Darjeeling is the most important and organized hill resort of Indian state of West Bengal. Darjeeling lies 686 kms from the plains of Kolkata perched at a height of 2134 meters with a backdrop of the mighty snow clad Himalayan Peaks. One can get a clear view of the world’s third mightiest and highest mountainous snow peaks, Kanchenjunga, from the town on a sunny day. The world’s highest peak The Everest can also be seen from near the town. During the British Raj in India, Darjeeling’s temperate climate led to its development as a hill station (hill town) for British residents to escape the heat of the plains during the summers, becoming known as the Summer Capital. Darjeeling is internationally famous for its tea industry and the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The population’s ethnic composition is closely linked with that of Nepal, Bhutan and Sikkim. The majority of the populace is of ethnic Nepali background.
The hill resort has now become the most desired holiday destination with innumerable tourists who throng it. Amongst the most visited are the Buddhist monasteries and the Hindu temples. One should taste the finest blend of tea that makes good souvenirs too. The pieces of Himalayan handicrafts and the curio carpets closely follow it. While selecting Darjeeling Tour Packages, you can have packages like Darjeeling tour, Darjeeling – Gangtok Tour, Darjeeling-Kalimpong – Gangtok Tour, Darjeeling-Pelling -Kalimpong – Gangtok Tour and many more. Visit the dreamland of the East and experience the Flora and Fauna in Darjeeling, sight seeing in Darjeeling like Tiger Hill, Batasia Loop, War memorial, Japanese Peace Pagoda, Dhirdham Temple, The Mall and Chowrasta, Ava Art Gallery; Tea Gardens in Darjeeling; Buddhist Monasteries in Darjeeling like Yiga Chilling Monastery, Samten Cholling Monastery, Drukpa Kargyud Monastery, Bhutia Busty Monastery; Museums and Parks in Darjeeling like Museum of Natural History, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Himalayan Zoological Park and Snow Leopard Breeding Centre, Snow Leopard Breeding Centre, Lloyds Botanical; Adventure Tourism in Darjeeling as Darjeeling Rangeet Valley Passenger Ropeway, Singalila Range Trek, the ultimate Toy Train trip in Darjeeling and much more to explore.
BEST TIME TO VISIT DARJEELING IN INDIA
The best time to visit Darjeeling in India is from March-May or September-November. The rains which start by May end are heavy downpours making living conditions cold and dreary. In winter there is a drastic fall in temperature from the summer’s 15 to 25 degrees centigrade to 2 to 10 degrees in winter.