Darjeeling, the state’s most popular hill resort, is situated 2134 metres about sea level. Nestled among the rolling mountains with the glistening Mt. Kanchenjunga towering over the azure sky, Darjeeling fondly called “Queen of the Hills”, provides a perfect gateway for those seeking to be in harmony with nature.
This is the land of UNESCO World Heritage ‘Darjeeling Himalayan Railway’, where the century old miniature steam engine still chugs uphill. This is the land of muscatel flavored Darjeeling tea revered by connoisseurs across the globe.
Surrounded by tea gardens growing the prized leaf is known as Darjeeling tea. Darjeeling is an abrupt variation from the lowlands of West Bengal. Buddhism, being a major faith here, Darjeeling has several monasteries, chiefly of the Yellow Hat sect.
You can plan a short trip of two to three days in Darjeeling to rejuvenate the mind and body, spending time scuttling between tea gardens, enjoying a one hour joy ride in the famed Darjeeling Himalayan Railway and taking those leisurely walks around the Mall.
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