Famous in households, “Darjeeling Tea” the Darjeeling hills are the most sought after by all tourists. Like the tea, the toy train also chugs along, thanks to the World Heritage status.
Beautiful colonial structure, world’s third highest peak Kanchenjunga, Asia’s longest Ropeway, sprawling tea gardens make it an ideal place to be.
Nearest airport is Bagdogra, 94 kilometers away. Taxis are available for further journey. Shared taxis are NOT available here.
Nearest Broad Gauge (BG) railhead is New Jalpaiguri, 88 kilometers. Further you can take the Toy Train which takes around 8 hours to reach Darjeeling.
Shared jeeps and buses and private taxis are available from Siliguri main bus stand, 80 kilometers away.
Despite being a full-fledged hill station, it can be visited all through the year. Summers are pleasing, winters not so harsh and rainy season fills the environs with mist which many couples enjoy. Take your pick and enjoy!... read more...
Festivals in Darjeeling are celebrated with lots of enthusiasm and fanfare. People celebrated Hindu as well as Buddhist festivals. In the month of January, Bumchu, a special festival is celebrated at the monastery. There is special significance of this festival. The level of holy water kept in a pot at the end of the festival foretells the future for the forthcoming year. The sealed pot is opened the following year to check the level of water in the pot. In February, the Tibetans and the Sherpas celebrate their New Year with pomp and gaiety. Cultural programmes including folk songs and dance are organised. In February-March, Mahashivratri is held to celebrate the birth of Lord Shiva. Buddha Jayanti is celebrated in May. Both Hindus as well as Buddhists gather at Buddhist monasteries to seek blessings of Lord Buddha. Phang Lhabsol is yet another special festival of this State, during which the snowy range of Kanchenjunga is worshipped for its powers. Lama dance is performed during Phang Lhabsol, which is held by the end of August. Dasain is one of the most important festivals in Darjeeling, held in the month of October. It is a 10-day festival which marks the triumph of good over evil. This festival is also known as Durga Puja. Fulpati, Maha Astami and Kala Ratri are the other rituals and customs followed during the 10-day festival. On the tenth day, Vijay Dashmi is celebrated that marks the triumph of Lord Rama over Ravana.
Shopping in Darjeeling Starts from handmade crafts & jewelry to many different types of curios, woolen clothes, jackets and kashminas, Darjeeling can be a shoppers paradise. There are some shops that are known for collections of some of the greatest pictures of Darjeeling's life and landscapes. And what about taking back home the "Champaign of Tea" from the place where it is produced? During the peak season, most of the shops in Darjeeling remain open until 8pm.
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