Darjeeling

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

Geographically, the location of Darjeeling is 27 deg. 13 min. North to 26 deg. 27 min. North Latitudes and 88 deg. 53 min. East to 87 deg. 59 min. East Longitudes. Darjeeling covers an area of 3149 square Km. Darjeeling is at an altitude of 6710 feet above sea level. The annual average high temperature at the place is about 16 deg. Celsius and the annual average low temperature is about 8 deg. Celsius. Temperatures can be as low as 1.8 deg. or lower in the months of December to February. Nearest Railway Station (Broad Gauge) is NJP Railway Junction & Nearest Airport – Bagdogra.

Some major tourist attractions of Darjeeling are — The Tiger Hills (It is the summit of Ghoom, the highest railway station in the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway – an UNESCO World Heritage Site), The amazing ride of Toy Trains through the hills in Narrow Gauge Railway track, Mirik (A beautiful place in the serene hills of Darjeeling.), Samsing (A small hill village and tourist spot in the Malbazar Division of Darjeeling District), Suntale Khola (Another nice tourist spot and hill village), Jhalong-Bindu (Situated near the Indo-Bhutan Border along the banks of River Jaldhaka with its Hydro Electricity Project Dam), Kurseong, Kalimpong, The heavenly Dalgaon View Point (Situated in the Darjeeling District, at a higher altitude than Garibas with the view of Bhutan from top and also the view of the Nathula Pass), The Rock Gardens, Paren, Rangur, the Aibheel tea garden, Sandakphu (the highest peak of West Bengal) and many others.

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