High up near the Himalayas with Mt. Kanchenjunga as a backdrop, Darjeeling in the state of West Bengal, is worth a visit, where, ancient forests, quaint houses and friendly people make the trip to this most famous hill station of India worth it. The mystique of Darjeeling is glamorous thanks to its landscape.
The toy train enables travellers to explore the wonderful hill station at a calm pace, soaking in the environs and culture of every part of destination that is Darjeeling.
The place is famous honeymoon destination and trailhead for numerous treks as well as a great countryside ideal for adventure sport lovers.
Altitude: 2,050 m
STD Code: 0354
Language: Gorkha, Tibetan, Bengali, Hindi, English
Clothes: Summer: Light Woollens, Tropical Winter: Heavy Woollens
Temperature: Summer: 14 - 8 C Winter: 6 - 1 C
Local transport: bicycles, two-wheelers and hired taxis are the major modes of local transport in Darjeeling.
Best Season: The best time to visit Darjeeling March to June and October to December.
How to reach
By Air: The nearest airport is in Bagdogra, which is 90kms away from Darjeeling.
By Rail:The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway is a 60 cm narrow-gauge line which is declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
By Road: Darjeeling is well connected by good motorable roads to all important places in India