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Darjeeling: At the Doorstep of the Mighty Kanchenjunga

Steep mountain ridges, lush green tea plantations and a ringside view of the Himalayas - Darjeeling's reputation as the Queen of the Hills is well deserved. While the spectacular view of the sun's rays kissing the mighty Kanchenjunga peak is enough reason to visit this hill station, Darjeeling has a lot more to  entice every traveller. Home to some of the oldest Buddhist Monasteries, Darjeeling also has a strong colonial past, reflected in the vintage buildings that line the streets. The British who helped King Tshudpud Namgyal reclaim Sikkim from the Gorkhas asked him to gift Darjeeling to them. The King is believed to have exchanged Darjeeling for a parcel that contained a double-barrelled gun, a rifle, 20 yards of red broadcloth and two shawls. 

A visit to Darjeeling is incomplete without a dream ride on the toy train as it chugs along the mountain slopes, with breathtaking views of oak and pine trees. The train is part of the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It's hard to head back home without lots of memories and loads of the famous Darjeeling Tea.

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Important Information

State: West Bengal

Destination Type: Hill Station

Destinations Nearby: Siliguri 60 km, Gangtok 108 km, Kolkata 615 km

Nearest Sterling Resort: Sterling Gangtok

Languages: Bengali, English, Hindi and Nepali

Nearest Railway Station: New Jalpaiguri Railway Station ( Broad Gauge )

Nearest Airport: Bagdogra Airport


Summer: April to June. While the maximum day temperature can reach 25°C, the evenings are quite pleasant.

Monsoon: July and August. The region experiences heavy rainfall but, this misty season has its own special charm.

Winter: September to March. Temperature can dip to -2 degrees Celsius during December and January.  The best view of Kachenjunga range can be experienced during this time. 

1. Remember to leave your footwear outside before entering temples and monasteries.

2. There are multiple hiking trails for an up-close experience of the Himalayas. Stay safe, always hike with a skilled guide. 

3. Pick up some aromatic Darjeeling Tea that is available in the local stores.  

4. Shops, markets and some places of interest are closed on Thursdays.


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