Darjeeling is one the Himalayan state in West Bengal. It is a hill station with an average elevation of 6,710ft. It is a world-wide popular tourist destination. It is very famous for its Tea industry which not only serves a delicious drink but also adds to the economy of the state. Beautiful Teesta river cuts it way through this hill station. This place is very famous for the newly married couple as it is one of the best honeymoon spot. One must visit this place in order to have a clear view of Mt. Kanchenjunga, the third highest peak of the world. It is clearly visible from Darjeeling. One can also enjoy the serene beauty of Mt. Everest on the day of cloudless and clear sky.
Apart from its scenic beauty this place is also famous for its Flora and Fauna. Sal, teak are the common trees of this place. Semi evergreen forest and Alpine forest are found here. There is a nearby sanctuary, Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary famous for one-horned rhinoceros, leopard, elephant, tiger etc. One can visit it for entertainment and fun. Ideal place for animal lovers. One of another main attraction of this place is Sunrise. The view of sunrise from the hills of Darjeeling is mesmerizing. It gives an immense satisfaction to the thirst of nature lovers. And can also make the ordinary people spell bound. With the rising of the sun the color of the peaks changes.
Kanchenjunga the scenic beauty of this hill is so clear and prominent that it leaves the tourist spell bound. The beauty of the nature is so closely oveserved from here that it makes the trip memorable to all the tourist.
Tiger hill it is at an altitude of 2555m above the sea level. From here one can enjoy the tranquil beauty of Mt. Kanchenjunga. Mt. Everest is also visible on a clear day, though it is a rare sight. And Mt. Everest is just 225km away from Tiger hill.
Darjeeling Toy train the tourist enjoys the ride of the toy train as it is not available in the metropolitan cities. It is another attraction of Darjeeling. The toy train ride is a very famous thing in Darjeeling and one can travel a long distance in the toy train. Though it is not like luxurious trains or express yet quite enjoying.
Trekking Spot it serves as a trekking spot for the trekking lover. To have an experience of the adventure one must try out trekking. The first trekking has been conducted here in the year 1840. While trekking one can experience the magical or spiritual beauty of this place. April-may and September-November is the suitable time for the trekking.
Mahakal temple It is on the Observatory hill. It is considered to be the manifestation of Lord Shiva.
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute Zoo there are two museums situated in this place which is run by the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute. They also train the mountaineers. The mountaineering museum has a huge collection of mountaineer equipments, topography of Himalaya, and the specimens of Himalayan flora and fauna.
Passenger ropeway it is the most beautiful attraction of Darjeeling and also the Indias first passenger ropeway. This ropeway connects Darjeeling to single bazaar which is 5km away from it.
This place experiences five climate- spring, summer, autumn, winter and monsoon.
Winter is bit cold here as it is situated at a high altitude. April and June have a pleasant weather also a best time for the tourist to visit.
How to reach there
Bagdogra is the nearest airport of Darjeeling. From there one can hire a taxi in order to reach their destination. The taxi might charge around Rs 1200. It is 90km away from the airport.
It does not have its own railway terminals. There the nearest is New Jalpaiguri station which is 80km away from Darjeeling. The New Jalpaiguri station is well connected with the other state of the country by train.
Regular bus services are available from all the parts of west Bengal that connects to Darjeeling. Though the buss journey is quite hectic and long yet easily availed.