Darjeeling is a city in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is situated at the height of 6,700 ft (2,042.2 m) in the Lesser Himalayas.
It is known for its tea industry as the world's third-highest mountain Kanchenjunga and Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Darjeeling is the headquarters of Darjeeling district, which is partly autonomous within the state of West Bengal. It is also a well-liked tourist destination in India.
The recorded olden times of the town dates back to the early 19th century when the colonial administration under the British Raj established a sanatorium and a military depot in the region.
Subsequently, extensive tea estates found in the area, and tea producers developed black tea hybrids and created new fermentation techniques. The resulting specialty Darjeeling tea is recognized internationally and is one of the most popular black teas in the world.
Darjeeling Himalayan Railway renders pathways to the cities with plains & even has some of the steam locomotives throughout the country.
Darjeeling is the central city of the Sadar subdivision and also the headquarters of the district. It is situated in the Darjeeling-Himalayan mountainous region on the Darjeeling-Jalpahad range, which originates from the Gham in the south.
The field is Y-shaped, located at Katpahar and Jalpahar, and has two arms north of Observatory Hill. The north east arm sinks & ends at Lebong Spur, while the north-western arm passes through the north point & ends in the valley near the Tukvar Tea Estate.
The hills situated within the high peaks and above the city at a distance of the snow-covered Himalayan ranges. Kanchenjunga, the third, uppermost peak in the world, 8,598 meters (28,209 ft) high, is the most prominent mountain that appears. On bright days, Nepal's Mount Everest can be seen 29,035 feet (8,850 m) tall.
Darjeeling has a temperate climate with a subtropical highland climate caused by monsoon rains. The annual rainfall is 309.2 cm (121.7 in), with an average rainfall of 126 days in a year. The highest rainfall occurs in July.
Dense and concentrated rain occurring in the region is exacerbated by deforestation and haphazard planning, often causing catastrophic landslides, causing loss of life and property. Not very common, the city receives snow at least once in the two winter months of December and January.
Darjeeling is a fraction of the Eastern Himalayan Zoo-geographical area. The flora surrounding Darjeeling includes sal, oak, semi-evergreen, temperate, and alpine forests, evergreen forests around the city and oak, where a wide variety of rare orchids found.
The Lloyds Botanical Garden preserves common and unique species of plants, while the Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park specializes in the conservation and breeding of endangered Himalayan species.
Facial harvesting occurs in Darjeeling and the surrounding areas due to increased demand for wood fuel and wood, and air pollution from growing vehicles.
Wildlife and forests in the district are managed and preserved by the Divisional Forest Officer of the territorial and wildlife wing of the West Bengal Forest Department.
The fauna found in Darjeeling includes ducks, teal, plovers, and many species of gulls, which pass through Darjeeling while migrating from Tibet and Tibet. Small mammals found in the area include small civets, mongooses, and badgers.
TA Protection Center opened in Darjeeling for red pandas, Zoo in 2014, building on a pre-captive breeding program.
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TERMS & CONDITIONS
Please note as per the Government Rule, in 01 Tata Sumo / Hard Top Jeep only 08 heads are allowed that is including child. In 01 INNOVA only 06 heads are allowed that is including child. Incase the number of heads traveling increases above 08 in a Tata Sumo / Hard Top Jeep & 06 in an Innova than the guest will have to opt for the 2nd (second) vehicle for which the cost is mentioned above.
Incase the guest is opting for INNOVA as per the unwritten syndicate rule; INNOVA will do the main transfer & sightseeing of Kalimpong & Darjeeling only. Lachung & Pelling sightseeing will be done by NON AC Tata Sumo / Mahindra Maxx / Hard Top vehicle which may have front / side facing seat. Gangtok sightseeing will be done by NON AC Maruti Van / Similar (one vehicle for every 04 paying Pax). Also while opting for INNOVA please inform the guest to travel light with minimum baggage of one piece per person. In case of excess baggage the guest will have to opt for an extra vehicle for carrying the excess baggage. The cost for this will be collected directly from the guest.
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AMENDMENT POLICY (PREPONE & POSTPONE):
In case client wishes to prepone /postpone his or her travel dates, we request you to kindly reach us 15 days prior to journey date via e-mail.
The customers can prepone /postpone their tour once without any additional charges (if intimated before 15 days of travel date in written). However postponing & preponing second time will attract additional charges.
Also note that few service providers (Hoteliers, Transporter etc.) may apply postpone/prepone charges even after meeting above requirement. In such cases postpone/prepone charges will deducted from the advance amount deposited.
In all prepone or postpone scenarios, the services and the costing will be subject to availability of Hotel/Tranasprotation and season/off season time.
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The validity to utilize your Advance payment in prepone/postpone scenarios is 1 Year from the date of advance payment.
The advance payment and the invoice Number allotted to you, are transferable i.e. you can pass on your booking to any of your friends/ relatives. (Please Note: In order to transfer your booking you must meet the above terms and conditions first).
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