During the early part of the eighteenth century, Darjeeling was ruled under the king of Sikkim. Later Gorkhas assaulted the region and annexed the area which was almost lost to British. The British used the place to escape the heat and found the strategic importance of the area. They, hence, developed the landscape as a hill station and tea-growing area. Darjeeling is most popular for its tea industry and eco-tourism in the world.
The thought of Darjeeling is derived from the world Dorjeeling, which literally means 'the place of Dorjee' the magnificent thunderbolt. Here, the most famous and attractive things such as Timber, tea, and tourism underpin the economy of Darjeeling. The tea plantations were originally developed by the British that are the most popular plantation in the world. Oranges and cardamom are also available in plenty as well as traditional arts and crafts which catches the attention of the tourists easily. Further, traditional Tibetian and Sikkimese food as well as other Indian cuisines are available in it.
In this city, one can expect rain any time in a year either in summer and spring seasons. Hence, it is a famous destination for Bollywood and Bengali film shooting. Land rovers, especially, are the choice of tourists that is most preferable mode of transport is a four-wheel drive.
The tourists can participate in several local festivals that are celebrated throughout the year. The festivals are colorful and the visitor should ensure that he is in Darjeeling to take part in the celebrations of one of these festivals.
Kanchenjunga, Tiger Hill, Darjeeling Toy Train
Travel within city
Darjeeling is the most famous tourist destination in India that has a few inter- city transport options. The nearest airport is at Bagdogra near Silguri from where you can take buses and taxis which can be easy accessible. Silguri is the closest town which has railway station is quite easy accessible to reach through the main mode of transport from Silguri to Darjeeling.
One of the extensive modes of transport is shared jeeps and it is also charges at very low fare prices.
Taxis are the best options to communicate in and around the city that also have nominal charges.
The best way to visit Darjeeling is on foot that would be easiest method to go.