One thing that Darjeeling is known for is its tea. Besides providing an unforgettable taste, Darjeeling tea estates offer the most mesmerizing view. Amidst the misty weather and cool breeze, these plants create a heavenly view that instantly allures the visitors. Tea estates are the lifeline of Darjeeling economy and Darjeeling tourism, so you can afford to miss visiting these estates.
Known as the “Queen of Himalayas,” the third highest peak of Himalaya, Kanchenjunga is clearly visible from Darjeeling on a sunny day. If you are fond of trekking and mountaineering, then Darjeeling is just the place for you. Darjeeling Singalila Ridge Trek is the most thrilling trek from where one can see Mount Everest and Kanchenjunga. While you are on a trek, don’t forget about sunrise at Tiger Hill.
What makes Darjeeling different from other places is its climate and ambiance. The aroma of tea mixed with the fresh air, misty fog over tea estates, and the sound of prayers mixed in the air will make all your stress and tiredness go away. Summer is the peak tourist season of Darjeeling. The pleasant and cool atmosphere of Darjeeling makes it a perfect summer escape.
Just like other hill stations, the roads in Darjeeling, especially hilly areas, is not so wide due to which traffic jams are quite common here. Be prepared for getting stuck in jams here. For your convenience, cover the maximum distance walking here.
Govt. of West Bengal has imposed a ban on the consumption of liquor in Darjeeling and other cities. If you like drinking on weekends and trips, then be prepared for the dry days till your stay in Darjeeling. Most of the bars and other liquor establishments has ve been shut down here. But don’t worry because you probably won’t be requiring alcohol to chill and forget your stress here.
Nestled at a height of 2,050m amidst the lush green tea estates and fog covered mountains, Darjeeling is the most popular tourist destination in Eastern India. Flourishing in the lap of Himalayas, Darjeeling stands proudly as its gateway. Darjeeling has something to offer for everyone visiting it, from a backpacker’s delight, mountaineer’s wish, honeymooner’s dream, and a photographer’s shot. Just a few years ago, Darjeeling was nothing more than a cluster of villages administered jointly by Nepal and Sikkim. Upon looking at its pleasant weather and favorable climatic conditions, the Britishers declared Darjeeling a hill station after unleashing it from the Chogyal of Sikkim. The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, also known as the "Toy Train", is a narrow gauge railway that runs in between New Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling. The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway is also declared a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO. Another must visit of Darjeeling is the view of sunrise at the snow-covered peaks of Tiger Hill. Tiger Hill is one of the points of India from where one can capture a panoramic view between Mount Everest and Kanchenjunga. How can one miss a cup of chai when in Darjeeling. Chai is like a national drink of India, be it a scorching hot day or a chilling night, we Indians never miss a cup of chai in our everyday life. Tea is the specialty of Darjeeling, and here you can taste the best quality of chai.