6 PM – So much of activity and walking around can easily drain all energy and your body would almost certainly yearn for carbohydrates. Well, it’s time to treat your taste buds with some sugary delights from the oven of this awe-inspiring bakery of Darjeeling. Glenary’s is thronged by locals, domestic and foreign tourists all the time. Once inside, you will almost definitely find the environment very cosmopolitan. The price is very affordable and starts from INR 50 for brownies.
Darjeeling sleeps early. Head back to your accommodation and enjoy the last moments of your day in Darjeeling.
Congratulations, if you have more than a day to spare in Darjeeling. In that case, consider these:
Other things to do and see
1. Walk to Shrubbery Nightingale Park and enjoy the view of Kanchenjunga.
2. See the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute.
3. Visit the Himalayan zoo.
4. Watch sunrise on Tiger Hill.
5. Visit the Rock Garden.
6. Ride the toy train of Darjeeling.
Cuisine on offer
Food in Darjeeling is largely Tibetan and English. But North Indian and Bengali cuisines are readily available as well. Hot Stimulating Cafe is popular for momos, Roly Poly Pudding serves European whereas Hotel Chanakya serves Bengali food.
When to go
The summer months of April to May are the peak time when domestic tourists arrive. It is also the most pleasant time to be in Darjeeling. The monsoon months lasting from June- September is the worst time to go. The incessant rain, landslides and flood may hamper the itinerary beyond recovery. October-November can be considered the shoulder season. December-March is pretty cold and the town sees very little number of visitors during this time. On the other hand, you can have the place more to yourself and get better deals for accommodation, transport and souvenirs.
The best way to explore the town is on foot. However, the roads are very steep and the slopes would kill the knees of unfit or elderly people who are not accustomed to walking on steep roads. Tourist taxis are available to take tourists to different sites. Locals move around in shuttle cars.
Where to stay