Darjeeling, the gorgeous hilltop city of West Bengal, is one of the primary tourist attractions in Northeast India. Hence, various Darjeeling tour packages are available for travellers who wish to enjoy the best cup of tea sitting in lush green mountains of the city. From awe-inspiring sunrise of Tiger Hill to widespread tea estates, Darjeeling is naturally at its best. The lavish green gardens, century-old Toy Train, Peace Pagoda, or numerous holy shrines and monasteries, these Darjeeling tour packages cover each and every perspective of this mesmerizing hill town.
Before you go ahead and book a tour package for you or your family, there are a few things you can consider for a wonderful stay in Darjeeling.
Travelling to Darjeeling for different purposes can decide the time to visit it. You can choose the best time to go on your Darjeeling tour package depending on what you are looking forward to. For example, if Mt. Kanchenjunga is your target, you must visit Darjeeling during the temperate weather with clear skies and less cloud cover.
Moreover, Darjeeling is located at an altitude of 6,710 feet, and an average temperature hangs around between 9°C in winters to 15°C in summers. During summer, autumn and spring, the weather seems pleasantly cool. If you take your Darjeeling tour in the summer months it will let you enjoy the monsoon rains in this hill station or, you can choose to visit in winter to find snowfall which is really extraordinary.
Regardless of the time of your visit, your Darjeeling tour experiences will be accompanied by breath-taking views of mountains, valleys, tea gardens and flower farms, a number of sightseeing and tourist activities. All these make Darjeeling the perfect holiday destination for your romantic honeymoon or your summertime family trip.
Darjeeling from Delhi is accessible through air, road and even train. Nearby airport to Darjeeling is Bagdogra international airport, nearly a two and half hour ride from Darjeeling (70km from Darjeeling). If you are travelling by train the nearest major train station is located at New Jalpaiguri (NJP), a distance of about 72km from Darjeeling. This station connects to a number of trains from other Indian cities like Kolkata, Delhi, Guwahati, Chennai, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Bhubaneshwar and Kochi. You can easily book your Darjeeling tour packages from Delhi and enjoy a smooth trip to your dream destination.
Additionaly, don’t forget to enjoy the wonderful toy train ride from New Jalpaiguri or Siliguri through the Himalayan terrain which may or may not be in your Darjeeling Tour Packages.
Darjeeling is filled with amazing places to see and has the achievement of being the third most Googled tourist destination in India. Darjeeling Holiday package or, a customisable Darjeeling tour packages will comprise all the places you must see and things you must do during your trip to Darjeeling. You can get a Darjeeling Honeymoon package on Utazzo at a budget, standard or premium rates. If you are planning to start with customised tour packages for Darjeeling, make it a point to see the following tourist attractions in Darjeeling!
1. Take a toy train ride to explore the Himalayas
Take the toy train ride from NJP or Siliguri to Darjeeling, wander through the Himalayan vegetation and the sub-tropical highland climate. This 2-feet narrow gauge railway is an engineering wonder, which has also been listed as a ‘World Heritage’ site by UNESCO. Get on this train to the 70 km long incline into the hilly terrains and behold the stunning views of the Himalayas.
2. Mirik - a picturesque point cuddled in serene hills
After a short ride through beautiful green fields, valleys and pine trees, you will reach this beautiful destination ‘Mirik’. This place is popular for its great climate, beauty and easy accessibility. You can also enjoy a little treat of boating and canoeing at the Sumendu Lake or, trek through the trails of Darjeeling’s enchanted forests.
3. Watch the beautiful sunrise from ‘Tiger hill’
Tiger hill looks stunning at those peak hours of sunrise and sunset. The way the sunlight falls on those snowcapped peaks of Kanchenjunga, it gets illuminated it in sumptuous colours, that makes for the landscape look naturally wonderful. These snow-capped hills amongst cotton clouds is the best possible view one can imagine. Experience nature at its best as you breathe the freshest air on your way to Summit nearby.
4. Batasia loop
Batasia loop is a narrow gauge railway track where the Toy Train passes by taking a sharp descent towards Ghoom. At this point, it’s a scenic luxury. This place will leave you stunned with manicured gardens, streams and falls, from where you can get a wide view of the Darjeeling's landscape, Kanchenjunga snow peaks and the other Eastern Himalayan tops.
5. Vintage spots in Kalimpong
This part of Darjeeling is the address to age-old monasteries (Durpin monastery, Gompa, Thongsa Gompa), Gothic-Tibetan style architecture (St. Theresa church), magnificent views of Mt. Kanchenjunga (Jhandi Dar sunrise point) or, bungalows constructed during the British rule (Galingka and Ringkin farm) as well as adventure sports in Samthar period.
6. Darjeeling Himalayan Railway
Another hotspot amongst many places to visit in Darjeeling, Darjeeling Himalayan Railway is historically magnificent. It looks like an old movie where a steam engine chugging on one of the world’s oldest and highest train route with magnanimous and serene snow-capped mountains in the backdrop, passing into numerous stations and tunnels, and offering breath-taking views of the enormous Himalayas is the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway.
7. Travel to neighbour places
Darjeeling is also a stop for many other destinations to other neighbouring tourist spots. So when you are on your trip to Darjeeling, just go that extra mile to explore similar breath-taking destinations in Sikkim such as Gangtok, Lachung and Pelling. Utazzo combo trips to these places as a part of the Darjeeling tour packages or, look for similar combinations in the Darjeeling tour packages.
8. Try their traditional dishes
Darjeeling will surprise you with the variety of authentic as exotic food items it offers. The cold climate and a hot bowl of soupy noodles or a plate of dumplings are the perfect starters to please your taste buds with on your Darjeeling tour. You must try the Thukpa and steam noodles as this is something they cook with passion.
Utazzo’s Darjeeling holiday packages are one of the best-selling vacation deals of hill stations in India.
Even though you choose Darjeeling holiday packages, you can still explore this place deeply by visiting various cities and quiet villages. You can easily stroll through the chilly streets and adore the scintillating waterfalls on your trip to Darjeeling, And if you are a tea fan, you can well enjoy tea tasting at a tea factory nearby. On the whole, Darjeeling is the best place to seek the little joys of life and relax in its resplendent and revitalizing environment.
Enjoy Holidaying in Darjeeling.