Darjeeling is blessed with captivating views of the Eastern Himalayas . The best hill station in India.
Faces the highest mountain in India the Mount Kanchenjunga.The area has the perfect climate at 2123 meters and is surrounded on all sides with unique neighbours Sikkim Nepal and Bhutan. Famous
for its tea gardens and friendly mixed cultural
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"King's minister's strong hold", a Bhutanese word. It is also called Kalimpong in the local dialect meaning "black spur". As per the Lepchas Kalimpong means "Ridge where we play". It is said that the local tribeman used to organise field sports while not engaged in agricultural pursuit.
Situated at an altitude of 1250 meters, it enjoys temperate climate throughout the year. Somewhat secluded and tucked away in the corner under the big Darjeeling umberella. Kalimpong offers a quiet and relaxed holiday against the back drop of the mighty Kanchenjunga range.
The journey form Darjeeling to Kalimpong is a beautiful experience. The road drops from Ghoom 7407 feet to Teesta Bazar 700 feet, about 12 km and passes through lush green forests and tea gardens. One can see from the view point or "lovers meet" the confluence of the rivers Teesta and the Rangeet.
Land of mystic and splendor:
Sikkim offers the magical feel of a Himalayan fairytale land.It is an amazing place of hidden valleys, mystical monasteries, snow-fed lakes and a mountian setting covered with flowers and forests. This former Kingdom is the home to the three major population groups-Lepcha,Bhutia and Nepali -providing a colourful composite of cultures. Mount Kanchenjunga, the third highest peak in the world at 8,586 m, dominates the landscape and is reveared as the gaurdian deity of Sikkim. Sikkim is a state of India tucked away in the Himalaya across Nepal's eastern frontier. It is crammed in between Tibet to the north,Bhutan to the east and Darjeeling to the south.