Darjeeling is known popularly as the Queen of the Himalayas. It is a famous hill station for the beautiful sunrises, sunsets, hills, and valleys along with the mountain ranges it is surrounded by followed by the most famous tea plantations.
It is one of the known and most sought hill stations by the tourists blessed with a cool climate all throughout the year. It is not only a famous honeymoon spot, but also a family vacation getaway with toy train rides, Tibetan cuisines, and the picturesque Himalayas.
Best Time to Visit Darjeeling
To plan a vacation in Darjeeling you must choose any month between April to June or from October to December for winter lovers. The temperatures remain 25 degrees at the max in summers and vary between 7 to 5 degrees during winters.
How to Reach Darjeeling?
To reach Darjeeling conveniently, you need to take a train to the nearest station that is NJP or New Jalpaiguri that is 80 km away from Darjeeling and if you opt for a flight, then the Bagdogra Airport is the nearest airport from where you can take any mode of roadways to reach the destined place.
Places to visit in Darjeeling
1. Tiger Hill is 5 km away from the city center that is famous for the sunrise and sunset amidst the twin peaks of Kanchenjunga along with Everest. You can also watch the Kurseong and a plethora of rivers flowing down.
2. Batasia Loop is located at a distance of 3 km where you can enjoy a ride in a toy train that descends by 1000 ft. to complete circular loops in an area.
3. Nightingale Park, This park was earlier known as the Shrubbery which was a private courtyard. It has been renovated and reopened in the year 2011 where you will witness a giant statue of Lord Shiva.
4. Singalila National Park is located on the Singalila Ridge that is 20 km away from the city center, elevated at a height of 7000 ft above the sea level.
For more information on Darjeeling travel packages contact Swan Tours or call 011 23415601.