About Darjeeling

Darjeeling is a town in India's West Bengal state, in the Himalayan foothills. Once a summer resort for the British Raj elite, it remains the terminus of the narrow-gauge Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, or “Toy Train,” completed in 1881. It's famed for the distinctive black tea grown on plantations that dot its surrounding slopes. Its backdrop is Mt. Kanchenjunga, among the world’s highest peaks. Buddhist monasteries in the area include Bhutia Busty Gompa, known for its colorful murals and library full of rare texts. Another monastery, Ghoom Gompa, contains a 5m-high clay statue of the Maitreya Buddha. Darjeeling’s colonial architectural heritage includes mock-Tudor houses, Gothic Victorian churches such as St. Andrew’s, and the opulent Raj Bhavan, which still serves as the Governor’s summer residence. Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park is home to snow leopards, red pandas, and Tibetan wolves. Darjeeling is also a popular base for treks and climbing expeditions in the mountainous state of Sikkim.
Darjeeling Himalayan Railway

Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, also known as the DHR or Toy Train, is a 2 ft narrow-gauge railway based on zig zag and loop line technology that runs between New Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling in the Indian state of West Bengal, India.

Mirik is a picturesque tourist spot nestled in the serene hills of Darjeeling district in West Bengal, India. It is the headquarters of the Mirik subdivision. The name Mirik comes from the Lepcha word Mir-Yok meaning "place burnt by fire".
Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park

Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park is a 67.56-acre zoo in the town of Darjeeling in the Indian state of West Bengal. The zoo was opened in 1958, and an average elevation of 7,000 feet, is the largest high altitude zoo in India.
Tiger Hill

Tiger Hill is located in Darjeeling, in the Indian state of West Bengal, and is the summit of Ghoom, the highest railway station in the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Peace Pagoda

Peace Pagoda, Darjeeling or Darjeeling Peace Pagoda is one of the Peace Pagodas designed to provide a focus for people of all races and creeds to help unite them in their search for world peace.
Bhutia Busty Monastery

Bhutia Busty monastery or Karmaa Dorjee Chyoling monastery is a Buddhist monastery located in Bhutia Busty, Darjeeling district, India. It belongs to the Red Sect of Buddhist Lamas.
Himalayan Tibet Museum

Himalayan Tibet Museum showcases Tibetan history and culture museum with artifacts, exhibits, including a 3-D model of the Himalayas.
Roy Villa

Roy Villa, a four-storied building with a basement situated at Lebong Cart Road, Darjeeling, West Bengal holds a special significance in India’s rich cultural tradition.
Rock Garden

Rock Garden at Chunnu Summer Falls and Ganga Maya Park are recently added tourist attractions in the hilly town of Darjeeling in the state of West Bengal, India.
Jhandi Dara Sunrise Point

Scenic overlook popular for its sunrise views across to the snowcapped peaks of Kangchenjunga.
Best Time To Visit Darjeeling

There are two best seasons to visit Darjeeling, one between March to May during spring and summer, and the other between October to November during autumn. These are the times when the temperature is pleasantly cool and the sky is usually clear offering lovely views of Kanchenjunga snow peaks. Darjeeling experiences mild temperatures during the summer season. The temperature hovers around 25°C during the season. It is the best time to visit Darjeeling and enjoy sightseeing at different attractions. The blend of bright sunlight and cool breeze in Darjeeling promises every visitor a memorable vacation. Monsoons arrive in Darjeeling with heavy rainfall and Landslides during this season. Monsoon in Darjeeling begins from July till September. They further lead to road blockage around the place. However, if you love the rain, don’t miss the lush-green environment during this time. Winter season remains extremely chilly in Darjeeling as the temperature ranges between 2°C and 7°C during the season. The Winter season in Darjeeling begins from October till March. It is the best time when people can have a spectacular view of the snowcapped mountains.

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