Darjeeling, which is one of the most visited places in India is a Himalayan town which is situated in the state of West Bengal, is such a place that you will love the hills and other things which will make you come back again to this particular location.
Darjeeling is one of the most renowned tourist destinations in India and it is also best known for its tea industry and the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Tour Spots in Darjeeling :
- Tiger Hill - Situated at an altitude of 2590 meters (8482 ft.) and 13 kilometers from the town
- Batasia Loop and the War Memorial - situated almost 5 km away from the town
- Ava Art Gallery - Situated about 4 km from the Market Square and on the National Highway
- Rock Garden and Ganga Maya Park - Situated 10 km from town
- Nightingale Park/Srubbery Park - 2-5 kms from Darjeeling Railway Station and walkable from the Chowrasta.
- Darjeeling-Rangit Valley Passenger Cable Car - 3 km north of the town
- Senchal Lake
- Observatory Hill & Mahakal Temple
- Dhirdham Temple
- Peace Pagoda
- Botanical Garden
- Chowrasta and Mall
- Happy Valley Tea Garden
- Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park
- Himalayan Mountaineering Institute
- Raj Bhawan
- Step Aside
- Tibetan Refugee Self-Help Centre
Darjeeling Tour Packages
- Darjeeling - Kalimpong - Gantok - Pelling (8N)
- Darjeeling - Kalimpong - Gangtok (6N)
- Darjeeling - Jaldapara (5N)
- Darjeeling - Gangtok (5N)
- Gangtok - Pelling (4N)
- Darjeeling-Kalimpong Tour (5N)
- Darjeeling - Kalimpong (4N)
- Darjeeling - Mirik (4N)
- Sikkim Tour Package (5N)
- Great Rangit
- Murti and Jaldhaka
Important Roads with length in km
- Siliguri-Mirik -Ghum Connector----60 kms.
- Sevak-Tista bridge –Kalimpong----60 kms.
- Tista Bazar to Darjeeling----------25 kms.
- Sukna- Pankhabari-Kurseong----25 kms.
- Siliguri Darjeeling NH 55----------76 kms.
Forests in Darjeeling Hill Areas
- Tropical moist deciduous forest (300-1000mts)
- Tropical evergreen lower montane forest (1000-2000mts.)
- Tropical evergreen upper montane forest (2000-3000mts.)
- Temperate forest (3000-3500mts.)
- Sub temperate forest (above 3500mts.)
Land- Use Pattern in the Hill Areas
- National Highway------------ 100km
- State Highway--------------- 80km
- Major district road --------- 37km
- Ordinary district road------ 516km
Hinduism, Buddhism and to an extent Christianity, remain the predominant religions here.
Nepali, Hindi, Bengali and English are the prevailing languages. Bengali is the language of the plains