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In the Sate of West Bengal, India there are many places to visit. Darjeeling is one of them. This place is very beautiful place for outing. Darjeeling is also known as Land of the Thunder Dragon. There are many places to visit in and near Darjeeling. The altitude of the place is 2042.16 mt. This place is famous for Hill Station. Nepali, Bengali, Hindi and English langusges are used in this place. The ideal duration of this place is 2-3 days. Darjeeling is one of the most visited destinations in the state of West Bengal. Darjeeling has always been famous as Himalayan hill station and it was historically fought over by both Nepal and Sikkim. It was the British Raj that took over the region and hence Darjeeling became a part of India. Darjeeling is the best tourist destination place and Hill Station. The hill station is quite popular for shopping as well.  There are many visitors come in every year.

The name Darjeeling comes from the Tibetan word Dorje, which means Thunderbolt Sceptre of the Hindu deity Indra and ling, a place or land.

Places to Visit in Darjeeling

There are many places to visit in Darjeeling. The list of places are given below :

  • Aloobari Gompa
  • Bhutia Busty Gompa
  • Ghoom Monastery
  • Japanese Peace Pagoda
  • Darjeeling Himalayan Railway
  • Senchal Lake
  • Ghoom Monastery
  • Mahakal Temple
  • Observatory Hill
  • Happy Valley Tea Garden

Places to Visit near Darjeeling

There are many attaractions near the Darjeeling. There are many places to visit near Darjeeling. The list of places are given below :

  • Salugara Monastery
  • Deer Park
  • Sumendu Lake
  • Deosi Dara
  • Buddisht Gomphas
  • Crockety
  • Samco Ropeway
  • Sevokeshwari Kali Mandir
  • Rai Dhap
  • Eagle Craig
  • Rameetay Dara
  • Galingka
  • Ambhotia Shiva Temple
  • Jagdish Mandir

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit in Darjeeling is from September to May.


In Summer : The temperature in summer is 19 degree Celsius to 37 degree Celsius.

In Winter : The temperature in the winter is 3 degree Celsius to 24 degree Celsius.

How to Reach

By Air : Bagdogra airport is the nearest airport. The distance of this airport is 95 km from Darjeeling.

By Rail : Jalpaiguri railway station is the nearest railway station from Darjeeling. The distance of this railway station is 62 km.

By Road : Darjeeling is well-connected to all major cities.