INDIA  |  Darjeeling, India Travel Guide
Monday, July 22, 2024

Darjeeling, India

Darjeeling, India (cc)

Darjeeling Travel Guide


Darjeeling is a pretty city, synonymous with tea, specifically Darjeeling Tea – a successfully-branded, thin-bodied, aromatic, light-colored yet primarily black or oolong tea with a musky spiciness, harvested from the surrounding hillside tea gardens and enjoyed by tea connoisseurs around the world. Darjeeling is known, too, for its 19th-century, narrow-gauge steam railway, the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, featured in Hollywood's 2007 comedy-drama, Darjeeling Unlimited. The city, in any case, is one of India's premier hill stations and a hugely popular tourist destination, tucked into the Himalayan foothills known as the Mahabharat Range, at an elevation of 6,710 feet (2,045.2 m), in the northeastern part of the country. The city is rife with colonial-era architecture, upper-crust British-style public schools, musicians of every stripe, colorful festivals year-round, and good hotels, restaurants, cafés and lively malls with well-stocked shops and boutiques to cater to visitors. And to top it all, there are superb views of Kanchenjunga in the distance, the third-highest peak in the world, and on clear days you can even see Mount Everest from here – all the way in Nepal.


Darjeeling is situated in the Mahabharat Range or Lesser Himalaya, at an elevation of 6,710 feet (2,045.2 m), in the northeastern part of India in the state of West Bengal. It lies in close proximity to the Himalayan nations of Bhutan and Nepal and the picturesque northeastern Indian state of Sikkim.

How to Get There


Main Neighborhoods

  • Central Darjeeling -

    The Mall -

    Lama Road -

    Robertson Road -

    Gandhi Road -

  • Chauk Bazaar -

  • The Elgin -

  • Phulbari -

  • Goenka Road -

  • Tiger Hill -

  • Ghoom -

  • Gandhinagar -

How to Get Around

Where to Party

Where to Eat

Where to Stay

Know Before You Go

  • Best Time to Visit: June-October
  • Cost Per Day: Rs2500-Rs10000 (US$50-US$200)
  • Currency: Indian Rupee INR (US$1 ~ INR55)
  • Electricity: 240V - 50Hz | Sockets with 3 round pins arranged in a triangle
  • Phone Code: +91
  • Population:
  • Official Website:

Nearby Destinations

© Indian Chief Travel Guides

Last updated December 12, 2013
Posted in   India  |  Darjeeling
Your rating: None Average: 5 (1 vote)
Explore the Destination
Amenities and Resources
  • No weather for this city
Trending Themes:

Guides to Popular Ski Resorts

  • Ischgl is a small mountain village turned hip ski resort, with massive appeal among the party-hearty young crowds. It is... Read More

  • Andorra la Vella is its own little world, and not just because it’s a 290-square-mile independent principality (a fifth the... Read More

  • Bariloche (officially San Carlos de Bariloche) is the place to be seen. It is to Argentina what Aspen is to the... Read More

  • Aspen is America's most famous ski resort. And that's an understatement. For, as a ski complex, Aspen is unsurpassed. Its... Read More

  • Zermatt is a small but glamorous mountain resort town, with a population of approximately 5,700. It is one of Switzerland's... Read More

  • St. Moritz is a glitzy, alpine resort town in the celebrated Engadin Valley of Switzerland, with huge notoriety as the... Read More

  • Lake Tahoe is the premier lake resort of America, and the largest alpine lake in all of North America. It is an absolutely... Read More

  • St. Anton, Sankt Anton am Arlberg in German, is Austria's premier ski-bum resort! It's actually a small village cum... Read More

  • Kitzbühel, a small, Tyrolian resort town in the Kitzbüheler Alps, comes with international renown and huge snob appeal, and... Read More


Copyright © 2010-2013 Indian Chief Travel Guides. Images tagged as (cc) are licensed under the Creative Commons CC-BY-SA license.