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Darjeeling - Overview

Darjeeling is the most popular destination for tourists in northeast India. Darjeeling is located at an altitude of 2134 and is known as the Queen of the Hills for its scenic vistas and views of Kanchenjunga. Darjeeling is the Abode of Lord Shiva and home to tea plantations.

Darjeeling is located 78 km from Siliguri and connections by bus or jeep provide easy transport. Visitors can find something for everyone in Darjeeling. Chowrasta is perfect for a leisurely stroll on a promenade with shops, restaurants and scenic views.

There are many opportunities to observe native wildlife, such as Padjama Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, which is home to Siberian tiger, Himalayan black bear, snow leopard, red panda and other bird and animal species. The Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Everest Natural History Museum, and a snow leopard breeding center are located in the immediate area.

Darjeeling offers abundant cultural and religious attractions of Buddhist and Hindu origin. There are Hindu and Buddhist shrines on Observatory Hill. Other popular attractions include Dhirdhan Hindu temple, and the Bhutia Busty, Thupten Sangag Choling and Yiga Choling Buddhist monasteries.

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