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Darjeeling

Be situated in the magnificence and splendor of lofty snow-capped mountains; with the impressive Kanchenjunga rule the solemn, snow-white sentinels, lies a sparkler of a town -- graceful, stylish and extremely stunning; the name of Tibetan derivation means where Indra's sword of state rested. In Sanskrit, the name, derivative from the word 'Durjay Ling', means 'Siva of

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unconquerable dexterity, who rules the Himalayas'. The authorized name of the town is DARJEELING.The town, itself, laid out by Lord Napier of the Royal Engineers, is at an altitude of 2,134 m (7,000 ft). Touching up the hills, one is welcome by smiling tea gardens, altering to firs, pines and fast moving torrents, surrounded by 4,000 types of blossoming plants and 300 varieties of ferns, together with the

 
 

unusual tree fern. Darjeeling conjures up image of tranquility, of vivacious green hills steep in magnificence, a land of spectacular attractiveness crowned by the grandiose Himalayas. Darjeeling is one of the most superb hill resorts in the planet. This blissful retreat is suffused in hues of each shade. The blazing red rhododendrons, the gleaming white magnolias, the miles of rolling hillsides enclosed with emerald green tea scrub, the alien forests of silver fir - all beneath the coverlet of a gleaming cobalt sky speckled with specks of clouds, persuasively confounds Darjeeling as the QUEEN OF HILL STATIONS.

 
 
Total Area (Sq. Km.) 11.44 sq.kms
Altitude 7100 ft
Average Temparature 9-100 C
Best Season March to mid June & September to mid December
Population (2001 census) 345669 (90-91)
 
 


Access

Air
The nearest airport Bagdogra is primarily for Darjeeling hill areas. Bagdogra is 90 kms (56 miles) from Darjeeling. Journey Time - about 3 hours.
Indian Airlines, Jet Airways operate regular services to Kolkata, Delhi & Guwahati & Patna.Helicopter service from Bagdogra to Gangtok.
Indian Airlines N.E.P.C. Skyline Jet Airways operate regular Services to Kolkata, Delhi and Guwahati.

 
 

Rail
Apart from Darjeeling Railway Station the two closest railway stations are Siliguri (80 kms) and New Jalpaiguri (88 kms) from Darjeeling. These railway stations have direct railway connections with Kolkata, Delhi, Guwahati, Varanasi and other major cities of India.
Some Direct Train services from New Jalpaiguri.

 
 
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