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The Queen of the Himalayas


  Area: 11.44 sq km ( 4.4 sq miles )

Climate: Summer- Max 14.8 degrees C, Min 8.5 degrees C

Annual Rainfall: 320 cm

Best Season: April to mid June and mid September to November.

Clothing: Light woolens and tropicals in summer ( umbrellas and raincoats are recommended ) and heavy woolens in winter.

Transport and Communication

Local Transport: Private Taxis, Jeeps and Landrovers are available for local sightseeing in and around Darjeeling.

Air Connection: Bagdogra is 90 km ( only 3.5 hrs form Darjeeling )

Local Airlines Office: Indian Airlines, Darjeeling ( Phone: 2355 )

Road Connections: Darjeeling is connected with all weather metalled road with Siliguri, Kalimpong, Gangtok etc.

Darjeeling - Kalimpong... 51 km

Darjeeling - Siliguri... 90 km

Darjeeling - Gangtok... 115 km

Transport from New Jalpaiguri Junction / Siliguri to Darjeeling: From New Jalpaiguri Junction / Siliguri visitors may proceed to Darjeeling by Toy Train ( journey time 7 - 9 hrs ) or bus or taxi, Limo Van or Landrover ( journey time 3 to 3.5 hrs )

 Tourist Cars and Buses: Tourist Cars, Tourist Mini Coaches and Taxis are available for transfer of passengers between Darjeeling and Siliguri / New Jalpaiguri Junction / Bagdogra, and also for sightseeing at fixed rates and may be reserved through Tourist Bureau, Govt. of West Bengal, Darjeeling ( Phone 2050, 2611 )

Guided Tours:

Contact: The Assistant Director of Tourism, Dept. of Tourism, Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Council, Silver Fir Building, The Mall , Darjeeling 734103.