Darjeeling Tour Guide, Packages, Hotel, Transport Information
The magnificent Himalayan city is Worldwide famous as ‘The Queen of Hills’. Located at an altitude of about 6710 feet and is one of the most beautiful destinations in India. The name Darjeeling came from two Tibetan words ‘dorje’ meaning thunderbolt and ‘ling‘, meaning land. So Darjeeling literally means ‘the land of thunderbolt’. Previous to its acquisition by the British East India Company in 1835, Darjeeling was a part of Sikkim (Sikkim was an independent kingdom then) and also of Nepal for a brief period of time.
Carpeted with lush green tea gardens, this vintage hill station offers a bunch of dazzling tourist spots to visit! The most destined hill station of West Bengal is the land of best Tea Flavours in the World. The eternal beauty and the quaint Victorian charm of the place are enough to astonish travellers. The amazing Darjeeling city, offers a wide number of tourist destinations that will surely make your vacation memorable. Brimming with mesmerizing places, such as breath-taking Tiger Hill, Batasia Loop, Darjeeling Ropeway, Nightingale Park, Japanese peace pagoda etc.And the cherry on the top is the adorable toy train of Darjeeling Himalayan Railways that allures the entire path with its charming whistles! The Darjeeling Himalayas consists of a vast area including some stunning places like, Kurseong, Ghum, Sonada, Chatakpur, Ahaldara, Singalila National Park and many more. Darjeeling promises the best trip of your life. The floral beauty of Rhododendrons and magnolia soothes your eyes, while the fine aroma of authentic tea flavours mesmerizes your olfactory nerves!
Best time to visit Darjeeling
Darjeeling presentsitself, in different enchanting attires is different seasons throughout the year.
- Spring (March, April & May) : This is the perfect time to enjoy the freshlybloomed Magnolia, Rhododendron, and other hilly floral beauties of Darjeeling. Escape the heat and get some stunning spring blooms head up to the Himalayans foothills.
- Summer (June, July & August) : Weather is quite pleasant in summer and this is the best time to discover the monsoon-beauty of Darjeeling.
- Autumn (September, October & November) : This is the perfect time to eyewitness the stunning panoramic view of Snow caped higher Himalayan peaks, Khachendzunga, Everest, Lohste, Nuptse, Makalu,Kumbhkarn etc., in the clear azureous sky in the background.
- Winter (December, January & February) : Darjeeling is an amazing place for winter lovers. The temperature generally varies from 2.5°C to 11.2°C. Though during coldest days, temperature lowers down to -2° to -5°. For snow lovers, January to February is the best time to visit.