Let us begin our journey into Darjeeling with an old classic of the town.

The majestic Kanchenjunga Range in the backdrop fits for a perfect skyline.

Mark Twain  described Darjeeling as “The railway journey up the mountain is forty miles, and it takes eight hours to make it. It is so wild and interesting and exciting and enchanting that it ought to take a week.”

Enthralled by the beauty of Darjeeling , Swami Avedananda established two centres of the Ramkrishna Vedanta Math, one in Calcutta and one in Darjeeling.

Rabindranath Tagore always had a liking towards the hills, and he writes,

“I have taken shelter in the laps of Himalayas.

Cabbages and various vegetables are abundant here”, he writes. “Fruits however, seems to be a bit elusive. Flowers are everywhere. The days are cold and the sun almost seems to play hide and seek with us”.

Classic old Darjeeling
Classic old Darjeeling

Darjeeling , made famous by the British as their summer escape from the plains of Kolkata and it continues to

be a common escape resort for tourists from  both domestic and international destinations.

It has also been a center of educational institutions with the Kings and Queens of various neighboring kingdoms sending their kins to get educated in Darjeeling.

Read about this mystical place where fairies indeed did dwell , keep updated here .


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