Darjeeling is where nature sprawls out invitingly for all those who wish to indulge in the pleasures of sight-seeing. The Budget Hotels In Darjeeling is located in the state of west-Bengal, a wondrous setting that attracts thousands of tourists annually to its bosom… the meeting place of rolling hills and dense foliage. Darjeeling is aptly known as the ‘queen of hills’ being an indispensable stop in the itinerary of the explorer who wants to see the best India has to offer.
There are many books and films that have featured this wonderful city and its culture. Without a doubt this place can be listed on the top of the “places to visit before I die” list. Darjeeling is a Tibetan name for “Land of the Thunderbolt”. This was a hill station for the ruling Britishers of the East India company, the erstwhile kingdom of Sikkim leased it to the overlords. The Best Hotel In Darjeeling is famous for several things besides the natural spectacles that make it famous in the world. One of them is the Darjeeling tea; recognized globally and demanded on the same scale. Its exquisite flavour and aroma have given it the title ‘champagne of teas’. The Himalayan railway has been declared a world heritage site and lovingly called as Toy-Train– a very popular attraction amongst tourists. This railway maintains one of the few last steam engines in India. The ride plies between New Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling covering approximately a distance of 48 miles.
Darjeeling is sectioned into 5 parts; Darjeeling town, Siliguri, Kalimpong, Kurseong, and Islampur. The town is situated at an altitude of 7,000ft, the climate is temperate maximum temperateure in summers going to 25 deg and 5 deg in winter. In severe climates, the temperature plummets well below 0 degree. The town boasts scenic locales and alpine landscape covered with poplar birch, pine, birch and oak trees complimented by rhododendrons and rare orchids.
There are exciting trekking trails among the Singalila ridges and breath taking views of Mt Kanchenjunga and Mt Everest. The town is a mix of modern and ancient culture, the people still keeping old traditions alive in cooking and festivities. Western influence is seen in architecture, attires of the masses and the rock music that is so widely popular here.