Darjeeling is a city and a municipality in the Indian state of West Bengal. It lies in the Lesser Himalayas at an elevation of 2,000 metres (6,560 ft). It is noted for its tea industry, its scenic views of the world’s third-highest mountain Kangchenjunga, and the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, a narrow-gauge mountain railway which is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Darjeeling is the headquarters of the Darjeeling district which has a partially autonomous status called Gorkhaland Territorial Administration within the state of West Bengal. It is also a popular tourist destination in India.
In the early 19th century during East India Company rule in India a sanatorium and a military depot were set up in the region. Subsequently, extensive tea plantations were established, the tea growers developing hybrids of black tea and creating new fermentation techniques. A distinctive Darjeeling tea emerged, which became internationally recognized and has ranked among the most popular black teas in the world. The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway connecting the town with the North Bengal plains was completed in 1881 and has some of the few remaining steam locomotives in service in India.
The Mall, Mahakal Temple, Gymkhana Club, Saint Andrews Church, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, Das Studio, Step Aside (Chittaranjan das Memorial), Dhirdham Temple, Japanese Peace Pagoda, Ghum Railway station, Ghum Monastery, Gombu Rock, Happy Valley Tea Garden, Lebong Race Course, Barbotey Rock Garden & Gangamaiya Park, Tiger Hill Observation Deck (Sunrise Point), Batasia Loop, Keventers, Glenary’s, Darjeeling Head Post Office etc.
- The Elgin Heritage
- Pradhan Hotel
- Dekeling Resort
- Swiss Hotel
Activity You can Experience:
Very early morning Sunrise drive, Post Breakfast Half day excursion for 7 view points, Toy Train Joyride upto Ghum Station & back to Darjeeling, Excursion for Mirik lake & Pashupatinath Market (Nepal) and lots of offbeat trails.
Bengal Local always try to blend & share the most exquisite & interesting local experiences and welcome our guests to join on a traditional excursion on an offbeat trail through lush green meadows in the pristine countryside. Be it a handicraft trail or a art tour, we always support the local community and their activities as we make the holiday itinerary. This is also the most beautiful way to try the local cuisine prepared with farm-fresh organic produce. Thus our guest gets a chance to familiarize with the local customs and cultural heritages of the destination. Bengal Local respect the destination first.
Nearest Railhead: New Jalpaiguri (NJP)
Nearest Airport: Bagdogra (IXB)
We have the best network for hotel reservation & packaged tour for Darjeeling and adjoining offbeat hill areas like Baramangwa,Tinchule and Lamahatta