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Darjeeling

Darjeeling , the queen of all hill stations, famous for its natural beauty, clean fresh air,year round plesent weather and above all, the ever smiling and welcoming local people.The 3rd highest pick in the world,mount Kanchenjunga is very close to this lpece and also gives the clearest view.

Darjeeling is widely known as visitors paradise because every day it offers something new to everyone ,may be the first time visitoe and may be the regular one.The morning bell comes to the vewers when the firts ray of sun touchesthe mountaina pick.This is tiger hill,a steep ride of five kilometers from Ghoom, is the place where one can witness this hevenly feelings.Here the air is chilly ,but unique to get an experience.

Here the new day starts with the world famous blend of tea,foggy and smokky weather,mountain view and smiling face of local Gorkhi people. Darjeeling is also a place to know Tibetan culture,Himalayan Tribal Life, and to see the Tibetian Monasteries, Pine Trees,Tea garden etc.very closely.

No visit to Darjeeling is complete without a visit to Ghoom which is 6 km away from the main town. The hillock is dominated by the famous Yiga Choeling Monastery which has 15 images of the Maitreya Buddha. Belonging to the yellow hat sect, the monastery contains many ancient palm leaf and paper manuscripts in Tibetan script.

The Museum of Natural History is where one can see a fine collection of Himalayan animals, reptiles, birds and insects. If flora is what one enjoys, then Llyod Botanic Garden is the place of interest. It has a marvelous collection of alpine flora and orchids. Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park is the only center in India for the breeding of the rare snow leopard.

The Ussurian tigers and the Himalayan black bear are also among its attractions. The Himalayan Mountaineering Institutean which established in 1954 by the then Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, is the place where one can get all the information and details of conquest Mount Everest.

Tenzing Norgay,one of the first climbers of Everest was the Founder Director and Advisor till his demise. Darjeeling-Ranjit Valley ropeway is the another attraction which is very nearer to this place.The Tibetan Refugee Self Help Center is the place where the excellent Tibetan crafts like carpets, wood and leather work are displayed for the visitors.

Mall is the place where the visitors can give the finishing touch "shopping" to there visit. This is basically a comercial center of this valley.Here one can find hand knitted sweaters,hand painted wall hangings,fancy bags, himalayan and tibetian antique , and specially tibetian theme based oil paintings of black&white in colour.Here the local people also appear with some traditional food like momos etc.

Mall leads to Chowrasta which is also popular and crowdy like mall for shopping purpose. Here hotels, restaurants and shops are plentily availabale in wide and different range.Woollen garments, tribal ornaments, Thankas, rosaries, brass statuettes and Gorkha daggers arewidely available here.Some shols offers foriegn goods.But the two places, Mall and Chowrasta deserves shopping after huge bargaining.

Trekking in the Darjeeling hills started almost a century back.It was one of the first hill region in India where trekking were organised .The Everest and Kanchenjunga stillalluring thousands of nature lovers from different parts of the world since it was discovered.

The best time to undertake trekking programeis April-May and Octoberan dNovember. Through Travel Agents and personal program both are acceptable here.Both low and high altitude treks are arranged over here.Some of the most popular treks are Maneybhanjang (2134 m), Meghma (2900 m), Toughu (3070 m), Gairibas (2621 m), Sandakphu (3636 m), and Phalut (3600m)etc.

Anotherattractive high altitude trek is to Kalimpong valley from Relli, Pankhasari, and to the highest point in the areas, Rochella (3,400 m).All the varietiy of Himalayan flora and faunaare widely available her to experience The mostly used and adviseable routes are from Darjeeling to Kurseong through the Old Military Road, Darjeeling to Singla, Darjeeling to Bijabbari and Darjeeling to Tiger Hill.
 

Suggested Packages
 
Windamere HotelWindamere Hotel ( 4 Star Hotel )
Address: Observatory Hill, , Darjeeling
Location: City Center
Property Type: Heritage Hotel
The Hotel is located in a commanding position in the heart of Darjeeling, Windmere was originally a 19th century boarding house, built for bachelors and British & Scottish Tea Planters. It was converted into a hotel in 1939, just before the outbreak of World War second. The hotel consists of two sections, the first is " The Windamere" which is furnished in traditional colonial style. This wing includes a honeymoon cottage. "Little Windamere" on the other hand has all modern facililties and decor.
Accessibility: Airport: 90KM., Railway Station: 0.5KM., Bus Station: 0.5KM.
Approx. Price Range: $90  -  $150  (Rs. 4500  -  7500)

Fortune Hotels Fortune Hotels ( 3 Star Hotel )
Address: Robertson Road, , Darjeeling
Location: City Center
Property Type: Heritage Hotel
Set against the majestic backdrop of the mighty mountains, Darjeeling is called the "Queen of the Hills". Darjeeling is well connected to most cities and towns in India, through Bagdogra airport and New Jalpaiguri railway station. Beginning with an experience of India"s heritage, Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, and the sight of the snowcapped range of Kanchanjunga. There is no better place for a holiday than this unique "Blend of grandeur and beauty".
Accessibility: Airport Domestic: 86KM., Airport International: 650KM., Railway Station: 80KM., Bus Stand: 0.5KM., Shopping Centre: 0.5KM.
Approx. Price Range: $40  -  $100  (Rs. 2000  -  5000)

Hotel Mohit Private Limited. Hotel Mohit Private Limited. ( 3 Star Hotel )
Address: 31, H.D. Lama Road, , Darjeeling
Location: City Center
Property Type: Business And Leisure Hotel
Hotel Mohit is located on the main promende near the shopping area and the Mall overlooking the panoramic view of the Himalayas. It is the latest enterprise providing the finest standards of luxury elegance and comfort.
Accessibility: Airport (Dom.): 80KM., Railway Station: 0.5KM., Bus Stand: 0.1KM., Shopping Centre: 0.1KM.
Approx. Price Range: $75  -  $150  (Rs. 3750  -  7500)

 

Hotel Sinclairs Hotel Sinclairs ( 3 Star Hotel )
Address: 18 / 1, Gandhi Road, , Darjeeling
Location: City Center
Property Type: Business And Leisure Hotel
Situated near the main mall, the point of convergence, Hotel Sinclairs Darjeeling is a fine hotel in Darjeeling offering comfort, service and cuisine of the highest standards along with the fascinating view of the Himalayas.
Accessibility: Air (Dom.): 100KM., Railway station: 100KM., Bus stand: 2KM., City center: 0.5KM., Shopping center: 0.5KM.
Approx. Price Range: $46  -  $95  (Rs. 2300  -  4750)

 

Hotel Swiss ( 3 Star Hotel )
Address: Situated at Gandhi Road, , Darjeeling
Location: Suburban
Property Type: Resort
Hotel Swiss is situated at Gandhi Road. The resort offers every modern comfort to make your stay pleasant and memorable.
Accessibility: Air (Dom.): 100KM., Railway station: 100KM., Bus stand: 2KM., City center: 0.5KM., Shopping center: 0.5KM.
Approx. Price Range: $30  -  $100  (Rs. 1500  -  5000)

 

Mayfair Hill Resort Mayfair Hill Resort ( 3 Star Hotel )
Address: The Mall Opp. Governor House, , Darjeeling
Location: City Center
Property Type: Resort
The Mayfair Hill resort located opposite the governor's house, just 30 yards away from the Main Gate, about 88 Kms away from Badgogra airport and New Jalpaiguri Railway Station and about one and half km from Darjeeling Railway Station and just half a Km from Chowrasta-The main shopping Mall.
Accessibility: Badgogra Airport: 88KM., New Jalpaiguri Railway Station: 87KM., Darjeeling Railway Station: 1.5KM.
Approx. Price Range: $40  -  $80  (Rs. 2000  -  4000)

 


Cedar Inn Cedar Inn ( 3 Star Hotel )
Address: Jalpahar Road, , Darjeeling
Location: City Center
Property Type: Business And Leisure Hotel
High above the main township, nestling amidst groves of evergreen trees is serene environs, is Darjeeling''s landmark of luxury - Cedar Inn. The hotel''s location is arguably its greatest asset, setting it above and apart from the hustle and jostling tourists downtown and offering a visual treat of spectacular mountain vistas, with the ridge that defines Darjeeling stretching away below. The view is without doubt one of the most memorable in the world.
Accessibility: Bagdogra Airport: 85KM., Siliguri Rail Station: 80KM., City Centre: 1KM.
Approx. Price Range: $35  -  $50  (Rs. 1750  -  2500)
 


New Elgin Hotel New Elgin Hotel ( 3 Star Hotel )
Address: 18, H.D. Lama Road, , Darjeeling
Location: City Center
Property Type: Heritage Hotel
The Elgin is a Elgin Heritage Group of Hotels at Darjeeling in the Himalayas. As you enter, the heritage - The Elgin, warmth greets you. A silken Khada is drapped around your neck as a traditional Himalayan welcome, as sparkling cherry liquor spreads a Warm glow within. The phrase 'old world charm' is a palpable feeling of being snug and cozy in this quaint and charming 120 year old residence reminiscent of the heydays of the Raj.
Accessibility: Airport: 105KM., Railway Station: 0.5KM., Bus Station: 0.5KM.
Approx. Price Range: $60  -  $100  (Rs. 3000  -  5000)
 

Hotel North Star Hotel North Star ( 3 Star Hotel )
Address: 11-H.D., Lama Road, , Darjeeling
Location: City Center
Property Type: Business And Leisure Hotel
Hotel North Star is a five storied magnificent building having 21 rooms 51 beds in total. 15 rooms are on the Kanchenjungha View Side and 6 rooms on the Darjeeling Town View Side. It is situated in the heart of Darjeeling and just five minutes walk from the Mall Road.
Accessibility: Airport: 90KM., Railway Station: 102KM., Bus Station: 0.5KM.
Approx. Price Range: $30  -  $35  (Rs. 1500  -  1750)
 

Hotel Lunar ( 3 Star Equivalent Hotel )
Address: 51, Gandhi Road, , Darjeeling
Location: City Center
Property Type: Business And Leisure Hotel
Set against the majestic backdrop of the mighty mountains, Darjeeling is called the "Queen of the Hills". It glorifies the rich Indian heritage and the beauty this vast country offers. A perfect hill station to spend your summers.
Accessibility: Airport-Domestic: 90KM., Railway-Station: 90KM., Bus-Stand: 1KM.
Approx. Price Range: $25  -  $35  (Rs. 1250  -  1750)
 

Hotel Shambhu ( 3 Star Equivalent Hotel )
Address: 73, Gandhi Road, , Darjeeling
Location: City Center
Property Type: Business And Leisure Hotel
Accessibility: Airport: 90KM., Railway Station: 0.2KM., Bus Station: 0.1KM.
Approx. Price Range: $20  -  $34  (Rs. 1000  -  1700)

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