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Darjeeling
Places to visit
Best Season to visit
How to each
What is special
 
A touch of violet on the eastern sky ushers the dawn, and then follows a wizardry in gold, orange and red. Behold the sunrise of Darjeeling. Romantic, mystical, and spell binding. Wrapped in a fog, this hill town is located in the north of West Bengal amid the Himalayan peaks.

Darjeeling, long known for its tea, is a beautiful honeymoon destination in India. A visit to Darjeeling will add that extra zing to your honeymoon. The tea gardens, the green glens and the blue skies – all make for a perfect romantic getaway – the ideal Indian honeymoon.
Places to visit
Ghoom, 6 km from Darjeeling, is a Buddhist holy place. A quiet alcove, Ghoom, is an ideal place to catch a few precious moments of togetherness, in the lap of Nature.

The Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park is a beautiful natural reserve, and is the only breeding centre in India for the rare snow leopard. Visit this park for a trip in the wild. Nearby the park is the Darjeeling-Rangit Valley Ropeway, which offers bird's eye view of the gorgeous valley.

Across the river Teesta, lies the lush Kalimpong. The road weaves lazily up a steep incline to suddenly open up to an unexpected panorama. At an altitude of 1,250 meters, it has an area of just 3.5 square miles with an approximate population of 40,000. Kalimpong is one of those few places that are yet untouched by tourists.

Set in idyllic surroundings, Mirik is the place for those seeking peace and tranquility. At an altitude of 1,967 meters, the climate is cool and temperate. The Sumendu Lake at the bottom of Mirik Spur is the most spectacular sight, capturing the grandeur of the Himalayas. A colorful boat ride or a walk through an artful bridge takes one into the charming forests on the other side of the lake. Fishing is a popular pastime at the lake..

Besides these, one can go trekking through the Himalayan hills of Darjeeling. Favourite trekking trails include the Kalimpong-Relli trek, the Kurseong-Namsu trail, and the Kurseong-Mirik trek. These are low altitude treks and ideal for you if fancy a leisurely amble through the scenic locales of the eastern Eden.

Best Season to visit
The best time to visit Darjeeling is from March to May or September to November. During monsoon months (end of May till September), it rains heavily, making the weather cold and rather dreary. In winter there is a drastic fall in temperature from the summers 15 to 25º C to 2 to 10º C in winters.
How to reach
By Air – There are flights from Kolkata to Bagdogra, 90 kilometers from Darjeeling.

By Rail – The nearest railhead is Siliguri. The Toy Train runs from New Jalpaiguri / Siliguri

 

What is special
A ride in the toy train of Darjeeling is a not-to-be-missed experience. Enjoy the terrain as the train spans the hills with its gentle 'chhuk chhuk”. It snakes through the tea gardens, gallops over the gurgling streams, strides through the lush sal forests, giant bamboo groves, the stately silk cotton trees, the elegant magnolia thickets, and all that is exotic. Watch the grand splendor of Darjeeling as the toy train chugs through the Himalayan heaven.

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