Namaste and Welcome to Darjeeling!
With snow-capped mountains mulling silently under an azure blue sky as trails of smoke from chimneys waft thoughtfully into the cool mountain air, Darjeeling is the biggest drawcard of West Bengal, and rightly so! Offering good value Darjeeling hotels and opportunities for exploration and adventure, this stunning hill station is surrounded by dramatic mountain ridges, peaceful tea plantations, and beautiful vistas of the Himalayas.
Whatever your bill of fare, Darjeeling has something to woo you with!
In Darjeeling, the serene and the lively are never far apart, blending seamlessly to present a town that is as captivating today as it was way back in 1829 when it mesmerized two British ‘sahibs' so much so that they convinced the King of Sikkim to hand over the town to them.
The name Darjeeling is commonly believed to be a British adaptation of Dorje Ling (the name of a shrine atop the hill) meaning the ‘abode of the thunderbolt'. Around this shrine, emerged a little town that drew its roots from India, Nepal and Sikkim. The Tibetan and Nepali influence are strong in Darjeeling and it is not uncommon for travellers to wonder if they really are in India.
The town is replete with natural wonders and there are enough mountains and water bodies to make adventure sports like water rafting, rock-climbing and ballooning a distinct possibility.
Darjeeling enchants all kinds of tourists and there is a lot to see and do in Darjeeling. Chugging into the little town from Siliguri or the NJP aboard the toy train is definitely a romantic experience and not something you should miss. The toy train or DHR, a relic of the colonial years, is one of the few steam engines remaining in the world. In 1999, it was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
The town is a bustling hive of activity and offers any number of eateries, shopping malls and bazaars. You can use our map of Darjeeling to find your bearings and also choose a hotel in Darjeeling based on its location. To get acquainted with the local culture, take a locally led Darjeeling tour or take a trip to the local bazaars. Tibetan artefacts, organic tea, bamboo umbrellas and thangkas are all-time favourites from Darjeeling.
You may also want to try the quintessential cuisine of the town. The most popular food in Darjeeling among tourists is the delicious steamed momo, consisting of an outer wrapping of dough and an inner filling of meat, cheese or cabbage.
Added to this, Darjeeling's irresistibly mild climate justifies its prestigious title as the ‘Queen of the Eastern Himalayas'. Snugly perched in the ample lap of the Himalayas, Darjeeling's climate is perhaps its most powerful trump card. Summer and spring are perfect bliss, and tourists from across the world travel to Darjeeling from February to June. If you prefer to visit when the town is not quite so ‘touristy', you could consider a trip in autumn.
Book your accommodation in Darjeeling with us! Whether looking for budget or luxury hotels in Darjeeling or a unique Darjeeling tour, TraveltoDarjeeling.com is your first ticket to a magical stay in Darjeeling, India.
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Travellers Inn is set up just far enough from the maddening crowds and yet in close proximity to most of the important points in Darjeeling town. It is a small hotel with a lot of personal service and hospitality. The inn is run by limited number of efficient staff who will go out of the way to keep travelers feel at ease.[more info]
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Classic Guest House was originally known as Dant Kothi, named after the dental clinic it actually was years ago. Now it has been brilliantly converted into this simple guesthouse. The original owners were the Smith Brothers and it was also known as Smith Villa.[more info]
Mountain & Monasteries is designed to offer travellers an opportunity to dwell in amount the most magnificent places in Darjeeling and Sikkim. Popular sights have been chosen and activities selected to give the best experience and insight into the spiritual, cultural and lifestyle of the Himalayas and its people.
Grassroot - medium budget hotel and mixed transportation, services of escorted guide.
Classic - High end hotels, private vehicles through-out and escorted guide.[more info]
Essential Darjeeling - this package will enable travelers to see and experience Darjeeling and what it has to offer (important sights) in a short period of time, yet trying to be up close with locals, unique experiences and what is essential in this little town and its neighbour.[more info]
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Take a joy ride in the UNESCO World Heritage Toy Train, eat at a local stall and mountain bike from the other side of the hill to Darjeeling. [more info]
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This mere 1 night 2 day trip will get the travellers to the place unknown. This has been a popular tour with us for a long time and we have made it better for travellers with limited time to look around the usual in Darjeeling and then add a unique experience combined with Remote Organic Village Farmstay.[more info]
Welcome to Darjeeling!
This Darjeeling hotels and tours online booking service is proudly operated by Pravin and Navin Tamang, along with the team at Tathagata Journeys. We are born and bred in Darjeeling, and we love sharing the secrets of our home with those who want to discover something extraordinary. Just like you, our curious traveller, we have a deep love for travel and everything that comes with it - discovering new places and cultures, meeting new people, and gaining meaningful experiences.[more]
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