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Darjeeling

The Land of the Thunderbolt

14.1/5(554 Ratings)

Darjeeling Tourism

Darjeeling is famous for

Darjeeling is one of India's most famous holiday destinations. There are innumerable things to do in Darjeeling from sightseeing to trekking on the Kanchenjunga Mountain. Sightseeing in Darjeeling is an absolute delight with lush green hills riddled with cotton-like clouds. The important places to visit in Darjeeling include the Tiger Hills and Happy Valley Tea Garden, a visit to the famous Rangit Valley and a ride on the cable car.

Darjeeling Video Reviews

Very good view & amazing place  Video Review

Very good view & amazing place

by Vilas Sawant
3rd Nov 17
A beautiful place to relax  Video Review

A beautiful place to relax

by Sayan banerjee
15th May 16
Latpanchar forest, Darjeeling  Video Review

Latpanchar forest, Darjeeling

by Swakhar Pachal
9th Jan 18
A wood at the lap of Himalaya  Video Review

A wood at the lap of Himalaya

by Susanta Sadhukhan
9th Jan 18
Ahaldara, sunrise view point  Video Review

Ahaldara, sunrise view point

by Swakhar Pachal
9th Jan 18
Mahananda wild life Sanctuary  Video Review

Mahananda wild life Sanctuary

by Swakhar Pachal
9th Jan 18
Coronation Bridge  Video Review

Coronation Bridge

by Susanta Sadhukhan
8th Jan 18
A bridge near siliguri  Video Review

A bridge near siliguri

by Swakhar Pachal
9th Jan 18
Darjeeling mall 360 view. Popular as chourasta  Video Review

Darjeeling mall 360 view. Popular as chourasta

by Iam Sbk
3rd Jan 18
Nipponjan Myohoji Buddhist temple  Video Review

Nipponjan Myohoji Buddhist temple

by Sarath Kumar
2nd Jan 18

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Reviews (554)

"It is certainly that Darjeeling in the post modern era comprises of six T?s -Tea, Teak, Tourism, Toy Train, Tiger Hill and Trekkers? paradise."

Amitabh saxena

Amitabh saxena3.6/5

2 reviews

Sikkim and Darjeeling - A comparison

Sikkim was just great in Cleaniness and hospitality as against Darjeeling which is very dirty and not so good in helping others. Likewise, Sikkim have great views to offer anyway you go - Nathula, Lachung, Pelling and Namchi (the places I visited). In comparison Darjeeling has only Tiger Point to offer which also show much on Cloudy days. A famous point is Ghoom Monastry. However much scenic in variety is Dali Monastry which tour guides do not frequent. Japanese Pagoda is just another good point to visit. A visit to tea garden is mandatory but due to private involvement it is much better planned than other excursions The negative points for both is the traffic in Gangtok and Darjeeling during Season. On narrow winding roads, both way traffic make traffic snarls and going across city make a laborious process. Need is for making one way traffic across these cities and strictly enforcing. At many points, where there was marking that it is a one way road, both side traffic was going on and there appeared no enforcement ( Darjeeling). In Gangtok, the redeeming point was Horn' throughout the city and strict enforcement by both - Drivers voluntarily and by traffic police If one wants to relax, not worthwhile to visit during peak season. Enjoying the mountains, the best season is during off season and off monsoon .

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Navpreet arora

Navpreet arora5.0/5

2 reviews

Mesmerizing views and must try local food items.

I was on a solo trip to Darjeeling and Sikkim . Darjeeling has beautiful places to visit . Must try toy ride . Tiger hill . Moreover the people are wonderful and friendly . This place has honest people .
  • Mesmerizing views and must try local food items .
  • Mesmerizing views and must try local food items .
  • Mesmerizing views and must try local food items .
  • Mesmerizing views and must try local food items .
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Darjeeling Overview

History of Darjeeling

Darjeeling is one of India’s most famous holiday destinations and is affectionately known as the “Queen of the Hills”. It is a hill-station located in the northern part of West Bengal. Until the fag end of the 18th Century, the city was largely under the Kingdom of Sikkim. With the steady conquest of the British East India Company, it came under the British rule in the mid-1800s. It saw development under the British rule with the constructions of many roads, railroads, schools hospitals and churches.

People and Culture of Darjeeling

A Darjeeling tour is essential to truly experience the city. Tourism and the tea industry are the major contributors to the economy. The population comprises of a mix of many ethnic groups such as Magars, Gurung and Tamangs. There is also a significant population of the Ghorka tribe. Hinduism and Vajrayana Buddhism are the major religions practiced here. The spoken languages include Nepali, Hindi and Bengali.

Culturally, Darjeeling is very diverse. As the city has many indigenous groups, the festivals are also varied. Dasain, Saga Dawa and Lhabab Dhuechen are a few of the major festivals along with Diwali and Durga puja.

Things to Do in Darjeeling

There are innumerable things to do in Darjeeling from sightseeing to trekking on the Kanchenjunga Mountain. Sightseeing in Darjeeling is an absolute delight with lush green hills riddled with cotton-like clouds. The important places to visit in Darjeeling include the Tiger Hills and Happy Valley Tea Garden. Darjeeling sightseeing is incomplete without a visit to the famous Rangit Valley and a ride on the cable car. Some of the famous places in Darjeeling are the monasteries particularly the Ghoom Monastery and the Peace Pagoda. Tourists may visit the architectural masterpiece of Kali temple.

One of the main Darjeeling attractions is the Toy Train, which is now a part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Other Darjeeling tourist places are the Lloyd Botanical Garden and the Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park to experience the unique flora and fauna of the lesser Himalayas. With so many Darjeeling places to visit, tourists must keep in mind to plan their trips in advance so as to have ample amount of time.

Food and Shopping in Darjeeling

A trip to Darjeeling is unfinished without a taste of its unique cuisine. The food is heavily influenced by Nepali, Chinese and Bengali cuisine. Some of the must-have dishes here are Momo, Thukpa, Sarl Roti and Gundruk. Chhaang and Thomba are the popular alcoholic beverages found here.

Some of the best places to visit in Darjeeling and to shop are the main city itself. Fresh and organic tea are a given. Other items to look out for are Tibetan masks, jewellery, scarves, shawls, a traditional Khukri (Ghorka Knife) and more. One can find these at Chowk Bazaar.

Accommodation in Darjeeling

Tourists wanting to know how to reach Darjeeling can find choose between road transportation and trains. With so many places to see in Darjeeling, it is imperative to find good accommodation. Choose from a large number of budget hotels in Darjeeling such as Mayfair Hill Resort Hotel, Viceroy Hotel and Sinclairs Darjeeling Hotel where one can find a comfortable stay.


Photos of Darjeeling

Darjeeling, West Bengal

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Avinash gupta

Darjeeling, West Bengal
Darjeeling, West Bengal

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Avinash gupta

Darjeeling, West Bengal
Darjeeling, West Bengal

Photo by

Avinash gupta

Darjeeling, West Bengal
Darjeeling, West Bengal

Photo by

Avinash gupta

Darjeeling, West Bengal

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