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Darjeeling Tourism – Queens of the Hills


Darjeeling is one such hill station in India that must be visited at least once. It is also believed that those who have come for Darjeeling tour once will definitely plan for Darjeeling travel again. Gangtok Darjeeling is nestled amongst green rolling mountains and this is why Darjeeling is known as ‘Queens of the Hills’. During a Darjeeling tour, tourists can have a glimpse of the glistening Mount Kanchenjunga.

Darjeeling tourism is famous for its natural beauty, greenery, mesmerizing flowers and lovely people. There are also two things for which Gangtok Darjeeling is famous. One is the muscatel flavored Darjeeling and the other one is the land of the world heritage Darjeeling Himalayan Railway. Tourists on a Darjeeling tour usually enjoy a ride of the century old miniature steam engine which is an unforgettable experience for all.
Gangtok Darjeeling is home to many tourist attractions. Amongst all the Darjeeling tourism attractions, the most popular one is the Tiger Hill from where tourists can enjoy a magnificent view of the sunrise over the Kanchanjunga hills. Then tourists can include the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, the oldest Mountaineering Institute in the country in their itinerary. Tourists must also enjoy the ropeway or Darjeeling Rangit Valley Passenger Cable Car located at North Point.

This ride will make your Darjeeling India tour memorable and special too. Other popular attractions of Gangtok Darjeeling tourism that are worth visiting are Kalibari, Kalimpong market, Gouripur House, Golf Course, Pedong Monastery, Rishyap, Kurseong, Ava Art gallery, Mall, Rock Garden and Ganga Maya Park, Botanical Garden, Senchal Lake, Happy Valley tea garden, and the Monasteries.

Darjeeling tourism is a paradise for shoppers. There are little shops located in every nook and corner of this hill station where tourists can shop for gift items and souvenirs to take back home. One must look for Tibetan crafts like carpets, wood and leather work items. The best time to plan for Darjeeling travel is from March-May or September-November. The rainy season that starts by May end enjoy heavy downpours and hence it must be avoided. During the winter months there is a drastic fall in temperature and hence one must bring heavy woolens with them during their Darjeeling tour.
For those planning for Darjeeling Travel this holiday season, they can travel by air, road or rail. To reach Darjeeling by air, the nearest airport is Bagdogra and for those traveling by railway, the nearest railway station is New Jalpaiguri. There is regular private taxi and bus services connect to take tourists to Darjeeling hill station. Accommodation is easily available at the hill resort of Darjeeling. There are several hotels in Darjeeling. Well, hotels in Darjeeling range from budget hotels to government approved hotels to luxury hotels.

In fact, Darjeeling tourism can be described nicely in T’s -Tea, Teak, Tourism, Toy Train, Tiger Hill and Trekkers’ paradise. So, for a complete break from daily work and the city hassles, you must plan for Darjeeling tour as soon as possible. The varied landscape, eternal weather, beautiful Darjeeling resorts, and the slopes with tea plantations will make your Darjeeling travel memorable for you

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