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Our Address:

Darjeeling, West Bengal, India

Distance

9828.1 KM

Place Type

Hill Station

You'll love for

Landscapes, Tea plantation

Best Visiting Time

Mar - June and Oct - Nov

elevation

2,042.16 m

Language

Bengali, Nepali, Hindi, English

Area

10.57 km2

Population

132,016

Description

Lying amidst the slopes of the Himalayas, surrounded by lush tea gardens, and towered over by majestic Kanchenjunga, Darjeeling is a picturesque hill station in the Indian state of West Bengal. The previous summer capital of India under the British Raj holds the panoramic views of Kanchenjunga, beautiful colonial architecture, an influence of diverse cultures in the majestic craft and cuisine. Kanchenjunga, the third highest peak in the world and the highest in India, is clearly visible from here and you can enjoy a panoramic view of the peak. The toy train established back in 1881s still run and is also one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites. Sunrise on Tiger Hill is the most famous one amongst the tourist. If you are a wildlife enthusiast, you can visit the Darjeeling Zoo, where you can see the red panda, snow leopard, black bear, panther, snow yaks, etc. If you are on the mood of trekking go on an adventurous trek up to Sandakphu in Singalila Range, the highest peak in West Bengal. you can unleash the adventurer inside you by indulging in a plethora of activities ranging from trekking, hiking, rafting, etc. Darjeeling is an experience which will remain etched in one's memory forever.

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