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Darjeeling

(7500 Ft Above Sea Level)

West Bengal | India
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Darjeeling is categorised as Hill Station / Plantations


Ghoom Monastery
Peace Pagoda Darjeeling (Photo Courtesy: Shahnoor Habib Munmun)
Barbotey Rock Garden (Photo Courtesy: Shahnoor Habib Munmun)
Darjeeling Heritage Train (Photo Courtesy: Mjanich)
Chowrasta Darjeeling (Photo Courtesy: P.K.Niyogi)
Batasia Loop (Photo Courtesy: A.M.Hurrell)
Mountaineering Institute Darjeeling (Photo Courtesy: PP Yoonus)
Tiger Hill
Hanging Bridge
Tea Estate
Tea Factory
Himalayan Zoological Park Darjeeling (Nivalink Trip Dated - 26 March 2010)
Himalayan Zoological Park Darjeeling (Nivalink Trip Dated - 26 March 2010)
Himalayan Zoological Park Darjeeling
Himalayan Zoological Park Darjeeling (Nivalink Trip Dated - 26 March 2010)
Himalayan Zoological Park Darjeeling (Nivalink Trip Dated - 26 March 2010)
Himalayan Zoological Park Darjeeling (Nivalink Trip Dated - 26 March 2010)
Himalayan Zoological Park Darjeeling
Himalayan Zoological Park Darjeeling (Nivalink Trip Dated - 26 March 2010)
Himalayan Zoological Park Darjeeling
Himalayan Zoological Park Darjeeling
Himalayan Zoological Park Darjeeling (Nivalink Trip Dated - 26 March 2010)
Himalayan Zoological Park Darjeeling (Nivalink Trip Dated - 26 March 2010)
Himalayan Zoological Park Darjeeling

Reasons to Visit
  • Darjeeling is a renowned British era hill station and renowned for views of the Kanchenjunga mountain ranges (Oct - March)
  • Darjeeling is internationally renowned for its tea industry and the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Darjeeling tea plantations date back to the mid 19th century and Darjeeling tea is considered one of the best in the world.
Know It
  • Darjeeling like Shimla, Mussourie, etc suffers from unplanned growth and over commercialization. Kolkata weekend tourism influence on tourism is evident as a lot of budget hotels galore the town area is crowded and only good places to stay here are the heritage hotels that offer a level of comfort and experience
Recommendations
  • Popular Hill Stations of India"Darjeeling (7000+ ft asl) is a colonial era hill station set atop tea plantations and One of the two major hill stations in east India. Darjeeling offers view points, high altitude Zoo, monastery (Ghoom), Kanchenjunga views (Oct - March) and excursions to nearby plantations for guests to explore."
  • Destinations in East and North East of India offering Tea Plantation Experience"Darjeeling is a heritage hills station (90 kms from Siliguri). Darjeeling Tea is renowned as the most premium tea in the world. Glenburn Tea Estate is one of the celebrated Tea plantation stays at 90 minutes drive from Darjeeling recommended for Inbound and experiential travellers. Others guests to Darjeeling are able to visit Tea plantations around the area."
  • Colonial Heritage Hill Stations of India"Darjeeling was developed by the British in early 19th century. The development accelerated after building of the Darjeeling train route which is today a UNESCO site and remains a major attraction for heritage traveller. Darjeeling of today is touristy with Himalayan views in Winter, Some bakeries & Cafes and some heritage hotels such as Windamere giving a travellers a taste of the Colonial past. The Tea plantations that British developed around Darjeeling remain pristine and therefore remain an "
  • Destinations in West Bengal Hills and Sikkim for the Holiday Traveller"Darjeeling (7000+ ft asl - 70 kms from Siliguri / Bagodgra) is a colonial era hill station and a prime holiday destinations. Darjeeling is renowned for its Himalayan views in Winter. Holiday travellers explore Ghoom Monastery, View points, Tea plantations etc. and preferred for a 2 night stay even though Darjeeling is a bit crowded."
  • Heritage Hill Stations to visit for Heritage Train Experience"British built a train from New Jalpaiguri to Darjeeling in early 1880s. The train is now a UNESCO heritage site and passes through some of the most beautiful tea plantation areas (Kurseong) offering most stunning views. Total journey time is about 7 hours and 15 minutes (Starting 9 AM). "
Access Information
  • Nearest Airport -Bagdogra (66 kms), Gangtok (98 kms)
  • Nearest Railway Station - Darjeeling
  • Darjeeling is an Ex-Siliguri Getaway

Darjeeling has 25 Hotels approved and listed with Nivalink

CategoryCount
Standard2
Mid-segment9
Premium8
Experiential6
Type of HotelsCount
Hotel13
Resort7
Homestay4
Farm1

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14 verified holiday itineraries are listed for Darjeeling

CategoryCount
Short Break (4-6 nights)6
Holiday (7 or more)8

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List of Holidays for Darjeeling

Short Break

  • Best of Darjeeling Sikkim - Darjeeling Short break (6 Nights)
  • Darjeeling + Gangtok Short Break (4 Nights)
  • Extended Gangtok - Darjeeling Short Break (6 Nights)
  • Gangtok and Darjeeling Experience (5 Nights)
  • Gangtok and Darjeeling with Kalimpong (6 Nights)
  • Gangtok, Kalimpong and Darjeeling Short Break (5 Nights)

Holiday

  • Best of Darjeeling Sikkim with Lachung (9 Nights)
  • Best of Darjeeling Sikkim with North Sikkim (10 Nights)
  • Best of Darjeeling Sikkim with North Sikkim and Kalimpong (10 Nights)
  • Best of Sikkim - Darjeeling with Kalimpong (7 Nights)
  • Comprehensive Darjeeling - Sikkim (7 Nights)
  • Comprehensive Sikkim and Darjeeling with Kalimpong (8 Nights)
  • Darjeeling - Gangtok with North Sikkim (7 Nights)
  • Gangtok - Darjeeling with Lachung and Kalimpong (8 Nights)

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Darjeeling has 2 Transport services that can be booked online. Click here for reviewing and booking them.

Point to Point Transport

ServicesRates Starting From
Pickup from Bagdogra and Drop to DarjeelingRs. 2934
Pickup from Gangtok and Drop to DarjeelingRs. 3521

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Darjeeling has Add Ons approved and listed with Nivalink.

12 Travel Ideas listed for Darjeeling. Click here for reviewing them.

Destination Ideas

  • Darjeeling getaway
  • Darjeeling Heritage Train
  • Ghoom Monastery in Darjeeling
  • Trekking in Darjeeling area

Stay Ideas

  • Dekeling Resort experience
  • Glenburn Tea Estate experience
  • Premium Hotels in Darjeeling
  • Windamere Heritage getaway

Festivals linked to Darjeeling (West Bengal)

  • Bhumchu
  • Kagyed Dance
  • Lhabab Duchen (18 Nov 2019, 07 Nov 2020)
  • Losar

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  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Bhutia Busty monastery or Karmaa Dorjee Chyoling monastery is a Buddhist monastery in Darjeeling. It belongs to the Red Sect of Buddhist Lamas.
    Monastery
    Buddhist Monastery, High Altitude Monastery, Tibetan Buddhism
    1
    Chow Rasta is a crowded high street (Mall road) area in centre of Darjeeling where one can find cafeterias, shops and an area buzzing with activity.
    Shopping
    High Street
    1
    Darjeeling Peace Pagoda is located in Darjeeling and was built under the guidance of Nichidatsu Fujii (1885-1985), a Buddhist monk from Japan and founder of the Nipponzan-Myohoji Buddhist Order.
    Monastery
    Buddhist Monastery
    1
    Rock Garden is a public garden in Darjeeling which is a popular option for locals and tourists to converge.
    Gardens
    Thematic
    2
    Yolmowa Buddhist Makdhog Monastery was built by Sri Sangay Lama, religious head of the Yolmowas a small ethnic group settled in Darjeeling.
    Monastery
    Buddhist Monastery, High Altitude Monastery, Tibetan Buddhism
    3
    Dali Monastery in Darjeeling which is also known as the Druk Sangag Choling Monastery and was built in 1971.
    Monastery
    Buddhist Monastery, High Altitude Monastery, Tibetan Buddhism
    3
    Badamtam Tea Estate is situated few kms from Darjeeling and offers guests a tea estate experience. There is a 14 ft buddha statue here as well which is well known.
    Activity
    Tea Estate Visit
    4
    Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park (also called the Darjeeling Zoo) was opened in 1958, and is spread over 68 acres and is the largest high altitude zoo in India. It specializes in breeding animals adapted to alpine conditions, and has successful captive breeding programs for the Snow leopard, the critically endangered Himalayan wolf and the Red panda. The zoo attracts a large number of visitors all round the year.
    Zoo
    High Altitude Zoo
    5
    The Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (HMI) was established in Darjeeling, India on November 4, 1954 to encourage mountaineering as an organized sport in India. HMI regularly conducts Adventure, Basic and Advanced Mountaineering courses at highly subsidised rates to encourage mountaineering as a sport. There is a museum there and a Tenzing Memorial with photographs and artefacts related to mountaineering and adventure sports.
    Museum, Institute
    Heritage Museum, Training Centre
    5
    The Batasia Loop (5 kms from Darjeeling) is a spiral railway created to lower the gradient of ascent of the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (List in UNESCO world heritage list). There is a memorial to the Gorkha soldiers of the Indian Army who sacrificed their lives after the Indian Independence in 1947. From the Batasia Loop one can get a panoramic views of Darjeeling town with the Kanchenjunga and other snow peaks in the back-drop.
    View Point, Heritage Site, Museum
    Himalayan Views, UNESCO Heritage Site, Memorial
    5
    Ghoom Monastery is the popular name of Yiga Choeling Monastery located at Ghoom at an elevation of 8,000 feet, 8 km from Darjeeling. The monastery follows the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism. There is a 15-feet high statue of "Maitreya Buddha" (Coming Buddha) in the monastery. It contains images of Buddha's disciples, Chenrezi and Chongapa. It was built in 1875 by Lama Sherab Gyatso. It is a popular visit option for all tourists.
    Monastery
    Buddhist Monastery, High Altitude Monastery, Tibetan Buddhism
    8
    Tiger hill near Ghoom is from where one gets the best views of Kanchenjunga. Best time to visit is early mornings or late evenings.
    View Point
    Himalayan Views
    12
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    This border market with Nepal is a commercial center for trade in clothes, electronic and household goods.
    Shopping
    Border Market
    58
    Mirik is home to Sumendu lake which lies at its centre surrounded by a garden on one side and pine trees on the other and linked together by an arching footbridge called Indreni Pull (Rainbow Bridge). A 3.5-km-long road encircles the lake and is used for walks with the view of Kanchenjunga on the far horizon. Boating on the quaint shikaras and pony riding are available.
    Lake or Riverside, Rides
    High Altitude Lake, Boating
    59
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    New Jalpaiguri to Darjeeling is a pre-independence era heritage train that is popular with tourists and heritage travellers.
    Activity, Heritage Site
    Heritage Train Journies, Heritage Train
    1

Destinations within reach from Darjeeling

  • Kurseong ( 31 Km )

    Kurseong (4800+ ft asl) is a hillside hamlet 30 km short of Darjeeling offering views of the more

  • Mirik ( 40 Km )

    Mirik is a local getaway ex-siliguri. Set around the Sumendu Lake, the area is surrounded by a more

  • Kalimpong ( 51 Km )

    Kalimpong is about Buddhist Monasteries, Hindu Temples, and Christian Churches. Flowers, Orchids more

  • Bagdogra ( 66 Km )

    Bagdogra is visited for being a base point near Siliguri having an Airport from where guests more

  • Siliguri ( 67 Km )

    Siliguri is arrival point for accessing Bhutan, Darjeeling, Sikkim and tea plantations around the more

  • Baiguney ( 70 Km )

    Baiguney is home to Zuri, a destination resort and where guests can enjoy luxury resort experience more

  • Namchi ( 73 Km )

    Namchi is a hillside hamlet commands panoramic view of the snow capped mountains (Oct - March) and more

  • Rumtek ( 93 Km )

    Rumtek Monastery (4500 ft) is located 24 km from Gangtok. The monastery is currently the largest more

  • Gangtok ( 98 Km )

    The capital of Sikkim, Gangtok is a popular hill station destination in the East. This small town, more

  • Chalsa ( 100 Km )

    Chalsa in the Doors region (1800 ft) is spread over 130 kms by 40 kms and is known for its tea more

  • Zuluk ( 110 Km )

    Zuluk is a small village atop a hill in Sikkim that falls on the historic Silk Route from Tibet to more

  • Mangan ( 116 Km )

    Mangan (4000 ft asl) is the district headquarters of North Sikkim and is base town before reaching more

  • Pelling ( 118 Km )

    Pelling located in West Sikkim (6800 ft) is mainly for Himalayan views and monasteries, most more

  • Falakata ( 164 Km )

    Falakata is a tea plantation area and lies in close proximity to Jaldapara and Garumara wildlife more

  • Lachung ( 167 Km )

    Lachung (8600 ft asl) this is a small riverside village best visited in Summer. It offers snow more

  • Lachen ( 172 Km )

    Lachen (8500 ft asl) commands a panoramic view of the Himalayan Mountains. The town forms the base more

  • Manas ( 385 Km )

    Manas National Park is situated to the west of Guwahati and home to a wide variety of wildlife and more

  • Deoghar ( 430 Km )

    Deoghar also known as Baidyanath Dham is an important Hindu pilgrimage. It is one of the twelve more

Average Day / Night Temperature of Darjeeling,West Bengal,India

January
15°C / 6°C
February
19°C / 11°C
March
23°C / 15°C
April
26°C / 17°C
May
26°C / 19°C
June
27°C / 22°C
July
26°C / 21°C
August
26°C / 21°C
September
25°C / 19°C
October
23°C / 15°C
November
19°C / 10°C
December
16°C / 8°C

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Getting There

Locality NameDescriptionSuitable ForHotels (Nos)
Mall area and Around1 km radius around Mall road has quite a few hotels, offering Himalaya views in winter and comfortable accommodationsBusiness/Holiday22
Plantations around DarjeelingArea around Darjeeling (20-60 km radius) is renowned for Tea Plantations. It is an area that is situated at a height lower than Darjeeling and where renowned Plantation estates such as Glenburn Tea Estate, Singtom Tea Estates, Ging Tea house are locatedGetaway/Experiential3
Nearest Airport in Darjeeling
  • Bagdogra Airport ( IXB ) , Bagdogra-66 Kms
Railway Stations in Darjeeling
  • Darjeeling ( DJ ), Darjeeling
Recommended travel connections to Darjeeling from Major Cities.

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