Located in the foothills of Himalayas, it is home to the world’s highest peaks, Kanchenjunga. With the beautiful tea gardens on the slopes of rolling hills, the orchids, pines & rhododendrons, the cute Himalayan toy train whistling its way through the mountains, Darjeeling is the gem of West Bengal. Immersed with modern and colonial charm, this place gives out such youthful and energetic vibes which entail the power of curing a sick man back to normal. With so many museums like Bengal Natural History and Forest Museum, religious sites like ThongsaGompa and Dhirdham Temple, and wildlife areas like Chatakpur and Lamahatta, no one has ever been able to resist this mystical land.
Darjeeling hill town is at an altitude of 6,710ft with the nearest airport being Bagdogra and nearest major railway junction being New Jalpaiguri. There are around 19 trains that can take you. The entire trip is a 24-hour journey. The most preferable train being Rajdhani, will cost you around INR 1500-3000. It will take you about 3 hours to reach Darjeeling from the railway station either by car, private taxis, shared taxis or bus. The bus is one of the main public transports to reach Darjeeling from NJP station, the Siliguri bus stand is only 8 km away from the station. Buses you travel by will cost ranging from INR 1000-1500. Alternatively, you can also choose to ride the fascinating toy train from the railway station or Siliguri all the way up to Darjeeling with a 7-hour ride. It runs daily sharp at 8:30 a.m. The basic fare for it ranges from INR 800-1500. If you want to know where your train is, you should use online train status tools.
Believe me, you won’t realise how quickly the time passes by when you soak yourself completely into the arms of mother-nature and take a whiff of the freshness in the air. Every little detail about this place will make you fall in love with it hence its considered to be one of the best holiday destinations for bachelors as well as families.