Darjeeling was the part of Sikkim which was acquired by the East India Company as a form of gift by the (Chogyal) king of Sikkim on 1st of February, 1835. The place was recognized as the summer haven for the British which were later used to cultivate tea on the hills of Darjeeling. Darjeeling tea remains as one of the best quality tea in the world that has been granted the Geographical Index (GI) status and is the first of its kind in India.
Summer : Summer is the peak time to visit the Darjeeling. With clear skies and sunny days, the city offers some of the best views of the beautiful landscapes and Himalayan range.
Monsoon : Monsoon is regarded as the off-season in Darjeeling with a high risk of landslides and slippery roads. However, this is the most appropriate time to explore a wide range of waterfalls and the fresh look of the mountains.
Winter : Darjeeling is hugely populated during winter due to its climatic conditions and wide range of winter activities such as treks, snow sports and many more. Carrying warm clothes to fight against winter is advisable during winter in Darjeeling.
Air : Bagdogra Airport is the nearest airport located in the city of Siliguri at a distance of 70km from Darjeeling that has direct flights connecting with major cities of India.
Train : Darjeeling Himalayan Railway is world famous and runs between New Jalpaiguri (NJP) and Darjeeling navigating along beautiful valleys and forests of Darjeeling.
Road : Travelling to Darjeeling by road is among the popular modes of transport which can be completed by hopping on a taxi or rental car from Siliguri located at a distance of 80 km from the city of Darjeeling.