Cradled among the rolling mountains, Darjeeling is the hill station at northern part of West Bengal. This place looks like a canvas studded with all of the best gems that nature found in her treasure box. Indigo sky and glistering Kanchenjunga peak, back dropping the endless stretches of green tea gardens offers a view worth remembering for lifetime.
Darjeeling is located in foothills of Lesser Himalayan region at an elevation of 2,042 metres above the mean sea level. This district headquarter also enjoys a partial autonomous status within the state of West Bengal. This popular tourist destination West Bengal is famous for tea estates, spectacular view of Kachenjunga and Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, more popular as Toy Train. This railway connects this hill station with the plains and it does this with some of the steam locomotives still present in India.
As a tourist Darjeeling is the land with endless scope to explore nature. There is no escape from the allurement of rolling hills, captivating Kanchanjenga, scintillating tea gardens and engrossing colours of plants, trees and flowers. All these things you can pack with memorable sightseeing, delicious food and intensive shopping to make your trip unforgettable.
Darjeeling is the hill town that combines youthful vibe with its present and past history. This place was once highly dominated by British officials and reflects that colonial charm till now. History of Darjeeling is the confluence of cultures from Sikkim, British India, Bhutan and Nepal.
Accessing Darjeeling is very easy from adjoining cities. From New Jalpaigury Station and Bagdogra Airport, we can avail private taxis, shared taxis or bus to reach Darjeeling. If you want to have a fascinating journey, then take toy train from NJP or Siliguri and head for a 7 hour journey all way up to Darjeeling. Unlike Gangtok, there is no helicopter service available to Darjeeling from Bagdogra Airport.