Tucked inside the mighty eastern Himalayas, Darjeeling is a darling of everyone's heart. Swarmed by tourists and honeymooners throughout the year, this quaint hill station is characterized with its unique persona. Overlooked by the shadows of Mt. Kanchenjunga, this destination is a dream realized. Every element present in Darjeeling is a unique experience of life. While entering this Shangri La, tourists will definitely feel out of this world. The Mountain Himalayan toy train rolling on narrow gauge parallel to the hillside road transfers tourists to a dream sequence. The misty winters of this forested region wrap the visitors in its friendly feel. The fresh tea brews of Darjeeling lend a cozy feel to the destination, making it a prominent draw-card of West Bengal. Numerous treks and expeditions to Darjeeling discover the heritage of colonial mansions, churches, monasteries, botanical gardens and mountainous tracks.
DARJEELING TOUR ATTRACTIONSMountain Himalayan Railway
Fondly called as Toy Train, Darjeeling Mountain Himalayan Railway is one of the major reasons why tourists throng to this mesmerizing hill station. A remarkable feat of human engineering, this time-kept train is recognized as a world heritage site. Chugging on the power of steam engines, this hill train transfers tourists through a passage full of nature’s beauty. Batasia Loop on the track deserves special mention in this regard displaying immaculate natural scenery for tourists. Located just 5 km from Darjeeling, this loop showcases a spectacular view of Darjeeling town with snow clad Kanchenjunga and other mighty mountains in the backdrop.
Quick Basic Facts about Darjeeling
|Total Area||3,149 sq km|
|Altitude||2,050 m (6710 ft)|
|Annual Rainfall||Nepali, English, Lepcha, Limbu, Bhutia|
|Average Max. Temperature||14.9°C|
|Average Min. Temperature||8.9°C|
|Best Seasons to Visit||March to June and October to December|
|Other Towns||Siliguri, Kalimpong, Kurseong and Mirik|
|Population Density||585 people per sq. km.|
|Language Spoken||Bengali, English (Official Language), Nepali, Hindi|
|Nearest Railway Station||Darjeeling (Narrow Gauge) and New Jalpaiguri & Siliguri (Broad Gauge)|
|Airport||Bagdogra (Domestic Airport)|