Darjeeling

Description

Once a summer resort for the British Raj, Darjeeling is still one of India’s most popular hill stations. It is surrounded by tea plantations that produce prized light coloured, floral smelling tea – around 25% of India’s total tea output comes from Darjeeling.   In addition, it’s blessed with a stunning view of Mount Kanchenjunga, the world’s third highest peak. Some of Darjeeling’s most popular attractions include the narrow-gauge Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, or “Toy Train”, monasteries, temples, botanical gardens, a zoo, and the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute. Darjeeling is a wonderful place to walk around, and explore the tea estates, villages, and markets.

 

We recommend staying at the boutique Glenburn Tea Estate for an unforgettable experience.

Highlights

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Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (Toy Train)

Darjeeling Mall

Also known as the Chowrasta, Darjeeling Mall in the centre of town is lined with a variety of boutique shops and has wonderful mountain views.
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Himalayan Mountaineering Institute & Darjeeling Zoo

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Monasteries

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Rock Garden & Ganga Maya Park

Scenic parks in wonderful settings located a few miles away from Darjeeling town.
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St. Andrew’s Church

Built in 1843 and located on the Mall Road, the church has brass plaques that memorialise many well-known old settlers of Darjeeling who came here in the 1800s.
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Tea Estates

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Temples

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Tibetan Refugee Self Help Centre

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Tiger Hill

Hotels

Discover the wonderful variety of places to stay in India; including some of the most luxurious hotels in the world, intimate boutique hotels bursting with local character, charming homestays where you’ll have a chance to interact with local families, converted forts & palaces, fabulous lodges and heritage havelis.

Glenburn Tea Estate

Tours

Below are a selection of our favourite sample itineraries that we have created based on our experiences of travelling extensively throughout India. As with all our tours, every aspect can be tailor-made to your individual requirements.

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