Darjeeling city is located in West Bengal. This district is one of the 23 districts of West Bengal. The city of Darjeeling is situated in the lower part of the Himalayas and its border meets many countries such as Nepal and Bhutan.
Darjeeling is internationally famous for the tea produced here. Darjeeling is famous for its tea gardens, for the beautiful mountains here, for the springs flowing here.
Places to visit in Darjeeling
Barbotay Rock Garden
This garden has been made by cutting big rocks of stone. That is why this place is known as Rock Garden.
It is a beautiful and popular picnic spot located at a distance of 10 km from Darjeeling. A small waterfall is also present here. Which increases the beauty of this place.
A popular picnic spot in Darjeeling is situated at an altitude of 7000 feet above sea level. The view of the beautiful valleys can be taken by standing here.
This point is located at a 15-minute climb from Mall Road. There is also a popular temple here. Which is known as the Mahakal temple.
Happy Valley Tea Estate
Located at a distance of 2 km from Darjeeling. This tea valley spread over an area of 437 acres. These are very old as part of the production and a part of the tea valley.
Local guides are also present here, which give you information about tea houses and factories. Also, you can have a Happy Valley Tea from here.
It was built to pay tribute to the people who died in various wars before independence. You can also ride on the famous toy train.
You can enjoy the whole view of Kanchenjunga mountain. Also, this place is very famous for local things. It is considered an ideal place for photography.
Singalila National Park
Located at a distance of 20 km from Darjeeling, it is home to Red Panda and Black Bear. Which is spread over 31 kilometers square feet. This national park is made up of a variety of famous animals.
Japanese Peace Pagoda
There is a beautiful Buddhist temple situated at a distance of 10 km from Darjeeling. This temple is built in white stone and circular form like the Japanese temple.
This temple was built for world peace. Where the whole view of the Darjeeling landscape can be seen by standing there.
Darjeeling ropeway 3 km long route. You travel from 7000 ft to 800 ft in 45 min ride. This ropeway of Darjeeling is the oldest ropeway system in India.
Sitting in this ropeway, tourists can enjoy high mountain tea plantations and waterfalls here.
Padmaja Naidu Himalaya Zoological Park
Located at a distance of 3 km from Darjeeling, which is spread over a range of about 70 acres. It is considered to be the home of many of the world’s rares like its Red Panda, Siberian Tiger, and Snow Leopard.
Many tourists especially come to see these animals in Darjeeling. The main purpose of the construction of this zoo is for the conservation of these animals.
Tiger hill is situated at an altitude of about 28 meters above sea level, this place is located at a distance of 14 kilometers from Darjeeling, standing here, one can see a spectacular view of the sunrise, along with it you can see the Kangchenjunga mountain range and the world’s highest mountain Mount Everest.
Darjeeling Himalayan Railway
This 78 km journey from Jalpaiguri to Darjeeling was started in the 18th century, which is today the only mini railway facility in India, as well as this journey, is also included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site,
Tourists sitting on this train can see the beautiful views of Darjeeling. That’s why this place is the most popular in Darjeeling.
How to reach Darjeeling
The best way to reach Darjeeling is by train, you can easily reach Darjeeling by train and then you can roam in different places if you want, you can also come to Darjeeling by air.
Distance from Kolkata to Darjeeling is 615 km
Distance from Delhi to Darjeeling is 1570 km
If you want to come to Darjeeling by train, then the nearest railway station is Jalpaiguri, the distance from Jalpaiguri to Darjeeling is 75 km. To come to Darjeeling from Jalpaiguri railway station,
you have three options:
you can come to Darjeeling by taxi, its fare will be 3000 to 3500
- Sharing Taxi
In Sharing Taxi, you will have to pay 300 to rs.350.
- Bus, the distance from the railway station to the bus station is 2 kilometers, from Jalpaiguri bus station to Darjeeling there are frequent buses and its fare is rs.
If you want to come to Darjeeling by air then the nearest airport is Bagdogra Airport, the distance of Darjeeling from Bagdogra Airport is 70 km and you can complete the distance of 70 km by bus or taxi.
Stay in Darjeeling
To stay in Darjeeling, you can either stay in Mall Road hotels or Gandhi Road hotels, there are many hotels available in both the places where you will get rooms on rent from rs. 500 to rs.5000, you will get all facilities like a taxi, all the food and drink facilities in both places.
Food in Darjeeling
In Darjeeling, you will not have any problem of eating and drinking, here you have North Indian Food, South Indian Food, Veg Non-Veg, all types of food items are available.
Best time to visit Darjeeling
You can come to Darjeeling at any time of the year, tourists keep coming here throughout the year, but most of the tourists come here in the summer.
Darjeeling is the most crowded in summer, at this time all the hotels are packed and all the hotels and food items will get expensive in this time, at this time you can enjoy various tourist places of Darjeeling in a better way.
If you come to Darjeeling between September to February, then at this time you can enjoy traveling more, there are fewer tourists and due to less crowd, you can roam in many places comfortably, In this time you will get hotels and all the other facilities in cheap rate.