Bestowed to the British East India Company in 1917, Darjeeling is well
known as 'Queen Of Hill Stations'. Darjeeling is also accomplished for its
most aromatic Darjeeling Tea. The real fun in coming to Darjeeling is on the
Toy Train as travellers are awed by both the scenery as well as railway
line, which is surely an engineering masterpiece and undeniably one of the
wonders of the world. It has been called as the 'Queen of Hill Stations' for
its arresting beauty and picturesque location. Darjeeling with its natural
beauty provide a variety of activities from leisurely scenic walks to more
strenuous activities like river-rafting and trekking.
Quick Facts Location : Located 115 kms from Gangtok State : West Bengal Area : 11.44 sq km Trip Highlights : Darjeeling Tea, Toy Train & Tiger Hills Ideal time to visit : May-June and September-November Languages : Gorkha, Nepali, Hindi, Bengali, Tibetan and English STD Code : 345 Climate : Summer (Max - 25ºC) & Winter (Max - 10 ºC) Best time to visit : May-June and September-November
Darjeeling Air/Rail/Road Links
The nearest airport is Bagdogra which is located 90
kms away from Darjeeling. There are direct flight connections with
Delhi, Calcutta and Guwahati
Railway Station :
The closest railway station is Jalpaiguri/Siliguri
which is located 88 km away from Darjeeling. It has direct railway
connections with Delhi, Calcutta, Guwahati, Chennai and other major
cities of India. The toy train runs from Siliguri.
Bus Station :
Darjeeling is connected to Sikkhim, Nepal, Bhutan and
the surrounding hills by roadways.
Visit In Darjeeling Ghoom Gompa
an image of the Maiterya Buddha, this is very well known monastery of
Darjeeling. It is located just below Hill Cart Road . As it is very dark and
old, it's often lovingly called as 'Gloom monastery'.
Situated at an altitude of 2590 metres, this place is about 15 kms away
from Darjeeling. The hill is famous for its breathtaking view of Mount
Everest, Kanchenjunga Peaks and Eastern Himalayan Peaks. An early morning
trip to Tiger Hills always remains an unforgettable and unique experience.
The Observatory Hill
has a great historical and religious importance as it holds a revered temple
complex for both Hindus and Buddists. It is also popular for giving a
magnificent look from the top.
The Mall And Chowrasta
These are an important landmarks of Darjeeling. The Mall Road gives a
pleasurable view of all the mountains and valleys and Chowrasta is the hub
of this magnificent town. The mall gives a pleasant view of the mountains
Centres in Darjeeling
Shopping in the 'Queen of Hill Stations' can be very enticing. A packet of
tea is a popular souvenir. May curios and carpets can also be bought from
this hill station. You can get a variety of brass statues, religious
objects, wood carvings, jewellery, woven fabrics etc and you can buy all
this stuff from-: