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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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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?
You can staynear by chaurasta.for toy train best option is to book ticket online from IRCTC, darjeeling station to Darjeeling, Its timing is in day time.
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I'm coming to Darjeeling on 02/06/2016 to 04.06/2016, my budget is 600 INR per night. Please suggest.
Hotel tower view is one of the budget friendly hotels and if you want more cheap hotels you can actually look into ibibo you'll find more hotels
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Which travel agent is good for providing cars for sight seeing?
Dear Sir, Thank you for your query. We are from reservation and we look only bookings for sightseeing you can directly contact to hotel manager. Thanks and regards
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What are top places to see? I am travelling with mom dad and bro from 3rd to 6th June.
3 days are more then enough for Darjeeling. *early morning sun rise- tiger hill *train ride *Ghum monastery *Himalayan zoology *peace pagoda *Japanese Buddhist temple * *
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