Darjeeling, the eponymous home of the tea is a Victorian
established Hill station located 600km north of Kolkata, 2200m up
in the Eastern Himalayas. This was the first established hill
station of the British when the Raj was governed from Calcutta in
Built on a ridge, Darjeeling is surrounded by rich forest,
rolling tea estates and framed by the spectacular Himalayas
including Kanchenjunga, the third highest mountain in the wold.
Take in the vistas onboard the heritage Darjeeling Himalayan
Railway, where the century old miniature steam engine still chugs
through the scenic hillside. You can also take the toy train and
visit the Ghoom Monastery built in 1875.
This part of the world is a gardeners paradise. With over 139
species of Rhododendrons, magnolia and orchids in every variety and
hue, the Lloyds Botanical Gardens is well worth a visit. Darjeeling
is also a perfect entry point into beautiful state of