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nearest airport to Darjeeling is the
Bagdogra airport. Bagdogra is 10 kms
from Darjeeling and is an important
military installation. From Bagdogra
one can take a bus or taxi to Darjeeling.
Darjeeling has a railway station but
only the toy train from Jalpaiguri and
New Jalpaiguri comes here. The major
trains connecting the place with all
the major places in India come to Jalpaiguri
or New Jalpaiguri. From here again you
have to take the toy train or a bus
or taxi to Darjeeling.The place is well
connected by roads. The state transports
run buses from Calcutta and other nearby
places. The private operators also have
their buses and the fair does not vary
much in the state or in the private
best season to visit Darjeeling is between
April and June. The weather during this
period is generally clear and the chilling
biting cold gets subsided. But one can
also go to Darjeeling between September
and November. During these months the
mountains are clearly visible and one
can enjoy the golden sunrise over the
Himalayan peaks. Being a mountain city
Darjeeling experiences rains throughout
the year. Often heavy down pours wash
away the roads and the place is totally
cut off from rest of the country. The
temperature range is not very large
here with the maximum in summers being
15 degrees and 1.5 degrees in winters.
This place requires warm cloths any
time of the year and do not forget to
carry a umbrella to this place.
white water rafting, kayaking, canoeing,
mountain biking and rock climbing.
are modern hotels and restaurants in
Darjeeling and Kalimpong, and comfortable
lodges in Kurseong and Mirik.
has been famous for its Tea with a particular
aroma. Throughout the world tea drinkers
love having the special Darjeeling tea.
So, how can some one miss getting some
Darjeeling tea if he comes to this place.
Packed small bags tea from this place
make good souvenirs. But avoid tea in
tastefully decorated boxes as these
are mostly blended tea from Calcutta.
from tea there are many items which
Darjeeling offers in its shopping malls.
Tourists love taking home the curios
and carpets from here. The shops for
curios and carpets are on Chowrasta
and Nehru road. These shops also sell
thangkas, brass statues, religious objects,
jewellery, wood carvings, woven fabrics
and many other items from the Himalayan
region. The Bronze items and wooden
carvings give you good value for your
money. Thangkas are impressive at the
first sight but the require a closer
look if you want to buy them. The West
Bengal's Manjusha Emporium has a good
collection Himalayan handicraft, silk
and handloom products. The woollen garments
can be bought from the markets on Hill
Cart road. The bamboo items are collectors
delight from the region. Hayden Hall
is a place to look for the exclusive
Tibetan Carpets. The women's cooperative
is also a place worth checking out.
Himalayan Eco-Trekking (P) Ltd
Post: G.P.O. Box 3606,
(+977) 1-4003504, 016205100.
|BIGFOOT Treks & Adventures (P) Ltd
Address: Upper Chebo Busty,
P.O. Kalimpong, 734301
Darjeeling, West Bengal, India
Tel: (+91) 3552 256685