Darjeeling Travel Guide

The Darjeeling also famous as Queen of hills in West Bengal is spread over 3149 sq km area. Darjeeling, which stands at an altitude of about 7,000 feet above sea level, is also called the queen of the mountain.

Darjeeling Overview and History

The history of this city is as fascinating as it is. Initially, Darjeeling was part of Sikkim then Bhutan captured it, later it was again ruled by Sikkim.

In the 18th century this city was occupied by Nepal, but after the defeat of the war in 1817, the city had to be handed over to the East India Company. With its natural charm, Darjeeling continued to be victim of political instability, sometimes even the Russian people were coming here. Later on this place became very popular and they started settling here.

A large number of Buddhist monks can also be called. It is worth mentioning that Darjeeling was the first to demand Gorkhaland. The feeling of cold in summer and its pleasant climate forced British to make this city their first choice, even today, the city is main tourist destination of west Bengal.

DarjeelingTea gardens

Darjeeling city (Darjeeling) is famous for its charming nature as well as for world-class tea. Darjeeling tea is known as the world's most expensive and fragrant tea. There are many tea gardens in this area where tea is prepared and thousands of workers are engaged. The tea garden here does not financially help Darjeeling but it is also the center of the main attraction for tourists.

Tiger Hill

Tiger Hill is very famous for the stunning view of sunrise. Tiger Hill, located at an altitude of 8482 ft above sea level, is surprised when people see the spectacular view of the sunrise.The sunrise happens every day but beauty of it can be felt only by going to Tiger Hill. A large number of tourist are looking forward to see this incredible sight of the morning when a sunrise arrives, then the moonlight is spreading on the hills and gradually all the mountain ranges are taken from the milk light. These beautiful scenes get lot of attention from anyone. The top of the Everest can also be seen from the Tiger Hill, but it is necessary to have clean weather . Along with this, the world's third highest peak, Kanchenjunga can also be seen from this Tiger Hill.

Toy Train

Darjeeling Journey is incomplete without toy train. The name of toy train is included here in the world's heritage and famous all over the world, Toy Train is also known for its special identity. It was established in 1921, initially it was part of the Himalayan Railway. This railway is 70 km long and ends up reaching Tatsia Loop.

This Toy Train runs out of Deodar and bamboo-filled roads at a slow speed of about 15 km / hour and passes through the road which is very closed to the house.Tourists can see the lifestyle style of the people along with the natural shades of Darjeeling.

Padmaja Naidu Zoo

The Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Biological Garden is Located at right side of the Mountaineering Institute. Himalayan leopard and red panda can also be seen in this garden. Along with this, there are also Tibetan wolves and Siberian tigers, which are rarely seen among others. There are also 50 species of orchid which is unique in itself.

Must see attractions of Darjeeling

Darjeeling is a beautiful place where you must visit the Japanese Peace Pagoda,Darjeeling Himalayan Railway,Tiger Hills Darjeeling,The Rock Garden,Nightingale Park,Sandakphu Peak,The Himalayan Mountaineering Institute,Happy Valley Tea Estate,Padmaja Naidu Zoo,Singalila National Park,Darjeeling Ropeway,Observatory hill,Monasteries.For those looking for peace, the picturesque valley of Kalipong can be the best choice.

How to reach Darjeeling

This beautiful natural city can be reached by various routes. Talking of the air route, this city is well connected with air route. Bagdogra (Siliguri) is a nearby airport at a distance of 65Km from where flights operate daily for places like Delhi, Kolkata, Patna and Guwahati. The nearest railway station to reach via the train is Jalpaiguri station. Trains run for Jalpaiguri from different parts of the country, from where you can easily be reached here. Darjeeling is connected to the road network along Siliguri therefore, if you want to reach Darjeeling via the road, the road to Siliguri can be selected.

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