Darjeeling is one of India’s most beautiful and best-loved hill stations at the foot of the Himalayas. Sweeping views of steep peaks and tea plantations are the first things that strike you about this city. Add to that the rich cultural atmosphere punctuated with ancient temples and churches as well as a plethora of local markets and cuisines lining the narrow streets and you have to explore it yourself this destination that will leave an indelible mark on your soul.
Noted for a flourishing tea industry, Darjeeling is also a home to the third largest mountain in the world Kanchenjunga. Moreover, the charming hill station has also been declared as an UNESCO World Heritage list. Thanks to the numerous touristy sites.
A stunning hill station soaked in old world charm, Darjeeling is rich in biodiversity. Stunning tea plantations and breath-taking mountain views make Darjeeling, the incredible place that it is, today. Around 5.5 lakh tourists visit Darjeeling, every year. Hence making it one of the highly visited hill stations in India since late 1800s. Aptly named as the ‘Queen of Hills’, Darjeeling is also a prime location for the shooting of films in India. The toy train in Darjeeling is very popular, even today and it offers some mesmerising panoramic views of the hill station.
North Eastern India is an underrated gem and Darjeeling is one place which should be on your priority list for the next vacation.