Friday, 4 April 2014

D for Darjeeling

I've traveled up North, to one of the extreme points of India but skipped Darjeeling. This is another hill station that I want to visit sometime soon. This sleepy little town developed sometime in the 19th century during the British Raj when tea plantations were established. The Darjeeling tea is one among the most popular international teas. This town is a eclectic blend of various cultures because it sits right there on top where it borders one culture too many - Nepal, Tibet, India & Bangla. Home to some of the famous public schools, this town boasts of some exclusive education, especially for expats and the rich and famous.

Considering I come from a hot place, I wouldn't pass up any opportunity to visit at a hill station. This one is just perfect in many ways, especially if you want to travel further north (and more on that, in later blog posts) And the hills are my favorite, always and forever. :)

Have you been to Darjeeling? What did you like or didn't like about this place?

Wishlist: Delhi, Dubai


Image courtesy: Wikipedia





10 comments:

  1. i have never visited... hope i do one day. it is also in my bucket list.

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  2. Hoping to be there one day...:) - Jenz

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  3. Immortalised in Aradhana - with Sharmilla Tagore and Tajesh Khanna - Mere sapnon ki rani kab aayaegi too! :) I spent 12 years in Kolkatta unfortunately a trip to Darjeeling never happened :(

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  4. Never visited!! I have been to north India only once and I didnt get to visit much places :/ But would love to go there once :)

    Swathi

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  5. I will never have an opportunity to visit your lovely country so your blog posts are my virtual vacations. Thank you. Aloha.
    Gail visiting for AtoZ

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  6. It's one of my dream destinations. My mother always raves about it. Beautiful picture. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Another place on my lust list. My parents went there recently and tell wonderful tales.

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  8. Inspite of having been to the Himalaya, I have not seen the popular hill stations like Shimla, Darjeeling and Nainital. Some day . . .

    Joy always,
    Susan

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  9. Yeah, Darjeeling has always been on the list...

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Travel along and let me know what you think :)