Darjeeling

 

Darjeeling, known as the queen of the Himalayas is situated in the Northern Part of the Indian state of West Bengal. The city is located in the Siwalik Range of the lesser Himalayas and is famous for its tea industry. The city is also famous for the Darjeeling Himalayan Railways which is one among the UNESCO World Heritage List. There are a large number of tourist destinations in Darjeeling making this place a wonderful holidaying experience. Tourist places in india.com offers you complete guidance on all that you want to know about Darjeeling. 


To the east, a dull orange sun emerged painting the sky with brilliant strokes of magenta, gold, orange and fuchsia. The snow capped Everest, Kabru, Kanchenjunga, Jannu and other peaks slowly emerge from slumber to start a new day. The sun worshippers gasp at the magnificent sight. As the fog lifts in the slowly penetrating sun, the town gradually comes alive. Amidst brewing of tea, the sing-song Gorkhali which is the local dialect, rises and falls like music.

 

 

Temperature:

 

Average Mean Annual Temperature: Max 14.9°C and Min 8.9°C>

Rainfall : 3092 mm

Clothing: light woolen in summer and heavy woolen in winters.

 

General Information

 

Area

:
11.44 Sq. Km (4.4 Sq miles)

Elevation

:
7,000 ft. or 2,134 meters

Telephone no

:
Country Code: 91 ::: City Code: 0354

Climate

      
:
SUMMER:
Min: 8.5 degrees C
Max: 14.8 degrees C

Annual Rainfall

       
:
320 cm (126 inches)

Best Tourist Season

   
:
April to Mid-June
Mid September to November

Best Mountain Views

:
Mid Sept. - Mid Dec.

Recommended Clothing

:
Light woolens and tropical in summer
(umbrellas and raincoats are useful) and heavy woolen in winter.

Languages Spoken

:
English, Bengali, Gorkha, Nepali and Tibetan