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Darjeeling Town

The modern history of India starts from here. It conjures visions of serenity, of vibrant green hills steeped in splendor. It is a land of breathtaking beauty crowned by the majestic Himalayas, amidst undulating and green tea gardens, mesmerizing scenic beauty and a great location. Darjeeling tour information includes transport, Hotels, and Sightseeing. Darjeeling is popularly known as the Queen of the hills. It is a Jewel in the crown of the Eastern Himalayas and offers spectacular views of the Himalayan including Mount Everest, Mount Kanchendzonga, and the spectacular Himalayan range. Famous for tea gardens, breathtaking valleys, and scenery, situated at an elevation of 2123 meters i.e. 70001 feet, it has a rich legacy. The traveler - whether a student or an adventurer, an ornithologist or a photographer, a botanist, or an artist - one will find in Darjeeling an experience which will remain etched in memory forever. Kalimpong, Kurseong, and Mirik are three subdivisions of Darjeeling hills. It is also known for its mountain railways of India popularly known as Toy Train. Darjeeling Himalayan Railway added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List in the year 1999. It scales an elevation of 326 meters to 2,203 meters. Charter or hiring Darjeeling Himalayan Railway or attach bogie subjected to the number of guests is also possible through us. We do organize excursion with Darjeeling Himalayan Railway. Darjeeling Himalayan Train with Steam locomotive or diesel locomotive is hired or chartered by us. There is a daily train from New Jalpaiguri & Kurseong to Darjeeling Town and there is also regular multiple Joy Ride by Darjeeling Himalayan Railway popularly known as Toy Train from Darjeeling. The option of Steam and Diesel Locomotive is also available. Darjeeling Ropeway is also another option for tourists. The Ropeway in Darjeeling is also known as Rangeet Valley Cable Car. It offers a scenic view of the valley, lush green tea gardens, waterfalls, forests, rivers, and snow-capped mountains. Sixteen cars transfer guests from "North Point" in the town of Darjeeling to Singla and return back from the banks of the Rammam River.

Darjeeling town is a hill station in northeast India and is in the state of West Bengal known for its beautiful location. It was the summer capital during British Rule. It is the only place in West Bengal to experience snowfall along with Sandakphu. The nearest airport is Bagdogra (IXB) and Pakyong (PYG) and the nearest major railway junction is New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP). It takes about 03 to 03½ hours to reach Darjeeling from both these locations by car. The town is small (about 10 square kilometers), Darjeeling is also a district and spans over a large area of about 3108 square kilometers. The district consist of Mirik, Kurseong, Siliguri, Naxalbari, Sitting, Takdah, Tinchuley, Lebong, Maneybhanjan, Sandakphu, Jorepokhori, Baramangua, Mungpoo, Latpanchar, etc are some of the other tourist spots. The hill town was originally set up as a sanitarium or health resort by the British in the mid-1800s. But over the years, it earned its name for its world-famous aromatic or Orthodox tea and then with opening up of roads and Darjeeling Himalayan Railway. While driving to Darjeeling guests will cross numerous sprawling tea estates. Darjeeling Sightseeing includes the following like Darjeeling Himalayan Heritage, Batasia Loop, Darjeeling Himalayan Heritage Train, and Joy Ride, War Memorial, Ghoom Monastery, Natural History Museum, Japanese Peace Pagoda, Bhutia Busty Monastery, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Padmaja Naidu Zoological Park, Shrubbery Nightingale Park, Tiger Hill, Yiga Choling Monastery, Rock Garden & Ganga Maiya Park, Tibetan Refugee Self Help Center, Dhirdham Temple, Chowrasta, Observatory Hill, Lloyd Botanical Garden, Tea Estate & Orthodox Tea Factory. The sightseeing lists are many but few of the selected places can be covered in one day.

Darjeeling history is quite confusing but it is said that from the early 19th century the administrators under the British Rule set up a sanatorium and a military depot in the region. It is said that the Chogyal of Sikkim gave away this place to the British East India Company to save itself from the Nepal attack. Darjeeling is famous for its British-style public schools which are still running beautifully. Nepalese majority are Gorkhas, Tibetans, and some Lepchas and Bhutias from Sikkim. Hinduism, Christianity & Buddhism are a major religion. Nepalese are mostly Hindus while Tibetans follow Buddhism.

The culture here is a mixed one and one can find Lepcha, Khampa, Tibetans, Lepchas, Bhutias, Sherpas, Yolmos, Gorkha, Newar, Sherpa, Bhutia, Tamang, Gurung, community. Major festivals of the region are Dashain, Tihar, Losar, Buddha Jayanti, Christmas.

Destinations around Darjeeling: For visit Or stay places like Lepchajagat, Baramangua, Tinchuley, Peshok, Palmajua, Jorepokhori, Sukhiapokhri, Sandakphu, Tonglu, Palmazua, Badamtam, Sittong, Mungpoo, Mongpong, are few other spots are worth visiting. Maneybhanjan is the base camp for Sandakphu and is close to Darjeeling. Kurseong at an altitude of 4860 feet / 1482 meters and it is exactly halfway between Darjeeling and Siliguri. It is a bustling town. A quiet town between Siliguri and Darjeeling noted for its secluded charm and Eagle's Crag, offering a commanding view of the undulating plains below. Places to visit are Eagle's Crag, Deer Park, Forest Museum, Giddhapahar Netaji (Subhash Chandra Bose) Museum, Shiv Mandir, Makaibari Tea Estate, Saint Mary’s Hill, Downhill, Bagora, and Chimney Dhura. Few beautiful Places like Chatakpur Homestay, Kettle Valley, Tathagata Home Stay, Takdah, Dilaram, Sittong Home Stay near Latpanchar, Lamahatta near Tinchuley are fast gaining popularity among tourist. 

Places of Interest 

  • Darjeeling Himalayan Heritage / Batasia Loop / Darjeeling Himalayan Heritage Train
  • War Memorial /
  • Ghoom Monastery
  • Natural History Museum
  • Japanese Peace Pagoda / Bhutia Busty Monastery
  • Himalayan Mountaineering Institute 
  • Padmaja Naidu zoological Park / Shrubbery Nightingale Park
  • Tiger Hill / Ghoom Monastery / Yiga Choling Monastery
  • Rock Garden / Ganga Maiya Park 
  • Tibetan Refugee Self Help Center / Dhirdham Temple
  • Chowrasta
  • Natural History Museum / Observatory Hill / Lloyd Botanical Garden
  • Singla / Majitar / Peshok / Tea Gardens / Kurseong
  • Tinchuley / Takdah / Mungpoo
  • Rafting in Chitrey / Rangeet
  • Sandakphu / Falut 
  • Mirik Lake & Pashupati (Day Outing)

Connectivity / Communication

Airways:  Bagdogra Airport (IXB) is approximately 95 kilometers from Darjeeling. Bagdogra airport is served by regular Indian Airlines, Spice Jet, Vistara, Indigo, GoAir and Jet Airways. There are daily flights from Kolkata, Guwahati and Delhi. The airport is well connected by road and railways. Darjeeling is nearly 85 kilometers from Pakyong Airport (PYG). Pakyong Airport is in Sikkim and only 32 kilometers from Gangtok. Due to its location, Bagdogra is more popular with maximum and regular flights.

Railways: Darjeeling has a narrow-gauge Junction with the heritage train plying from New Jalpaiguri (NJP) to Darjeeling on a daily basis. New Jalpaiguri (NJP) is approximately 100 kilometres away and is the nearest major railway station. New Jalpaiguri (NJP) station has all the three gauges i.e. Narrow, Meter and Broad. There are regular train services to all the major railway station like Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata, Patna, Mumbai, etc. 

Roadways: Situated in the extreme end of National Highway number 55. Branches off from National Highway number 31 and at a distance of 90 kilometers from Siliguri is Darjeeling. It is approximately 100 kilometers from Bagdogra Airport (IXB). It is a little over 115 kilometers from Gangtok and approximately 60 kilometers from Kalimpong. Darjeeling is well connected to Siliguri by four alternate routes. Pelling, Namchi, Kalimpong, Gangtok and other places of the region are well connected with Darjeeling by road. There are few interesting places of interest along the road itself along with few homestays.

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