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Darjeeling

Overview

A trip to Darjeeling will lure you to be dazzled by the snow peaks of Kanchenjunga. The beautiful gardens on the sloping hills, the orchids and the pins will mesmerise you. Darjeeling is a perfect combination of food, shopping sightseeing and adventure.

Darjeeling is a hill town located at an altitude of 6710 feet in north-east India. It is a part of West Bengal. The nearest airport is the Bagdogra airport and the nearest railway station is the New Jalpaiguri station. It takes 3 hours to reach Darjeeling from these two locations in a car. Private taxi, shared taxi and bus services are available to reach.

Darjeeling hill town itself is a small place of around 10 square km only. Darjeeling is well known for its tea industry, and the view from this place to Kanchenjunga, the 3rd highest peak in the world. the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway is a UNESCO world heritage.

Darjeeling is nestled among the luscious tea gardens, jaw dropping beauty of the hills and it is the most beautiful hill station in Eastern India. Darjeeling will surely give you respite from the humid weather of India, and is the most popular destination for tourists in the north-east India.

Historical information

Darjeeling was a part of British India and was gifted to West Bengal post independence. Darjeeling is a part of the state of Sikkim and was a great buffer between Nepal and Bhutan. The British rulers would use Darjeeling as sanatorium because they found the climate to be perfect for tea cultivations. They manufactured and exported the tea for great profits from India. Darjeeling tea still remains the world renowned tea.

Things to do

Darjeeling is a home to adventurous tourists. You can get your adrenaline levels rushing by participating in these exciting activities:

  • 1. White water rafting

Head over to the Teesta river for an adventurous ride. White water rafting is a popolar sport in Teesta River. This activity has 4 grades of range intensities. Only trained rafters are allowed to perform grade 4 level rafting. A trained professional accompanies the tourists to assist them while they enjoy this activity.

  • 2. Trekking to the highest point in West Bengal

A trekking trip to the Sandakphu is a must for all adventure junkies. It is the highest point in the West Bengal. Located at an altitude of 3636 meters high, it offers panoramic view of the great Mt Everest and Kanchenjunga Peak.

  • 3. The toy train

This is a must activity if you are in Darjeeling. You can start your ride from Ghoom all the way down to Kurseong to eat and relish the local cuisine of Darjeeling and enjoy the breathtaking view of the surrounding hills.

  • 4. Rock climbing

Rock climbing activity is available for beginners. They are assisted by the experts to experiencethe mount climbing experience.The complete experience is exhilarating. The mere cost of this activity is only around INR 200 to 300. It is worth experiencing rock climbing around the great Himalayas.

Places to see

Darjeeling is among the most popular hill stations in the eastern India. It is famous for the stunning views it has to offer. The most amazing places which should be a must visit in Darjeeling tour are:

  • 1. Tiger hill

Experience the mesmerising colors of Sunrise at Tiger hills. The view when the sunlight falls on the snow capped Kanchenjunga hills are absolutely stunning to experience.

  • 1. Dooars

You should witness the sprawling tea gardens of Darjeeling by taking a trip down to Dooars. A visit to this place and a refreshing sip of the Darjeeling tea at Doaars will soothe your souls.

  • 3. Peace Pagoda

Darjeeling’s Peace Pagoda is one of the thirty pagodas in the world which was set up by the Japanese Buddhist Monk, Fujji. It was established as a way to promote peace and harmony in the world. A visit to this place is a must to attain serene and tranquil experience.

So if you are planning to make a Darjeeling tour, and desire to experience the stunning natural beauty of the north-east India, you must get in touch with us right away. Our affordable plans will let you experience the best of Darjeeling with all your comfort and pleasure.

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