The name is derived from the Tibetan word ‘Dorje’ which means the precious stone or ecclesiastical sceptre, which is emblematic of the thunderbolt of Indra, and ‘ling’ - a place, hence the land of the thunderbolt. The sceptre of Indra is believed to have fallen at a place where now stands the Observatory Hill. Darjeeling is a beautiful town located in the northern part of West Bengal. The magnificent town is also popularly known as the ‘Queen of Hill’ throughout the world. The enchanting hills that are well covered with teak wood and pine trees and every slope well covered in lush green tea gardens unleash some of the most scenic natural beauty that visitors cherish for a long time. Going up and down the steep slopes of the hill, through tea gardens and clustered woods of pine trees to reach this beautiful town could be an absolute thriller of an experience in a century old toy train. Yes Darjeeling has the most popular toy trains that runs through one of the highest hill stations in the world that surely could leave Tourists gasp for air at an altitude of more than seven thousand feet and that indeed makes for a remarkable UNESCO recognized world heritage site.
|2134m (7000 F.T Approx)
|320 cms annually
|March to mid June & September to Mid December
|English, Nepali, Bengali, Hindi