Darjeeling is a hill station situated in the northern part state of West Bengal. It is also titled as a municipality of West Bengal. It is located in the lower Himalayan range of at an elevation of 6,700 ft. Its geographical area covered 10.57 km2. Darjeeling is surrounded by Sikkim in north, on its east by Bhutan and on its west by Nepal. Darjeeling is popular for its tea industry
The total population size is 132016 as per the available statistics of year 2011. Bengali, Nepali and English are the official languages. The weather of Darjeeling remains pleasant throughout the year. But it take different shapes as per the weather Summer is pleasant, monsoon comes with downpour, mist and fog in winter the weather remains cold as the location of Darjeeling is the third highest peak in the world and the highest in India.
The Kanchenjunga peak is clearly visible from Darjeeling and tourist can enjoy a panoramic view of the Kanchenjunga.
There are many admirable destinations which lure tourists to reach Darjeeling. It is an ideal place for adventurers as it offers wide range of sports activity like Hill Climbing, Skiing
There are many renowned places to visit one of them is the most famous place chowrasta Mall. At one side of its there are many old stores of their local peoples and on the opposite side many pipes tree are all around.
Chowrasta word derives from two words Chow means four and rasta stands for roads. For sittng some benches are available for sitting. Some of Darjeeling’s most popular attractions are monasteries, botanical gardens, a zoo, and the Darjeeling-Rangeet Valley Passenger Ropeway cable car which happens to be the longest Asian cable car. One can view the majsestic view of tea estates.
Everyone must take a ride of Darjeeling Himalayan Railway . It is titles as the ‘Toy Train. It rides between Darjeeling and Jalpaiguri an a narrow gauge train.
The maximum temperature was recorded at 20 °C during summer but during spring the weather may vary from 6°C to 9°C and it winter it goes down to 0°C.
Some best attraction places are
- Singalila National Park
- Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park
- Tiger Hill
- Observatory Hill
- Batasia Loop
- Happy Valley Tea Estate
- Joey’s Pub
- Japanese Peace Pagoda
- Neora Valley National Park