"A Little Piece of Heaven in India" Darjeeling by Donna_in_India
Darjeeling Travel Guide: 180 reviews and 571 photos
Darjeeling (meaning place of the Thunderbolt) is located in the far northwestern corner of West Bengal. It's a hill station known as the "Queen of the Hills" and is surrounded by tea plantations. The town itself straddles a ridge over 6,000 feet high.
With the exception of nearby neighbors who come to escape the summer heat, most travellers don't seem to make it this far off the well-worn India travel route. I am so glad we did. Darjeeling is one of my favorite Indian cities. The air is crisp, the people are wonderful, the surroundings clean and green. The alpine scenery is stunning - with the star being Mt. Kanchenjunga, the third highest mountain in the world. When the clouds play hide and seek with Kanchenjunga, it's almost mystical.
There is also something tranquil about Darjeeling. Maybe it comes from all the colorful monasteries or maybe it's the pace of life. Whatever it is, it's definitely a little piece of heaven in India!
- Pros:Stunning scenery, warm & wonderful people
- Cons:Takes some doing to get here!
- In a nutshell:Would love to go back during a different season of the year
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