Located at an altitude of 6710ft in West Bengal, Darjeeling is home to the famous tea industry of India. Himalayan landscapes, lush green tea plantations and good weather have given a boost to Darjeeling tourism. Some of the famous tourist destinations include Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Chowrasta, Pashupati, etc. Its Mall road is dotted with shops where Tibetan merchandise, souvenirs and antiques are sold. Observatory Hills, one of the oldest spots of Darjeeling, is another popular destination which is locally known as 'Makal-Babu-Ko-Thaan'. Beautiful Monasteries like Samten Choling also add to the beauty of this hill station. Other hill stations like Gangtok and Yuksom are situated near Darjeeling. The hill station is noted for its railways. Darjeeling Himalayan Railway is classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and is known as the mountain railways of India. The toy train runs between New Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling. Darjeeling Gangtok best time to visit is from September to June.