Nestled amidst lush, evergreen forests of sal and oak, Darjeeling captivates visitors with its pristine beauty and irresistible charm. Anurag Basu skillfully captured the enchanting chemistry of Barfi and Jhilmil against the backdrop of this mesmerizing town. It is also the place where Saif Ali Khan relished the joy of “Kasto Mazza hai railaima” during a delightful ride on the Toy Train, while Shah Rukh Khan serenaded with “Kiska Hai Ye Tumko Intezaar” at St. Paul’s School in the film Main Hoon Na.
Darjeeling, renowned for its vast tea plantations and the iconic Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), promises an unforgettable journey for all. Begin your day early and head to Tiger Hills to witness the breathtaking spectacle of dawn casting its golden hues upon the world’s third-highest peak, Mount Kanchenjunga. Delight in the panoramic vistas of the majestic Himalayas as the Toy Train meanders through the picturesque hills. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit Happy Valley Tea Estate, one of the oldest tea estates in the region, where you can witness the meticulous process of picking, processing, and packaging the finest tea. And if you’re looking for more, explore the vibrant atmosphere of Chowrasta, where you can find quaint cafes, bookstores, tea wholesalers, and immerse yourself in the rich culture of Darjeeling. Additionally, Ghoom and Butia Busty monasteries are worth considering for your itinerary.
So, when will you be packing your bags for an unforgettable trip to Darjeeling? 🙂