A previous summer capital of India under the British Rule, the beautiful hill station is also known as the Queen of the Himalayas. Darjeeling stands at the height of 2,050 meters above sea level, thus boasting of cool climes all year round and also recently witness snowfall during winter season after a long time.
Because of its weather it is one of the favorite destination for tourist from India also from abroad to spend a quality refreshing holidays here. The beautiful tea estates across the hills in Darjeeling produce the famous ‘Darjeeling Tea’. Darjeeling tea is internationally recognised and ranks among the most popular black teas in the world.
The toy train established back in 1881, still runs in this part and is also one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites.
The third highest peak in the world and the highest in India, the Kanchenjunga peak is clearly visible from here and you can enjoy a panoramic view of the peak
Many visit this place for food specialities like momos, steamed stick rice, and mostly steamed foods are famous in this region. Many tourist visit this place for seeing the natural beauty of nature.
Places to visit:
- Tiger hill : a must visit
- Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park
- Japanese Peace Pagoda
- Batasia Loop
- Rope way
- Tea Garden
- Ghum Monastery
- Senchal Lake
- Rock Garden
The nearest airport is Bagdogra Airport, located 90 km (56 mi) from Darjeeling
So plan your next vacation to this beautiful hill station “Darjeeling”