Darjeeling is a district of West Bengal and is very famous as a Hill Station. It is situated at an altitude of 2050 m. Main Languages spoken here are Nepali, Bengali, Hindi and English. The name, Darjeeling is supposed to be derived from the word Dorjeeling, meaning 'the place of Dorjee'. Dorjee is the majestic thunderbolt which belongs to the Lamaist religion. According to some it belongs to the Lord Indra.
Darjeeling was under the rule of the king of Sikkim until the early 18th century. Later the area was annexed by the Gorkhas, who eventually lost it to the British. The place was used by the British to escape the heat of the plains. They developed it area as a hill station and promoted tea plantations. Today, Darjeeling is well known for its tea estates and eco-tourism. The economy of Darjeeling revolves around Timber, tea, and tourism. Apart from the tea plantations, Oranges and cardamom are also available in plenty. Darjeeling is also a popular destination for Bollywood and Bengali film shooting.
Best Season for tourism in his area is Sep to June. Temperature in summer ranges from 19 to 37°C and in winter from -2 to 24°C. Rain is part of Darjeeling weather and it can be there in any month. Autumn and spring are the popular seasons with the visitors. Get Tour package to Darjeeling in very affordable price.For shopping, products of traditional arts and crafts of Tibet and Sikkim are a great buy. Traditional Tibetan and Sikkimese food are a speciality of Darjeeling although other Indian cuisines are also available. Several local festivals are celebrated in the area throughout the year which are very colourful and a not to miss attraction of Darjeeling.