Reasons to consider Darjeeling as your next travel destination

If you
are someone who is an adrenaline junkie but also loves to relax in the perfect
weather with a nice cup of tea then Darjeeling is the tourist destination
you’re looking for. Darjeeling is a beautiful place located in the northern
region of west Bengal and surrounded by the serene views of mount Kanchenjunga.
It is located at an average height of 6709 ft. to reach here, the nearest
airport is in Bagdogra and if you want to enjoy a train journey the nearest
railway is in New Jalpaiguri. It further takes 3 hours from both these
locations by car.


5 reasons to visit Darjeeling:- 


Not only famous for its steaming hot cup of tea, here are
5 reasons to visit Darjeeling;-


1) The views of the Himalayas:- 


The rain, the cloudy skies, and the awesome weather during
the monsoon are a major attraction for photographers and people who just want
to get a good picture with nature for their Instagram page. The breathtaking
sunrise and the stunning view of the snow-capped tiger hills is a place you
must visit if you plan of visiting.


2) The Tea:- 


A trip to the Darjeeling without trying out its
world-famous tea will surely be incomplete. The tea is served black with no
sugar and milk so that you can get a truly authentic taste of the notes of
apricot and toasted nuts present in it. After enjoying the full aroma of the
tea you can even get a tour of the tea factory and its plantations and if you
reach there early in the morning you can get lucky enough to see the tea
pickers in action. Make sure to take a long walk through the tea terraces to
really enjoy the morning weather.


3) The food:- 


Being a border town has its own advantages for Darjeeling
as it has the cuisine of all the places it shares its borders with. You can
have samba-dosa with coconut chutney while enjoying the views of the mountains.
For people looking for something different, you can have Tibetan thukpa which
is a soup made with meat, broth, and some noodles. Another delicacy to try is
the plump momos which are dumplings filled with meat or vegetables and to end
it all the yak butter tea.


4) The Trek:- 


Now, for all the trek lovers out there, Darjeeling has
some of the most famous trekking routes in the world. If you are courageous
enough you can cover Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, and Makalu all in a single stretch. For
the people who want to get the experience but want to avoid going on a long
journey, Darjeeling still has a lot of trek routes to offer. On a walk through
the forest, you can see a large variety of trees like oaks, chestnuts, and
ferns. Darjeeling is also known to have over 400 species of birds which is
great news for people who want to bird watching. if you are lucky enough you
might be able to spot a red panda while on the trek.


5) The Zoo and Mountaineering Institute:-


The Darjeeling zoo is a center for a lot of endangered
Himalayan species and also has international awards for breeding rare species.
The endangered red panda and the snow leopards are the main attractions at this
zoo. The mountaineering institute and the zoo are right next to each other.