It is a beautiful adventurous hill station situated in West Bengal state of India. Darjeeling is an internationally renowned as a tourist destination, along with its tea industry and the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, it is hill town headquarters of Darjeeling district with a partially autonomous status within the state of West Bengal. The town is located in the Mahabharat Range or Lesser Himalaya at an average elevation of 6,710.
Best time to visit Darjeeling is after monsoon during the month of October and November and during Spring when skies are dry, panoramas are clear and temperatures are pleasant.
STD Code : 0354 Tourist Reception Centre:2255351, Jawahar Road State Bank of India: Laden La Road Local and Reliable Tour Operator:++91-80034-07457,Path Trekkers
Like other hill stations, Himalayan views are a big attraction in Darjeeling. Skyline is dominated by Kanchenjunga, India’s highest peak and the world’s third highest Mountain. Views from its Chowrasta, around the north side of Observatory Hill, are stunning in clear weather.
The Darjeeling Himalayan railway known affectionately as the Troy Train. The joy rides coasts 300 INR during the high stream that leaves Darjeeling at 10am to 12pm for two hours stream powered return trip to Ghoom. It’s wise to book at least a day ahead at the train station.
It is located 11km away from Darjeeling in south, above Ghoom. The sunrise over the Himalayan from here is truly spectacular and has become a major tourist attraction, with convoys of jeep leaving Darjeeling fir Tiger Hill every morning during the high season . You have to pay Rs5 to stand in the pavilion ground.
Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park
Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park is one of the India”s best zoo and animals are cared by dedicated keepers. Housed within the rocky and forested environment is India’s only collection of Siberian tigers, as well as Himalayan black bears, red pandas, snow leopards and Tibetan wolves. The zoo is a pleasant 30 min walk down from Chowrasta along Jawahar road.
White Water Rafting
White Water Rafting is organized in Teesta River and Rangeet river. Rafting trips leaves Teesta bazaar along the road to Kalimpong. The best time for rafting is September to November and March to June. It is done with minimum four people.
List of Hotels -
- Triveni Guest House
Rent: 100-300 INR
- Hotel Long Island
Rent: 145-525 INR
- Hotel pagoda
Rent: 150-300 INR
Getting There & Away
The nearest airport is 90km away at Bagdogra, about 12km from Siliguri.
From Chowk bazaar bus station. regular bus departure from Mirik and Siliguri. tickets can be brought from the old super market.
Use jeeps to go anywhere in north of the city center. leave from the northern end of the Chowk bazaar station. there are several taxi stands around town. Poter can be hired to carry bags.
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