City Guide - Darjeeling

Famous for its UNESCO World Heritage Site - Darjeeling Himalayan Railways, Darjeeling is a beautiful hill station in the eastern side of India. This hill destination of the West Bengal state is also famous for tea and handicrafts. Showpieces, Woolen Garments, and Shawls are famous things to buy in Darjeeling.

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Darjeeling City Guide

Associated with the name - Queen of Hills, Darjeeling is a splendid destination that occupies the front seat of the theatrics of mysteries of Himalayas. From monasteries, colourful markets, tea plantations, toy trains, and warm smiles, Darjeeling is a beautiful honeymoon destination. Tibet alike markets in the Observatory Hill, Mall Road, Chowrasta, Darjeeling Rangeet Vally Traveller Ropeway, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Pashupati Nath Temple in Nepal border, Mirik, and Tiger Hill, Mirik are popular places of attraction. Darjeeling shares its boundaries with Nepal, Bhutan, and Bangladesh. The picturesque sights and century-old monasteries will spread the vibes of serenity in the eastern part of India.

From April to June and September to March, Darjeeling will be at its best. Summer is the perfect time to visit this destination as there is a moderate temperature in all the places. Honeymooners prefer winters here while February to June is the best time for adventure activities.

The rich cultural and linguistic heritage of Darjeeling along with its orange orchids, Sumandu Lake, cable car, views of Kanchenjunga, and a rich combination of cuisine make it a favourable place for explorers too.

Places to Visit

Darjeeling Himalayan Railway : Darjeeling Toy Train or DHR is a UNESCO World Heritage Site which is a narrow-gauge train that runs between New Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling in West Bengal. The 88 km railway line has been constructed between 1879 and 1881. The engineering marvel in the shape of a train passes through silent valleys, picturesque villages, and local shops. For its ability to pull truckloads of carriages and people amidst curves and steep slopes, it was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Tiger Hill : Just at a distance of 13 km from Darjeeling, Tiger Hill is a place to catch up with splendid sunrise where Kanchenjunga illuminates in the golden hours. Snow-capped mountains and cotton clouds along with Ghoom, the highest railway station on the whole planet make Tiger Hill one of the inevitable places to visit in Darjeeling.

Nightingale Park : The private courtyard of Sir Thomas Tartan's Bungalow of the British Era was called the Shrubbery before. It is Nightingale Park now and has been attracting people for its exhilarating views of Kanchenjunga and suave sceneries.

How To Reach :

Airways : Bagdogra International Airport is the nearest airport to Darjeeling.
Railways : New Jalpaiguri is the nearest railway station to Darjeeling which is less than 70 km away.