WEST BENGAL VISIT THE MARVEL OF DARJEELING

DARJEELING OVERVIEW-

Darjeeling is a hill station and Tibetan influence in their craft, culture and cuisine.

The tea plantations and the quality of Darjeeling tea is enriching. The toy train  is the UNESCO World Heritage sites. Darjeeling also has the cultural diversity. The Kanchenjunga peak is visible and has a panoramic view of the peak. Darjeeling is the most visited destinations in the state of West Bengal. It has Himalayan hill station. Darjeeling is the best hill stations in the world. Darjeeling is surrounded by tall Himalayan mountains and beautiful valleys for its tea plantation.

PLACES TO VISIT IN DARJEELING-

Tiger Hill-tiger-hill

Batasia Loop- batasia-loop

Darjeeling Ropeway-darjeeling-ropeway

Ghoom Monastery-ghoom-monastery

Dali Monastery-dali-monastery

ACCOMODATION-

Darjeeling consits of hotels such as luxurious hotels to budget hotels. Hotels in Darjeeling are Fortune Hotel, Viceroy Hotel and Hotel Sinclairs.

BEST TIME TO VISIT DARJEELING-

October – March

HOW TO VISIT DARJEELING-

The airport to Darjeeling is Bagdogra. There are direct flights from the city. Flights are available from all major cities. The railway station to Darjeeling connects the city with all the major areas of the country.

HISTORICAL BACKGROUND OF DARJEELING-

The word Darjeeling is the derivation of ‘Dorjeeling’ means the place of the Dorjee. The Buddhist Monastery at the top of the Observatory hill. The district was the part of the dominions of the Raja of Sikkim till the beginning of the 18th century. In 1817, the East India Company struggled with Himalayan States on behalf of Raja of Sikkim. The Governor General  deputed Captain Herbert, the Deputy Surveyor General to examine the country.  General Lloyd was directed to start negotiations with Raja of Sikkim and he succeeded in obtaining the execution of a deed grant by the Raja of Sikkim. The District was in the Rajshahi sub-division till October, 1905 and as a sequence of Bengal partition in 1905, the district was transferred to the Rajshahi division. The district was a Non-Regulation district. Darjeeling had no representation in the Legislative Council. The freedom movement in the district was tempered by its moderate political ideology.  The district with the rest of India attained independence as part of India in August 1947.

TIPS-

  1.  In the early morning tour  the Tiger Hill followed by Old Ghoom Monastery and Batasia Loop.
  2. Visit the ropeway, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute and Lebong Race Course.
  3. Take the Toy Train ride from Darjeeling station.
  4. Visit the Rock Garden.

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  1. You always have such stunning photos! I’ve drunk Darjeeling tea many times and didn’t realise until now that it’s an actual place! I love the historical notes as well – fascinating.

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