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Darjeeling Travel Guide

From Darjeeling, if its your lucky day, you could see this view ....its Mt. Everest. The rooftop of the world.

The word Darjeeling is a combination of two words 'dorje' meaning 'thunderbolt' and 'ling' meaning 'place' hence the word Darjeeling means 'the Land of Thunderbolt'. At a height of 2050 meters, Darjeeling is one of the most visited destinations in the state of West Bengal and Darjeeling tourism is one of the mainstays of the tourism industry in this state. Whereas the Darjeeling Travel Guide beats back the jawbreaking hues of the natural ambiance, monasteries as well as repulses with some exciting mountain activities in Darjeeling.

Darjeeling has always been famous as Himalayan hill station and it was historically fought over by both Nepal and Sikkim. It was the British Raj that took over the region and hence Darjeeling became a part of India. At present, Darjeeling is one of the best-known hill stations in the world, which attracts tourists from all over the planet throughout the year. The most wonderful aspect of the Darjeeling Travel Guide is the tourist places in Darjeeling those are the picturesque Himalayan views and the vast tea gardens.

Darjeeling is surrounded by tall Himalayan mountains and beautiful valleys, this splendid hill station is also renowned for its tea plantation. Moving around in the town, one will find a large spread of tea gardens which add a lush beauty to the city. If you are in Darjeeling, the one thing which takes your breath away is the view of Kanchenjunga which is the third highest mountain peak in the world, Also a quick look at the Darjeeling Travel Guide will give you quite a few pointers in the right direction. The hill station has many attractions to woo any number of travelers from all around the world. Some of the chief attractions are Ghoom Monastery, Senchal Lake, Bengal Natural History Museum, Happy Valley Tea Gardens and the UNESCO world heritage Himalayan Railway. The hill station is quite popular for shopping as well.

Visit Darjeeling and enjoy this hill station with the many Darjeeling tour packages that are on offer.

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How to Reach Darjeeling

Darjeeling is one of the most frequented hill stations in India. It is mostly visited by weekenders and some adventurous who head for the mighty trek to Sandakphu. Well even the unique blend of tradition and modernity draws in many travellers. Nonetheless how to reach Darjeeling is not a matter of fuss. With flourishing Darjeeling tourism, the mighty hill station encircles the hues of many other hill stations of North Bengal and Sikkim. As well as the Gorumara National Park is only 140kms away from Darjeeling. The distance from Siliguri to Darjeeling is approximately 70kms whereas from New Jalpaiguri to Darjeeling the distance by road is approximately 75 kms. One travelling from Bagdogra Airport needs to cover a distance of 100kms approximately. It takes one couple of hours to travel from Bagdogra to Darjeeling. The other nearby hill stations like from Kalimpong, the distance is 50kms whereas it takes one just couple of hours to reach Darjeeling from Pelling, Sikkim. One, who is planning to reach Darjeeling by road from Gangtok, needs to cover a distance of 110kms. It takes approximately 3 hours from Gangtok to Darjeeling.


One who is planning to reach Darjeeling by train may opt to reserve his ticket on the Darjeeling Himalayan narrow gauge that connects Darjeeling from New Jalpaiguri. It is one of the most prestigious as well as heritage journey in India. Well, the new Jalpaiguri Railway Station is the closest broad gauge railway station from Darjeeling that connects to all other major cities in India.


The Bagdogra Airport is the only airport that connects Darjeeling by air with all other major destinations in India. There are some direct flights to Bagdogra from Kolkata, Delhi and Guwahati to Darjeeling.


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tell me something about R J resort Darjeeling.How is it?
Dear Guest, Thank you for query. Sorry, to say that R.J Resort is not our property our property is Sanderling Resort & Spa, Darjeeling. Thanks and regards
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Which is the best area to stay at in darjeeling? We want to travel on the heritage train. What would be the timings of the train?
Hi, I personally prefer to stay around Mall. I think you are asking the timings of the train that run from Darjeeling to Ghoom and back to Darjeeling. In that case you can find the timings and also can book the tickets from IRCTC. There are three timinigs this train runs. One in the morning around 8:00 am, other ia around 11:00 am and the last one is in the afternoon. The first one is driven by coal engine. And the rest two are diesel. I will suggest to go for the 1nd timing, 11:00 am. Chances of fog and low light is low.
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Which is the best location to stay in Darjeeling?
near chowrasta...
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Which is the best hotel under the budget of 2000 INR per night?
I don't have idea of Hotels at Darjeeling, hence trusting the name we had stayed at Sterling Resort. With Go kar de discount and payment by go Cash it was reasonable. The hotel and services were fantastic and worth the stay. Also tiger hill is just 25-30 mins far and ghoma monestary is next to the hotel.
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How much is the approx taxi fare from Darjeeling to Bagdogra airport?
Approx Rs 300 if you get a shared taxi and approx Rs 3000 if reserved.
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