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Darjeeling Tour - West Bengal

  • Darjeeling is a town in the Indian state of West Bengal. A popular tourist destination, it is located in the Mahabharat Range or Lesser Himalaya at an average elevation of 6,710 ft (2,045.2 m). It is noted for its tea industry and the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Darjeeling is the headquarters of Darjeeling district. Darjeeling, with its neighbouring town of Kalimpong, was a centre of the Gorkhaland movement in the 1980s.

  • The development of the town dates back to the mid-19th century, when the colonial British administration set up a sanatorium and a military depot. Subsequently, extensive tea plantations were established in the region, and tea growers developed hybrids of black tea and created new fermentation techniques. The resultant disti The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway connects the town with the plains and has one of the few steam locomotives still in service in India. Darjeeling has several British-style public schools, which attract students from India and neighbouring countries. Read More...

  • Places to visit near Darjeeling includes the below places.

    • 1. Darjeeling Himalayan Railway

      The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, also known as the "Toy Train",
      is a 2 ft (610 mm) narrow gauge railway that runs between New Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling in West Bengal. Built between 1879 and 1881, the railway is about 78 kilometres long.     Read More...

    • 2. Tiger Hills

      Tiger Hill is 11 km from the town of Darjeeling. The first rays of the sun shoot ahead and shed light upon the twin peaks of Kangchenjunga painting it pink. It is famous for the panoramic views it offers of Mount Everest along with Kangchenjunga.     Read More...

    • 3. Darjeeling Rock Garden

      The Rock Garden at Ganga Maya Park is situated about 10 kms from Darjeeling. It has a multi-level picnic ground terraced around a natural waterfall, a small lake and a beautiful view of a hill stream cascading over rocks along the slope.     Read More...

    • 4. Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park

      Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park also called the Darjeeling Zoo is a 67.56-acre zoo in the town of Darjeeling. The zoo was opened in 1958, and an average elevation of 7,000 feet, is the largest high altitude zoo in India     Read More...

    • 5. Darjeeling tea Estate

      Darjeeling tea is available in black, green, white and oolong. When properly brewed, it yields a thin-bodied, light-colored infusion with a floral aroma. The flavor can include a tinge of astringent tannic characteristics.     Read More...

    • 6. Darjeeling - Japnese Temple

      Peace Pagoda, Darjeeling or Darjeeling Peace Pagoda is one of the Peace Pagodas designed to provide a focus for people of all races and creeds to help unite them in their search for world peace. It is located in the town of Darjeeling.     Read More...

    • 7. Darjeeling - Ghum Monastery

      Or Ghoom Monastery is located at Ghum at an elevation of 8,000 feet, 8 km from Darjeeling in the state of West Bengal, India. There is a 15-feet high statue of "Maitreya Buddha" (Coming Buddha) in the monastery.     Read More...