A state in West Bengal

Darjeeling can be included in Sikkim itinarary

Nestled among the rolling mountains with the glistening Mt Kanchenjunga towering over the azure sky, Darjeeling fondly called “Queen of the Hills”, provides a perfect gateway for those seeking to be in harmony with nature.

Tea estates in Darjeeling – Image credit : tripadvisor.in
View of Kanchenjunga

This is the land of the muscatel flavored Darjeeling tea revered by connoisseurs across the globe. This is the land of the world heritage Darjeeling Himalayan Railway where the century old miniature steam engine still chugs uphill vying for space with the fast disappearing Land Rovers.

“Flowers are everywhere. The days are cold and the sun almost seems to play hide and seek with us”. – Kabiguru Rabindranath Tagore.

It is certainly that Darjeeling in the post modern era comprises of six T’s -Tea, Teak, Tourism, Toy Train, Tiger Hill and Trekkers’ paradise.


3,149 Square Km.


6710 ft.


Annual Mean Max. Temperature 14.9 Degree Celsius Annual Mean Min. Temperature 8.9 Degree Celsius.

Season for visit

March to mid June & October to December.

Clothing required

Light woollens and tropicals in summer (umbrellas and raincoats are useful) and heavy woollens in winter.

Nearest Railway Station

Darjeeling(Narrow Gauge) & NJP (Broad Gauge)

Nearest Airport


Source : http://darjeeling.gov.in/

Tourist map of Darjeeling


Source : www.darjeeling-tourist.com