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Delightful Darjeeling: Of lofty peaks and tiny tea gardens

May 21, 2019 7:58 PM |

Darjeeling Travel

West Bengal’s jewel Darjeeling is nothing short of a marvel and the premier East Indian hill station. Towered by the lofty Kanchenjunga, Darjeeling and its lush green tea plantations are nothing short of paradise.

The beautiful hilly town of Darjeeling has to offer much more than just mountains. The Buddhist monasteries, architecture which reminds you of the colonial era and the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, this Victorian town will definitely take you back in time.

Head to the bazaar and you will find products from all the neighbouring regions right from Tibet to Bhutan. The amazing hospitality will make you want to visit the hilly town over and over again.

The town with all the cultural diversities also has tourists flocking here as a gateway to Sikkim.

Want to know what is the best time to visit Darjeeling, let us help you with that:

Summer (Mar-Jun): If you are looking to escape from the summer heat, Darjeeling is your best escape. Temperatures settle between 15 and 20 degrees, which is simply perfect for going out and trekking as well. Sky remains clear which gives you the perfect view of the Kanchenjunga peak which remains snow capped.

Monsoon (Jul-Sep): It rains heavily in Darjeeling during the Monsoon months making it the least favourable time to visit. The region does see landslides as well, which is even worse for tourists. However, if you are a lover of foggy days and rainy green scenic beauty, Darjeeling is your place in Monsoon. Just make sure you check the weather updates before planning a trip.

Winter (Oct-Feb): The weather seems less cold in the months of October and November, however, both December and January are cold making it the perfect time to enjoy the snowy peaks. If you are looking for some snow show, Darjeeling is not your go town, you need to head towards Sikkim for that. Darjeeling hardly ever sees snowfall making appearances. However, the chilly weather is just perfect for a visit.

Things to do in Darjeeling. Places to Visit in Darjeeling

Make sure you take a trip via the Toy train from Siliguri to Darjeeling, it is worth it. Several monasteries also deserve a visit including the Old Ghoom Monastery, Dali Monastery, Bhutia Busty Monastery, and Aloobari Monastery.

The Botanical Garden is also one place where you should make sure to pay a visit on your trip to Darjeeling.

Other attractions include the Tiger Hill, Japanese Peace Pagoda, Himalayan Zoo, and the Rock Garden

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