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Darjeeling

Enjoy the snow capped breathtaking mountains with a wide array of adventure sports on offer with Saromas customized packages…. 

Darjeeling is a well known hill station of West Bengal. This has been called the queen of hill-stations. It is at an altitude of 7000 ft. It offers a breath taking view of the several peaks of the magnificent Himalayas. The clouds seem to whisper to one another .The Kanchenjunga is covered with snow from the head to foot all round the year. The view of the sun rise from the famous Tiger hill is really breathtaking.

This place with lofty mountainous terrain and cascading rivers, offers adventure sports trekking, mountaineering and river rafting to the tourists.

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Places to visit

Padmaja Naidu Himalaya Zoological Park, Natural History Museum, Lloyds Botanical Garden, Tibetan Self-help Centre, Darjeeling-Rangeet Valley Passenger Ropeway, Lebong Race Course, Rope way, Ghoom Buddhist Monastery, Observatory Hill

Best time to visit

For mountain views the best time to visit is from mid September to mid January, and then from mid March to mid June, when it starts becoming hazy, because of cloud cover. The average temperature ranges from 8.5 - 15 degrees Celsius in summers and 1.5-6 degrees Celsius in winters. 

Access

By Air: The nearest airport is at Bagdogra, 90 km away from Darjeeling. Bagdogra is connected to important cities of the country by domestic airlines.

By Road: There are bus connections to Darjeeling from Siliguri, Bagdogra, Gangtok, Kurseong and Kathmandu.

By Rail: New Jalpaiguri /Siliguri are the rail head for all trains, except the toy train running to Darjeeling. Siliguri is connected to Calcutta and other parts of the country by train.

Or you can take the famous toy train, which is a meter gauge train operating over breath taking scenery. The journey takes approximately seven and half hours.

Toy Train

The most famous of the little trains linking the town of New Jalpaiguri in the plains to the lovely hill station of Darjeeling perched on the awesome Himalayas.

The Darjeeling Himalayan railway (DHR) has been given world heritage status by the UNESCO and is one of the major highlights of tourism in West Bengal.