Darjeeling

It is refreshingly beautiful here

Darjeeling Overview

As you enter Darjeeling, you would see banners saying ‘Queen of the Hills’ and it is rightly so. Famous around the world for its eternal beauty and its gifts from nature, Darjeeling has been the destination for several Bollywood and has been mentioned in many Hollywood movies too. More than a destination it has become a brand which is the prime reason for its enormous flow of tourists throughout the year. The colonial touch here is evident through structure that still stands tall till today. The aromatic tea gardens are abundant here as Darjeeling Tea is one of the best selling Tea brand globally. It can be said of Darjeeling that once is never enough.


General Facts

AREA 10.57 km2 (4.08 sq mi)
STATE WEST BENGAL
ELEVATION 6700 ft
POPULATION 1,32,000

Places to Visit

Sandakphu

It is one of the highest points in Darjeeling in the Singalila Ridge. The place has grown to be a popular offbeat destination that that is best for trekking activities that many visitors have been regularly engaging.

Phalut

It is almost 21 kms from Sandakphu and the second highest peak in the district of Darjeeling. It is also one of the most engaging trekking destinations that visitors take along with the Sandakphu trek. It is rich in colorful Rhododendrons which can be abundantly found here.

Manebhanjan

It is a small hamlet about 26 km from the main Darjeeling town and is situated on the border of India and Nepal. It is also the gateway to the adventure trek activities that has been thrilling tourist past many years.

Tinchuley

It is a beautiful mountain village that is located opposite to Kalimpong. It is a raw offbeat destination which is not so popular among the regular tourists and the agencies work actively here to support the organic growth of the people here.

Lamahatta

It is an Eco park which falls on the way to Teesta from Ghoom. The place is a dark park which is shadowed by the tall pine trees lined orderly. There is also a natural lake on the top and the place looks beautiful with the Buddhist prayer flags fluttering with the wind.


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