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Darjeeling Tour

Darjeeling is a district in the state of West Bengal. Better part of the district is covered with steep hill drapes.  Mahabharat Range of the Eastern Himalayas is where Darjeeling is located. The average altitude of the city is about 2100 meters above sea level. The most attractive part of a tour to the city of Darjeeling has been the view of the picturesque location of Mount Kanchenjunga. Darjeeling is a Tibetan word meaning Land of the Thunderbolt. This area reflects a unique combination of Bengali and Gorkha-Nepalese culture. History of the place is connected to Buddha. British governors of Bengal used to spend the summer in the cool hill spot in the lap of Himalayas. Sikkim is very near to this spot.

Places of attraction

Experts suggest the tour to Darjeeling be conducted between October and November and after January till mid of May. The place is famous for the tea and agriculture. Darjeeling Tea, in particular, is known for the distinctive taste and flavor. The Darjeeling Himalayan railway forms part of the World Heritage sites. Toy train, the famous Darjeeling Toy Train is one of the most iconic attractions of the city. The list of must see include:

  • Darjeeling Himalayan Railway
  • Singalila National Park
  • Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park
  • Tiger Hill – famous for the panoramic view of sunrise and set
  • Observatory Hill –
  • Batasia Loop – passage through awesome parks
  • Happy Valley Tea Estate
  • Joey’s Pub
  • Japanese Peace pagoda
  • Neora Valley national Park