ahs been a very popular hill station since the British established it as
an R&R centre for their troops in the mid 1800s. These ddays people
come here to escape from the heat, humidity and hassle of the north
Indian plain. Raddling a ridge at 2134 metres and surrounded by tea
plantations on all sides. You get an indication of how popular
Darjeeling is from the 60 or so hotels recognised by the tourist office
and the scores of others which don;t come up to its requirements. Here
you will find yourself surrounded by mountain people from all over the
eastern Himalaya who have come to work. to trade or in the case of the
Tibetans as refugees.
in beginning of hte 18th century the whole of the area beteen the
present borders of Sikkim and the plains of Bengal, including Darjeeling
and Kalimpong, belonged to the RAjas of Sikkim. In 1706 they Kalimpong
to the Bhutanese, and control of the remainder was wrested form them by
the Gurkhas who invaded Sikkim in 1780, following consolidation of the
latter's rule in Nepal.
mountain views, the best time to visit Darjeeling is from mid-September
ot mid December, although it gets pretty cold by December. The season
resumes arround mid-March and continues to mid-June but as the haze
builds up the views become less clear. During the monsoon months (June
to September), clouds obscure the mountains and the rain is often so
heavy that whole sections of the road from the plains are washed away.,
they the town is rarely cut off for more than a few days at a time.
Hill : The highest spot in the area 2500 meters, Tiger Hill is near
Ghoom, about 11 Km from Darjeeling. The hill is famous for its
magnificient dawn views of Kanchenjunga and other eastern Himalaya
Peaks.On a clear day everest is also visible.
to see: Senchal Lake, Ghoom Monastery,Obsevatory Hill, Dhirdham
Temple, Natural History Meseum, Zoological Park, Mountaineering Museum,
Everest Museum, Botanical Gardens, Tibetan Refugge Self Help centre, Tea
Plantations, Gymkhana Club.
There: You can reach by Train to New Jalpaiguri/Siliguri is the
railhead for all the trains other than the narrow-guage toy train.Toy
train journey to Darjeeling is real fun. The train runs daily.
The best month for trek is April may.October and November. There may be
occasional showers during April and May be occasional showers during
April and May .November is generally dry, but visibility in December is
Details: day1: Darjeeling to Jaubari, Day 2, Jaubari to Sandakpu,
Day3, Sandakpu to Molley,Day 4, Molley to Gorkhey, Day5 Gorkhey to
Rimbik, Day6 Rimbik to Darjeeling.
to Stay: Deki Lodge, Maya Lyang Lodge, Gompu's Hotel &
Lodge, Janakee & Cozy Nook Lodge,Crown Lodge, Shepa Lodge,
Tripti Hotel, Hotel Silver Oaks,Himalaya Hotel.