''Darjeeling, located in the State of West Bengal in North East India, is one of the most beautiful Hill Stations in the country. It is called as the Queen of Hills and is a part of Mahabharata Range or Lesser Himalayas
Once a sleepy little village under the control of the royalty of Sikkim, Darjeeling became one of the primary summer getaways for the British troops after the King of Sikkim gave it to them as a present.
Darjeeling is gateway to many places and many wonders. One gets a view of Mount Kanchenjunga, India's highest and the world's 3rd tallest peak at 8,598 meters along with other ranges of the Himalayas from here. Darjeeling is famous for the Tea Estates (famous for producing the popular Darjeeling Tea) most which date back to the 19th century and were a part of the British development of this area.The tea planting was started in Darjeeling by Dr. Campbell of Indian Medical Services.
Set in the Indian state of West Bengal, Darjeeling is known for cool climate and perfect landscape. There are probably the reasons why many newlyweds like to visit this beautiful place.
Darjeeling as Honeymoon Destination (Romantic Getaway)
Besides the landscape, the widely sprawling tea estates can also catch the attention of the visitors. A large variety of hotels cluster up in the mountains in Darjeeling, mostly ranging between budget and 3 stars offering a good honeymoon packages to the newlyweds. The Himalayan Mountaineering Institute Zoo, Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, Aloobari Gompa, Bhutia Busty Gompa, Ghoom Monastery and Japanese Peace Pagoda are some of the major Darjeeling attractions. The breathtaking view of the Kanchenjunga Range from the Tiger Hill, Darjeeling Toy Train and Batasia Loop are some other great things to see in Darjeeling.
There are some top suggested tourist attractions which can impress any tourist in the world like Tiger Hills. It is only eight kilometer (8 km.) away from main Darjeeling city which famous for its panoramic view of the sun rises and the blissful view of the picturesque Darjeeling, magnificently decorated by the dazzling beauty of nature. There are also some others tourist spots where you should visit once.
Best time to visit Darjeeling
The best time to visit Darjeeling is between April and mid-June - summer months. The temperature during this season is lovely with an average maximum temperature of around 15C. October to December are also great months to visit Darjeeling.
Why Visit Darjeeling as Romantic Getaway?
- Sunrise from Tiger Hill looks like a ball of fire emerging from the bosom of the earth transforming the snowy cold ranges into a fiery crimson.
- Tukvar Valley tea Estate floating high above lush green valley and tea garden provide a scenic View.
- Natural History Museum has a wide range of collection of preserved reptiles, birds, butterflies and other insects.
- Playing host to two of the world’s rarest animals, the Himalayan Red Panda and the elusive Snow Leopard.
Things to consider
Avoid to visit this destination during Monsoon season.
Darjeeling romantic destination is also famous for
During the monsoon season (June to September), clouds obscure the mountains and rain is heavy - on average 320 cms / year. Trekking is also difficult during this period.
Winters are cold with average temperatures during this season ranging from 2C - 9C (December through March).
Best Season: May – June & September – November
Summers: April till June
Winters: December to February
Monsoons: July/ August