Darjeeling the Heaven in the Earth


Darjeeling is known as the heaven in the earth. Read the full article to know more things about this ultimate place Darjeeling.

About Darjeeling

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The word Darjeeling is derived from the word 'Dorjeeling' which means the place of Dorjee. This name is due to the famous Buddhist Monastery which stands on this hill. At first or about 18th century Darjeeling was the place in the state of Sikkim but later it comes under the State of West Bengal. In the year 1935 Darjeeling got the address of West Bengal. The year 1839 was the most important year for Darjeeling because in this year the roads are constructed and connected to Darjeeling. Darjeeling is located in the setting of Kanchenjunga and Mount Everest. There are also many surroundings of Darjeeling such as Tibetan Monasteries, Himalayan Tribal Life, Pine Trees etc. This surroundings are making this place as a queen in kingdom of nature.

Physical Features of Darjeeling

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Area of Darjeeling :3,149 sq.kms

Altitude of Darjeeling or height from sea level : 2134 meters

Location of Darjeeling:
27 Deg. 13 Min. N to 26 Deg. 27 Min. N Latitude
88 Deg. 53 Min. E to 87 Deg. 59 Min. E Longitude

Climate in Darjeeling :
Summer- Max. 14.9 c, Min. 8.6 c
Winter- Max. 6.11 c, Min. 1.50 c

Best Season of Darjeeling : April to middle of June and September to November

Clothing of Darjeeling :
Summer-Light Woolens & Tropical
Winter- Heavy Woolens

Types of Forests Of Darjeeling : d4
Tropical Semi-Evergreen Forest
Tropical Moist Deciduous Forest
Sub-Tropical Forest
Eastern Himalayan Wet Temperate Forest
Alpine Forest
Man made Forest etc.
The forests are covered about half area of this District i.e 1455 sq.kms of Darjeeling.

Major Rivers in Darjeeling:
Great Rangit
Jaldhaka
Mahanadi
Balason
Mechi etc.

Major Popular places near Darjeeling

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Himalayan Mountaineering Institute- 2 kms
Himalayan Zoological Park
Tiger Hill- 11 kms
Ghoom Monastery- 8 kms
Batasia Loop- 5 kms
ebong Race Course
Natural History Museum
Happy Valley Tea Estate
Lloyds Botanical Garden
Darjeeling Rangeet Valley Rope way- 8 kms
Tibetan Refugees Center
Observatory Hill
Dhirdham Temple
Senchal Lake

Important Roads for travel to Darjeeling


Sevak- Tista bridge –Kalimpong -60 kms
Siliguri- Mirik -Ghum -60 kms
Tista Bazar - Darjeeling -25 kms
Siliguri to Darjeeling -76 kms
Sukna- Pankhabari - Kurseong -25 kms

Best Hotels of Darjeeling

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1)Hotel Viceroy
Address:
17, Gandhi Road
Darjeeling
West Bengal
India-734101
Phone No. +91 354-2256165, 2259556
Website:www.viceroyhoteldrj.com

2)Hotel Seven Seventeen
Address:
H.D. Lama Road
Darjeeling
West Bengal
India -734101
Phone No. +91 354-2255099
Website: www.hotel717.com

3)The Elgin Hotel Darjeeling
Address:
18 H. D. Lama Road
Darjeeling
West Bengal
India-734101
Phone: +91 354-2254082
Website: www.elginhotels.com

4)Sterling Resorts Darjeeling
Address:
P.O-# 6 Ghoom Monastery Road,
Darjeeling
West Bengal
India-734102
Website: www.darjeelinghotels.net/sterling-darjeeling.html

5)Windamere Hotel
Address:
Observatory Hill
Darjeeling, Darjeeling
West Bengal
India- 734101
Phone: +91 354 2254041
Website: www.windamerehotel.com

6)Dekeling Hotel
Address:
51 Gandhi Road
Darjeeling,
India-734101
Phone: +91 354 2254159
Website: www.dekeling.com

7)Cedar Inn
Address:
Jalpahar Road
Post Office Box 102
Darjeeling
West Bengal
India
Phone: +91 354 2254446
Website: www.cedarinndarjeeling.com

8)Classic Guest House
Address:
C.R. Das Road, Chowrasta
Darjeeling
West Bengal,
India-734101
Website: www.darjeelinghotels.net/classic-guest-house.html

9)Fortune Resort Central – Heritage Hotelh2
Address:
Robertson Road
Darjeeling
West Bengal
India-734101
Website:http://www.onlinehotelsinindia.com/darjeeling-hotels/hotel-fortune-resort-central-darjeeling.html

10)Hotel Mayfair
Address:
Opp. Raj Bhawan
The Mall, Darjeeling, West Bengal, India-734104
Phone: +91 354 2256376
Website: www.mayfairhotels.com

11)Darjeeling Tourist Lodge
Address:
Bhanu Sarani
P.O.-West Bengal
India-734101
Website: www.darjeelinghotels.net/darjeeling-tourist-lodge.html

12)Hotel Garuda:
Address:
64 Laden-La Road,
P.O Box 70
Darjeeling
West Bengal
India – 734101
Phone: +91 354 - 2254563
Website:www.hotelgarudadarjeeling.com

How to Reach Darjeeling


Reach Darjeeling by Road:
Darjeeling is 651 kms far from Calcutta, 100 kms far from Gangtok and just 51 kms far from Kalimpong. So one can easily travel through Bus or Taxi.

Reach Darjeeling by Railway:
The Railway line is directly connected from Kalkata to Darjeeling. So it is the easier traveling media for Darjeeling.

Reach Darjeeling by Air:
Bagdogra Airport is the nearest airport for Darjeeling which is just 96 kms far from Darjeeling.


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