A popular tourist destination town, Darjeeling is located in West Bengal state of India. The tea industry and the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway is a UNESCO World Heritage site in Darjeeling. The economy of the town is based on tourism and tea industry.
The transportation of Darjeeling is very easy. You can reach Darjeeling by any means. While viewing the town you can enjoy by walking rather than using any automobile as it will provide you much pleasure. The hotels in Darjeeling are mostly economical tough you will find some two star, three star hotels too. The Darjeeling hotels have new facilities to the people so that each one of them can enjoy the holiday free of tension. Most of the hotels provide free breakfast, free parking, wi-fi, spa, restaurant, room service, bar, business center, as well as indoor pool.
Best time to visit
Darjeeling has a reasonable climate with all five diverse seasons in a year. The best season to visit the place is from September to June. September to November is ideal for sightseeing and outings. December to January is wonderful for those who like frosty climate and is finest period for honeymooners. February to June is superlative for all tourist activities in Darjeeling.
Places to visit
Dhoom Gompa, the Mall, Chowrasta Obeservatory Hill Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Darjeeling Rangeet Valley Passenger Ropeway Tibetan Refuge Camp Kurseong, Batasia Loop Natural History Museum, Bhutia Busty Monasteries, Happy Valley Estate Pashupati, Samten Choling Monasteries.
The Tibetan Refugee self-help scheme produces traditional artifacts, jewellery and carpets for tourist consumption. Tibetan Refuge Camp is a treasure chest of interesting destinations. Lloyd's Botanical Garden displays a fine collection of Himalayan fauna for those with an interest, and for punters there is horseracing at Lebong, the smallest and highest racecourse in the world. Mirik is a new hill station in the mountains. Batasia Loop is a place, which has a very good market where you can buy the purses, bags and other decorative items made by the local women at very reasonable price. In Darjeeling Zoological Gardens, the Snow Leopards, Great Grey Birds, Snow Yaks are some the animals which are attracting tourist in great numbers. Bhutia Busty Monasteries follows the Vajrayana School of both Kargyud and Nijingmapa order, known as red hat.