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Darjeeling Tour – Unforgettable Journey to a Heavenly Realm

By Sanjana Singh Subscribe to RSS | May 19th 2012 | Views:

Green plantations and lofty mountains here cast a magical spell. Scrumptious weather sooth senses of visitors and attractive colonial buildings give a real treat to history admirers and culture enthusiasts. Situated at an altitude of 2134m above sea level, Darjeeling is a place where words remain insufficient to praise its beauty. Today, it’s one of most captivating hill stations in India, and allures travelers from far and wide. The word ‘Darjeeling’ comprises two Tibetan words: ‘dorie’ which literally means thunder and ‘ling’ that stands for ‘place’. So meaning of Darjeeling in Tibetan is the ‘Place of Thunder’.

Unarguably, Nature seems at its best in Darjeeling. Fantastic tea gardens, majestic cloud-kissing peaks, deep colorful valleys, shimmering rivers and cascading waterfalls; this gorgeous hill station boasts almost all facets of nature. Magical views of sun-rise and sun-set are too tempting to leave anyone spellbound. Go deep inside the dense green jungles, and you get to explore an enamoring wealth of flora & fauna. Majestic presence of Himalaya is almost impossible to surpass over when you’re in Darjeeling. Probably it takes your breath away watching gorgeous sun-rise from Tiger Hill in Darjeeling. If you’re lucky, you may catch glimpse of Mt. Everest – the highest peak in the world. Also, make a visit to Senchel Sanctuary to explore two beautiful artificial lakes and a rare population of flora and fauna.

Popular Attractions: Amazing beauty of nature is the major attraction of Darjeeling tour. Apart from that, alluring tea gardens give an aesthetic look to this town. For history lovers, some gorgeous colonial buildings are worth visiting, while superb Buddhist monasteries give it a spiritual touch. Some other attractions in/around are:

• Tiger Hill

• Observatory Hill

• Chum Monastery

• The Mall

• Natural History Museum

• Himalayan Mountaineering Institute

• Pashupati

• Mirik

• Kurseong

Accommodation: Equipped with all modern facilities and alluring customer services, luxury hill resorts and five-star Darjeeling hotels cater accommodation need of high-class travelers. Apart from that, there is no dearth of budget-friendly options, which offer quality stay at reasonable rates. A large number of budget-hotels, inns and private homes are there to cater budget travelers. Search online to choose your suited property.

How to reach there: This hill station is well-connected to the rest of India by all three means of transportation. Bagdogra is the nearest airport, which has flights from all major cities in India like Delhi, Kolkata and Bangalore. After that, it hardly takes 3 hours to reach Darjeeling from Bagdogra. Those coming by trains should reach New Jalpaiguri from where they can take toy train to get into Darjeeling. You can hire a taxi from both Bagdogra and Jalpaiguri to reach this scenic hill station.

When planning for a Darjeeling tour, buying a Darjeeling package is the most feasible option. Searching online, you can find you’re a deal to match your needs and budget.

Sanjana Singh - About Author:
Writer of this article is associated with Hungry Bags, a leading travel portal offering a variety of packages for Darjeeling tour and Darjeeling hotels. Get your suitable package to explore the best of Darjeeling tourism.

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