Darjeeling: A Serene Tea Estate

As soon as the name of Darjeeling pops up in the mind, only a few things that instantly come up together are it lush green tea gardens, classical toy train and a song picturized on Sharmila Tagore and Superstar Rajesh Khanna in toy train during 1970s; “Mere Sapno ki Rani”.

Darjeeling is undoubtedly queen of hills, because of its impeccable beauty spanning across the hills and valleys of Himalayas. It is a town, from where you can experience the magnificent sunrise over the mountains, lush green valleys and sprawling tea gardens.

Magnificent Places to Visit in Darjeeling:

Darjelling has lot of things to explore; nevertheless, the must is “Joy- Ride”. Yes, ride to tory train is called joy- ride, which you must not ignore. After all, you will be having a ride through one of the oldest railway tracks. This ride will give you a feeling like if you are in some old era.

• Tea Garden
• Ghoom Monastery
• Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park
• Mirik Lake
• Peace Pagoda
• Tiger Hill
• Darjeeling Mountain Railway
• Observatory Hill
• Batasia Loop

Best Time to Visit Darjeeling:

Being an adorable hill station, weather normally stays pleasant in Darjeeling throughout the year. Nevertheless, it can be a bit risky to explore it during monsoon because of the occurrence of land slides.

How to Reach at Darjeeling:

By Road: From cities like, Siliguri, Gangtok, Kalimpong, and Kolkata, you can take buses to reach Darjeeling. From the rest of the country, you can reach to these connecting cities via various other modes like trains and airplane and then take buses from here.

By Rail: The nearest railways station is New Jalpaiguri. From there, you can also enjoy the ride of toy train; Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, which is a UNESCO World Heritage. Apart from that, there are a few other train services to reach Darjeeling.

By Air: The nearest airport to the Darjeeling is Bagdogra Airport at the approximate distance of 90 Kilometres. From there, you will find number of private taxis running directly to the hill station.