Darjeeling Hill Station in India
Previously a cluster of villages, the hill station of Darjeeling is one of the highly sought after summer destinations in India. The place shot into fame in 19th century when British took this destination on lease to set up a hill station. Soon they realized its importance as fertile ground for tea plantations, which is synonymous with the identity of Darjeeling. Later the British annexed it to make it an integral part of British India. Due to its lovely climate, the then small town served as summer capital of British India when Calcutta was the capital.
One of the most admiring things in the city, Darjeeling Himalayan Railway that commenced operations 19th century has now been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Due to these reasons, the town receives tourists from far and wide who come to spend some quality time at this summer destination in India. The place elegantly snuggled amidst the hills of Kanchenjunga is an ideal place to evade the heat and haze of summers. Basking in the glory of its great heritage, this captivating Victorian city has thousands of admirers who keep thronging to the place time and again. The hill station of Darjeeling is renowned for its great culture of hospitality.
With a host of tourists attractions like Tiger Hill, Japanese Peace Pagoda, Batasia Loop, Dhirdham Temple, War memorial, The Mall, Chowrasta, Ava Art Gallery and others, the town of Darjeeling has everything expected of a summer destination. A stroll into the tea plantations offer you a never before experience. In addition, it also offers some options of adventure sports. To provide guests with quality hospitality, there are a number of hotels in Darjeeling.