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Darjeeling Tourism Guide

Feel mesmerized by the snow-rimmed massif of Kanchenjunga and mist-covered tea plantations of Darjeeling!
Tourism in Darjeeling

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Best time to visit

Apr - Jun

Ideal Duration

3-4 Days

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Rs. 4,250
  • Hills
  • Adventure
  • Ideal for families

About Darjeeling Travel Guide

Darjeeling is a famous hill station which is also referred to as the Queen of Hills. One of the highlights of Darjeeling tourism is taking a stroll through open meadows with far-stretched tea estates. Darjeeling in West Bengal is famous for its rich traditions of culture, and the unscathed inheritance of Tibetan rituals and craft works.

As far as tourism in Darjeeling is concerned, people from all over the world opt for a comfortable stay to explore tea plantations. To top it all, the toy train running all the way from an uphill station to downhill areas, enthralls visitors. Darjeeling travel guide helps tourists explore the hill station which is studded with majestic mansions built in colonial architectural style.

The prime attraction which is included in the Darjeeling tourism is the panoramic view of the Kanchenjunga Peak, the third highest mountain in the world. One can also observe the cultural diversity in this scenic place because of the citizens from various states and countries residing here peacefully.

Darjeeling tour guide promises everyone a ride on the Rangeet Valley Ropeway in Darjeeling, which facilitates the tourists with thrills and chills of riding Asia’s third longest cable drive. Owing to the famous shoppers stop here, one is never disappointed with the innumerable decorative pieces available here.

A visit to the Tiger Hills is something about Darjeeling tourism that makes the onlookers speechless. The first ray of the sun kissing the lofty peaks of Kanchenjunga is worth witnessing. Some Darjeeling tourism packages are usually coupled with a trip to the Sengkang Wildlife Sanctuary, where visitors can take a glimpse of innumerable animals of varied species.

Among other points of interests in Darjeeling, stands the Nightingale Park and the Rock Garden which can be visited on a day’s tour. Tourism in Darjeeling opens doors to many trekking and camping options but the thrills of real trekking experience can only be enjoyed at the Bengal’s highest peak of Sandakphu Peak. One can also enroll in various trekking courses from the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute located in the heart of the town.

Tourists often take shelter under the Japanese Peace Pagoda where one can breathe in the serene, and calm atmosphere and get a closer look at the Japanese traditions. However, Darjeeling tour guide would always advise the visitors to enjoy a ride in the toy train, and turn towards the Batasia Loop which makes for a joyful experience.


Several operators in Darjeeling offer day trips to Tibetan monasteries scattered over this hill station. The tours also include a visit to Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park and Singalila National Park. Apart from this, tourists can either stroll around the Mall Road or take a turn towards the observatory hills nearby. After tiring excursions, travelers can fill their belly with authentic Tibetan cuisine.

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Places To Visit In Darjeeling

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  • Ghoom Monastery in Darjeeling

    India is one of the most visited countries in Asia. It has endless tourism objects enriched with original culture and friendly people. If you happen to visit India, you would never want to skip visiting Darjeeling. It is located in West Bengal, India. Darjeeling is well known as the largest tea Industry in West Bengal. One ...

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  • Mahakaleshwar Temple in Darjeeling

    This is not the only temple in Darjeeling, but the Mahakaleshwar temple in Darjeeling is one of the most revered of all the temples around. This temple is revered by both the Hindus and the Buddhists. It is a place to be to get the best of devotion. It has a long history behind it and has increasingly grown in popularity ov...

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  • Tea Garden in Darjeeling

    The Tea garden in Darjeeling has gained much fame over the years for their serenity and beauty. And so of all the things to do, visits to the tea gardens are considered to be a must-do! It not only lets you experience the breathtaking beauty of the gardens, but also offers the much-needed refreshing experience that you may ...

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  • Batasia Loop in Darjeeling

    The Batasia Loop is located on Hill Cart Road (National Highway 55) in Darjeeling district of West Bengal, India. This Batasia Loop in Darjeeling was created in order to alleviate the steep gradient in the hills. It was engineered by the British in 1919 to negotiate the 140 ft drastic fall of the train.  The track wraps aro...

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  • Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park in Darjeeling

    With an average elevation of 7,000 feet, Padmaja naidu himalayan zoological park in Darjeeling offers an exciting trip experience for the visitors. The park was opened in 1958 and has been a home to different kinds of animals since. The park is popular as the breeding center for the animals that are adapted to live in alpin...

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Things To Do In Darjeeling

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  • Cable Car Ride in Darjeeling

    When it comes to talking about the famous tourist town in India, Darjeeling will be one of the top lists. It offers the tourists a magical view, peaceful atmosphere and pleasant experience. The people who like to enjoy an exciting experience, to see the whole shape of Darjeeling can try a cable car ride in Darjeeling. It is...

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  • Ride the Toy Train in Darjeeling

    Known as the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Toy Train in Darjeeling is the rail service provided by the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway. The route of the train allows the passengers to explore the beautiful natural sites of Darjeeling and other nearby locations. The train gives the opportunity to explore the eastern Himalayas...

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  • Paragliding in Darjeeling

    The search for an adventure lures people to the natural beauty of Darjeeling. With the hills, mountains, and mesmerizing landscape, Darjeeling make people fall in love with it. To experience the bird-eye view, the adventure seekers indulge in Paragliding here. Paragliding in Darjeeling has become exceptionally popular among...

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  • Mountain Biking in Darjeeling

    The interest in biking in Darjeeling has gone beyond the locals; it has now become tourist attractions. However, not all Tourists will get the best out of their vacation. The only place in the country to have an exclusive Park for Biking is in Darjeeling; it has been as far back as January 2017. The popularity of Mountain B...

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Travel to Darjeeling

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By Air

Bagdogra Airport near Siliguri is the main airport to reach Darjeeling. It is served by direct flight from New Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, etc. Traveling by air is the best way to travel from Kolkata to Darjeeling as it is one of the quickest modes of transport to cover the distance. Multiple carriers like Air India, SpiceJet, AirAsia, JetAirways, and Indigo have non-stop flights from Kolkata to Bagdogra which is the nearest airport to Darjeeling. From Bagdogra, one can take a taxi which takes about 2 hours and 30 minutes to cover the distance. Overall flight duration to reach Darjeeling from Delhi is about 3 hours and from Kolkata is about 1 hour.

By Train

Darjeeling railway station is connected to New Jalpaiguri by Darjeeling Himalayan Railway. New Jalpaiguri train station lies on the broad-gauge network. There are direct trains from Kolkata and Delhi to New Jalpaiguri. The train journey from Kolkata to Darjeeling takes about 18 hours and 10 minutes. Darjeeling Mail is one of the most preferred trains which starts from Sealdah Railway Station to Darjeeling railway station. This is one of the most economical ways of traveling between Kolkata and Darjeeling, and the most preferred mode of transport for huge groups and families traveling between the destinations.

By Road

Kolkata to Darjeeling is a picturesque route by road and something that excites every adventure lover. The journey from Kolkata to Darjeeling can be completed in a time span of about 11 hours and 30 minutes via Badshahi Road and NH 34. The entire route is beautiful and well maintained. Travelers are likely to find a number of local restaurants along the way serving delicious home food.

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      Dipankar Dey

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      Dipendar and Rajat(Travel agents from Himavat destination) were both very good coordinators and were very helpful whenever we wanted clarification before and during the trip. However, one thing i noticed was that they do not send the pictures of the hotels they are suggesting which could create confusion when we google it and see the condition of the rooms. I personally had agreed for a very bad hotel in Lava, West Bengal. When i googled the hotel name, the pictures i saw may have been from some other hotel which is why i agreed. So please ask the travel agent to share pics of the hotel before you book. Having said that, Rajat agreed to book another room immediately. I have to say that the patience of these agents was commendable. Thank you for making our trip great.
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      Shwetha Mysore Lokesh

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      it was an amazing trip. The day we reached phuntsholing was unfortunately a holiday. Eventhough the travel agency managed it well by taking us to the local site seeing in West Bengal and rescheduled all tue hotels. Bhutan was an amazing experience. The staybat thimphu was not good as expected. but it was average. Overall a memorable Trip and the driver was amazing.
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      VISHNU LAKSHMANAN

      Hasimara 8 months ago

    • Trip to Sikkim - Gangtok - Darjeeling

      Sikkim driver service was too good. But West Bengal driver service was too bad. He was not on time and made us to rush here & there for flight. We were about to miss flight from Bagdogra due to him. Nathula and zero point visit
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      Swapna Sreenivas

      Bangalore 8 months ago

    • Trip to Sikkim - Gangtok - Darjeeling

      Overall organization was good , not perfect . It was a little inconvenient . Sikkim was too good . But west Bengal part of journey was absolutely pathetic . Hotel was booked a super sketchy area. Food was bad . So not good at all. These agency should pay more attention to their customer's hospitality because any place's goodness will be reflected through the hospitality provided. 1 Sikkim , nothing has been this better. Totally enjoyed.
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      Pankaj Attarde

      Mumbai 9 months ago

    • Trip to Sikkim - Gangtok - Darjeeling

      All Over very good. Enjoyed every bit of it. Mr.Arbin took care of all at every place through out. Drivers of West Bengal were bit arrogant in their communication and behavior. But Mr.Arbin has supported all through. The only thing I was really upset with Mr.Arbin and IAMHIMALAYAS travelers was things were not communicated with the drivers and drivers vendors. Like Parking Fees were included in the package and were paid by me before the tour began. But with all drivers I need to communicate with them regarding parking amount and need to arrange for a call with Mr.Arbin. All the places visited are my best memory. Playing with Snow was ultimate of them all.
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      Alok Agarwal

      Kolkata a year ago

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      Utkarsh

      Mumbai a year ago

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      Jain Surendra

      Bhilai a year ago

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      Abhishek Pare

      Bengaluru a year ago

    • Trip to Sikkim - Gangtok - Darjeeling

      Yes Tourism.. has done good co-ordination during Trip. Over all Trips is good. however, please consider at least 3 star hotels only while in Sikkim and west bengal as lower hotel facilities are below average. .
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      Dipesh Bharadia

      Darjeeling a year ago

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    FAQ's of Darjeeling

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    Darjeeling took it's name from a monastery that was built in the area in 1765. Though there is not excessive historical significance to Darjeeling, it still developed as a place for well to do Indians and the British during colonial times. Thus that era in time has left it's imprint on Darjeeling that can still be observed today.

    With a lot of hotels providing accomodation for as low as Rs. 500 a night and Darjeeling being a fine blend of a pretty town and having a fair number of activities, it is a good place for solo travel.

    Darjeeling offers a number of things for tourists to do. Watching the sunrise at Tiger Hill, doing the Singalila Ridge trek, taking a ride on the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway Toy Train and visiting the various eateries and tea shops and plantations are all things to do while in Darjeeling.

    Darjeeling is one of the places that witnesses intense rainfall and as such, monsoon is not the best time to visit as you will observe a fair number of roadblocks and such. It rarely snows in the winter but them temperature is around the 4-7 degrees celsius mark throughout. Summer of course, is the ideal time to visit as it is exceedingly pleasant weather and a good time to see th sights.

    Budget hotels a lot of the time are the only options for people that are visiting. Luckily, Darjeeling is one of those places that has a fair number of these budget hotels. A few of these budget hotels in Darjeeling are called Classic Guest House, the Revolver Hotel and the Broadway Annexe among many others.

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