Darjeeling is a beautiful hill station located on Shivalik hills on the lower range of Himalaya, Dareeling is located at height of 2115 Mtrs( 6981 Ft) Above Sea Level, Darjeeling is alos famous for tea industry, Darjeeling has many old British style school and student come from all parts of India to study in Darjeeling. Darjeeling has temperate climate and devided in to spring, sumer,autumn,winter and monsoons, summer time is from My to June ( Temp 25 degree)and is known as best season to visit Darjeeling, Monsoon season is from June to September and it rains heavily in Darjeeling area and some times roads are blocked because of landslides etc. and known as off season in tourism sector in Darjeeling, Winters are having temperature like ( 5-17 degree ) some times temperature drops below freezing point, and tourist come to Darjeeling to enjoy snowfall, Fog and mist are a common scene in Darjeeling. Tourism & Tea industry are the two pillors in Darjeeling's economy.
It is said that Darjeeling is named after a Tibetan word, 'Dorje ling' or the place of 'Thunderbolt'. Darjeeling is awesome beautiful town and looks like a paradise for holiday and adventure seekers as well as botanists, ornithologists, photographers and artists. Darjeeling is most popular honeymoon destination in east India.
How to Reach : Darjeeling
Airport: Bagdogra airport is 90kms from Darjeeling
Rail: Darjeeling is linked by famous toy train, and with New Jalpaiguri railway station is 88 kms away from Darjeeling.
Road: Darjeeling is well connected by road ,Kolkata is 626 kms away from Darjeeling.
Sight Seeing Places: Darjeeling
Batasia Loop: Batasia loop is located just 5 Kms from main Darjeeling town, Batasia Loop offers spectacular view of Darjeeling, One can enjoy beauty of Kanchenjungha peak fin background.Thee is also a war memorial.
Bhutia Basti Monastery: This small monastery with beautiful painted facrom Batasia loop.
Chowrasta or Crossroad: The Mall road of Darjeeling originates and culminates at Chowrasta, Chowrasta is studded with so many hotels ,restaurants , shops etc. Touriss can enjoy pony ride here.
Natural History Museum: Natural history museum has a variety of collections of local fauna .
Dhirdham Temple: Dhirdham temple of Darjeeling resembles with the famous Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu.
Observatory Hill: At Observatory hill one historic temple of Lord Shiva is situated , Formerly this hill was having an observatory thats why its name is known as observatory hills, but now observatory no longer exists.
Loyd Botanical Garden: This botanical garden is a well managed terraced garden , It has a fine collection of plant specimens from the sub-temperate and temperate Himalayas. An annual flower festival is held here during the summer.
Tenzing Norgay Mountaineering Institute: This instituet lies on Jawahar Parbat and is the first mountaineering training centre of country. Another attraction is the huge 'Hitler's Telescope', One can have a view of Kanchenjunga by this telescope.
Padmaja Naidu himalayan Zoological Garden: This Zoological garden is home to some rare Himalayan fauna like, snow leopard, yak, Siberian tiger, Himalayan black bear, red panda,Tibetan wolf etc.
The Shrubbery : Shrubbery is located behind Rajbhawan and offers a breath taking view of Kanchanjungha peak .
Darjeeling Rope way: Darjeeling is also famous for its ropeways,There are two ropeways in Darjeeling ,First connects Darjeeling with Bijanbari & Second ropeway connects north points to Singla, It covers aerial distance of 8 kms.
Japanese Peace Pagoda: Peace Pagoda offers and lovely view of the Darjeeling town and majestic mountains.
HOTELS IN DARJEELING
Dekeling Resort Darjiling
Dekeling Resort at Hawk's Nest - Darjeeling combines every comfort and convenience with a unique experience of British and Tibetan history. Constructed in the late 19th century by Sir William Ferguson Ducat, the mansion is typical of those built by British of the Raj period who favored Darjeeling as a summer retreat. Recently restored to its original splendor, Hawk's Nest is now available for vacationers and honeymooners looking for a unique experience.
Accommodation : Each of the four luxury suites include two large rooms cable television plus a large private bath with adequate supply of hot and cold water. The authentic wood and glass work in each room is complemented by original tiled fireplaces which have been carefully restored to working order. Each suite enjoys a view of our floral gardens and the Darjeeling hills and Kanchenjunga range.
Other Facilities : Telephone, laundry service and transportation are available on request and Hotel has its our own standby generator.
Hotel Sinclairs Darjiling
Hotel Sinclairs is situated at beautiful Darjeeling ,Sinclair is a premier hotel in the Darjeeling area.
Darjeeling (2134 metres above sea level) is a superlative combination of fern-filled valleys, snow-capped peaks and tea-scented air. A blue toy train on the world's highest railway track chugs through an emerald carpet of tea gardens, passing through a series of dizzying waterfalls and hairpin bends.
It has 46 beautifully-appointed rooms and suites, with satellite TV channels, telephones and attached baths with hot and cold water. The rooms have wooden floors and ceilings ideal for living in the hills. The wooden interiors give it an ambience of a traditional country home.
Facilities : Hotel Sinclair Darjeeling
Indoor Games Room,
Cultural programme with local artists can be organised on request.
Sightseeing can be arranged
White Water Rafting,
Visits to Tea Gardens,
The spacious multicuisine restaurant noted for its excellent breakfast, lunch and dinner fare is a big draw among the locals and visitors alike. The culinary artistry and attentive service make dining an unforgettable experience.
Conference : Hotel Sinclair Darjeeling
P A System. Also available Cordless Mike & Collar Mike.
L.C.D Multimedia Projector
Overhead Projector with Screen
Video Presentation with VCR & TV
Slide Projector with Screen
Flipchart Board with Laser Pointers
Pen & Letter Pads.
Hotel Sunflower Darjeeling is located on the picturesque Mall - in the heart of Darjeeling, Hotel Sunflower is Darjeeling's best located luxury hotel. Here attention to details create a soothing blend of warm, effortless service and harmonious spaces!
Hotel Sunflower is unique way to experience Darjeeling - The "Queen of the Hills" nestled amongst the Himalayas." Our multi-cuisine (purely veg) restaurant offers you sumptuous delicacies that you will relish.
Chowrastha or the Mall is the hub of the town where every visitor is seen taking a frantic walk and relaxing their fatigued heads. In the local dialect, Chowrastha means the place where four roads meet. Through narrow roads ascending, between shops inviting with bright colored local ornaments, handicrafts, curios reaches a huge flat platform surrounded by benches for people to sit. The journey is revitalizing with the view of the Kanchenjunga standing with all its might.
Just 1.5 kilometers downhill from Chaurastha is the Bhutia Bustee Tibetan Monastery. In early days the monastery belonged to the Red Sect of Buddhist Lamas. The origin of the name Darjeeling is linked to this monastery. 'Dorje' means thunderbolt in Tibetan and 'Ling' means resting place, thus 'Place' of the 'Thunderbolt', which was the name of the monastery.
Facilities: Hotel Sun Flower Darjeeling
Comfortable rooms with a view
Attached private bath with showers
Running hot and cold water - 24 hrs.
Speciality restaurants (Purely Veg.)
Colour Television with Cable Connection
Round the clock friendly efficient room service
Laundry and Dry cleaning service
Travel Assistance - various sightseeing options, adventurous treks
Doctor on call
Well equipped Business Centers, Banquet and conference facilities
Telecommunication facilities: Telephone with International dialing, fax, Internet and e-mail