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This place is also called as the ‘queen of the hills’. This place is invariably a paradise for nature lovers and adventure seekers. Darjeeling means ‘abode of god’ in Lepcha dialect.
Darjeeling is one of the most beautiful hill resorts in this world. In British era the Englishmen built up this locality as their health resort and later on they started producing Tea in the hilly terrains of this Himalayan region. Now Darjeeling Tea is the most expensive and the best Tea produced in the world.
Darjeeling the name is derived from the Tibetan word ‘Dorjee’ which means the precious stone which is emblematic to the thunderbolt of Indra (the King of the paradise) and ‘Ling’ – a place. Hence the land of thunderbolt.
By Air – The nearest airport is in Bagdogra Airport which is 94 kilometers away from Darjeeling. It takes about 3 hours to reach Darjeeling from Bagdogra.
By Rail – two closest major railway stations are Siliguri Junction (92 kilometers) and New Jalpaiguri (96 kilometers). These railway stations have direct connectivity to and from Kolkata, Delhi, Chennai, Mumbai, Bangalore, Guwahati etc. Darjeeling also has a railway station which serves as the ending station of the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR) or toy train, which is one of the major tourist attraction of this region.
By Road – Darjeeling is well connected with Siliguri with national Highway number 55 and has one more route via Panighata. It is also well linked up with National Highway number 31 – A i.e. Siliguri Gangtok Highway. Gangtok, Pelling, Kalimpong are well connected with Road from Darjeeling
This place is also called as the ‘queen of the hills’. This place is invariably a paradise for nature lovers and adventure seekers.
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Welcome to Visit North East North East Part of India is a travellers delight. North East India consists Indian states of Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim & West Bengal. Although West Bengal is officialy is not a part of North East India, but is the gateway of accessing Read More
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Tsomgo Lake Tsomgo Lake or Changu Lake is famous tourist an attraction in Sikkim is nearly 42 kilometers from the state capital Gangtok. It is situated at an altitude of nearly 3780 meters / 12,400 feet. The Lake known as The Source of the Lake in Bhutia dialect is ideally located near the Nathu La pass. The lake Read More