Overview Darjeeling

Darjeeling is a town in India's West Bengal state, in the Himalayan foothills. Once a summer resort for the British Raj elite, it remains the terminus of the narrow-gauge Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, or “Toy Train,” completed in 1881. Darjeeling stands at the height of 2,050 meters above sea level. Darjeeling remains a popular summer destinations for both domestic and international tourists. For foreign tourists, the main attractions are the cultural diversity (many Tibetan refugees moved here after Tibet was annexed by China and they co-exist with the descendants of the many Nepali and Bihari laborers brought to work in the tea plantations), the beautiful views (including the wonderful vista view of Kanchenjunga), a variety of trekking options, and the opportunity to cool down after a stint in the plains. The town is also a jumping off point for travelers heading to Sikkim.

Places to visit Darjeeling


  • 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

Best time to visit

Best TimeMonth-by-month

March-May - spring & summer

October to November - Autumn

How to reach

Travel Mode by Bus, Train, Car, Flight

BY Train : New Jalpaiguri (NJP) which is about 80 Kms is the twin town of Siliguri and is the nearest major railway junction.From here you get regular taxi and bus services.

By Air : Bagdogra is where the nearest airport is located and it's about 90 Kms from Darjeeling.

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