In the month of November 2018, my mother and I packed our bags and headed off to Darjeeling, a quaint hill station situated in the state of West Bengal in the eastern part of India. Below are the various photos I took in Darjeeling:
Our room was quite spacious and comfortable. The best part about the room was a splendid view of the Kanchenjunga from the window.
Since we arrived in Darjeeling on 7th November, the day of Diwali, the hotel and the rest of the town was quite decked up.
We stayed in Darjeeling for four days and went to several sightseeing places, from the famed Tiger Hill to watch the glorious sunrise and to Japanese Peace Pagoda and Ghoom Monastery. We also went to the town of Mirik and saw the border of Nepal from a hill.
The sunray-soaked peaks of Kanchenjunga as seen from Tiger Hill.
The magnificent Gate of the Ghoom monastery
A part of Nepal as seen from a hill in Darjeeling
I also saw a bookstore there in the famous Chowrasta, a large place to roam around where vehicles aren’t allowed. And the book lover in me obviously had to go inside. I didn’t buy anything, but browsed through a fairly large collection of books.
The trip wasn’t complete without going to Glenary’s, a famous restaurant and cafe situated near Chowrasta.
I also saw the world-famous Darjeeling tea in various stalls.
Packets of Darjeeling teas on sale
I didn’t get to ride the toy train, which was a bummer. But I managed to click some average photos of it.
Also, I saw so many pretty flowers in Darjeeling.