Once a summer resort for the British Raj, Darjeeling is still one of India's most popular hill stations. It is surrounded by tea plantations that produce prized light coloured, floral smelling tea - around 25% of India's total tea output comes from Darjeeling. In addition, it's blessed with a stunning view of Mount Kanchenjunga, the world's third highest peak. Some of Darjeeling's most popular attractions include the narrow-gauge Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, or “Toy Train”, monasteries, temples, botanical gardens, a zoo, and the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute. Darjeeling is a wonderful place to walk around, and explore the tea estates, villages, and markets.
We recommend staying at the boutique Glenburn Tea Estate for an unforgettable experience.