The archetypal city of Darjeeling that lays in West Bengal is renowned for the numerous tea estates that dominate the region. Beautiful and bustling, it is a city that can never be predicted. From British influences to freshly brewed tea, experiences here are a dime a dozen.
The History and Birth of Darjeeling
Although this city laid undiscovered for a long period of time, lost in the landscape of numerous Indian villages, around the mid nineteenth century it gained popularity due to the cool temperatures. The British were the first to set base here and establish the hill station as a popular escape. Soon they realised the potential of the land as a tea plantation and developed it by setting the renowned Darjeeling Himalayan Railway to ease the transition.
Discovering the Small Town Charm
There are a number of sights here that can add some quirk to your trip. Besides the mandatory tour of a tea estate, you also can ride the famous toy train here as well as marvel at the peaks of the Himalayan mountain ranges. For a culturally enhancing experience, there are a number of Buddhist monasteries here as well. Experience the tranquil and calm of an Indian hill station with a trip to Darjeeling.