Darjeeling- the drooling beauty of india!

Darjeeling is one of the best hills stations that india prides in owning! The one place that’s remained beautiful to perfection since years, has got some great historical views here, is blessed with nature’s some amazing scenarios, bears some exceptional animal life that’s never seen anywhere else and not to forget the huge distinct tra plantations that makes this place a gem in the crown of the country.

You can visit this place through the year, the whole year around is the best time to visit Darjeeling as the climate here is favourable most of the time. With the Himalayan peaks being it’s close neighbours, Darjeeling never fails to impress it’s visitors by its exceptionally amazing climate. While we talk about Darjeeling, lets get to know some amazing toursits points this city has that every one visiting here should check!

Happy valley tea estate

Located at an altitude of 6,800 feet, the Happy Valley Tea Estate is the second oldest tea estate in the tea-rich town of Darjeeling. The vast expanse of greenery with a refreshing fragrance of tea leaves welcomes you when you take a tour of this place. The different types of tea plantations done here are something really great in itself too. You get to know more about the Super Fine Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe, also known as Black Orthodox Tea, this is one of the finest tea blends of India which is enjoyed across the world. Further, a tea-tasting session is also held, where first-timers are privy to experiencing the subtleties involved in distinguishing the various groups of tea.

Darjeeling Himalayan Railway

The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway or the DHR or the ‘Toy Train’, is a 2 feet narrow gauge train that runs between New Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling,it’s also declared as a World Heritage Site on 2 December 1999 by UNESCO. A journey in this Toy Train offers some amazing sights on display.of the great natural beauty of the city with an experience on travelling in a slow moving ancient train in the most beautiful place on the earth!

Tiger hill

Another stunning possession of Darjeeling that wood everyone with a chance of witnessing the first rays of sun hitting the twin peaks of Kangchenjunga, a panoramic view of Everest peeping through the peaks standing by its side creating a charismatic view for the spectators. You can also see Kurseong to the south along with some amazing multiple rivers flowing down. Evsn Senchal Wildlife Sanctuary is another nearby places which you can check once you are done exploring the hills.

The nightangle park

The park that marks beauty in its simplicity. The attractive view of the park along with a huge statue here is an attraction for visitors regularly. The temperature is approximately 10 degrees that makes it’s a home for snow flakes too.

Singalila National Park

Singalila National Park is a safe haven for all the wildlife residing here as the area is strictly reserved for protection of biodiversity. It has an eclectic melange of flora an fauna, and houses around 120 different species of birds. Located at an altitude of more than 7000 feet above the sea in the Singalila range, the Singalila National Park is the highest national park in the state of West Bengal.

Apart from these you can also check some more toursits attractions at Darjeeling like Ghoom monastery, Bengal natural history museum, Batasia loop, Japanese peace pakoda, etc which offer similar and exclusive specatating views and much more.

For foodies, Darjeeling offers some unique cuisine that’s half based from west Bengal and half adopted from Nagaland. Still, you can satisfy your culinary explorations by trying out:

For foodies, Darjeeling offers some unique cuisine that’s half based from west Bengal and half adopted from Nagaland. Still, you can satisfy your culinary explorations by trying out:

Momos.
Thukpa
Alu Dum.
Traditional Nepali Thali
Dalle (Darjeeling Hills Pickles)
Kakra ko Achar and Kinema
Naga Cuisine

Come lets wake the wanderlust in you to start packing and get ready to explore the veiled beauty if Darjeeling in the next holiday!

14 Comments

  1. Saba, you have re-created the magic of the Darj in your beautiful and descriptive post today! I have visited Darjeeling a couple of times and have forever been enchanted with its beauty. Reading your post brought back the memories of the lovely locales.. The only thing that I may wish to add to your expansive description is the area at the heart of Darjeeling called The Mall, where people love to gather around, spend time, shop and watch the day rolling into dusk.. and at one corner of The Mall is the Keventers, a coffee shop from the British times, which is famous for its signature hot-chocolates!
    I am indeed relishing the reads of your travelogues and looking forward to the next ones.. More power to you to travel and write 🙂

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  2. If anybody reads this article they will be drawn to visiting Darjeeling at least once in your lifetime. It is a breathtakingly beautiful place with great scenic view. We would love to visit this place at our earliest convenience.

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  3. Hi, Saba. It’s nice to read about Darjeeling. I visited it at my childhood and will visit again in the coming May. But, why did you put the picture of the Silk Route (1st one) and the picture of the plantation (2nd one), which are not in Darjeeling?

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  4. The happy valley tea estate reminds me of the tea estates of Munnar in Kerala the state I live in. Darjeeling sounds so wonderful. I have visited several hill stations but never Darjeeling. Sure will visit soon.

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