East by Himalayas Darjeeling Hills

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Darjeeling - Geographically Darjeeling is located at the foothills of the Himalayas, is the northernmost district in the state of West Bengal in eastern part of India. This little town is acclaimed as “Queen of Hills” for the beautiful hill stations surrounding it. Its awe-inspiring scenic beauty will cater a mixed experience amongst the tourists. This town is surrounded by tea gardens and even faces some of the highest peak of the Himalayas.

Kalimpong - A sub-division of Darjeeling district located at an altitude of 4,100 ft. The milder and pleasant weather attracts tourists throughout the year. Wide array of orchids, nurseries and some of the rarest cacti form the economy of Kalimpong. Other noticeable ones include Oak, Maple and chestnut that stretches up the ridge as far as the eye can reach.

Kurseong- The serenity and tranquility of this hill station enthralls the tourists throughout the year. Kurseong is located 32 km away from Darjeeling at an altitude of 1,458 metres. This beautiful hill station is known as “the school town” because of the advent of many schools.

Tiger Hill – the first thing that comes to mind when one thinks of Darjeeling is the early morning visit to the Tiger Hill. Experience the early morning chill when going to the hill and come back with the thrill of having seen the play of colours on nature`s canvas. You forget the lost sleep as you are rewarded with the views of the mighty Mt. Kanchendzonga being bathed in different hues of orange and gold as the sunrises. At an altitude of 2590 meters this is the best vantage point to see (subject to clear weather) the peaks of both Mt. Everest and Kanchendzonga together.

Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR) A world heritage site as declared by UNESCO in the year 1999, the “Darjeeling Himalayan Railway” or “Toy Train” as popularly known, has a history dating back to 1878. This 86 Kms long journey from Siliguri to Darjeeling is on every touristor’s list travelling the North East. The slow chugging of the railway locomotives through bustling Darjeeling town, gives one a first hand experience of being transported to that era where the Britishers ruled & flambouyance meant in every word so of their travails as officers & being in their summer home referred often as the queen of hill stations.

Trek through the Singalila National Park - Trekking through the Singalila National Park to Sandakphu the highest point in West Bengal to an altitude of 12,000 ft. The Trekking programme starts from Maneybhenjung and acquaints you to the full range offering the most fantastic views of snow clad mountains while passing through the temperate forest of Rhododendron and Magnolias. Enjoy out-of the-way camp sites or trekkers hut far from the crowded rest house areas.

Darjeeling Tea – The unparalleled flavor of the Darjeeling tea is what has earned it the name of Champagne of East. Satisfying Tea lovers from across the world, the Tea history in Darjeeling started in 1845 with the first plantation by Dr. Arthur Campbell on an experimental basis by making a cross between the China and Assam tea. Stay in a century old tea bungalow amidst the lush greenery of the Tea plantation, & interact with the workers and experience the “Orthodox” process of tea manufacture.

White Water Rafting - A visit to the Darjeeling hills is not all about the scenic beauty, history, and enjoying nature. The white water rafting on the Teesta offers the thrill of instant adrenaline rush. The river Rangit and the Teesta are graded in the international level at I to IV and considered to be equally good for beginners and experienced rafters.