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Darjeeling popularly known as the land of the thunderbolts is a small town in West Bengal. The city lies in the foothills of the Himalayas and offers a wonderful scope for eco tourism. The city covers a total area of about 3149 square km and is connected by road and rail network. Darjeeling also has its name listed among the UNESCO World Heritage Sites for its Himalayan Railways. Darjeeling is also known as the queen of the Himalayas.

Reasons to visit
We welcome you to the most exciting tourist attractions and travel destinations which are given below. We take into notice each and every details about recreation, entertainment, adventure and relaxation. By looking at the things to do in city one can see if that spot offers romance, family fun, sightseeing or adventure. Drill down into the tourist attractions below to find out more about each place and see how the local customs create a unique atmosphere.

LLoyd Botanical Garden
The Garden, LLoyd Botanical Garden, Darjeeling, carries the memory of Mr. William, an old and well known resident of Darjeeling. In 1878 he made over to the Government a beautiful piece of land within the town in an accessible situation and with an excellent aspect for creation of a Botanic Garden. The Garden was initiated under the guidance of Dr. T. Anderson as a branch establishment of the Royal Botanical Garden, Calcutta. It is situated at an elevation of 6,000 ft and represents more or less the characteristics flora of Eastern Himalayas alongside other important plants specimen of temperate and sub-temperate Himalayas to that of different parts of the world .

Tiger Hill 
It is situated at an altitude of about 2590 m and gives a magnificent view of the sunrise over the Kanchanjunga hills. One can also have a clear view of the World’s highest peak from the Tiger Hill. 

Himalayan Mountaineering Institute 
It is the oldest Mountaineering Institute in the country and was set up following the successful ascent of the Mt. Everest by Tenzing Norgay Sherpa in 1953. The museum at this institute is a must visit for the tourist. 

This city is located near Darjeeling at an altitude of about 1250 m and has many places of tourist attractions like Kalibari, Kalimpong market, Gouripur House, Golf Course, Pedong Monastery, and Rishyap. 

This city near Darjeeling is located at an altitude of about 1458 m and is famous for its scenic beauty with peace and tranquility all around. Eagle’s Crag which offers a panoramic view of the Siliguri plains and hills is located here. 

Darjeeling is famous for tea.

Festive Celebrations
Teesta Tea and Tourism Festival is a famous festival which is being celebrated in the months of December-January every year.

How to get there
By Road : Darjeeling is connected to Sikkim, Nepal, Bhutan and all of its surrounding hills. The major access to Darjeeling is via Siliguri which is connected to all the major cities.
By Air : The nearest airport to Darjeeling is Bagdogra about 94-96 kms away from Darjeeling. There are direct flight connections with Delhi, Calcutta and Guwahati.
By Rail : The closest Railway Station is New Jalpaiguri (NJP) about 88 kms away from Darjeeling. It has direct railway connections with Calcutta, Delhi, Guwahati, Varanasi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai and other major cities of India.

Weather Chart
Average   Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun July Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Rainfall In Inches 0.90 1.12 2.12 4.44 7.61 22.9 30.50 23.30 17.40 4.70 0.57 0.20
Temp Low - F 37 39 46 52 55 59 59 59 59 52 45 39
Temp High - F 48 52 59 65 66 66 68 68 68 66 59 54