Darjeeling is a town in India's West Bengal state, in the Himalayan foothills. Once a summer resort for the British Raj elite, it remains the terminus of the narrow-gauge Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, or “Toy Train,” completed in 1881. It's famed for the distinctive black tea grown on plantations that dot its surrounding slopes. Its backdrop is Mt. Kanchenjunga, among the world’s highest peaks.
HOW TO REACH ?
BY TRAIN : There is the World Heritage railway station at Darjeeling town. Darjeeling toy train has a
narrow gauge railway plying from New Jalpaiguri (NJP) to Darjeeling on regular basis.
BY ROAD : The main rod to Darjeeling branches off from National Highway number 31 and called the National Highway number 55. It is a distance of 90 kilometers from Siliguri.
BY AIR : The nearest Airport from Darjeeling is Bagdogra Airport (IXB) approximately 100 kilometers and 2 ½ - 3 Hours drive. Bagdogra airport is served by regular flights of Indian Airlines, Spice Jet, Kingfisher and Jet Airways from Kolkata, Guwahati and Delhi.