Popularly known as the 'Queen of the Himalayas', Darjeeling attracts a large number of tourists from all over the globe. This town is famous for tea, timber and tourism and is one of the favourite holiday destinations in India. The pleasant climate, snow-covered Kanchenjunga Mountain and the modern yet colonial charm make it a prime destination for people to have a peaceful vacation.
So here is a complete guide or an experience share by travellers who have already explored this beautiful Himalayan town in Northeast India.
Are you planning on a trip to Darjeeling
As soon as you plan for a Darjeeling trip, you need to keep in mind a few of the tips before you visit Darjeeling.
Best time to visit:
Though you can visit Darjeeling at any time of the year, yet April to June are the ideal time for Darjeeling trip. It is that time of the year when the sky stays clear and the tourists can get a clear view of the mountains.
Clothes to pack:
As the weather is neither too hot nor too cold, it is essential to carry warm clothes like sweaters and jackets.
Be sure to have a first aid kit or medical box while travelling to Darjeeling as medical facilities in Darjeeling is not so good.
One must search for the tour packages cost on different websites before planning a tour in Darjeeling to enjoy a budget-friendly tour.
There are several means of transport by which you can reach Darjeeling but the most convenient ones are by train, flight or hired car or taxi.
As soon as you arrive NJP railway station or Bagdogra airport, you will be escorted to the rented car from where they will drop you to the desired destination.
Food of Darjeeling
Several types of food are available in Darjeeling but there are few of the famous dishes or beverages which will give you the real taste of Darjeeling.
Local dishes: Momos, Thukpa, Churpi, Sael Roti
Local Beverages: Darjeeling Tea, Coffee, Chang or Thomba
Things to experience in Darjeeling
Rangeet valley ropeway:
It is one of the most popular things to experience in Darjeeling. This ride will take you over the lush green valley for a stunning experience.
This is undoubtedly one of the best experiences you can have in Darjeeling. There are two routes for paragliding in Darjeeling across the main town and over the green forests.
Places to see
Sunrise in Tiger Hill is the most beautiful eye-witness thing for which many tourists visit here. The cool weather, the serene nature and the beautiful sunrise make this a wonderful sightseeing destination in Darjeeling.
This is another serene destination in Darjeeling. This place is famous for its railway track and the toy train ride which will take you on a tour from Batasia loop to Ghoom railway station. Also, the war memorial situated there is another attraction.
Ghoom Monastery is one of the peaceful sightseeing spots in Darjeeling which is one of the oldest monasteries in this region.
Rock Garden is another attraction that cannot be missed when in Darjeeling. It is a man-made rock garden which is decorated with flowers, waterfalls, bridges and sitting area.
Experiences gathered by travellers who have visited Darjeeling
Being a colonial state in the part of North Bengal, Darjeeling has been explored by many travellers and they do share their experiences like:
- “Very nice place and good Kanchenjunga view”
- “Heaven on earth”
- “Dear Darjeeling”
- “A paradise on Earth”
Darjeeling is a paradise and if you travel here then it will be one of the best experiences of your life. So, read about these experiences shared by the travellers and make your trip amazing.