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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 Located?

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

Streets of Darjeeling

First 5 Things You Would Associate With Darjeeling

  1. Darjeeling Tea Industry & Tea Plantations

  2. Darjeeling's Toy Train

  3. Beautiful breathtaking views and greenery

  4. The view of the Kanchen Junga

  5. Handicraft items.

Spending a vacation in Darjeeling can be a truly enriching experience.

Darjeeling's Tea Industry

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 India.

Tea Plantations - Darjeeling

Tea Plantations

Tourist 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 "Toy Train".

Your journey aboard Darjeeling's famous Toy Train will give you a unique opportunity to discover Darjeeling in its myriad shades.

View Of Darjeeling's Toy Train

View of the Toy Train

Batasia 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 War Memorial 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 7407 ft. 

War Memorial

War Memorial - Darjeeling

Tiger Hills, Darjeeling

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 India!

Other places of interest include The Ghoom Monastery, The Pagoda Temple and the Tenzing Norgay Himalayan Mountaineering Institute.

Getting There - Darjeeling

By Air: Various airlines run flights to Darjeeling, the closest airport being Bagdogra, near Siliguri.

By Rail: The closest major Railway Station near Darjeeling is in New Jalpaiguri.

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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