India - Darjeeling Travel Information

by V.A.Ponmelil (All rights reserved by the author)

Darjeeling 

Darjeeling means 'Region of the Thunderbolt' and is known as the Queen of Hill Stations. It is surrounded by the mighty peaks of the Himalayas and Buddhist Monasteries.  

In Darjeeling, Tiger Hills is the highest peak and it offers a splendid view of the Kanchenjunga and Mt. Everest. Even mount Kanchenjunga is very close to this place. Due to the proximity with three international borders, Darjeeling is strategically a very important place.  

It is widely known as the visitor’s paradise and has a popular toy train. It provides an opportunity to enjoy nature and see beautiful waterfalls, streams, deep green valleys, mountain passes, tea gardens and tunnels.  

Another interesting thing about Darjeeling is its tea. It has many beautiful tea plantations where one can actually watch tea being processed. Other places of interest in and around Darjeeling are given below.  

  • Japanese peace pagoda
  • Tenzing Norgay Himalayan Institute
  • Dhirdham Temple
  • Mahakal Temple
  • Ghoom Monastery
  • Yiga-Choiling Monastery
  • Senchal Lake
  • Sumendu Lake
  • Mirik town
  • Padmaja Naidu Zoo
 To Reach 
  • By Air: The nearest Airport to Darjeeling is Bagdogra.
  • By Rail: Shiliguri is conected to all the major cities of India by train. From Shiliguri and New Jalpaiguri, the Toy Trains are available which gives a memorable journey to Darjeeling.
  • By Road: Shiliguri is also well accessed by road ways and buses, minibuses and jeeps.

 

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