Darjeeling, the Queen of the Hills, which at a height of 6,500 ft in the Eastern Himalayas, used to be an R & R (Rest and Recuperation) Centre for the troops during the days of the British Raj. Today it is one of India’s most popular hill stations.
People, from all over the world, visit Darjeeling which is incidentally also famous internationally for its delicately flavored tea. The surrounding hills are carpeted with tea bushes and where the tea estate ends, the hills are covered with tall pines. There is plenty to see and do when in Darjeeling. The local zoo is the world’s only centre to breed Snow Leopards, The Tibetan Wolf and the Red panda in captivity. One can also visit a tea garden to watch and gather some information on the manufacturing process of the world famous Darjeeling Tea. Darjeeling also provides several options white water rafting or kayaking down the swift River Teesta trekking in the Singalila Range to Sandakphu and Phalut or you could to take any of the several dozens of day treks out of town. Details are given below in the text.
The wild life is equally unparalleled evokes an aesthetic ambience and a romantic feeling making you nostalgic.The Flora includes more than three thousand species of flowering plants, over two hundred and fifty varieties of ferns, including tree fern , mosses, algae, fungi, birches, and of course, the prize orchids, wild and cultivated. There are oaks, chestnuts, cherry, maple, birch, and alder.In the upper hill areas are the magnolias, buck-landias,pyrus and conifers such as Webb, Himalayan firs, English yews, Sikkim spruces, larch, weeping tsuga brunoniana and junipers. Rhododendrons and Ivy is common. The fauna includes monkeys, wild cats, tigers, leopards, civets, jackals and foxes, wild dogs, bears, otters, martons, weasels, squirrels porcupines, hares, barking deer, samburs, chitals and the very rare pangolin. Brilliant colored butterflies and birds like flycatchers, long-legged falcons, Hoogson's imperial pigeons, three-toed kingfishers, emerald doves, fairy bluebirds, woodpeckers, rufous piculets, orioles, finches, sunbirds, long-tailed broadbills, emerald cuckoos, besides a large number of seasonal migratory birds are found here. A feast to the eyes.
General Information Altitude : 2134 meter Area : 1144 Sq. Kilometer Nearest Airport : Bagdogra – 89 Kilometer (Flights from - to Kolkata / Guwahati / New Delhi) Nearest Meter / Broad Gauge Railway Station ... [+]
History of Darjeeling Darjeeling nestling in the heart of the great Himalaya are arguably the most popular tourist destination in northeast India. Visitors have been mesmerized, the environment is pristine, the scenery and ... [+]
Activities and Excursion Where else in the world can you enjoy a safari in the morning, trek in the afternoon and relish a perfect Indian / Tibetan dinner in the night. Come and stay with us. Darjeeling with its natural beauty provides ... [+]
Special Facts The 11th edition of Encyclopedia Britannica "Quote" - Darjeeling, a hill station and district of British India, in the Bhagalpur division of Bengal. The sanatorium issituated 367 miles by railnorth of Calcutta.In ... [+]
We have introduced a real time help desk facility. We can take you for five point and seven point tour. The tour includes points or places of your choice from among the list given below - Ghoom Monastery On the way back ... [+]