DARJEELING

ABOUT DARJEELING

Darjeeling is a Himalayan town located in the state of West Bengal. Surrounded by the beautiful mountains and green pine trees one cannot deny that there is another heaven, Darjeeling recently is known as GTA [Gorkhaland Territorial Authority ],but the world knows it by the name of Darjeeling..the queen of the hills. It passed by lots of circumstances but it still maintains its integrity, Darjeeling is internationally famous for its mesmerizing beauties’ perhaps the tea gardens reinforce its beautifulness and Himalayan Toy Train as well.

TOY TRAIN AND ITS TIMINGS

Darjeeling is in the distance of 88 km from New Jalpaiguri or 77 km from Siliguri,There are several ways to reach Darjeeling,one can take local vehicles or buses but one should not miss out the pleasure of the travelling with the steam engine Himalayan Railway ie; Toy Train . The Darjeeling Toy Train is a 60 Cm (24 in) narrow gauge railway which has been declared as World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1999 for being an example of an innovative transportation system on the social and economic development of a multi-cultural region of the area and it was to considered a model for developments of same transportation system around the world,The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway DHR}is the second one the have the honour

CULTURE AND TRADITION OF DARJEELING

MIRIK

Mirik is a beautiful tourist destination at an elevation of 1495 m (4904 ft).in the district of Darjeeling,West Bengal.Mirik got its name from Lepcha word [Lepcha-a tribal community from the hills and few other areas] 'Mir-Yok' meaning "place burnt by fire".Sumendu lake is the center of attraction for Mirik which is surrounded by Pine trees and beautiful gardens.There is a beautiful road of 3.5 km long that encircles the garden and is used for walks where one can view the glowing Kanchenjunga on the far horizon

KALIMPONG

Kalimpong is one of the sub division of Darjeeling beautifully centered between the two hills Delo and Durpin locally famous as Durpin Dara.[Location-1250 m].It was one of the gateway for the trade between Tibet and India.The place is home of the ethic Nepalese people "The Gorkhas",Nepali is the local language spoken by the people here besides this people can speak Hindi, English and Bengali as well.

KURSEONG

Kurseong is one of the beautiful hill station which falls in the district of Darjeeling West Bengal India. It lies in between Siliguri and Darjeeling.Locally Kurseong is called Kharsaang].The word Kharsang is a Lepcha word which means "A land of white Orchids".[Lepchas are the tribal people found around the hilly regions].Kurseong is known for good schools and beautiful tourist destination.

BIJANBARI

Bijanbari , a small hidden place lies in the east in the district of Darjeeling presently known as Gorkhaland Territorial Authority[GTA][West Bengal, India] ,altitude 760 m (2,490 ft) above the sea level,It’s a beautiful place where Chota Rangit flows through ,and surrounded by the beautiful Tea gardens, Bijanbari is the headquarters of the Darjeeling Pulbazar development block comprising of 23 Gram Panchayats which makes it the largest Block of West Bengal.Nepali is the primary language spoken by the people which is similar to Hindi.

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