Though Darjeeling had become a rambling city and Darjeeling toy train is its major attraction. In earlier days reaching there was a big problem. The main reason for the problems is the steep slope of the road that connected the plains with the hill station.
When we stayed at Jalpaiguri, North of West-Bengal we planned to visit Darjeeling several times. But every time due to exam of mine, brother or my sister back to back, the program got cancelled. So after getting my new job when we have finalized our plan to travel Darjeeling, I told silently to my mind Oh! At last. I remember my first visit to Darjeeling which I performed with my sister and brother-in -law. After that journey so long back, I have made several visits to Darjeeling but, that first journey still lingers in my mind and thoughts.
Majority of tourists at Darjeeling in West Bengal are Bengalis who mostly come from Kolkata and its suburbs. One of the main concerns of most Bengalis is that the food. They can’t just live without ‘Maach-Bhaat’ (i.e. fish curry & rice). Often they come through tour operators who need to ensure that the hotel where they are arranging stay serves Bengali dishes, otherwise the hotel won’t qualify for stay. Here also Bengali tourists searching authentic Bengali restaurant at Darjeeling. While there are many eateries and restaurants in Darjeeling that supply Bengali food so as to take advantage of this demand, unfortunately there aren’t many authentic places. Making way for a hearty meal is Hotel Mahakal & Restaurant in Darjeeling. Available menus are written in Bengali fonts in outside main signboard.
Darjeeling Mall or Chowrasta (Eng: where four roads meet) is a historical public square in the hill resort of Darjeeling in West Bengal, India. Situated in the heart of the town it is on the ridge of the Darjeeling hill range and is now a center of tourist attraction. It is a popular spot for the residents to assemble free time or just stroll in the serenity.
India has become a huge film industry and Indian directors shooting their movies in various locations all over the world. But the appeal of Indian locations is still the same. Out of all the scenic destinations in India, Darjeeling stands at a special place as per Indian film industry. The scenic city is hovering amidst the Eastern Himalayas near the border of Sikkim, in the state of West Bengal is that the essence of natural beauty making it popularly referred to as the ‘Queen of the hills’. Kanchenjungha and the toy train of Darjeeling Himalayan Railway are two things which are to be remembered forever. Several blockbuster movies of different languages have been shot here and showcased the beauty of the place to the people. Here is a list of few Indian Movies shot in Darjeeling.
Today morning we woke up late. After getting fresh we took our breakfast and got ready for our Darjeeling Sightseeing Tour. Our pilot Bhagwan (09563678195) told us that in this COVID pandemic situation maximum monastery, temples and churches will be closed. Although he arranged nine sightseeing points in Darjeeling. Our Darjeeling Sightseeing Tour started around 10 am.
It was a weekend family trip in the month of November 2020 to spend Diwali holiday. As COVID pandemic lockdown made us mad that’s why we planned this family trip. Darjeeling is 68 km from Siliguri city and 74 km from NJP. Bagdogra is also 70 km from Darjeeling and is the nearest airport and New Jalpaiguri adjacent to Siliguri is the nearest railway station. Here I will share my experience of staying at Pahari Soul Homestay Darjeeling.
Those who are little bit enthusiastic about Indian wildlife, they know how tough it is to get confirmed booking at Jaldapara Hollong Bungalow, Jaldapara in West-Bengal. I tried several times, but all my attempts are in vain. This year I think due to covid pandemic and my good luck I got confirmed booking of two rooms and that is also for one night only. Here my advice is that, first book your room at Hollong Bungalow and then plan your holiday accordingly. Here I will share my staying experience at Jaldapara Hollong Bungalow.
After completing our Guwahati Sightseeing Tour, Next day post breakfast we started for Shillong. Distance between Guwahati to Shillong is near about 100 km and it takes 3.5 hrs to reach Shillong from Guwahati. We reached late afternoon because we spent some time on the way. After reaching hotel we refreshed ourselves and took coffee and snacks. We thought till evening we would spend time loitering around but it started raining. We enjoyed rain from our glass window. It was awesome. Tomorrow will be hectic for us as we would cover Top 6 places to visit in Shillong.
I am going to bust a serious myth here! It has been frequently referred that Khardungla Pass is the highest motorable pass at 5,359 m (17,582 ft), but there have been reports which claim that an Indian military road at 5,883 metres (19,301 ft) on the India-Tibet border exists. Yes, World’s highest motorable road now in Ladakh.