Nestled among the rolling mountains with the glistening Mt Kanchenjunga towering over the azure sky, Darjeeling fondly called “Queen of the Hills” provides a perfect gateway for those seeking to be in harmony with nature.
This is the land of the muscatel flavored Darjeeling tea revered by connoisseurs across the globe. This is the land of the world heritage Darjeeling Himalayan Railway where the century old miniature steam engine still chugs uphill vying for space with the fast disappearing Land Rovers. It is certainly that Darjeeling in the post modern era comprises of six T’s -Tea, Teak, Tourism, Toy Train, Tiger Hill and Trekkers’ paradise.
Darjeeling weather offers a relatively moderate climate. Monsoon season (July to August) is the one to really avoid. Autumn (September to November) is a popular time for visitors. Winters (December and January) are generally cool, with temperatures averaging 5°C to 8°C but they can drop below 0°C. Spring (February and March) is a top time to visit but it can still get chilly.