Darjeeling-at a glance

Darjeeling is one of India’s most famous hill stations situated at West Bengal at the height of 2134 m or 7000 ft above sea level. Darjeeling is known as queen of Himalayas. The city covers a total area of about 3149 square km and is connected by road and rail network. Darjeeling also has its name listed among the UNESCO World Heritage Sites for its Himalayan Railways popularly known as Toy train. In Darjeeling beautiful red rhododendrons, charming white magnolias, majestic pines and lush green tea bushes cover the entire hillslope.

From Darjeeling one can have the best, uninterrupted view of the worlds third highest peak. Bhanu Bhakta Sarani provides one of the enthralling views of  snow capped peaks of Kanchenjunga. The Chowrasta also gives you a good sight of the Kanchenjunga. You can spend hours at the Mall sitting on the benches and watching people. Near Mall there are Curio shops and on the footpath the Tibetan ladies selling woollen clothes and foreign goods.

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