Darjeeling Travel Guide

Seek blessings of Mata Vaishno Devi and make the most of your vacations. Travel to this divine destination and feel the energy reverberate. Vaishno Devi is one of the most popular shrines in North India. Plan a trip with your family or friends.

Seek blessings of Mata Vaishno Devi and make the most of your vacations. Travel to this divine destination and feel the energy reverberate. Vaishno Devi is one of the most popular shrines in North India. Plan a trip with your family or friends.

  • Population

    199 million

  • Top Sites

    Peaceful Shikara, Dal lake, Nishat park., Shalimar, Shalimar Mughal Garden

  • Temprature


    10°C to 30°C
    Summer
    (April to June)
    Around 35°C
    Monsoon
    (July to Sep)
    10°C to 15°C
    Winter
    (Oct to Feb)
  • From Misty Mountains & Tea Estates to Sun Kissed Kanchenjunga, a Romantic Getaway

  • Perched over a lofty mountain ridge and tugged in acres of lush green tea estates, Darjeeling is at the 2,050 meters above mean sea level and the most romantic destination of eastern India. This scenic hill station is no less than heaven for honeymooners. This hill town is around 615 km from Kolkata and was a popular hill station during British era. It was a beautifully one Victorian town on the foot hills of Himalaya, the remnants of which are still present around the Chowrasta and Darjeeling. Though the natural beauty of this place might not attract foreign tourists but the cultural diversity here, which co-exists amongst Tibetan refugees, Nepali and Bihari population here, attracts travelers interested to explore Indian culture. The wonderful vistas of Kanchenjunga, trekking options, and the relaxing weather makes Darjeeling popular.

  • Initially, Darjeeling was a group of villages administered periodically by Nepal and Sikkim. The place grew in prominence towards mid of 19th century when, the Brit established a hill station there and later identified the area to be perfect for tea plantations. In 1849, the British took over the region and Darjeeling was in British India. The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site at present, started way back in 1881 and the town became the accepted summer capital of India when the Brit governed from Calcutta.

  • Amazing locales, captivating sunrises, the virgin beauty of the hills, the Victorian charm, and the warmth of local people, all these make Darjeeling a beautiful hill stations in Eastern India. The sightseeing options here include Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (HMI), Himalayan Zoo, Buddhist monasteries, Japanese Peace Pagoda, Tiger Hill to view the first rays of the sun as it kisses the Mt. Kanchenjunga and give it a golden color; Observatory Hill, Rock Garden, Batasia Loop, and Nightingale Park/Srubbery Park

  • When here, take the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway train ride for the best ever experience of Darjeeling's natural beauty. Enjoy the Ropeway / Cable car and breathe in the mystic beauty of the hills. Buy world’s best tea, curio items like thangkas, miniature monasteries and garments made from yak wool here, to pack & carry back home along with the memories created.