Renowned all over the world for its enigmatic beauty, Darjeeling offers so much to see to the travellers from around the world. Nestled in the rolling hills of Himalayas with Mount Kanchenjunga glistening in the back ground, this beauty attracts millions of people every year. As fondly called the Queen of hill stations, it provides a perfect getaway for nature lovers.
Located on the northern tip of West Bengal, it has Sikkim on the north and Bhutan on the east. There is absolutely no hassle in reaching this chilly town. You can arrive at the Bagdogra Airport by flight and squeeze yourself into one of the local taxis up the hill. You will see some of the most beautiful sights on your way up. It’s a long 3 hours to reach the town but the rolling lush tea gardens, thin pine and teak forests, shady natural springs, glittering water of the river streams, small houses perched on carefully on hill slopes and the smiling faces of the locals will warm up your heart and make you forget that you actually travelled that long. The best time for visit is spring and winter seasons.
Often called the trekkers paradise, this town is the base for some of the best treks in the whole world with modern equipments and facilities available. Some of the best hotels are found here with all the necessary and luxurious amenities. If you are low on your budget then you don’t need
to worry for little cheaper ones are available too. Main attractions within the town can be reached by foot or vehicle. You could also take a tour guides help for you to see in and around the town. Well for sightseeing tour, you can also take the help of the tourist map of Darjeeling, which are well marked with important tourist places and guide you through every step, to explore the city with hassle free and in enjoyable way.
You can visit a tea factory in the Happy Valley Tea Estate, closest to the town and see how world’s number one tea is made. Then visit some monasteries and pay homage to Lord Buddha, then do a little shopping in the town. A pleasant walk around the Mall road is a must for you can see some of the finest sceneries that you have ever seen. If the day is clear you might just be lucky to see the mighty stretch of the Mount Kanchenjunga. Then you could ride on a horseback at Chowrasta, which becomes very lively in the evening with some live performances by local bands while you sip on Darjeeling’s tea. Walk around the town and you will see the long gone British Empire’s remnants in some old school buildings, museums and churches.
Outside Darjeeling town you could visit other small towns such as Kalimpong, Mirik, Sukhia Pokhari, Ghoom, Kurseong, Sonada, Mungpoo and Batasia and even to neighbour state Sikkim and Bhutan too, which are charming and distinct in their very own way and has a lot to offer to travellers. You
could hire a local taxi to be at any of these towns anytime of the year. While you are in Darjeeling you cannot afford to miss to take the famous Toy Train ride. It is magical and most beautiful than anything else in this world. Your visit to Darjeeling will always be enjoyable with the help of the tourist map, which will guide you and provide you all the information right from tourist places, roads, distance in kms from one place to another, location of tourist places, hotels, bus stand, tourist information centre, hospitals, banks, post office and many more. Apart from tourist map, the humble and affectionate locals of Darjeeling will also guide in times of needs.
Visit to Darjeeling and enjoy memorable holidays with your loved ones.