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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

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3-4 Days

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

About Darjeeling Tourism Guide

Darjeeling is a famous hill station which is also referred to as the Queen of Hills. One of the highlights of Darjeeling tourism guide 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.

The Darjeeling temperature varies a lot. The reason for it is its height. This cozy city in West Bengal is located at an elevation of 6700 feet or 2042.2 meters. The Darjeeling weather is generally pleasant during the summer months of April to September. This is also the high season for this hill station. Because of such pleasant weather, hordes of tourists plan their vacation to this place. Since most parts of India have summer vacations during the months of May and June, many families come to the hill station with their kids for a fun family vacation or getaway. The pleasant weather here makes up for the missing stuff if any. The Darjeeling temperature dips to a great extent during the winter months of October to March, with the months of December and January being the coldest.

The Darjeeling travel guide provides a plethora of options for travelers and locals alike. There is so much to see and do at this gorgeous location. The general vibe of Darjeeling is pleasant even when the hill station might become crowded because of being a popular tourist destination. The sprawling tea estates, the many vintage bungalows belonging to the colonial times in India, the intricate architecture of these strictures, the many picnic spots, churches, monasteries, toy train, hordes of enchanting picturesque views of the hills around, this cozy little hill station has so much to offer to people. The Darjeeling tourist places are numerous and each one of them is quite similar yet so distinct. Every place has an identity of its own. There are numerous picnic spots, the popular one being Batasia Loop which is technically a structural loop that was created to help the Darjeeling Himalayan Railways ascend and descend the hill station without any difficulties and keeping in mind the safety guidelines. The place has an eco-garden above it providing many mesmerizing views of a plethora of plants and flowers. There is more to Darjeeling sightseeing places than just this amazing picnic spot. The amount of Darjeeling tourist places is huge in number and the experience at each of the place is varied and amazing for tourists and locals alike.

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. Amongst the many Darjeeling sightseeing places, this peak is one of the most exciting for tourists.

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.

The Darjeeling tourism 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.

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. Check out the Darjeeling tourism guide and see what all can be done on a vacation to this enchanting destination.


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

    The Mahakal Temple in Darjeeling is located on the summit of the observatory hill and hence it offers scenic views of the city from the top. The deity of Lord Shiva is the main deity here that is worshipped. As per the history of the place, it is said that the place where the temple has been built today was earlier a place ...

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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 n...

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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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How To Reach 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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    • Trip to Sikkim - Gangtok - Darjeeling

      Location of Hotel of Gangtok is bad but Hotel is too good. Hotel of lachen is worse one, though the hotel of Lachung is very well. Trip co ordinator is too good. His service is beyond my imagination. I am speechless. Awesome. Except Lachen hotel service I too satisfied and I started whispering campaign for your company.
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      Samaresh Pal

      Njp, a day ago

    • Trip to Sikkim - Gangtok - Darjeeling

      Such a awesome journey it was, Thanks to Abhishek from Raisoone Travels. I visited Gangtok and Darjeeling with my friends . All the local guys, hotels, cabs were just awesome. Specially the drivers were very friendly and punctual. Hotel and food was tempting and Abhishek, who was our travel agent is always available on call for us and helped and guided us as friends. We feel very comfortable and secure there. I suggest you can plan your trip with Raisoone Travels, they will definitely make your journey memorable..it’s really worth.. Last but not the least, Thanks to Travel Triangle as well.
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      Aditya Guram

      Mumbai, a day ago

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      The travel agent was really kind and helpful. They need to be little aware of the time management. But the overall experience was good.
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      Pratyush Maity

      Kolkata, a day ago

    • Trip to Sikkim - Gangtok - Darjeeling

      The hotels booked initially were changed. The hotel little gangtok had poor enterance. The hotel at Darjeeling was also changed and was not upto the mark. Visit to NatuLa and Namchi was good.
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      Durgeshsaurakhia

      Uttar pradesh 243003, 2 days ago

    • Trip to Sikkim - Gangtok - Darjeeling

      The cab driver from Gangtok to lacheng was excellent. The other two driver pciknupa nd drop or useless..Hotel lacheng eyes is good other not up to the mark.tour operator is good but the travel plan has not upto the schedule .both the lunch plan asnper schelue not happened whi is loss for us .their planning shoule be improved All the places what we visited is great
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      Gpskandha

      Bengaluru, 2 days ago

    • Trip to Sikkim - Gangtok - Darjeeling

      The cab driver from Gangtok to lacheng was excellent. The other two driver pciknupa nd drop or useless..Hotel lacheng eyes is good other not up to the mark.tour operator is good but the travel plan has not upto the schedule .both the lunch plan asnper schelue not happened whi is loss for us .their planning shoule be improved All the places what we visited is great
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      Gpskandha

      Bengaluru, 2 days ago

    • Trip to Sikkim - Gangtok - Darjeeling

      The cab driver from Gangtok to lacheng was excellent. The other two driver pciknupa nd drop or useless..Hotel lacheng eyes is good other not up to the mark.tour operator is good but the travel plan has not upto the schedule .both the lunch plan asnper schelue not happened whi is loss for us .their planning shoule be improved All the places what we visited is great
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      Gpskandha

      Bengaluru, 2 days ago

    • Trip to Sikkim - Gangtok - Darjeeling

      Travel Agent: The agency was professional in their approach and all planning and execution were good. Would recommend. Hotels: The choice of hotels were not great. So i didn't use that service. I booked hotels on my own. Itinerary: The plans for some of the days just has a hotel drop off. There is no consideration for what we will be doing for rest of the day. This is a bad practice and needs to be improved. Bad Experience: The driver would only exactly follow the predetermined package. Even if you want minor detours he would charge extra. Change of vehicle every day and non-availability of vehicle at your disposal takes away the flexibility. It is almost like taking Uber for pre-planned destinations.
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      Krishnakumar Narayanan

      Chennai, 2 days ago

    • Trip to Sikkim - Gangtok - Darjeeling

      Over all experience was good..but i feel very disapoint by agent because they change my hotel without inform me..i have no obtion .by luckliy hotel was ok..not to much good not to much bad its ok ok. I suggest to the agent if you change hotel or something else so pls inform your client . Over all travel agent is okk okk.. Both drivers.. very helpful and co-operative and friendly nature
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      Sanjay Nautiyal

      Delhi, 3 days ago

    • Trip to Sikkim - Gangtok - Darjeeling

      Booking experience with Triwizard is very good except some issues with driver & low quality hotel in lachen. But over all is very good.
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      Trishanjit

      Kolkata, 3 days ago

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    FAQ's of Darjeeling

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    Though, there are more attractions to explore in Darjeeling, but then, Gangtok is also full of natural wonders. If you can visit TIger Hill, Nightingale Park, and Batasia Loop in Darjeeling; then Gangtok has Nathula Pass, Changu Lake, Tsomgo Lake, and other attractions.

    Darjeeling is really a safe place to explore by tourists in every season. However, while visiting a new place, it is always advised to avoid night excursions, and keep yourself safe from pickpockets.

    The hill town of Darjeeling experiences quite a pleasant weather in the month of May. The temperature ranges in between 11 degrees and 20 degree celsius, making it one of the best places to escape the scorching heat in other parts of India. 

     

    Though, Darjeeling does not experience snowfall every year, if you are lucky, you can grab a chance to witness snowfall near Chowrasta and the Mall Road during winters.  

     

     

    If you are visiting Darjeeling while keeping Gangtok in loop, then 5 to 7 days are enough for the trip. You may visit the major attractions of Darjeeling in 2 days, and use 2 days to explore Gangtok, while the one day can be used to spend some leisure time.

    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.

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