DARJEELING TRAVEL

Blend of human excellence and nature's abundance makes Darjeeling undoubtedly one of the best hill stations in the world. In Darjeeling efforts have been made to preserve the Himalayan wealth (flora and fauna) through various zoological parks and heritage conservation parks. Lying along the foothills of Himalayas, Darjeeling is yet another popular hill resort that provides glimpse of Himalayan beauty through its dense forests, gurgling water streams, crystal lakes, steep valleys, waterfalls etc.

One of the prime attractions in Darjeeling is Toy train. The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway is the first, and still the most outstanding example of a hill passenger railway. It was inscribed on the list of World Heritage sites. Only two railways have this status, the Semmering Railway in Austria being the other. It is a real adventure to explore Darjeeling by toy train. The train comes from Siliguri and provides a unique opportunity to get familiar with the features of Darjeeling as it takes nearly six hours to cover a distance of 82 kms. On its way the train passes through tunnels, forests, and over deep valleys.

Darjeeling is world famous for its tea. Darjeeling Tea is known as the "Champagne of Tea" and is the finest in the world. Get yourselves a cup of Darjeeling Tea and say cheers!

Attractions in Darjeeling

What one can do in Darjeeling

Apart from tea there are many items that Darjeeling offers in its shopping malls. The woollen garments can be bought from the markets on Hill Cart road. The bamboo items are collectors delight from the region. Hayden Hall is a place to look for the exclusive Tibetan Carpets. Tourists love taking home the curios and carpets from here. The shops for curios and carpets are on Chowrasta and Nehru road. These shops also sell thangkas, brass statues, religious objects, jewellery, wooden carvings, woven fabrics and many other items from the Himalayan region.

How To Reach Darjeeling

The nearest airport to Darjeeling is the Bagdogra airport. Bagdogra is 10 kms from Siliguri and is an important military installation. From Bagdogra one can take a bus or taxi to Darjeeling. Darjeeling has a railway station but only the toy train from Jalpaiguri and New Jalpaiguri comes here. The major trains connecting the place with all the major places in India come to Jalpaiguri or New Jalpaiguri. From here again you have to take the toy train or a bus or taxi to Darjeeling. The place is well connected by roads.


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