Straddling a ridge at 2134 meter, Darjeeling, center of India's most celebrated tea-growing district, has possibly the best views of any Indian hill station. Darjeeling has been a very popular hill station since the British times. These days it is a popular hill resort. It offers a magnificent view of the snow covered hills in the distant horizon. The vast bulk of Kanchenjunga, at 8,580
mts appears to sit above the town, its twin peaks separated by a wall of granite Here you can see the Buddhist Monasteries, visit tea plantations and see how the tea is processed, go for a ride on the chairlift and trekking. It has the unique attraction of its famous toy train. This miniature train loops and switchbacks its way up the steep mountainsides from New Jalpaiguri to Darjeeling.