DarjeelingDarjeeling is a beautiful hill resort in the eastern state of West Bengal. It’s been rated as the most significant as well as organized hill resort in Eastern India. Darjeeling is 700 kms from Kolkata at an elevation of 2134 meters and exudes calmness and beauty amid the grand snow clad Himalayan Peaks. A sunny day offers a clear view of Kanchenjunga peak and the world's highest mountain, The Everest.
Darjeeling has mainly been groomed by the British who rapidly transformed it into a pleasant resort and developed it beyond anyone’s imaginations. Tea Plantation got its way into the town some time in the mid 18th century.
Places of Interest
Tiger Hill is 20 minutes drive from Darjeeling at an altitude of 2,555 metres and attracts most tourists for a view of the mighty Everest and Kanchenjunga peaks.
Ghoom is famous for its monastery and the station up to where one can enjoy the world famous heritage train ride.
The Lebong Race Course has been rated as one of the smallest and highest race course of the world.
The Lloyd's Botanical Gardens catches the imagination of travellers for its rare anthology of Himalayan flowers.
Zoological Park offers a distinct view into the wild life mainly Yaks, Himalayan Black Bears, Pandas and also Siberian Tiger. Also the Indian Mountaineering Institute offers a look at the history of Everest climbers.
The Tea estates attract a good number of tourists for being one of the best in India.