God made the creature in this beautiful world and also gifted us the astonishing natural beauty. We all love and admire that beauty presented to us and Darjeeling is one of nature’s finest examples. This classic hill station of West Bengal is one of the first destinations that comes on the lips of the travel lovers. Forget the holidays or vacations, Darjeeling is always packed with the dreams of travelers. From scorching climates to green hills, splendid sunrise view to the picturesque Himalayas, ethnic culture to hotels in Darjeeling, the region is decorated with everything.
The Prodigious Hill Station of West Bengal
The name of this charming destination was derived with the combination of two Tibetan words-‘Dorje’ meaning thunderbolt and ‘Ling’ a place or land which is why it is known as the ‘Land of the Thunderbolt’. Darjeeling was founded by East Indian Company and settled with the Treaty of Sugauli in 1815. It was the region where the British absolutely love to stay because of the soothing weather and landscapes. During the first half of the seventeenth century, Darjeeling was the part of Sikkim and in the 1780s it was annexed by Nepal.
The culture of Darjeeling is mostly influenced by Nepali people residing in the region. The roots of the people of Darjeeling go back to the legends of the region. Hinduism is the most followed religion in Darjeeling although Christianity and Buddhism are also available. Dashain and Tihar are the two biggest festivals and Nepali is the traditional language of the people in Darjeeling. Daura Suruwal and Dhaka Topi is the traditional dress and Dal Bhat is the main local food. The temples and monasteries of the region also highlight the glorious culture and traditions.
Darjeeling is such an attractive Himalayan region which remains in the memories of the people forever once it is visited. The green lofty hills and the tea gardens are the best to witness in this paradise region. Other than the greenery, Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, Tenzing Rock, Peace Pagoda, Rock Garden, Batasia Loop, Tiger Hill and Chowrasta are the main attractions for tourist at Darjeeling. Some of the main reasons to explore Darjeeling are-
- Exhilarating foggy weather
- Sunrise view at Tiger Hill
- Scene of Snow-capped mountains from Batasia Loop
- Rock Climbing Adventure at Tenzing Rock
- Tasty Nepali traditional foods
- Wildlife experience at Central Zoo
The best way to enjoy all of the above mentioned things is by staying at the luxurious hotels in Darjeeling, everything can be arranged systematically once the staying space is finalized.