mountain air and above all , the smiling hospitable people for whom it
is a home. Darjeeling is an abrupt change from the plains and Calcutta. The population is Nepali, Lepcha, Tibetan and Bhutia.
It is surrounded by tea plantations, which produce one of the most famous and most expensive teas in the world.
Darjeeling is a fascinating place where you can see Buddhist monasteries, visit a tea plantation and see how the
tea is processed, go for a ride on the chairlift, spend days hunting for bargains in colourful markets and handicrafts shops, sport
a ride on the toy train or go trekking to high-altitude spots for closer views of Kanchenjunga.