Darjeeling Tourist Guide - Worlds Third Highest Mountain in Darjeeling – UNESCO World Heritage site

Darjeeling Tourist Guide - Worlds Third Highest Mountain in Darjeeling – UNESCO World Heritage site - Destination Overview
  • Package Prices
    Starting From INR 11,100/-(2 night 3 days)
  • Location: West Bengal,India -734101
  • Altitude: 2,042 m
  • Longitude: 88.2627° E
  • Latitude: 27.0360° N
  • Nearest Airport: Bagdogra
  • Nearest Train Station: New Jalpaiguri Railway station
  • How to reach: By Air: Bagdogra is the nearest airport to Darjeeling. From Darjeeling, the distance of this airport is about 88 km By Rail: The nearest railway station to Darjeeling is New Jalpaiguri or NJP. The distance between Darjeeling and NJP is almost 88 km By Road: Bus services are available for tourists. After reaching Siliguri bus can be taken to reach Darjeelin
  • Season to Visit: to Darjeeling can visit it during any time from October to December or between March to mid weeks of June.

Darjeeling Tourist Guide - Worlds Third Highest Mountain in Darjeeling – UNESCO World Heritage site

Darjeeling Tourist Guide: Overview

Darjeeling is a town and a municipality in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is located in the Lesser Himalayas at an elevation of 6,700 ft (2,042.2 m). It is noted for its tea industry. Darjeeling is a hill station with vast expanses of tea estates and Tibetan influence in their craft, culture and cuisine. Darjeeling has come off age as one of the most sought after hill stations in India. Famous for its beautiful tea plantations and the quality of Darjeeling tea, Darjeeling is a delight for all kind of tourists. The toy train established back in 1881, still runs in this part and is also one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites. The third highest peak in the world and the highest in India, the Kanchenjunga peak are clearly visible from here and you can enjoy a panoramic view of the peak. Some of Darjeeling's most popular attractions include monasteries, botanical gardens, a zoo and the Darjeeling-Rangeet Valley Passenger Ropeway cable car which happens to be the longest Asian cable car.

What is Unique in Darjeeling and Why?

Darjeeling is one of the most popular summer holiday destinations in India which is unique for its tea industry & the spectacular views of Kangchenjunga which denoted as the world's third-highest mountain and the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  Darjeeling is also popular for its Buddhist Monasteries and Tibetan influence in their craft, culture and cuisine.      

Why Tourist visit Darjeeling once in a life

Darjeeling is one of the most beautiful hill stations not only in India but in the world. It is amazingly beautiful blessed with the astounding charm of nature, tranquility and blissful ambiance. It is Magnetizing charm it is visited by Thousands of Tourist across the globe.  It provides lots of activities to perform in Darjeeling which includes Trekking in Worlds third highest mountain, Explore Darjeeling through Toy Train comes in count UNSECO World Heritage site and Explore Tea Gardens of Darjeeling. So Holiday Travel India suggests you to visit Darjeeling once in a life and enjoy every special moment in good culture, tradition and with new experience.

About Darjeeling

Darjeeling is one of the prettiest hill stations in India located in northern part of West Bengal. It's all about magnificent views of snowcapped Kanchenjunga. Darjeeling hill town is located at an altitude of 6,710ft in north east India and is part of the state of West Bengal. The nearest airport is Bagdogra and the nearest major railway junction is New Jalpaiguri (NJP).

Best Hotels and Resorts in Darjeeling

Standard Hotel: Pahari Soul: TA Rank (4.5) - Certificate of Excellence

Deluxe Hotel: Mount Himalayan Resort: TA Rank (4.0) - Certificate of Excellence

Luxury Hotel: Mayfair Hill Resort: TA Rank (4.5) - Certificate of Excellence

Good Restaurants in Darjeeling

Kunga Restaurant: TA Rank (3.5) - Certificate of Excellence

This restaurant is over 100 years old and has been running since the old colonial days and it provides Continental,Chinese,Indian.

The Park Restaurant: TA Rank (4.0) - Certificate of Excellence

The Park Restaurant is among the few popular restaurants in Darjeeling. This place offers some delightful Thai, Chinese and Indian food. It serves Tom Yam soup which is rated amongst 50 most delicious foods of the world.

Glenary's Restaurant: TA Rank (3.0) - Certificate of Excellence

Glenary’s is arguably the most iconic bakery in town which is popular for its baked items, tea and cakes.

Darjeeling Food

The people of Darjeeling consume a diverse variety of foods. Each ethnic group has its own distinct traditional food. A popular food in Darjeeling is the momo, a steamed dumpling containing chicken, mutton, pork, beef or vegetables cooked in a doughy wrapping served with a watery vegetable soup and spicy tomato sauce/chutney.

Another very popular Tibetan food is Thukpa. It is essentially a hot noodle soup mixed with meat, eggs, vegetables etc and served in a large bowl.

There are many Bengalis who have settled in Darjeeling and many keep visiting from Kolkata and Siliguri areas. As a result restaurants serving Bengali food are thriving here. Visit Bengali food in Darjeeling to know about the popular Bengali dishes and restaurants in Darjeeling serving them.

Darjeeling Himalayan Railway/ DHR toy train

The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, also known as the "Toy Train. The Toy Train ride is a romantic approach to the Himalayas, a mysterious region. The landscape can only be described as spectacular and the views of the Himalayan peaks breathtaking. The Darjeeling Toy Train is one of the most famous narrow (2 feet ) gauge trains. This joy ride begins at New Jalpaiguri, a busy railway station in the plains. The plains are much warmer than the hills and as the train climbs up the mountains the climate gets much colder. Therefore it is advisable to keep warm clothes handy as one needs them.

Darjeeling toy train ticket

Diesel Engine Rides: Rs. 800/- All first class seats.

Steam Engine Rides: Rs. 1,300/- All first class seats

Darjeeling Himalayan Railway Booking

There are several ways you can book the DHR Joyride itself

Best way to book DHR toy train tickets from holidaytravel.co it provides confirm facility and tickets of Darjeeling Toy Train.

Himalayan Queen Train

The Toy Train is still unmatched when it comes to absorbing magnificent beauty of the mountains.  You may take the joy ride of famous toy-train, which is known as Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR) being declared as World Heritage by UNESCO. The huffs and puffs its way up the steep in cline without the aid of cogwheels that some other hill railways use.   The enchanting beauty enroute is something that sweeps the spectator off their feet. Infact, the 83 km stretch of journey covered in around 8 hours is completely incredible.

Darjeeling Toy Train Timings

Riding the Toy Train of Darjeeling Himalayan Railways (DHR) has always remained a coveted experience to the tourists. After all this Toy Train has been accorded the UNESCO World Heritage status and that's for something special.

NEW Jalpaiguri Darjeeling - 09:00 Departure   Arrive 15:35

NJP DJ Passenger - 09:30 Departure   Arrive 16:00

Weather of Darjeeling

Darjeeling can be very cold, it’s difficult to predict and rely on Darjeeling's weather. Although you may see a perfectly settled and beautiful weather at one instance, soon cloud or fog can rise from the deep humid valleys and put a white blanket all around.  The weather in Darjeeling blends with love, lust and lure when the bracing summer rays greet those beautiful couples. The temperature in Darjeeling in May and June remains in and around 20 degree and 27 degree.

Darjeeling Nightlife

Darjeeling This old hill town with its old colonial charm has adapted itself over time and offers nighttime entertainment in its own unique way.  Nightfall arrives early and places generally close by 6pm. The limited bars and lounges are often attached to restaurants, but even here do not expect a crowd of people engaging in stories and laughter. If you drop by over summer you are likely to get a different crowd all together and are far more likely to encounter a bubbly crowd in the festive month of December.

There are some Pubs and bar suggested for your connivance

Joey’s Pub: This is a traditional British style pub housed in a cozy cottage building. The pub is owned and run by Puran Gongba, a charming man in his middle age. You are likely to meet up with locals who come here regularly & swear by this pub, and of course Puran himself who is usually always available at the bar making drinks for the guests.

The Buzz: The pub is marked by the various collections of items like models of vintage cars, cart wheels, bugles and many other musical instruments hanging from the ceiling and walls.

Shangri-La Restaurant & Bar: This building too came up during the colonial days. The inside decor is really appealing. There is a section next to the bar counter.  Large plasma TVs are fixed on the walls. The bar has nice selection of drinks of all types including wine, whiskey, bear, rum, vodka etc.

FAQ - What is where...?

What to buy and shop in "Darjeeling"

Buddhist Handicraft and Tea

Where to buy & shop for souvenirs tourist items in "Darjeeling"

Tibetan Market

Where to buy & shop for clothes in "Darjeeling"

Rink Mall in Chauk Bazaar

Where to have best food in "Darjeeling"

Kunga Restaurants

Where to stay in "Darjeeling"

Darjeeling offers good and comfort stay facility, we suggested all three category of hotels which you like to stay

Standard Hotel: Pahari Soul: TA Rank (4.5) - Certificate of Excellence

Deluxe Hotel: Mount Himalayan Resort: TA Rank (4.0) - Certificate of Excellence

Luxury Hotel: Mayfair Hill Resort: TA Rank (4.5) - Certificate of Excellence

Where to drink in "Darjeeling"

Joey's Pub

Best Bars in "Darjeeling

Joey's Pub

Where to eat fast food "Darjeeling"

Kanika's for Veggie Lovers

Where to eat Lunch & Dinner" Darjeeling"

Sonam's Kitchen