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Darjeeling Tourism | How to Plan a Trip to Darjeeling

A popular holiday retreat, Darjeeling presents an amalgam of exotic wildlife, lip smacking food, colonial architecture, tranquility and scenic beauty.

  • Batasia Loop in Darjeeling
Darjeeling At a Glance
  • Average Climate:15°c - 30°c
  • Best Time to Visit:September to June
  • Major Airports:Bagdogra International Airport
  • Ideal Durations:3 to 5 Days
  • STD Code:0354

Darjeeling Tourism | Darjeeling Travel Guide

Set amid the emerald-green tea plantations and snow capped Himalayan Peaks, Darjeeling is a popular hill station in West Bengal. The town was founded back in the 19th century by the British. Today, tourism in Darjeeling has reached its peak and people from all over throng to this captivating destination.

The town is home to people from vibrant Tibetan and Sikkimese cultures which adds to its beauty and makes it more colorful. Darjeeling presents a great blend of picturesque sights and historic places. While on one side, the town makes you have a glimpse of the spectacular Himalayas, on the other side; it takes you back to the British Empire.

The star attraction of West Bengal leaves no visitor disappointed. Right from colonial era architecture to natural beauty, the place gives every visitor an opportunity to explore attractions at their best. With its lip smacking Sikkimese and Tibetan cuisines, sprawling tea estates, awe-inspiring views and exotic wildlife, Darjeeling opens arms to people from all across the globe.

To make it easier for all the people traveling to Darjeeling, Government of India has set Darjeeling Tourist Information Centers at different places. From these centers, travelers can easily gather Darjeeling Tourist Information. With this Darjeeling Travel Guide, get ready to treat your senses with scenic beauty of Darjeeling.

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Faqs about Darjeeling Tourism

Q: Is Darjeeling safe for tourism?

Ans. Darjeeling is completely safe to visit as a family, solo female traveler, honeymooner, and more. Just do not roam around late at night and you will be fine.

Q: Why is Darjeeling famous for tourism?

Ans. Tea plantations are the prime reason that Darjeeling is famous for. Other than that, the peaceful environment, picturesque landscapes, warm people, Darjeeling toy train, wildlife, etc. are some things Darjeeling tourism is known for.

Q: Where is Darjeeling located?

Ans. The Queen of Himalayas, Darjeeling is located in northeastern India at the extreme north of West Bengal. It is approx. 650 km away from Kolkata by road and is positioned at an altitude of 7,000 feet above sea level.

Q: What are the famous Darjeeling tourist places?

Ans. Darjeeling is a beautiful Himalayan city and is blessed with many natural and man-made sightseeing places. On your Darjeeling tour, here are some of the best Darjeeling tourist places you should visit - 

  • Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park
  • Kanchenjunga Mountain
  • Tiger Hill
  • Himalayan Mountaineering Institute
  • Japanese Peace Pagoda
  • Mahakal Temple
  • Lamahatta
Q: What is the famous food of Darjeeling?

Ans. Food in Darjeeling is influenced by a mix of cultures including Khampa, Lepcha, Sherpas, and Gorkhas. Some of the must-try food items in Darjeeling are Thukpa, traditional Nepali thali, Naga cuisine, Churpee, momos, aloo dum, Sael Rotis, and Chaang.

Q: What is the famous festival of Darjeeling?

Ans. Between December and February, Lepchas and Bhutias can be seen celebrating their New Year with full enthusiasm. In January, Maghe Sankranti festivities can also be seen. Losar is another New Year celebration for the Tibetans, which usually takes place in February or March. Durga Puja, Saraswati Puja, and Bumchu are celebrated with vigor. 

Darjeeling Carnival in November and Teesta Tea & Tourism Festival in November or December attracts a large number of tourists as well.