DARJEELING

“Queen of The Himalayas”

The previous summer capital of India under the British Raj, Darjeeling has come off age as one of the most sought after hill stations in India. Located in West Bengal, this scenic hill station is the perfect getaway for a romantic honeymoon. Nestled amidst acres of tea plantations, Darjeeling stands at the height of 2,050 meters above sea level, thus boasting a cool climate all year round.

                  Darjeeling is the headquarters of the Darjeeling district which has a     partially autonomous status called Gorkhaland Territorial Administration within the state of West Bengal. It is also a popular tourist destination in India. 

¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†The name Darjeeling means the “the land of the thunderbolt”, derived from the Tibet word “Dorje” meaning “thunder” and “ling” meaning ‚Äúpiece of land‚ÄĚ. Prior to its acquisition by East India Company, Darjeeling used to be a part of Sikkim and even before that, a part of Nepal. In February 1829, a dispute broke out between Nepal and Sikkim about their borders and hence, Lord William Bentinck- Governor General of India at the time, set out to resolve the situation. In the process, he realized that the quaint hill town had strategic advantages for trade and military outpost. Later, it was also realized that the land was ideal for tea plantations. The district underwent major development and became a major tourist attraction visited by the British officials. It, therefore, earned itself the title of “Queen of hills”. After independence, the district was merged with West Bengal and since then is one of the most popular hill stations in India. It is certainly that Darjeeling in the post modern era comprises of six T‚Äôs -Tea, Teak, Tourism, Toy Train, Tiger Hill and Trekkers‚Äô paradise.

 

GANGTOK :

Gangtok is a city, municipality, the capital and the largest populated place of the Indian state of Sikkim. It is also the headquarters of the Gangtok District. Gangtok is in the eastern Himalayan range, at an elevation of 1,650 m (5,410 ft). The city’s population of 100,000 are from different ethnicities of Sikimese people such as Indian Gorkhas, Bhutia and Lepchas. Within the higher peaks of the Himalayas and with a year-round mild temperate climate, Gangtok is at the centre of Sikkim’s tourism industry.

¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Gangtok rose to prominence as a popular Buddhist pilgrimage site after the construction of the Enchey Monastery in 1840. In 1894, the ruling Sikkimese Chogyal, Thutob Namgyal transferred the capital to Gangtok. In the early 20th century, Gangtok became a major stopover on the trade route between Lhasa in Tibet and cities such as Kolkata(then Calcutta) in British India. After India won its independence from the British Empire in 1947, Sikkim chose to remain an independent monarchy, with Gangtok as its capital. After Sikkim’s merger with India in 1975, Gangtok continued as the state capital.

 

PELLING :

Pelling is a beautiful town in West Sikkim, most popular for breathtaking views of the Kanchenjunga peak and the Himalayas. Located at a high altitude of 6800ft, Pelling is the ideal place for exploring the Himalayan views, without any of the harshness of the high mountains. It is the closest view possible apart from mountain trekking. Located at 115 km from Gangtok, Pelling is also known for its cultural heritage and history.

        Pelling is one of the towns in Sikkim where there is no dearth of activities and places to explore. For the hurried traveller, the most famous sites are a must-see, but for the more leisurely traveller, it is recommended to spend a few days to see everything the town has to offer.

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