Lying amidst the slopes of the Lesser Himalayas and blanketed by emerald green plantations of tea, Darjeeling is a picturesque town in the Indian state of West Bengal. The majestic Kanchenjunga (also known as Kangchenjunga) towers over this beautiful town, which is the third highest mountain in the world. Popularly known as the ' Queen of the Hills' ,Darjeeling is a very favored tourist destination, noted for its scenic beauty, ancient forests, quaint houses , friendly people and the mountain panorama that it provides.
How To Reach Darjeeling
There are major three ways to reach Darjeeling.
There are so many attractions in Darjeeling you can visit depending upon the time you have and weather conditions. Some main attractions are as per below.
Kanchenjunga Mountain Range Tiger Hill Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park Himalayan Mountaineering Institute Japanese Temple & Peace Pagoda Batasia Loop Darjeeling toy Train Passenger Ropeway Rock Garden Tea Garden Ghoom Monastery Himalayan Tibet Museum Darjeeling Himalayan Railway Ghoom Museum
All these destinations are very beautiful and amazing. Hire a cab for a day or two and one can easily visit these points. Since public transports are very limited here so hiring cabs/cars are the best option for travel here. If you are coming with any travel package, then the tour operator will itself arrange your transfers and sightseeing's. For this they will adjust the cost in your package itself.
A visit to the city of Darjeeling is incomplete without a joyride at the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway toy train. Moving at a snail pace over the hilly terrain, it is an experience no one wants to miss. While travelling through the toy train you can enjoy the scenic beauty of the city. For more info about booking Toy train rides you can check this article.