|Darjeeling, centre of India's
most celebrated tea growing district, has possibly the most
picturesque views among all Indian hill resorts. Outside the
monsoon season (June to September), the views across the snowy
peak of Kanchenjunga and other mountains down to the swollen
rivers in the valley are, simply magnificent.
Tiger Hill, is the highest spot in the area at a height of 2590
metres, about 11 km from Darjeeling. The hill is famous for
its magnificent dawn view over the Kanchenjunga peak.
Ghoom Buddhist Monastery, is the most famous monastery in
Darjeeling and is about eight km from town.
Senchal Lake, a popular picnic spot.
Access by Air :
The nearest airport is at Bagdogra, 90 km away from Darjeeling.
Bagdogra is connected to important cities of the country by
Access by Rail :
New Jalpaiguri /Siliguri is 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.
Access by Road :
There are bus connections to Darjeeling from Siliguri, Bagdogra,
Gangtok, Kurseong and Kathmandu.
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