can capture. some not-so-well-known locations. and some places that is not so far from proper Darjeeling. Thank you. A reply to my mail address will be very helpful. Thanks again. 
Debjyoti Dasgupta (December 2014) 
Take a day trip to Mirik and you will get nice landscapes including tea gardens. You can alternatively drive down Peshok road, visit Lamahatta (23kms from Darjeeling, great landscaped garden fringed with pine forest, walk up to the lake) and drive beyond to Peshok view point (6kms from Lamahatta, great views of River Teesta and its confluence with river Rangeet) and return. 
You will need to hire a taxi for this. Within shorter distances, you can visit Happy Valley Tea estate (few minute drive from Chowk Bazaar), or go towards Lebong (Rangeet Valley Tea Estate etc). 
Raj (, May 2013)