Lying amidst the slopes of the Lesser Himalayas and blanketed by emerald green plantations of tea, Darjeeling is a picturesque town in the Indian state of West Bengal. The majestic Kanchenjunga (also known as Kangchenjunga) towers over this beautiful town, which is the third highest mountain in the world. Popularly known as the ' Queen of the Hills' ,Darjeeling is a favoured tourist destination, noted for its scenic beauty, ancient forests, quaint houses , friendly peopleand the mountain panorama that it provides.
Set amid the emerald-green tea plantations and snow capped Himalayan Peaks, Darjeeling was founded back in the 19th Century by the British and now has a Tibetan influence in their craft, culture and cuisine. Beautiful colonial architecture dot this pretty little town. Kanchenjunga peak is clearly visible from here. People from all over throng here from June - September.
Bagdogra, 70 km (via NH 110) away from Darjeeling, is the nearest airport connected by flights from major cities like Kolkata, Delhi and Guwahati.
Apart from Darjeeling Railway Station the two closest railway stations are Siliguri and New Jalpaiguri. These railway stations have direct railway connections with Kolkata, Delhi, Guwahati, Varanasi and other major cities of India.
The major access to Darjeeling by road is via Siliguri, which is connected to all the major cities of India.
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