India West Bengal


A scenic town in West Bengal known for its exquisite tea, picturesque Himalayan views, and colonial-era architecture.

Tips from the community

One of the coolest, coziest mountain towns I've ever been to. Explore this humble place on foot and you'll never want to leave. One of the best and cheapest lodgings I found was the Tower View, which had a bohemian style cafe with a breathtaking balcony view. Maybe it's the elevation but something about Darjeeling makes everyone mellow out. This is the perfect place to just stay put for a week or two. Bring that book you've been wanting to read in peace. Chillax and sip on the tea that put Darjeeling on the map. It's the real deal.

the.vagrant.optimist 3 years ago

Darjeeling Guides

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    leah (Leah Fishman)
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