Darjeeling, a town in the state of West Bengal in the Mahabharat Range of Himalaya at an
average elevation of 2045 meters (6710 feet), is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. One of the
most magnificent hill resorts in the world, the heavenly retreat, is bathed in hues of every shade.
Flaming red rhododendrons, the sparkling white magnolias, miles of undulating hillsides covered
with emerald green tea bushes, the exotic forest of silver fir, serene environment, vibrant green
hills steeped in splendor, a land of breathtaking beauty is crowned by the majestic Himalayas. All
this under the blanket of a brilliant azure sky dappled with specks of clouds, compellingly
confounds Darjeeling as the Queen of Hill Stations. Bagdogra is the nearest airport about 90 kms
(56 miles) with onward roadways, a narrow gauge railways, another UNESCO World Heritage
site, operates from Jalpaiguri to Darjeeling and the National Highway from Siliguri is about 77
kms (48 miles) from Darjeeling.
Getting around: Walking, the Darjeeling Ropeway, two wheelers and taxis.
Tourist seasons: High tourist season April to June, low monsoon season from July to August
with landslides and rail road traffic disruptions, hilly chilly mid season from September to March.
Weather: Climatological Information Darjeeling, India, source India Meteorological Department.
Altitudes and other factors may substantially influence the weather conditions in the same city,
town and neighborhood. Historical data may not be relied on for current conditions. Visit relevant
source for other climate variables.
November to February about 34 to 50F
March to October 42 to 66F
Rainfall April 4.5 inches, May 7.5 inches, June to September 17 to 32 inches monthly.
Tour sites and attractions: Hill resort, Tiger Hill, Batasia Loop, Observatory Hill, HimalayanMountaineering Institute and Padmaja Naidu Hiamalyan Zoological Park, The Snow LeopardBreeding Center, Tenzing Rock and Gombu Rock, Natural History Museum, Lloyds BotanicalGarden, The Shrubbery, Ava Art Gallery, Happy Valley Tea Estate, Darjeeling Rangeet ValleyPassenger Ropeway, Lebong Race Course, Garg World Amusement Park, Babotey RockGarden, Jaldapara Wild Life Sanctuary about 124 kms (77 miles) from Silliguri with River Toorsarunning the Sanctuary and forest mainly covered with elephant grasses.Tour packages: Air, hotel, auto rental, tour packages by air, road, transfers from airport to hoteland back, local sightseeing and other combinations.
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