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Darjeeling – A Dreamy Hillside Destination for the Quintessential Traveller:

Summers in India has been well-documented for years, with hot, sticky sub-tropical weather causing a feeling of unpleasantness. It is during these times that hill stations act as a respite and Darjeeling always tops the list for a quick summer gateway!

An erstwhile British colonial getaway; Darjeeling is one of the oldest hill paradises that has managed to retain much of the old-world charm. From lush hills that nurture some of the biggest tea plantations to snow-capped mountains in the distance, a Darjeeling trip is a must for anyone who loves to dwell amidst the lap of history and nature.

Located by the foothills of the Himalayas, Darjeeling is in West Bengal and was once a renowned summer resort for Britishers during the British Raj. The town is known for its distinct black tea that is exported to different parts of the world and is also known for being a great retreat spot for a family/romantic vacation. Apart from the serene landscape, this popular hillside has numerous boarding schools which are a famous prestigious institution providing the perfect atmosphere for peaceful and holistic development.

Choose this Darjeeling tour package if you want to explore this beautiful and quaint town, which has various glorified architectural buildings still intact from the pre-colonization era.

Planning to explore this Darjeeling tour package? Here’s what you’ll need to know about this beautiful hill station:

Places to See in Darjeeling:

This Darjeeling package will allow you to witness some of the best views of the Himalayan range and lets you take a sneak-peek of one of the highest mountain peaks in the country - Kanchenjunga. Enjoy the mesmerizing views of the peak as you click pictures from a distance. The Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park is another great place to visit as you get to view some indigenous fauna from the region. These include the reclusive snow leopard as well as the red panda among others.

No trip to Darjeeling is complete without experiencing the lush tea estates! The famous Darjeeling tea of the region has made its mark on the world for its exceptional taste and quality. Head over for this unique experience and fill yourself with knowledge about the tea plantation while you sip on this exquisite tea beverage.

Best Time to Visit Darjeeling:

One of the main reasons Darjeeling was developed was because the British couldn’t handle Indian summers in the cities. While a majority of the Indian landscape gets scorched in the summer season, Darjeeling maintains cooler temperatures during this time. Hence, the months of April to June are the perfect time to visit here.

However, if you are fascinated with chilly winters and snowfall, then take a Darjeeling tour during the winter months where temperatures also plummet to subzero Celsius, allowing for a fun time with friends and family in the cold.

Things to Do in Darjeeling:

Darjeeling hosts plenty of places for travelers to enjoy numerous fun activities. One of the more popular Darjeeling tourist places includes the Peace Pagoda – A Buddhist temple with a tranquil atmosphere, allowing you to get that much-needed peace of mind away from the noise of the city. Another remarkable mention is the Ghum Monastery which is a beautiful Tibetan building that dates to the 19th Century. This Tibetan architecture features a 15-foot statue of Buddha and is home to various ancient religious scriptures.

Let that mountain lover in you enjoy the glimpse of the majestic Kanchenjunga from the Jhandi Dara Sunrise Point where you’ll be able to get the best views of the Kanchenjunga peak rising handsomely with the sun as its backdrop.

If you are a nature-lover, then the Darjeeling toy-train is an experience you must try. The train is one of the most popular in the country and is also a UNESCO World Heritage site, owing to its history and significance. The train tour begins from New Jalpaiguri and is easily one of the prettiest 88kms journey you will ever take in life. The train takes you through some breathtaking views of the Himalayan foothills, signaling the beginning of your Darjeeling sightseeing journey. Travel along the numerous mountain passes and lush forest in this 18th Century steam locomotive for a fun-filled ride that will surely become one of your cherished moments in life.

How To Reach Darjeeling:

Darjeeling is easily accessible by flight, the closest airport being Bagdogra, which is around 95 km away from Darjeeling. Most Darjeeling tour packages will flights which land here, after which you can catch a cab or buses towards the main town.

Siliguri is another place where you’ll be able to find plenty of transport options to get to Darjeeling, including buses and shared taxis and cabs. The town of Siliguri is just around 80 km away from Darjeeling, making for a comfortable and scenic journey for those interested.

You could also drive up with your own vehicle from Kolkata, and the 615 km journey will take around 14 hours to complete.

Thus, Darjeeling is one place you must visit if you truly want a taste of one of India’s greatest hill stations and tourist destinations. Head over right now and enjoy a holiday worth remembering!

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