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Darjeeling

, West Bengal

(Darjeeling is also spelled as Darjiling)
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State: West Bengal
District: Darjeeling
Famous for/as: Hill Station
Languages: Nepali, Bengali, Hindi, English
Best Season: Sep - June
Weather: Summer 19 to 37°C, Winter -2 to 24°C
Altitude: 2050 m
Pincode: 734101
STD code: 0354
Until the early part of the eighteenth century, Darjeeling was under the king of Sikkim. Later Gorkhas invaded the region and annexed the area, which they eventually lost to British. The British used the place to escape the heat and found the strategic importance of the area. They, hence, developed the area as a hill station and tea-growing area. Darjeeling is well known for its tea industry and eco-tourism.

Darjeeling is thought to be derived from the word Dorjeeling, which literally means 'the place of Dorjee' the majestic thunderbolt. Some believe that the thunderbolt belongs to the Lamaist religion and some believe that it belongs to Lord Indra.

Timber, tea, and tourism underpin the economy of Darjeeling. The tea plantations were originally developed by the British. Oranges and cardamom are also available in plenty. Traditional arts and crafts of Tibet and Sikkim are the products available for shopping. Traditional Tibetan and Sikkimese food as well as other Indian cuisines are available.

Rain can be expected any time in a year. Summer and spring are the two seasons most popular with the visitors. Darjeeling is a famous destination for Bollywood and Bengali film shooting.

The most popular and ubiquitous mode of transport is a four-wheel drive. Land rovers, especially, are the choice of tourists. They can easily serpentine through the steep and sometimes narrow roads of the hill.

Several local festivals are celebrated throughout the year. The festivals are colorful and the visitor should ensure that they are in Darjeeling to take part in the celebrations of one of these festivals.
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Darjeeling - Toy Train, Tea Gardens, Sight Seeing

  by Madhav Srinivasan  on Nov 14, 2011
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Travel within city


Darjeeling is a popular tourist place and it has a few inter- city transport options. The nearest airport is at Bagdogra near Silguri which is around 96 km from the city. Siliguri is the closest town which has railway station and there are many options to reach Darjeeling from Siliguri. Shared taxi and shared jeeps are the main mode of transport from Siliguri to Darjeeling. They usually cost around Rs 120 and can take up to 10 people. Tourist can also reach Darjeeling by bus. There are regular bus services from Silguri. The best options for local travel in Darjeeling are either on foot or by shared jeep.

Shared Jeep


Shared jeeps are available extensively through Darjeeling. These are the cheapest and easiest way to travel around the city. They are available in the main areas and cost between Rs 10 to 20.

Taxi


Taxis are also available from the taxi stand near the mall. This is also a good option as they are comfortable and are useful for day trips. They charge around Rs 750 for day trips to nearby places.

On Foot


The best option to visit the various sites in Darjeeling is on foot. The steep roads and rocky terrain are best accessed on foot.

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You can find 75 hotels in Darjeeling under following categories:
Comments (21) Reviews (7)
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Posted by Ssudhansu 1 year, 2 months ago
i want to book the room for me and for my spouse,pls guide me the best couple room,we r newly married couple.im from delhi planing to be there in Darjeeling on 19th of this month,pls send me the rate and hotels name with the Guide who helped me out , it would be a great favoure for me ,pls do as soon as u can. THANKS,
Posted by brijita 1 year, 3 months ago
darjeeling is the most beautiful hill districk like a gulmargh in j_& k
Posted by kishorverma 1 year, 4 months ago
SUCH A BEAUTIFUL PLACE
Posted by HARISH 1 year, 5 months ago
I love it when people come together and share opinions, great blog, keep it up.
Posted by resorts in wayanad 2 year, 34 days ago
i want 2 visit in daar...1 jul to 5 jul pls inform me obout the weather
Posted by mukesh 2 year, 35 days ago
DARJEELING IS THE ONE OF THE BEST PALACE OF WEST BENGAL FOR ITS NATURAL BEAUTY AND ALSO FOR ITS DELICIOUS TEA. I LOVE DARJEELING VERY MUCH.
Posted by BIKASH MONDAL 2 year, 53 days ago
how many people is there.
Posted by taron 2 year, 3 months ago
darjeeling is nice. I like it very much. i want to go there every year.
Posted by taron 2 year, 3 months ago
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