Cuddled by mighty mountains and shielded in the arms of rolling valleys, Darjeeling, fondly called 'Queen of the Hills' is a town in West Bengal. Located in the Mahabharat Range or Lesser Himalaya at an average elevation of 2,050 m, Darjeeling has been recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Though the history of Darjeeling can be traced back to 1790s, it is during the period between East India Company's acquisition in 1835 and setting up of a sanatorium and a military depot in Darjeeling in the mid-19th century, which marked the development of the town.
As Darjeeling was a popular hill station during the British Raj, a lovely Victorian town was built among the Himalayan foothills which eventually became the de-facto summer capital of India.
With the extensive growth of tea, development of distinctive hybrids of black tea and creating new fermenting techniques, Darjeeling snuck into the global map. Darjeeling tea leafs, grown in the rolling valleys, stands as a famous export from Darjeeling until this day.
The exquisite beauty of the town, even to this day, charms thousands of tourists with the dazzling vista of snow peaks of Kanchenjunga, beautiful tea gardens, pines & rhododendrons and not to forget, the Himalayan toy train, which negotiates its way through the mountains.
With its scenic beauty and pleasing climate, Darjeeling continues to be a popular and one of the most sought after tourism destinations in India. It is documented that the city attracts more than 3 lakh domestic and foreign tourists each year.
Besides tourism, Darjeeling is also popular for its many British style public schools, which attract students from across India and neighboring countries. With attractions like Happy Valley Tea Garden, The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, Tiger Hill, Observatory Hill, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (HMI), Himalayan Zoo, Mahakal Mandir, Buddhist Monasteries, Tibetan Refugee Self Help Centre and many other historical monuments, Darjeeling has all the greatest ingredients to make a perfect vacation. And add to that an evening or a morning walk to Chowrastha.
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