Darjeeling – The land of tea gardens, toy trains & tempting views
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Nestled in between floating misty clouds and a green carpet of tea plantations, the charming little hill station of Darjeeling provides some breathtaking panoramic views. Set against the backdrop of the snow clad Himalayan mountains, the town is located at an altitude of 2,042 meters above sea level. Additionally to the scenic beauty of the hills, Darjeeling also has some old Buddhist monasteries, expansive tea plantations, and heritage trains that run on steam engine. It is one of the most popular hill stations in India. There are many resorts in Darjeeling, ranging from basic functional hotels to luxury premium resorts to special tea estate bungalows.
Best time to visit
Darjeeling enjoys a pleasurable climate all year round. The peak tourist season is between the summer months of March to June. The skies are clear and tourists can enjoy views of distant mountain ranges. There is also a wide variety of orchids, rhododendrons and other flowers in full bloom that make the hills look alive. October and November also sees a significant number of tourists visiting during this period.
The monsoon season between July to September should be avoided as heavy rainfall can lead to landslides and roadblocks. Winters in Darjeeling sees temperatures drop really low, sometimes even going below zero. There are many tourists who like to brave the freezing cold to visit Darjeeling during the winter months, especially those who want to experience a snowfall.
The famous toy train of Darjeeling, officially known as the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The train suns between New Jalapiguri to Darjeeling, and covers a distance of approximate 80km. Tourists are promised of some awesome scenic views as they take this ride. The Yiga Choeling Monastery of Ghoom is one of the oldest Tibetan Buddhist monasteries in Darjeeling. It has a towering 15-feet high statue of the Maitreya Buddha. The monastery belongs to the Gelukpa or the Yellow Hat sect, and the external structure of the building was established in 1850.
Places to see
Darjeeling is one of the few destinations in India that can boast of a view of the majestic Kanchenjunga Mountains. Every travel itinerary of this hill station includes an early morning visit to the Tiger Hill, located 13km away from the city of Darjeeling. Jeeps are readily available to take tourists to Tiger Hill even before dawn breaks. As the sun rises from behind the mountain peaks, the sky turns into a palette and bright orange hues. Watching the sunrise here is a must-see activity on a Darjeeling trip.
Darjeeling Himalayan Railway
The famous toy train of Darjeeling, officially known as the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The train suns between New Jalapiguri to Darjeeling, and covers a distance of approximate 80km. Tourists are promised of some awesome scenic views as they take this ride.
The Yiga Choeling Monastery of Ghoom is one of the oldest Tibetan Buddhist monasteries in Darjeeling. It has a towering 15-feet high statue of the Maitreya Buddha. The monastery belongs to the Gelukpa or the Yellow Hat sect, and the external structure of the building was established in 1850.
There are many other famous spots: the Peace Pagoda and Japanese Temple, the Darjeeling Himalayan Zoo, the Lloyds Botanical Garden, and much more.
Where to stay?
The best place to stay in Darjeeling is the Chamong Chiabari Mountain Retreat & Spa resort. Perched on a hill top and surrounded by tea plantations on all sides, the Chamong Chiabari resort is built at an elevation of 4800 feet. The rooms provided are luxurious and guests can enjoy some mesmerizing views from here. The Chamong Chiabari tea estate, adjoining the property is around 120 years old.
Chamong Chiabari is one of the most premium tea estate resorts in Darjeeling. It offers a chance of wholesome tea tourism experience to its guests. There is complementary tea tasting session offered, where a unique blend of locally grown organic teasare presented. The resort also arranges a tea factory visit for the guests where they can get first-hand knowledge about the process of tea manufacturing.
Darjeeling is world-famous for its tea. Chamong Chiabari gives tourists a chance to enjoy tea tourism along with a pleasant and comfortable stay. The rooms also boast of enchanting views of the mountains.
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