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About Darjeeling

 

Darjeeling rose into eminence during the British Raj as a rest and recreation centre. Till the 19th century, Darjeeling (originally Dorje Ling, or place of the thunderbolt) was under Sikkim. In 1817, The mark of the colonial legacy can be seen in its tea estates, gardens, hotels and lifestyle.
Darjeeling offers all that is loved in nature, the green depth of the forest , the hush of the hills and the majesty of the mountains. Sunrise at Tiger Hill is a delight for the soul. The Himalayan Mountaineering Institute is a delight for trekkers. The Tibetan Self-Help Centre offers a range of carpets for sale in their outlet, woven by refugees. Take a look, if not a pick. The Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park and amazing race-course in Lebong nestled high in the mountains. Other attractions include the Darjeeling Zoo and Botanical Gardens In addition, Darjeeling is renowned worldwide for its flavoured tea. The tea gardens dotting the slopes are proof of this mammoth industry.&l

Eating Out  
 

Food in this Himalayan city is famous for using yak milk or cow milk to make some of the highly popular local delicacies such as 'churpees'. Churpees is a chewy candy that is locally available in the city.
Vegetables and meats are also widely used in making dishes such as momos and thupkas. Momos are a well-liked street food in Darjeeling.  It is typically a steamed dish prepared with minced meat or vegetables flavored with local spices and wrapped in a thin dough sheet. Thick noodles are also extremely liked by the local people as well as tourists in the form of hot noodle soup. The hilly locales and serenity of the city is perfect for sipping the hot Darjeeling tea that is  highlight of this cuisine.
Large percentage of people in Darjeeling consumes fermented beverages and foods such as soy bean and rice roti known as ‘sel roti’. Tongba and chaang are the locally  fermented beers that is drunk by the local people and the tourists as

 
Shoping  
 

Besides its tea plantations and toy train, Darjeeling's charms also extend to its street markets and line-up of shops built around sloping cobblestone lanes. From the local's favourite Chowk Bazaar to the tourist haunt Mall Road, Darjeeling has something for every kind of shopper. Here are a few places you should shop at while you're in the queen of hills.
Oxford Book Store,
Chowk Bazaar,
Batasia Loop Market,
Batasia Loop Market,
Shops in Chowrasta Mall    

 
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 Luxury
 

Hotel Sinclairs

Mayfair Darjeeling,

The Elgin Hotel,

Hotel Viceroy,

R.J.Resorts,

Hotel Windamere

Little Tibet,

Viceroy Hotel

Hotel Peppermint Darjeeling

 

 
 
   
Deluxe
 
   

Dekeling Hotel,

Old (Main) Bellevue Heritage Hotel,

Hotel Seven Seventeen,

Hotel Marvel International,

Hotel Spandan,

Hotel Bloomfield,

Hill Charm Hotel,

Hotel Sanderling.

The Swiss Hotel

Hotel Garuda

Hotel North Star

Glenburn Tea Estate

 
 
   
Economy
 
   

Hotel Darjeeling Palace ,

Hotel Ivy Castle,

Hotel Broadway,

Pahari Soul,

Merry Resorts,

 

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