is one of the best hill stations in the country. It is
situated at the top of the West Bengal, in eastern
India. Here the whispering of the cloud could be heard.
The clouds even try to enter into the room to make a
private affair. A cloud can be seen in the lap of the
hill or three feet above the road. Whenever someone
crosses that he / she would get drenched. Himalayan
range is posed uniquely with its green pastures there
just in front of Darjeeling. One Himalayan peak
Kanchanjangha is covered with ice throughout the year.
The tourist enjoys the beauty of Kanchanjangha even from
their room of the hotels. At dawn, the wave of the
melting gold glorifies the queen Kanchanjangha. During
April – May , Magnolia and Rhododendron flowers
magnifies the charm of the valley. There is no
comparison of hill queen Darjeeling.
is 2185 meter or 7100 ft. high from sea level. The
city starts from the Rail station. Then it
developed haphazardly over the steps of the hills.
Highest temperature in summer is 18.5 degree C.
Lowest temperature in winter is 1 degree Celsius.
April- May and October –November are the good
time to tour Darjeeling.
How to go Darjelling?
There are different ways to reach Darjelling from New
Jalpaiguri (NJP) or Siliguri (3 kilometres away from NJP)
from any part of India. From NJP the shortest route to
reach Darjeeling is by Narrow gauge train. There is a
road route from Siliguri to Darjelling also. But
traveling by toy train is a memorable experience. One
can travel by rail, by road, or by air from Delhi and
Kolkata. Darjelling is 663 kilometres away from Kolkata.
By Bus: From Siliguri there is Bus service for reaching
Darjeeling by North Bengal State Transport Corporation (NBSTC).
The distance from Siliguri to Darjeeling is near about
80 kilometer. Time taken by bus to reach Darjeeling is
aprox 3.5 hours. Other Bus service is also available by
Hilly Region Mini Bus Association . From Kolkata there
is daily state and private bus service and train service
to New Jalpaiguri.
By Train: From New Jalpaiguri one can travel to
Darjeeling by train through narrow gauge rail line.
By Air: There is no direct route to reach Darjeeling by
Air. The nearest airport is Baghdogra at Siliguri. There
is regular flight from Kolkata and other parts of India
to Baghdogra . From Baghdogra one can reach Darjeeling
by car or by some vehicle.
Points of the Attractions:
Tiger Hill: It is 11 kilometer away from
Darjeeling. The sun rising is world famous from Tiger
Hill. The snow clad mountain peak Kanchanjangha changes
its mood with its colour in each moment at the time of
sun rising. The reflection of rosy to pink to golden is
incomparable in the world. Mount Everest, the highest
peak in the world, is also seen clearly from this place.
Batasia Loop: This is a worth watching loop at
Ghum Rail station near Darjeeling.
Joy ride: This travel by toy train is adjudged
World Heritage Site. This is Darjelling- Ghum-Darjeeling
Museum: It is situated at Tenjing Norge’s
Lal Kothi : Good Scenic beauty in its
Nipponzan Myohoji Temple: Buddhist temple.
Developed by Japanese. ‘Shanti Stup’ is developed in
Mall : It is the heart of the town. Market place.
Rope way: This is first ropeway in India. It goes
to Rangit Valley. It is an 8 kilometer lengthy and takes
45 minutes in its journey. It has three stations.
Reservation should be made one day before traveling.
Contact: Officer-in-charge; Rangit Valley Ropeway
station, North Point, Darjeeling. Phone: 91- 0354-52731.
Ghum Buddha Monastery:
Observatory Hill : The Kanchanjangha is seen from
here. ‘Mahakal Cave’ is another attraction.
Natural History Museum: established in 1903. More
than 4000 animals and insects are preserved.
Chattakpur: The natural beauty is excellent.
Popular to some tourists than even Tiger Hill.
Happy Valley Tea Garden: Various stages of tea
processing, curling, tearing, and crushing can be seen.
Lloyd Botanical garden: