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About Darjeeling

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.


How to Reach

By Air
Nearest airport is Bagdogra, 94 kilometers away. Taxis are available for further journey. Shared taxis are NOT available here.

By Rail
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.

By Road
Shared jeeps and buses and private taxis are available from Siliguri main bus stand, 80 kilometers away.

Best Time to Visit

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!

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Botanical garden
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It is the oldest Botanical Garden named as Lloyd Botanical Garden with varieties of flora and is famous for two living fossils. It is located just below the Ede

Toy Train
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Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR), popularly known as the 'Toy Train' is one of the main attractions of the region. The track on which the train runs is only 6

Chowrasta and Mall
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Chowrasta, a wide promenade atop a ridge lined with shops and restaurants is taken to be the heart of the town. Here people gather to chat, spend time basking i



 

Where To Eat

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The Park Restaurant
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Keventers
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Glenary's
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Kunga
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EVENTS/FESTIVALS

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 AREA

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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Camping is a recreational activity popular since 20th century where people set up a small portable tents, caravans, motor homes, etc to stay. Primitively campin

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Safari is an adventure that takes any adventurer who likes to explore the unexplored trails and unspoiled natural horizons of desert or country side or forests.

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Mountaineering is an adventurous and thrilling sport but it also tests your endurance and mental toughness. Despite all the precautions, some mishaps can always

Packages

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Darjeeling-Gangtok Weekend package
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Gulmarg-Pehalgam-Sonamarg-Srinagar

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Darjeeling - Gangtok - Kalimpong Tour Package
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Gulmarg-Pehalgam-Sonamarg-Srinagar

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