How to reach?
The nearest airport to Darjeeling is Bagdogra which is approximately 95 km away from the city. There are some direct flights from the cities like Kolkata, Delhi and Guwahati to Darjeeling. From the airport, one can reach the city by hiring taxis. It will take almost 3 hours to reach Darjeeling from the airport. Flights are available from all major cities.
The nearest railway station to Darjeeling is New Jalpaiguri which connects the city with all the major parts of the country. There are a number of trains from cities like Kolkata, Delhi, Guwahati, Chennai, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Bhubaneshwar and Kochi. People can hire private cabs from the station to reach Darjeeling.
Darjeeling is well connected to some of the major cities closeby such as Gangtok and Kalimpong which are located at a distance of 100 km and 51 km respectively. The city is also connected with Kolkata which is 651 km away and it takes around 14 hours to reach here. The capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu is just 310 KM away from this beautiful place. From the airport, one can reach the city by Bus or Cab.
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What is the best season to visit?
The temperature is mild during the summer season. It is usually around 25°C and it is indeed the best time to visit Darjeeling. Summer months from April to June are great for Darjeeling tourism as the climate is at its best during these months and there are so many outdoor activities to explore.
How many days are enough for the city?
4-5 days is enough for Darjeeling visit. Kalimpong can be skipped. A couple of days is enough for Darjeeling, Kalimpong is also beautiful and worth staying for a day.
Is there snowfall in Darjeeling?
Snowfall is rarely seen in Darjeeling. But sometimes, the temperature can drop down to -2 degree Celsius, so make sure you pack some woollens. July to September: Starting July till August, heavy rainfall is observed in Darjeeling.
What are the famous places to visit?
Rock Garden Darjeeling, Tea Garden View, Ropeway, Peace Pagoda, Japanese Buddhist Temple, Clock Tower
Why Darjeeling is famous for its tea?
Darjeeling Tea is the only tea in the world to get protection under the Geographical Indication (GI) trademark. It is said that these teas are the highest elevation produced teas world over and it is the altitude that creates an ideal environment for the tea plant.
Why is Darjeeling famous for?
Popularly known as the Queen of the Hills ,Darjeeling is a favoured tourist destination, noted for its scenic beauty, ancient forests, quaint houses , friendly peopleand the mountain panorama that it provides.
What food is famous?
Thukpa, Traditional Nepali Thali, Naga Cuisine, Churpee, Momos, Sael Rotis, Chaang