Darjeeling is a cool place to roam in the summer, It is located in West Bengal, Darjeeling city is situated in the foothills of the Himalayas. It is considered as a popular tourist destination of India. It is famous for its tea industry and high mountains like Kangchenjunga. The name of the city of Darjeeling is derived from Tibbati word dorje,
Dorje is considered to be the hallmark of Hindu God Indra, and “ling” means land.
This city is over mountains, there fore 12 months of the year is cold, It is also considered as international tourist place, because foreigners like this place more.
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History of Darjeeling:
History of Darjeeling is related to Sikkim, Nepal, British India and Bhutan. In 19th century Darjeeling and all the guarded areas around it were controlled by Sikkim. The Anglo-Gorkha war broke out in 1814, in which Gorkhao was defeated,the result was that Nepal was out of touch with all those areas, After the constant conflict between British India Company and Sikkim, in 1850, 650 square miles was destroyed by the British. It was prepared in the form of Hills Station during the British Raj, This city was declared as Santorum and Health Resort. Tea cultivation started here in 1856. After the inauguration of the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway in 1881,the city were developed. After independence in 1947, Darjeeling was merged with West Bengal.
his city was declared as Santorum and Health Resort. Tea cultivation started here in 1856. After the inauguration of the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway in 1881,the city were developed. After independence in 1947, It was merged with West Bengal.
Vegetation, industry and climate:
Vegetation is available in the vicinity of Darjeeling, such as Sal, Oak, Semi-Evergreen, Temperate and Alpine Forests. There are some species of species like several species of ducks, teals, plovers and gulls. Lal Panda is in Darjeeling’s Zoo for which TA conservation Center has been opened. It is especially famous for the tea industry, black tea industry is the highest.
This place is popular for tea plantation and this place has grown into business with it. The city is situated in the mountains, Hence the sun’s flow is very low,here it is 12 months cold.
Place to visit:
Darjeeling is full of hills station, so every place here is very beautiful and fascinated.
Popular place to visit:
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute and Darjeeling Zoo
Darjeeling Mall and Chowrasta
Rock Garden and Ganga Maya Park
Japanese Temple and Peace Pagoda
Bengal Natural History Museum
Observatory Hill and Mahakal Temple
Tibetan Refugee Self Help Center
Bhutia Busty Monastery
Samten Choling Monastery and Yiga Choeling Monastery
St. Andrew’s Church
Shrubbery Nightingale Park
Senchal Lake and Wildlife Sanctuary
Happy Valley Tea Estate
DHR Ghoom Museum
Darjeeling Old Cemetery
Tenzing and Gombu Rock
DHR Sukna Museum
How to reach here:
Flight (The nearest airport is Bagdogra in Siliguri) This is a domestic airport.
Train(NJP is a nearby Railway station)
Bus(There are buses from Siliguri to Darjeeling)
Taxi(Private taxi remains available near Railway station)
If you are wondering where the summer holidays are spent then I think that is will prove to be the best place. It is a traditional place and according to quality, it is cheaper than the other tourist place. Visit more summer holidays place.
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