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, 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.

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.

Darjeeling, India. A perfect retreat experience awaits you in Darjeeling near the base of Mt. Kangchenjunga in the Himalaya Mountains.

Darjeeling, India. A perfect retreat experience awaits you in Darjeeling near the base of Mt. Kangchenjunga in the Himalaya Mountains.

Brilliant - just as I remember it - riding right next to shops and people's living rooms.  Darjeeling Himalayan Railway - the "Toy Train" rolls through India.

Brilliant - just as I remember it - riding right next to shops and people's living rooms. Darjeeling Himalayan Railway - the "Toy Train" rolls through India.

The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway - also known as the “Toy Train”, is a 2 ft narrow gauge railway that runs between New Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling in West Bengal.

The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway - also known as the “Toy Train”, is a 2 ft narrow gauge railway that runs between New Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling in West Bengal.

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