Darjeeling, West Bengal
Darjeeling is situated in West Bengal, it is a famous city of .
Hotels in Darjeeling
Darjeeling is a small town in heart of Himalayas located in West Bengal. The history of Darjeeling is related with Bengal , Sikkim and Nepal. The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway opened in 1881 is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its very famous and popular hill station among tourist. Its also famous for tea plantation. The city is also famous for giving beautiful view of sunrise fromTiger Hill in the city.
The history of Darjeeling dates back to 19th century. Till 19th century Darjeeling was partially into Nepal and Kingdom of Sikkim. In late nineteen century British took over the state and after independence it was the part of India in the state of Bengal.
Building of colonial architecture can be seen in the city, made in British Rule. The city has mix culture of Nepal, India and Tibet. People are very fond of playing musical instrument and singing. Eateries are influenced by Nepal and Tibet like momo and sel roti. Festivals like Durga Pooja, Diwali, Christmas and Lhosar are celebrated hugely by people of city at their time.
Darjeeling Himalayan Railway: Darjeeling Himalayan Train also known as “toy train” runs between Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling in West Bengal.
Tiger Hill: Tiger Hill the summit of Ghoom, it is also famous for panoramic view it offers of Mt. Everest along with Kanchenjunga.
Mirik: This is a beautiful picturesque tourist spot situated in Serene Hills of Darjeeling.
Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park: This is a zoo established in 68 acre of space in the district of Darjeeling. It was opened in 1958.
Tea: Darjeeling is famous for its tea worldwide, you can buy some tea for your home from Darjeeling Tea House.
Dorjee: The most unique shop in the city for facinating & exotic collection of local oriental & Buddhist artefacts.
Hand pick: Located inside Rink mall this place offers a plethora of handicrafts, garments and metals.
The Park: Situated near clock tower this is very famous restaurant among tourist.
Glenary’s Bakery and Café: Located at Nehru Road this place provide view of Kanchenjunga along with eateries.
By Air: Bagdogra is the nearest airport 96 km from Darjeeling. All major flight operate from Delhi, Kolkatta and Guwahati.
By Rail: The major nearest railway station is Jalpaiguri., from where several important trains connect the point with the rest of the country.
By Road: Regular bus service is from Siliguri to Darjeeling. And buses from around other cities also operate to the city.
Autorickshaw & Rickshaw: Autorickshaw and rickshaw are easily available modes to travel within city. Fares are also reasonable.
Taxi: Taxi is the comfortable mode to travel in city. It is a bit costly than rickshaw and autorickshaw but it saves your time and you can reach to any part of city within few minutes.
Carry Passport Inc. Visa, Cash Card, Credit Card, Health Insurance Card if any, Vaccination Booklet, Program Booklet, Important Phone Numbers and Extra Passport Copy.
Carry your sun cream, hand sanitizers, soap/Shampoo, personal medicines and ant diarrheal medicines.
Avoid wearing too short clothes. Carry your Sunglasses, party clothing and representative clothing.
In terms of Electronics, must carry your phone+charger, photo-video cam, E-banking.
Other miscellaneous things to carry are travel guide, books/magazines, playing cards, neck-pillow, sleeping mask, towel and money belt.