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Place : Darjeeling District, West Bengal
Altitude : 7000 ft (2100 m) above sea level
Temperature : Receives plentiful of rain and has a wide range of climates, from tropical to sub-alpine
Significance : Famous for its fine tea and splendid views of the snowcapped Himalayas and of the Kanchenjunga Peak
Best Season : April to Mid-June, Mid September to November ( October to May)
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How to Reach

Air: The nearest airport is 74 km (3 1/2 hrs) away at Bagdogra, a town on the plains near Siliguri. It is the airport for Darjeeling hill areas and has direct air connections with, New Delhi, Kolkata(45 minutes flight duration) and Guwahati

Rail: You can take the famous toy train, which is a meter gauge train operating over breath taking scenery. The journey takes approximately seven and half hours. Nearest railhead is New Jalpiguir Junction ( 75 km / 3 1/2 hrs) and Siliguri both of these railway stations have direct railway connections with Kolkata ( Darjeeling mail, Kamroop Express, New Jalpaiguri, Teesta Torsa), Delhi (Rajdhani Express), Mumbai, Guwahati (Assam Mail),Lucknow, Chennai (Howrah Mail) and other major cities of India.

Road : Darjeeling is connected to Siliguri the main city in the plains by the Tenzing Norgay Road (formerly Hill Cart Road). The distance from Darjeeling to other places :Kolkata (665 km), Guwahati (513 km) and Siliguri (80 km- There are frequent bus services between Darjeeling and Siliguri. Private taxis, land rovers are also available.