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Lebong Race Course

8 Km From City, Darjeeling, India
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Lebong race course

It's no longer a race course. It has been taken over by the army from the 1980s. If you do visit... read more

Reviewed 10 May 2017
Kurseong, India, Asia
via mobile
A historic and beautiful racecourse.

Historically this used to be the world's highest and smallest race course. The race course was... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2017
Karan J
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8 Km From City, Darjeeling, India
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Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

It's no longer a race course. It has been taken over by the army from the 1980s. If you do visit this place be sure to drop into the Army wet canteen for a cup of chai and snacks.

Thank Anshumanafsa
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Historically this used to be the world's highest and smallest race course. The race course was established along with the Lebong Cantonment in 1882 and has housed various British Army Regiments within its garrison. On a clear day the racecourse gives you a splendid view...More

Thank Karan J
Reviewed 18 January 2017

In colonial times, pre 1947, this was a the highest horse racing track in the world. However, it is no longer in use and is home to the Indian Army.

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

Don't visit thinking you will be able to see horse racing as depicted in some Hindu movies starring Dev Anand ( was it Jewel thief or Great Gambler). I was lucky to visit this place as I am a doctor attached to ECHS the ex...More

Thank Anshumanafsa
Reviewed 31 December 2015

The Lebong race course is inside the cantonment - you can't get to it as a casual visitor. It should not be listed as an 'attraction' on Tripadvisor.

Thank Peter S
Reviewed 23 December 2015

This is situated on the outskirts of Darjeeling, after Tenzing Rock and the tea gardens. Used to be a racecourse once but now controlled by Army and civilians are not allowed. Lovely location though

Reviewed 12 November 2015

Situated at the highest point making it the rarest Race Course in the world. Seen from the top of the mountains.

Thank Torab_Ali
Reviewed 20 August 2015

Why this place is even in the list? It should be removed from "Things to do" in Darjeeling. The place is now owned by Army and not a race course anymore. Only you will love the scenic view around. Also on the way, you can...More

1  Thank Hassan T
Reviewed 24 May 2015 via mobile

The tour operators have included a place which is owned by army and the entry is restricted to civilians. As such there is no race course now and the ground is used by the army for their operational activities. The race course can be seen...More

Thank Sampath99
Reviewed 3 January 2015

housing the highest race course in Asia, a visit to darjeeling is incomplete without a trip to the lebong race course. one needs permission from the army to enter this place. though the race course itself is non-functional, the look of it is enchanting. what...More

1  Thank sairamanigarimella
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