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Best Darjeeling Travel Videos

Something that always fires up a demented traveller’s mind is a calico scenic drive. Darjeeling as a hill station has been a holy grail to leisure travellers and honeymooners. But beyond that gossip, its thanks to the explorers that brought out this mighty hill station of North Bengal. Perched in the Lesser Himalaya this is one of the adventurous destinations in India and arrests one’s breath with some thrilling activities. Darjeeling not only offers a panoramic view of the Kanchenjunga family but it also heads off some spectacular trekking destinations. The Sandakphu Trek is one of the popular treks in the Himalayan region that starts from Darjeeling and trails you up to an altitude of 3780 mts. It offers the a bird’s eye view of the far-fetched snow capped mountains including the world’s third highest peak, the Kanchenjunga and if your luck favors, a glimpse of Mt. Everest, the highest peak in the world.

Here is an exciting video of the Sandakphu Trek from the lens of Kedartal. The Darjeeling travel video drives you en route the forest trail to the local village and thereby to the height of Sandakphu, offering a glimpse of the Kanchenjunga Range.

Sandakphu Trek

Now let’s trail down to the colours of Darjeeling set at an altitude of 2045 mts. Darjeeling is no doubt renowned for the unique flavor of the Darjeeling Tea. One, who has been in Darjeeling, must have backpacked this aroma of Darjeeling. The lush green valley of this hill station is bedded with the rich essence of tea estate that allows you to dream to own a bit of it. Well… truly speaking ‘Darjeeling Tea’, which is exported to major international countries, is the bread and butter of Gorkha hills folk. In other words, Darjeeling Tea ... Gods boon to the connoisseurs of quality tea ... Exotic aroma and natural character. Explore the mighty Tea Estate of Darjeeling from the mini cam of Manoj Rastogi.

Darjeeling Tea Garden

Yes… Darjeeling town is nestled amid this natural ambiance. The town exhibits a colonial aura. The British-style public schools, churches and several heritage buildings attract tourists from all over the world to mull over. Moreover the varied culture of the town reflects its diverse demographic milieu consisting of Nepalese, Tibetan, Bengali and other ethno-linguistic groups. Darjeeling hosts some of the beautiful monasteries of the Indo-Tibetans. The Sakya Monastery, Dali Monastery, Bhutia Busty Monastery, Peace Pagoda and Makdhog Monastery are the popular ones. The following video of the Dali Monastery by India Video is one of the best Darjeeling Travel Videos from our picks.

Dali Monastery

The Joyride and fun on Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, which is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a must from New Jalpaiguri Railway Station to Darjeeling town. Check out the following Darjeeling travel video from the mini cam of Chandan Prakash, who enchanted the Darjeeling hills with his family on July 2012.

DARJEELING HIMALAYAN RAILWAY

The Darjeeling Gymkhana Resort, which is one of the best hotels in Darjeeling, offers you a comfortable stay at an affordable price while you are holidaying in Darjeeling. Check out one of the best Darjeeling travel videos below on the Darjeeling Gymkhana Resort.

Darjeeling Gymkhana Resort

Being in this hill station one just cannot forget the mesmerizing sunrise from the Tiger Hill. It is one of the major attractions in Darjeeling that fetches thousands of tourists round the year. The view offers a gilded horizon where the fresh beams of light reflects on the snow-capped peak of Mt. Kanchenjunga and breaks the jaw of the spectators holding their digi-cam finger-bustle. Check out the spectacular sight of the sunrise from the Tiger Hill from the below video caught in the mini cam of Partha.

Sunrise from the Tiger Hill, Darjeeling

Darjeeling is largely influenced by the unique culture of the Indo-Tibetans. The Mall Road, which is one of the major attractions in Darjeeling, offers you a glimpse of its culture that is fusion of colonial era and today’s Gorkha culture. The following video drives you to a part of the Mall Road of Darjeeling.

DARJEELING MALL ROAD

The cultural influence can be widely noticed once you walk down the Rimbick Bazar. Arrayed with ethnic ware and traditional handicrafts, the market place in Darjeeling is a Shopper’s Paradise. Check out the video below and note down the items you will shop after stepping in Darjeeling.

Rimbick Market, Darjeeling

Darjeeling cuisine is something that is noted for its spicy flavor. Momos and Thupkas are the unique cuisine of Darjeeling. Nonetheless Darjeeling is also known for the unique preparation of pork dishes, Gundruk, which is a vegetable dish and Sael Roti, a Nepali cuisine. Listen to Mark Wiens, an international traveller, who finds the local cuisine toothsome and spoon-licking.

Darjeeling Restaurant

So Darjeeling as a hill station is just not about a scenic drive. But once you are back to your bustling life from this hill stations everything of Darjeeling becomes a grapevine. So? What’s the plan now? This might have fetched you to pack your bags and hop the best of Darjeeling. If not… no need to worry. Darjeeling is a destination that is open throughout the year but it is highly recommended for leisure travellers not to hit the road to Darjeeling during the monsoon. Till then enjoy the best Darjeeling Travel Videos and frame a picture of Darjeeling in your mind.

By Swairik Das

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