Darjeeling is situated on the Shiwalik Hills, which forms the lower range of the Himalayan Mountains. The word Darjeeling has come from Tibetan word, meaning a place of thunderbolt. According to Hindu myths, Indra’s scepter was dropped at the observatory hill in Darjeeling.Darjeeling is also famous for its tea. It has many beautiful tea plantations where one can actually watch tea being processed. Darjeeling is also a trekker's paradise and the Gorkha hill council provides ample trekking facilities to the adventure lovers.Trekking paths branch out from the centrally located market place, The Mall.Darjeeling is known world wide for its toy train. It is one of the few remaining steam powered trains in the world. It comes from Siliguri and takes six to seven hours to cover a distance of 82 kms. It gives enough opportunity to enjoy nature and see beautiful waterfalls and streams as it passes through deep green valleys, mountain passes, tea gardens and tunnels.
By Air: Bagdogra is the nearest airport to Darjeeling. From Darj
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