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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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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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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