"The Queen of Hill Stations"

A Town in West Bengal, India
2122 meters

Interest Measure for Darjeeling

Ideal time to stay:  1 - 3 days

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Height(Altitude) of Darjeeling from sea level:  6962 feet
Latitude/Longitude:  27.0360060°N, 88.2626750°E
Ecosystem:  Mountain , Hill  

Food, Culture and Language at Darjeeling

Food Availability:  Indian, Continental, Tibetan 
Regional Language:  Bangla
Currency:  ₹ - Rupee (INR)
Tags:  #Green  

Why travel Darjeeling?

Darjeeling is a town in India's West Bengal state, in the Himalayan foothills. Once a summer resort for the British Raj elite, it remains the terminus of the narrow-gauge Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, or “Toy Train,” completed in 1881. It's famed for the distinctive black tea grown on plantations that dot its surrounding slopes. Its backdrop is Mt. Kanchenjunga, among the world’s highest peaks.
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5 Places to visit and Things to do in Darjeeling

Kanchenjunga Mountain View at Darjeeling

Kanchenjunga Mountain View

#Sight Seeing
Kangchenjunga is the third highest mountain in the world, and lies partly in Nepal and partly in Sikkim, India.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 1.5 hours
Tiger Hill at Darjeeling

Tiger Hill

#Archaeological Site
Tiger Hill is located in Darjeeling, in the Indian State of West Bengal, and is the summit of Ghoom, the highest railway station in the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway – a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Watching sunrise from Tiger Hill is an awesome experience.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 1.5 hours
Ropeway, Tea Estate at Darjeeling

Ropeway, Tea Estate

One of the best ways to experience the panoramic views that Darjeeling is so famous for, is by taking a ride on the ropeway. It's also called the Rangeet Valley Cable Car because of the spectacular view of the valley around the river Little Rangeet.
Expenses - ₹150
Time needed - 2 hours
Ghoom Monastery at Darjeeling

Ghoom Monastery

Yiga Choling Gompa , the region’s most famous monastery. Built in 1850, it enshrines a 5m-high statue of Jampa (Maitreya or ‘Future Buddha’) and 300 beautifully bound Tibetan texts. One is greeted by a huge 'Maitreya Buddha' statue at the entrance gate of the Gompa. Visitors also find bells, ornate thanka scrolls as well as drums inside the Gompa. There is a charge for taking photograph inside. For a still picture was Rs. 10/- per photo and Rs. 50/- for a video shot.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 2 hours
Observatory Hill, Darjeeling at Darjeeling

Observatory Hill, Darjeeling

Sacred to both Buddhists and Hindus, this hill was the site of the original Dorje Ling monastery that gave the town its name. Today, devotees come to a temple in a small cave to honour Mahakala, a Buddhist protector deity also worshipped in Hinduism as a wrathful avatar of Shiva the destroyer. A path leading up to the hill through giant Japanese cedars starts about 300m along Bhanu Bhakta Sarani from Chowrasta. The pine-scented ambience is worth taking in.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 3 hours

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Content of this page was last updated at Oct 21, 2016