Darjeeling, a town nestled among the magnificent mountains draping the city, it is popularly known as the “Queen of hills”. Darjeeling is ideally located at an altitude of 6,710 ft. in North India and a part of West Bengal. It is one of the famous tourist destinations in India with tea plantations that fill the city with their shades of greens. The beauty of Darjeeling will mesmerize you for sure as it lies in the Himalayan foothills. The glorious summer and fall resort and its cultural diversity in common are the major key attraction point for the visitors.
Feel the real vista view of Kanchenjunga, heartily enjoy the trekking options and one can cool down after a stint in the plains. You’ll find the flowers everywhere as the pleasant weather of the established town is cool and the bright sun always plays hide and seek here. Darjeeling is one such destination comprised of the six T’s: Tea, Teak, Tourism, Toy Train, Tiger Hill, and Trekker’s Paradise.
Undoubtedly, Darjeeling is a breathtakingly beautiful tourist destination that attracts thousands of people each year. You should definitely visit the place and explore the beauty around with the explicit tea plants and gardens since it is the richest plantation of tea in the country. Do not bother about the distance and journey as it is just 95 km away from the nearest airport of Bagdogra.
This is one of the most soothing places in India probably. Just imagine seeing the first rays of sun falling on the beautiful snow-covered peak of Kangchenjunga. It looks absolutely magical and thus this place is perfect for sunrises.
Once a private courtyard turned into a park for the public and tourists, this place is a complete delight. It has a huge statue of Lord Shiva and also has a musical fountain for people to entertain themselves and spend some quality time.
1. Go on a joyride on the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway toy train which is a must.
2. Do mountaineering in the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute.
3. Go on a trek on the Sandakphu peak.
Teesta Tea & Tourism festival is celebrated in the northern part of West Bengal when everyone gets together to celebrate in tea gardens and the richness of tea plants in the hilly area. The festival takes place around the months of November-December when the crowd increases subsequently.
The festival is a rural carnival that takes place on the Mela grounds of Shantiniketan hence called Poush Mela. The festival also demonstrates the true culture and spirit of Bengal through its vivacious energy and enthusiastic participants.
For all those looking for a pinch of zeal, rituals, and drama in a specific festival, this is exactly what you need to witness. The time to enjoy the larger-than-life celebration in the heart of West Bengal is just around the corner. So, without any second thought, put Durga Puja on your bucket list now and come join the drill!
The best time to visit Darjeeling is either in the months of September-November or February-March because winters can be extremely cold and difficult to captivate.
Bagdogra is at ease the closest airport close by to Siliguri located at a precise distance of 96 km. from Darjeeling. The airport can be comfortably reached in just 2 hours by air from Delhi and 50 minutes by air from Kolkata. Only private taxis are available from the airport; no shared taxis are available until you book them online. Private taxis shared taxis and local buses are the common modes of local transport in the fortified town.
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