Darjeeling - Discover
India's Popular Hill Station with
Darjeeling is a
hill station that falls in the North Western side of the state of West Bengal.
It is one of the most popular and frequently visited hill resorts of India
and is rightly known as the Queen of Hill Stations in India.
Where is Darjeeling
Darjeeling is situated in
the Himalayan region at an average elevation of 2134m or 6982 ft. People
who have visited Darjeeling several times over in a span of 15-20 years
are of the opinion that despite growth and modernity, Darjeeling hasn't
lost its old world charm and is still as beautiful and mesmerizing today
as it was many years back!
Streets of Darjeeling
First 5 Things You Would Associate With Darjeeling
Darjeeling Tea Industry &
Darjeeling's Toy Train
views and greenery
The view of the Kanchen
Spending a vacation in
Darjeeling can be a truly enriching experience.
What was started many years back by the
British as a part of development plans for this area has reached great
heights today - yes we are talking about the Tea plantations and the
flourishing tea industry that forms a major part of the tea industry of
Spots in Darjeeling : Must-sees
Famous Toy Train in Darjeeling
A visit to Darjeeling is incomplete without
a fun trip on Darjeeling's Himalayan Railway popularly known as the
Your journey aboard Darjeeling's famous
Toy Train will give you a unique opportunity to discover Darjeeling in
its myriad shades.
View of the Toy Train
Loop & The War Memorial
As you travel through the toy train's path,
you will witness a railway loop through which the train passes, called the
Batasia Loop. As you move forward,
the train stops for a few minutes at the
allowing you to pay homage to the brave Gorkha soldiers who sacrificed
their lives in wars since the time India became independent. This memorial
was built in their memory. The highest point of the journey is Ghoom at
To enjoy a breathtaking
view of the Kanchenjunga peaks, you must visit the Tiger Hills located at
about 11 kms from Darjeeling.
The Mall & Chowrasta
Tourists love to visit the
Mall at Darjeeling to indulge in some real time shopping. The items
on sale here include almost anything and everything that a tourist may
wish to buy including shoes, clothes, stoles, gadgets, purses, leather
items, bags etc. The chowrasta is a must-visit to pick out some
exciting souvenirs including trinkets, handicrafts items etc. A walk
through the mall road will astound you with the choices in shopping as you
see locals selling a host of interesting items tempting you to stop and
have a look. From purses to bags, sweaters, shawls and caps, jewelry etc.
Hungry after all
that shopping? Pop into Glenary's -
a very well known confectioners chain in the North East states of
places of interest include The Ghoom Monastery, The Pagoda Temple and
the Tenzing Norgay Himalayan Mountaineering Institute.
Getting There -
By Air: Various
airlines run flights to Darjeeling, the closest airport being Bagdogra,
By Rail: The closest major Railway Station near Darjeeling is in
By Road: Most
people enjoy getting to Darjeeling by road on large cars such as Land
Rovers that can navigate well through the difficult paths. If you are
traveling during the monsoons, there are chances of landslides and blocked
roads. Hiring a taxi is also a good option to reach Darjeeling.
Whichever mode of
transport you may select to reach Darjeeling, you can be rest assured of
awe inspiring natural beauty.
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