Go here for: Hills, Weekend Breaks
Darjeeling has long been known as the Queen of the Hills. The reasons are not hard to find – green, verdant hills, tea estates, the UNESCO recognized Toy Train and the smiling Gurkhas – these have long been part of the legend of Darjeeling.
Once, the bustling pleasure ground of the British, Darjeeling is now thronged both by the leisure seeking family vacationers and the adventure travelers. This hill town has long been known for its unique blend of Hinduism and Buddhism. The Everest climbers, Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary, have long regarded the town as their favourite. Norgay eventually decided to call Darjeeling home.
The Darjeeling Zoo has India’s only pair of Siberian Tigers. (But don’t miss the less famous pair of Red Pandas.) The city lies in the shado + more about Darjeeling