Darjeeling, India. The northernmost district of the state of West Bengal in eastern India in the foothills of the Himalayas. The district is famous for its beautiful hill stations and Darjeeling tea. Darjeeling is the district headquarters. Kalimpong, Kurseong and Siliguri, three other major towns in the district, are the subdivisional headquarters of the district. Mirik, another town of the district, has been developed as a lake resort since the late 1970s.
Darjeeling, West Bengal, India. The famous Darjeeling Hill Country lies immediately south of Sikkim. Many Sikkim students leave Sikkim to attend college or university in Darjeeling, Siliguri, Kalimpong or even further afield in Kolkata.
Ultimate India: from Delhi to Delhi (Duration: 46 days). Ride a toy train in Darjeeling, live like a local in the Kerala Backwaters, indulge in the relaxing vibe and tasty food of seaside Goa, explore the breathtaking ruins of the Karnataka region in Hampi, marvel at the iconic Taj Mahal, wander the Rajasthani streets of Jaipur and Udaipur.
Three historic railways comprise a World Heritage site recognizing their importance in trade and technological development. Still in use today, the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, Nilgiri Mountain Railway, and Kalka Shimla Railway were all begun or completed in the 19th century.