Darjeeling, known as the queen of the Himalayas is situated in the Northern Part of the Indian state of West Bengal. The city is located in the Siwalik Range of the lesser Himalayas and is famous for its tea industry. The city is also famous for the Darjeeling Himalayan Railways which is one among the UNESCO World Heritage List. There are a large number of tourist destinations in Darjeeling making this place a wonderful holidaying experience. Touristplacesinindia.com offers you complete guidance on all that you want to know about Darjeeling.
To the east, a dull orange sun emerged painting the sky with brilliant strokes of magenta, gold, orange and fuchsia. The snow capped Everest, Kabru, Kanchenjunga, Jannu and other peaks slowly emerge from slumber to start a new day. The sun worshippers gasp at the magnificent sight. As the fog lifts in the slowly penetrating sun, the town gradually comes alive. Amidst brewing of tea, the sing-song Gorkhali which is the local dialect, rises and falls like music.
|Area|| 3149 square km|
|Languages||Hindi, Gorkha, Bengali, Nepali, Tibetian and English|
|Best time to visit||March to June and again from October to December|
Among the major tourist attractions in the Darjeeling city, the most important is the Tiger Hill. It is situated about 2590 m and gives a splendid of the sunrise over Kanchanjunga. Mount Everest, the world’s highest peak is clearly visible from the Tiger Hill. Another important place to visit in the city is the Rock Garden and Ganga Maya Park. These parks are located about 10 km from the town and have developed into wonderful picnic spot.
Avarage Mean Annual Temperature: Max 14.9°C and Min 8.9°C
Rainfall : 3092 mm
Clothing: light woolen in summer and heavy woolen in winters.
The place has a scenic beauty and one can walk down to the Darjeeling Mall from here . Other important places in the city include the Ava Art Gallery, Mall, Batasia loop, Lloyd Botanical Garden, Nightingale park, Darjeeling-Rangit Valley Passenger Cable Car popularly called the ropeway, observatory hills, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute and the monasteries to name a few. One can also visit places around Darjeeling like Kalimpong, Kurseong, and Mirik.
There are a large number of Star, Heritage and Budget hotels which provide wonderful accommodation facilities in the city. The most important among them include the Windamere Hotel, Hotel Ivanhoe, Fortune Hotel Central, Himalayan Resort, Sinclairs, Anand Palace, and Bellevue Hotel to name a few. The city has also a very good transportation network with Bagdogra being the nearest airport and New Jalpaiguri being the nearest railway station. National Highway No. 55 passes through the city connecting Darjeeling with other parts of the Country.
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