Darjeeling India

Activities in Darjeeling

Darjeeling is an absolute paradise for trekkers and adventure seekers. Trekking in Darjeeling is an experience which no lover of nature should miss. It brings you close for real with the snow-capped mountains and the magnificent splendor of the Himalayas. The region abounds in rhododendrons, magnolias, primulas, orchids and ferns of numerous varieties. About six hundred species of birds inhabit the emerald green forests on the slopes of the mountains.

Most  curio  shops  are on Chowrasta and along Nehru Road . You will
Adventure Sports Skiing in Darjeeling
find here thangkas, brass statues, religious objects, jewellery, wood carving, woven fabrics, carpets, handicrafts, silk and handloom products - but if you are looking for bargains you have to shop judiciously and be prepared to spend plenty of time looking. If you need an umbrella these can be bought here cheaply. Made out of bamboo, they are collectors' items themselves! Also, a packet of tea is a popular souvenir to be taken from this.

Getting There & Away to Darjeeling

Flights to Darjeeling The nearest airport is 90km away at Bagdogra, down on the plains near Silliguri.
Trains to Darjeeling
New Jalpaiguri/Silliguri is the railhead for all trains other than the narrow-gauge toy train.
Car and Bus service to Darjeeling
Darjeeling is  connected  by road  with Silliguri , Bagdogra , Gangtok and Kathmandu.
Lying in the serene Himalayan splendor, the zigzag railway or toy-train passing through a variety of foliage, linking Siliguri in north Bengal with Darjeeling, is a marvel of miniature rail engineering. The train moves along streams and tea gardens on the way to Sukana, up a spur of the Singalele range from where the ascent of the line begins. The scenic beauty along the rail line is truly a memory to be cherished.

Getting Around in Darjeeling


It’s most fun to walk around in the hilly terrain of Darjeeling. Otherwise, opt for private cars or hire a taxi for sightseeing trips. Most are metered or would settle for a daylong price. Remember not to hire vehicles with white numbers on black license plates – these aren't authorized to carry passengers and may be detained by the police.   
                      
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