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Darjeeling Tourism Guide

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

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Best time to visit
Apr - Jun
Ideal Duration
3-4 Days
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Starting from
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.

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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.

Darjeeling railway station is connected to New Jalpaiguri by Darjeeling Himalayan Railway. New Jalpaig

uri 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.

 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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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.

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 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.

 

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.

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.  

 

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. 

 

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