Darjeeling is famous for Tourism and for Darjeeling Tea. Which is one of the major exports of the city? Of course, the city is not only famous for Tea but also very famous for tourism. It is one of the best hill stations in India and attracts tourists from all over the world. The city is surrounded by the Teesta and Mahananda rivers. The tourists have spectacular views of the mighty Kanchenjunga Mountain. It is a huge tourist place and each year there are so many tourists come here to enjoy the pleasant climate, tea plantations, rivers, waterfalls and the views of eastern Himalayas.
Darjeeling City Climate:
The British annexed the hill city from the Kingdom of Sikkim for their better climate in India. Before Independence, it was the guest place to the British in summer. The climate of the city is very cool. In the summer from April until June are usually cool and wet. In the early morning, the dense fog covers around the city. The people who have been suffering from tropical diseases prefer to live in the city for the suitable climate. In the monsoon, season receives the maximum rainfall. The annual average temperature of the town never exceeds 15 degrees Celsius.
Darjeeling Visiting Time:
The climate in the city is always cool. The best time to visit this place is between October to February. At that time the weather is pleasant climate and less frequent rainfalls that help the visitors to enjoy the beauty of the hilly areas and the landscapes which happen with fog and greenery. the another attractive thing in the city, cultivation of Tea plants and agricultural industries. Darjeeling tea has a distinctive taste. The taste comes due to the climate and hilly area, which maintain substantial weather conditions. Darjeeling tea has a lot of demand and exported worldwide.
Places to visit in Darjeeling:
Another unforgettable event in the city is travelling through Himalayan Railway. The famous narrow gauge train also called Darjeeling Toy Train. Travelling through the Toy train is the most attractive activity to the tourists. The train travels through the most picturesque locations those are never forgettable by anyone. The Himalayan Railway is also famous for a part of the UNESCO world heritage site.
Other Tourist Places:
1.Padmaja Naidu Zoological Park
2. Himalayan Mountaineering Institute.
3. Rock Garden.
4. Tiger Hill
5. Japanese peace Pagoda.
6. Darjeeling Tea Gardens.
7. St Andrew’s church
8. Jaldapara National park is few of the attractions in Darjeeling.
How to Reach Darjeeling:
The city is well connected to all major towns in West Bengal and the neighbouring states.
By Air: Nearest airport is in Kolkata and Guwahati in the state of Assam. Several domestic and international flights available from Kolkata, Delhi.
By Train: The city is well connected with all major railway stations in India.
By Road: Town Siliguri is the nearest Bus stop. From there-there are many local Buses, Shared taxis and Jeeps available.