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A Place of Scenic Charm and Beauty
Do you want to enjoy in your vacation? West Bengal in India is rich in its land and cultural heritage and for its natural beauty. Tourists from the each and every corner of the world come to visit this beautiful place Darjeeling. The destination is popular for its cultural heritage, tea estate, arts, crafts, literature and wildlife, famous tourist attraction in West Bengal one shouldn't miss out the place when you are travelling for a trip to West Bengal, India. The name Darjeeling comes from the word Dorje-ling, in which Dorje means "thunder" and Ling means "place", if we read this together then it becomes "the place of thunderbolt." It is also said that the word Darjeeling also comes from "Dorje-rinzing", it is a name of a lama who founded the monastery which once stood on Observatory Hill.
Darjeeling is a dream destination traveller, who love nature and tea estate places, surrounded by scenic snow capped very high peaks on all the sides, and it is the peace and tranquillity amidst Nature's bounty. It also has several British style public schools, which attracts pupils from India and the neighbouring countries. The varied culture of the town reflects its diverse demographic which consists of Nepali, Bengali, Sherpas, Lepcha and other mainland Indian ethno-linguistic groups of the places. In the early 19th century the history of Darjeeling is interviewed with that of the Sikkim, Nepal, British India and Bhutan, Darjeeling the hilly area was controlled by the Kingdom of Sikkim with its settlement consisting of a few villages of Lepcha and Kirati people.
It is very pleasant almost throughout the year, and each season has its own charm and beauty. Fresh and cool environment can also be experienced in Darjeeling, this changes in weather of the city makes the city more charming. The Spectacular sunrise and the sunsets are the most unforgettable sites which brings the beauty of the place, as summer is short from May up to June. Best two seasons to visit Darjeeling is one between March to May i.e., spring to summer, and other between October to November i.e. autumn. This is the time when the temperature is pleasantly cool and the sky is usually clear offering lovely views of Kanchenjunga snow peaks.
Diverse culture of Darjeeling includes a variety of indigenous practices and festivals as mentioned above for many of the Nepali Hindus, as well as the various Buddhists and other ethnic groups such as the Lepchas, Bhutias, Kiranti Limbus, Tibetans, Yolmos, Gurungs and Tamangs have their own districts language and culture which shres a large harmonious co-existence. Darjeeling is regarded as a centre of music and a niche for musicians and music admirers, singing and playing instruments are common among the resident population who take pride in the traditions and the role of music in cultural life.
Darjeeling has a varied mix of cultures; the local and ethnic food of the place is also quite varied. Rice, noodles and potatoes seems to make the part that suits well with the cool climatic weather. Popular local snacks food is Momos, a steamed dumpling containing meat or vegetables cooked in a doughy wrapping and served with the clear soup and achar. Alu Mini is also a local’s love Alu Dom and various versions of it are served, that add Wai Wai Mini instant noodles over a bowl of Alu Dom. Most popular Tibetan food is Thukpa, which is a hot noodle soup with meat, eggs and vegetables. Kinema, Churpee, Shaphalay(Tibetan bread stuffed with meat). Fermented foods and beverages are consumed by a large percentage of the population.
It is the place for you to relax after a hard day of treavelling. It is a English style pub built in the year 1984 and is one of the prime attraction for the tourists in India. Make sure to visit the pub place once you visit Darjeeling for some mid-priced drinks and snacks with some light classic-rock and blues playing in the background.
One of the famous peak one should visit in Darjeeling which can be reached either by jeep or by foot which transverses through some of the oldest tea plantation in Darjeeling. The place is best known for its trekking destinations and its peaks offer some of the most marvellous views of the Kanchendzonga and the monolithic Mt. Everest.
It is located near Chowrarasta square, Observatory Hill which is a famous point and tourist’s attraction in Darjeeling. Also famous for its magnificient views of Kanchendzonga and the ancient temple dedicated to Mahakaal of Lord Shiva.