Darjeeling – Hill Station In West Bengal
Nestled among the mountains with the lustrous Mt Kanchenjunga towering over the blue sky, Darjeeling popularly known as the “Queen of the Hills”, a prefect gateway for those seeking to be in harmony with nature. This is the land of the muscatel flavored Darjeeling tea adored by adept across the globe. This is the land of the world heritage where the century old miniature steam engine Darjeeling Himalayan Railway still chugs uphill challenging for space with the fast disappearing Land Rovers.
Internationally renowned as one of the best hill resorts is also a authentic paradise for trekkers and adventure seekers. No one would love to miss; Trekking experience in Darjeeling It takes one to places where nature is yet in her primal majesty. It brings one face to face with the eminent brilliance of the Himalayas.
The region abounds in rhododendrons, magnolias, primulas, orchids and ferns of numerous varieties. The emerald green forest inhabits the six hundred different species of birds on the slopes of the mountains. Darjeeling has also been developed for the adventurous sports. White water rafting is also introduced here. Darjeeling is the home of the mighty river Teesta and Rangeet which are the base for the river rafting. The Dept. of Himachal Tourism i.e. DGHC has successfully promoted this sport to ensure the safe and pleasant ride to all visitors.
Experience the breathtaking sunrise at Tiger Hill which changes the mighty Himalayas into a slew of colors. A truly once in a lifetime experience. Darjeeling hosts the two of the world’s rarest animals, the Himalayan Red Panda and the elusive Snow Leopard. Special breeding centers for both these animals are set up to boost these dying breeds.
The best time for visiting Darjeeling is summer when the climate remains in a amiable mood. Summers arrive in the month of April and lasts till June with a maximum temperature of 25°C. Winters are mostly freezing in Darjeeling. The temperature drops to 1 degree Celsius. The month of December is occasionally followed by heavy snow fall.
The main tourist spots in Darjeeling are DHIRDAM TEMPLE, tiger hill, batasia loop and war memorial, happy valley tea estate, barbotey rock garden, Mirik Lake.
DHR was inscribed as World Heritage Area (WHA) in 1999. The first Hill Railway in India and only second in the world to get this prestigious status. DHR offers opportunities for photo features, documentary and commercial videography in its exotic surroundings and trains. The tourism department has well maintained the transport and accommodation facilities in Darjeeling. Visiting Darjeeling would be an unforgettable experience for each visitor.