Darjeeling, Darjeeling District


Darjeeling located in the state of West Bengal is situated at an attitude of 6,710 ft in Lesser Himalaya. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is noted for its Darjeeling Himalayan Railways and its famous tea industry. A large number of inhabitants being Buddhist there are lots of old monasteries are present along its length and breadth. The vivid landscapes, tea plantation, eternal weather and the slopes make it one of the most popular tourist destinations of India. Darjeeling is the highest tea exporter and thus, tea tourism in Darjeeling attracts many visitors during the plucking season. In this season one might observe the women in the fields plucking the leaves. The aroma in the hills surrounds international visitors. Darjeeling spread across the area of 3149 sq Km is one of the important shopping centers where visitors can shop for showpieces, clothes handicrafts and showpieces. The tourists in Darjeeling shop for woolen garments, fashion clothes and shawls.

Tourist Attractions in Darjeeling

The view of magnificent Kanchenjunga on a clear day is like revealing the treasure of beauty and excitement before a cheerful crowd. There are endless attractions in Darjeeling that place the 'Queen of Hills' at the top of all tourist destinations in the North East of India.

The Himalayan beauty, charming tea plantations, Toy Trains, colorful markets, Monasteries, lovely people; the list of Darjeeling tourist attractions never ends.

From the officials of the British aristocracy to the modern backpackers and family vacationers, Darjeeling is a cherished destination for all. The adventure seekers find no other place as exciting as Darjeeling. Every Himalayan trail that heads to a magical cave allows the hikers to explore some unexplored adventures. The century-old monasteries tell the unknown stories of the legends that help you learn some amazing ways of life. The serene environment and picturesque views invite romantic couples for a wonderful honeymoon in Darjeeling. For your kids, there is nothing more enjoyable than a toy train ride in Darjeeling.

You can explore a plethora of tourist attractions in Darjeeling such as Tibetan markets in the Mall Road, Observatory Hill, Chowrasta, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Darjeeling Rangeet Valley Traveler Ropeway, etc. You can also visit some popular places near Darjeeling such as Pashupati Nath Temple in Nepal border, Tiger Hill, Mirik, etc.

Best Time To Visit

The best time to visit Darjeeling is between the months of April to June along with September to December. Darjeeling experiences a moderate climate during most of the year. In the summer the temperatures range between 14°C and 8°C and during winter temperature falls to freezing point of 6°C to as low as 1°C. During the monsoon Darjeeling experiences heavy rain showers which at time lead to frequent landslides. A lot of t

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Last Updated: 24-02-2024