Darjeeling is also called the ‘Queen of the Hills‘ owing to the beauty and serenity of the place. This city is located at the foothills of the Himalayas and is a beautiful tourist destination loved by all ages of people.
Mountain and nature lovers find this place to be paradise. Visit this place once and fall in love with green nature with the backdrop of mountains
How to reach Darjeeling?
Darjeeling is located in the northernmost part of West Bengal. The nearest national airport is Bagdogra Airport and the nearest International Airport is Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport. From either of these, you have to spend another night or so to reach Darjeeling.
The nearest railway station is New Jalpaiguri Station (NJP). Trains travel almost regularly to NJP Station and Sealdah (the heart of Kolkata). These trains take overnight to reach the NJP station.
The most used mode of transport is road transport. Cars, cabs and taxis are available all seven days a week for the tourists to cope with the distance in the hilly road. You can pre-book the car for hassle-free travel.
Who should visit Darjeeling?
Darjeeling is a must-visit place for people who love hills. Nature lovers and fauna enthusiasts will enjoy a trip to this place. People with tea-loving taste buds can not afford to miss this place because of the special type of tea that is grown here.
Best time to visit Darjeeling
The best time to visit Darjeeling is the months of hot summer days. Take a break from the heat of the summer and plan a trip to Darjeeling with your family and friends.
If you want to enjoy chilly winters, white sheet of snowfall and smoky mountain peaks, then December to February are the best months for you. But, be ready to get some chill nerves in winter in Darjeeling.
It is always better to avoid hill stations in monsoon. Landslides are often here leading to roadblocks and even chances of mishaps.
What to expect in Darjeeling?
Darjeeling is all about picturesque scenery with the backdrop of hazy mountains and green forests. Every corner of every road in Darjeeling speaks a different chapter in the beauty of the city. And the best part is that this beauty is purely natural and a gift to us from Mother Nature.
You also get to see the sun rising from the horizon at morning accompanied by a cup of hot Darjeeling tea. Yes, Darjeeling specializes in world-class tea leaves. Take a sip when you are in the town.
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