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Darjeeling town

Its the queen of the hills and my hometown so its the most beautiful place for me.....though it is crowded its nice to spend your holidays lazying around.......
Darjeeling produces the famous darjeeling teas,one of the worlds finest.......we people dont get to see the fimest teas in india(ha ha).It is also home to himalayan railway ,a world heritage site.You can try trekking,and rafting as well....alittle info on darjeeling......
The name "Darjeeling" is a combination of the Tibetan words Dorje ("thunderbolt") and ling ("place"), translating to "The land of the thunderbolt."[1] During the British Raj in India, Darjeeling's temperate climate led to its development as a hill station (hill town) for British residents to escape the heat of the plains during the summers.

Darjeeling is internationally famous for its tea industry and the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The tea plantations date back to the mid 19th century as part of a British development of the area. The tea growers of the area developed distinctive hybrids of black tea and fermenting techniques, with many blends considered among the world's finest.[2] The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway connecting the town with the plains was declared a World Heritage Site in 1999 and is one of the few steam engines still in service in India.

Darjeeling has several British-style public schools, which attract students from many parts of India and neighbouring countries

My village

This is my village as it is in the slope you can see the number of houses increasing day by day..............but luckly we still see clear blue sky...which i miss alot while in delhi..........

Tree tomato

I guess this fruit is typically of the hills..its called rukh tamatar rukh means tree tamatar of course is tomato.......its delicious.......how i used to steal it when i was a kid and my grandfather would chase me for picking the fruit still unripe...ha ha those days were so good.............

  • Last visit to Darjeeling: Oct 2006
  • Intro Updated Jul 21, 2007
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  • goutammitra's Profile Photo
    Aug 3, 2009 at 6:05 PM

    Bahini: Where are you? You are not visible on VT. Wishing you many happy returns of the day in advance! I am going to Andamans on 10th.

  • Aug 11, 2008 at 12:04 PM

    Thank you for your info! Do you know Shangri-la Regency ? Seems to be a good choice. Regards Martin

  • Apr 1, 2008 at 5:14 AM

    Fascinating and informative, five star local custom tips :)

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    Mar 2, 2008 at 4:33 AM

    Great Darjeeling, Nice Darjeeling, Radddi huncha hai ha..ha.. Dear Mantru where do you stay in Darjeeling???

  • planxty's Profile Photo
    Nov 23, 2007 at 9:04 PM

    Hi Mantrana, thanks so much for your very kind birthday greetings. fergy.

  • mickybleck's Profile Photo
    Oct 5, 2007 at 3:03 AM

    Seems to be a beautiful place! (will get myself another cup of Drjeeling tea now)

  • mallyak's Profile Photo
    Sep 4, 2007 at 1:51 PM

    Nice tips on Indias north east.Will visit darjeeling just to romance the toy train .Is Delhi that unsafe for women?We will be visiting Delhi next month!

  • umashanker's Profile Photo
    Aug 16, 2007 at 1:08 AM

    wow! Darjeeling tea at home.Love darjeeling tea occasionly, very addicting.

  • sachara's Profile Photo
    Aug 5, 2007 at 7:12 AM

    Hi Mantrana, great insider tips !!!

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    Jul 18, 2007 at 2:20 AM


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