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.