The name Darjeeling immediately resonates with tea primarily in everyone’s mind, but not only does this part of the land produce the best tea in India, it also has a beautiful landscape and is a popular tourist destination with tourism being the other half to tea, in its contribution to its economy.
One of the oldest hill stations in India, Darjeeling is a town under West Bengal, India. Widely known across the world for its signature world-famous Darjeeling tea. Due to its unique climate and weather, the tea grown here has a distinctive taste and flavor favorable to many palates across the tea drinking population across the world. Darjeeling is also highly regarded as one of the most beautiful places in India and a top tourist destination.
Tourism is a major contributor to Darjeeling’s economy apart from its tea industry. As this place enjoys a temperate climate it sees tourists and visitors whole year round regardless of the seasons. Darjeeling hotels, tourist spots and various other small business ventures are doing well due to the increasing number of visitors. There are also various eateries you will find in every nook and corner of dishing out a variety of Tibetan, Nepali and continental cuisine. And if you were wondering, yes, you will get the best momos in this part of India. The places normally closes very early and stay open up to 9pm or 10pm at the latest. You can make the best out of your visit to Darjeeling by just exploring the whole place and visiting the tea gardens and see the art of tea cultivation which is a whole different craft in itself. There are also many outdoor activities for you to do in this part of the land.
Darjeeling is one of the biggest tea exporters. Tea cultivated in this area are exported far and near all over the world and the demand is never-ending. Darjeeling strictly by statistics produces close to 9 million kilograms every year. That is a huge amount of tea, considering its dry state which makes it lighter in weight. The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway is also one ranked as one of a UNESCO World Heritage site.
With tourism not looking to slow down, this town is doing its bit to accommodate and cater the travelers and tourists to make their stay convenient and hassle free. Various luxurious and budget hotels in Darjeeling have sprung up within the cracks and crevices of the town making the town a proper tourist hub where people can come and enjoy a relaxing vacation hassle free. Darjeeling is a holiday destination worth taking. It is also situated in a very convenient location especially for people living in the northern parts of India who would just have to enter West Bengal by train and get down at NJP station from where they could easily catch a bus or taxi to Darjeeling.
Pratima Sharma is an avid traveler and a professional travel writer. Whenever there is an opportunity, she packs her back-pack and heads her way to the destinations across India. She particularly loves traveling to hill stations and relish the rich, ethnic culture as well as the genuine hospitality of the hill stations in India. Some of the topics that she covers include: Darjeeling hotels, best hill stations in India, Shimla tour, budget hotels in Darjeeling, Sikkim places to visit, etc.