5 reasons to visit Darjeeling

Author: TourGenie Contributor
Date: 2018-11-26

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Darjeeling, nestled among the rolling mountains with the glistening Mt Khangchendzonga towering over the blue sky, is fondly called the "Queen of the Hills". It provides a perfect gateway for those seeking to be in harmony with nature. 

Here are five reasons why you should visit Darjeeling:

1. Short Affair with the Tea Garden

Who hasn’t heard about the famous Darjeeling tea, right? If you are in Darjeeling, you just don’t get to drink tea but also visit the famous and beautiful tea gardens and check how the tea is processed. 

2. Toy Train Ride

The most famous attraction is the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR) or the ‘Toy train.’ With a narrow width of just 2 feet, this train runs between Darjeeling and Jalpaiguri. In 1999, DHR was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, making it the second railway to have been awarded such an honor after the Semmering Railway, Austria.