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Holidays in Darjeeling

February 14, 2014 By: matthewsimpso Category: About

Holidays in Darjeeling

Darjeeling is one of the most picturesque hill stations in West Bengal. It has emerged as one of the most popular holiday spots of India. It appeals vacationers with its superb nature beauty and landscape that ideal for holiday celebration.

This beautiful hill town was gifted to the East India Company by the king of Sikkim in 1817. It was the popular hill resort during the British kingdom giving the Europeans relief from scorching and blazing heat.

Darjeeling hill station has lots of fascinating sites that give vacationers a thrilling experience. The outstanding view of Mount Kanchenjunga from the Tiger Hill and view of Mount Everest (the highest mountain peak in the world), on lucky sunny day gives lifetime experience. Lush tea gardens, picturesque landscapes, scenic beauty, and amiable ambiance are USP of this hill town which makes it one of the most sought after holiday spots in India. This town is also popular among honeymooners due to its truly romantic and amiable ambiance.

The Toy train is a thing to experience. It passes through forests, mountains, tunnels, valleys and other natural geographies of Darjeeling covering a distance of 82 km in six hours.
Prominent Attractions in & around Darjeeling : Japanese Peace Pagoda (showing the various life stages of Buddha), Mountain Toy Train, Town of Ghoom, Darjeeling Ropeway, Tiger Hill (noted for sunrise), Batasia Loop, Lloyds Botanical Garden (housing a beautiful collection of Himalayan plants, flowers, orchids etc), Shrubbery Garden (the perfect place to have some amazing views of the Kanchenjunga Range and Singla Valley), Happy Valley Tea Estate, Dhirdham Temple, Garg World Amusement Park, etc.

Holiday in Darjeeling is indeed a cheery lifetime experience!

How to Reach Darjeeling :-
Darjeeling hill station is well-connected with other major cities of India. The nearest airport is at Bagdogra at a distance of 90 Kms. The nearest railway station is at Siliguri connected by the Toy Train to Darjeeling. It is well connected to West Bengal, Sikkim and Bhutan by road.