Darjeeling – the land of the thunderbolt….

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The name Darjeeling originates from Tibetan words “dorje ling” meaning the land of the thunderbolt.
Darjeeling was historically a part of Sikkim before the British took over the area in 1835 as they found the area suitable for a sanatorium. The cool climate of Darjeeling along with beautiful views made it an attractive place for the British weary of the heat and dust of Indian plain.

Darjeeling today is one of the best hill stations in India. Apart from Darjeeling town, a number of other towns in the neighboring area such as Kalimpong, Kurseong, Lava, Loleygaon etc. has got prominence in tourism.  Due to its vicinity to Sikkim; Darjeeling and Sikkim are considered together as a tourist circuit. Till the 1980’s tourism mostly flourished in Darjeeling hills. Since early 90’s Sikkim started gaining prominence in tourism and today tourism in Darjeeling and Sikkim go hand in hand.   The common tours in Darjeeling – Sikkim Sector cover Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Pelling and Gangtok. North Sikkim has also come up as an attractive tour option.

Darjeeling-Sikkim Himalayas experience a climate that varies right from Tropical to Tundra. This change can be felt in a matter of 5 to 6 hours journey. The temperatures in the lower foothills vary from 40 C in winter up to 350 C in summer. Regions above 1500M up to 2500 M have an average temperature of Minimum 200 C and Maximum 120 C in winter and Minimum 120 C and Maximum 250 C in summer. The region above 6000m in Northern, Eastern and Western Sikkim remains under permanent snow throughout the year. Winter period in the hills Mid October to March and summer period is from May to July. Monsoon starts from July and continues till Mid September. Occasional rainfalls occur in early May and June. It is also one of the rainiest regions with an average rainfall of 350cm per annum. Best time to visit this region from September to December and March to June.

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Destination Distance in Kilometer (Approx)
Darjeeling to Bagdogra / NJP 90 kms.
Darjeeling to Kalimpong 70 kms.
Darjeeling to Gangtok 120 kms.
Darjeeling to Mirik 55 kms
Darjeeling to Pelling 120 Kms
Gangtok to Bagdogra / NJP 130 km
Gangtok to Kalimpong 80 kms

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