Darjeeling 'Queen of Hills' is the name of a town as well as a district in West Bengal state of India. Both the town and the district is famous as one of the most important tourist destinations in the country.
Darjeeling is famous throughout the world for the tea it grows and the great view of Kanchenjunga range of mountains that it offers. It is also known for its richness in cultural & natural
heritage and the famous toy train that has been declared an UN heritage. The district covering about 1144 sq km, attracts millions of tourists every year for the variety of attractions it offers.
The state is bordered by the Indian state of Sikkim on the north, it borders Nepal on the West, and Bengal plains in the South and East.
Darjeeling has several British-style public schools, which attract students from India and neighbouring countries.
The varied culture of the town reflects mountains identify according to their ancestry: Nepalese, Bhutanese, Tibetan or Lepcha.
The name Darjeeling comes from the Tibetan word 'dorje', meaning the 'thunderbolt sceptre of the Hindu deity Indra, and 'ling' - a place or land'.
Some of the places to visit in Darjeeling
Airpot : Bagdogra (85 kms from Darjeeling) is the major airport of the region. Regular flights connects Bagdogra to major airports in the country.
Rail Station : NJP (New Jalpaiguri) 82 kms from Darjeeling is the major Rail Station.
Road : Siliguri 75 km from Darjeeling is the main junction and the largest town nearby the state.
Permit and Entry Rules
Indian & Foreigners: Indian & Foreigners tourists visiting Darjeeling do not require any permit to enter the state.
Best time to Visit Darjeeling
Best time to visit darjeeling is during the months of March, April, May, June, October, Nov. Most of the roads
remains closed during the month of July, August due to heavy rainfall and landslides. Also some of the tourists
don't prefer to visit Darjeeling in the months of December, January and Febrary due to cold climates.