The ribbons of emerald green tea plantation festoon the beauty of the majestic Khangchendzonga in West Bengal's star attraction, Darjeeling. This tea town tucked neatly in the Lesser Himalayas has always magnetized a traveler's mind and soul with its natural charm. A chhuk-chhuk ride on the Toy Train here takes the traveler to picturesque settings that treat the eyes as well as the nose. Still untouched by modernization, this quaint town acts as an abode for all the travelers going soul-searching in the hills. The overall old-world charm of this hilly town increases, as the travelers witness the amazing colonial-era architecture dotting its natural beauty.
The British discovered this little town, nestled away in the lap of Khangchendzonga, in the mid-19th century and were so amazed by its beauty that they made it their summer capital. The colonial-era architecture, reflected in the schools, town buildings, welfare centers, and even the houses of Darjeeling, reminisce the bygone era. Before the British discovered this quaint town, it was a beauty lying under the control of the Kingdom of Sikkim. Soon, the tea estates of Darjeeling became popular and this hidden town became a popular tourist retreat.
Tourists embark their Holidays in Darjeeling by hopping on the famous Darjeeling Himalayan Railways, popular as the Toy Train. A day spent gazing at the majestic Khangchendzonga range is something every traveler yearns for in their Darjeeling Tour Packages to provide relaxation to the mind, body, and soul. In addition to that, all the travelers also look for a retreat in the lush greenery spread across the steep mountain ridge in their Darjeeling Holiday Packages. Many adventure lovers even ask arrangement for a trekking trip on the Singalila Ridge or Tiger Hills in their Darjeeling Packages. Other tourist attractions in darjeeling like Batasia Loop, Nightingale Park, Japanese Peace Pagoda, Rock Garden, Himalayan Mountain Institute, Singalila National Park, and Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park are also important stops for the tourists. A visit to the Tibetan Buddhist monasteries and tea estates like Happy Valley Tea Estate can help the mind relax in the tranquility of the place.
A day or half dedicated to shopping in the city's shopping centers like Nehru Road, Chowrasta Mall and Chowk Bazaar is a must in all the Darjeeling Holiday Travel Packages. Curio items, Tibetan artifacts, woolen garments, home-décor items, and most importantly the Darjeeling tea are some things that travelers love taking home as souvenirs from their Darjeeling Tours. After shopping, travelers love to treat their taste buds with the relishing the taste of famous Darjeeling food items like momos, Thukpa, Gundruk, Tongba, Churpee, Dalle, Nepali Thali, etc.
A tour package for Darjeeling must list the travel and commute options as well. To reach Darjeeling, one can take a private taxi or local bus service from the Bagdogra Airport or the New Jalpaiguri Railway Station. Driving down to Darjeeling from nearby cities like Siliguri, Kurseong, and Kalimpong etc., is also a great option for reaching here. More »