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Holidays in Darjeeling, India

  • View of Darjeeling, with Kanchenjunga backdrop, India
    View of Darjeeling, with Kanchenjunga backdrop, India

At 2,134m and spread over a steep mountain ridge surrounded by tea plantations with a backdrop of jagged white Himalayan peaks, Darjeeling is the archetypical hill station, and home to the famous ‘Toy Train’. Originally the site of a small monastery called Dorje Ling it was discovered by the British and established as a sanatorium for the troops in the mid 1800’s. The British soon recognised the potential of the place and built their colonial bungalows and planted tea. These days people come here to escape the heat of the north Indian plains. The charm of the town is enriched by the mountain people who come from all over the eastern Himalaya to work and trade in the bustling bazaars.

On a clear day there are beautiful views of sunrise on Kanchenjunga (the third highest mountain in the world, standing at 8,586m) to be had. Many of the famous Sherpa climbers trained in mountaineering skills at The Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (founded by Tenzing Norgay) which is based here.


Darjeeling adventure holidays

Darjeeling Sikkim & Bhutan

Darjeeling Sikkim & Bhutan

15 days Excl. flights From
EUR €3,380.00

Hill stations, ancient monasteries, religious festivals and mountainous Bhutan

  • Discover mountainous Bhutan
  • Explore Sikkim's famous monasteries
  • Ride Darjeeling's 'Toy Train'
  • Experience a Bhutanese festival (specific departures only)
Darjeeling, Sikkim & the Singalila Ridge

Darjeeling, Sikkim & the Singalila Ridge

15 days Excl. flights From
EUR €1,660.00

A classic Northern India trek, from tea hills to Himalayan vistas

  • Trek a classic route along the Singalila Ridge
  • See 4 of the 5 highest peaks on Earth
  • Drive through jungles and tea plantations
  • Visit traditional villages and monasteries
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Discovery & Adventure 2015 brochure
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Cycling & Mountain Biking Holidays Worldwide 2015 brochure

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