Darjeeling, West Bengal, India

Darjeeling

Darjeeling

West Bengal, India

Darjeeling is a town in India’s West Bengal state, in the Himalayan foothills. Once a summer resort for the British Raj elite. It’s famed for the distinctive black tea grown on plantations that dot its surrounding slopes. Its backdrop is Mt. Kanchenjunga, among the world’s highest peaks.

Darjeeling Travel Tips

Carry warm jackets, gloves and thermals, especially if you plan to visit in winter season.

Walking shoes are a must, since the best way to see the city is by walking.

Do visit mall road road and try different food & drinks.
 

Darjeeling Facts

Located in the Eastern Himalayas, it has an average elevation of 2,045 metres (6,709 ft).

The tea industry and tourism are the mainstays of the town's economy.

The population of Darjeeling meanwhile has exploded over the years, traffic congestion and water shortages are common.

Darjeeling has two peak tourism seasons, September to November and April to May.

How to Reach

Flight
Flight By Air

The nearest airport to Darjeeling is Bagdogra which is approximately 95 km away from the city. From the airport, one can reach the city by hiring taxis. It will take almost 3 hours to reach Darjeeling from the airport.

Train
Train By Train

The nearest railway station to Darjeeling is New Jalpaiguri which connects the city with all the major parts of the country. People can hire private or shared cabs from the station to reach Darjeeling which is about 3 hours journey.

Car
Car By Road

Darjeeling is well connected to some of the major cities closeby such as Gangtok and Kalimpong which are located at a distance of 100 km and 51 km respectively. The city is also connected with Kolkata which is 651 km away and it takes around 14 hours to reach here.

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