Darjeeling Hill Stations | India Hill Stations
Fact about Darjeeling Hill Station:
District Location:27 Deg. 13 Min. N to 26 Deg. 27 Min. N Latitude
88 Deg. 53 Min. E to 87 Deg. 59 Min. E Longitude
Area:3,149 Square Km
Altitude(Darjeeling Town):6710 Feet
Temperature (Darjeeling Town):Annual Mean Max. Temperature 14.9 Degree Celsius
Annual Mean Min. Temperature 8.9 Degree Celsius
Lowest Minimum Temperature -5 D. Celsius on 11/02/1905
Rainfall (Darjeeling Town):Average Annual Rainfall : 3092 MM
Best Season for Visit:March to mid June & October to December.
Important Roads:Siliguri-Mirik -Ghum -60 kms
Sevak-Tista bridge –Kalimpong -60 kms
Tista Bazar to Darjeeling -25 kms
Sukna- Pankhabari-Kurseong -25 kms
Siliguri Darjeeling NH 55 -76 kms
Important Rivers:Tista, Great Rangit, Mechi, Balason, Mahananda, Lish, Gish, Chel,Ramman, Murti and Jaldhaka.
Clothing required:Light woollens and tropicals in summer (umbrellas and raincoats are useful) and heavy woollens in winter
Language spoken:Hindi, Gorkha, Bengali, Nepali, Tibetan and English.
Nearest Railway Station:Darjeeling(Meter Gauge) & New Jalpaiguri(Broad Gauge)
Length of International & State BordersNepal Border (Partition River Mechi) - 62.75 mile or 101.02 km.
Bhutan Border (Partition River De Chu) - 18.75 mile or 30.18 km.
Bangladesh Border (Partition River Mahananda) - 12 mile or 19.32 km.
Sikkim Border (Partition Rangit, Teesta, Rangpo, River) - 33.75 mile or 54.33 km.
Bihar Border - 30 mile or 48.30 km.
Rainfall((Darjeeling Town):Average Annual Rainfall : 3092 MM.
Average Number of Rainy Days : 126 Days.
Rainfall(Siliguri Town):Average Annual Rainfall : 3620 MM.
Average Number of Rainy Days : 113 Days.
Density:413 Persons Per Square Km.
Birth Rate:2.69% Per Annuam
Death Rate:2.40% Per Annuam
Infant Mortality Rate:67 Per 1000
Geological Layout of Darjeeling:
Climate of Darjeeling:
Forests in Darjeeling Hill Areas
The four major forest types according to altitudinal variation found in Darjeeling Hill Areas are:
Tropical moist deciduous forest (300-1000mts)
Tropical evergreen lower montane forest (1000-2000mts.)
Tropical evergreen upper montane forest (2000-3000mts.)
Temperate forest (3000-3500mts.)
Sub temperate forest (above 3500mts.)
Present Status of Forests:
Land- Use Pattern in the Darjeeling Hill Areas
Land Slide in Darjeeling Hill Areas
Accommodation in Darjeeling
Weather & Best Season of Darjeeling:
Darjeeling has a moderate climate with all five distinct seasons in a year.
1. Summers (April to June) are mild with maximum temperature never crossing 25 °C. the pleasant climate attracts lots of tourists during this season.
2. Monsoons (July to August) are accompanied with intense torrential rain causing roadblocks.
5. Spring (February to March) is charming with moderate climate. This season is best with scenic beauties
Best season to visit Darjeeling is from September to June, take woolen clothes in winters and may avoid chilly days in January.
1. September to Novemebr is ideal for sight seeing and outings.
2. Decemebr to January is perfect for those like chilly climate and is best period for honeymooners.
3. February to June is ideal for all tourist activities in Darjeeling.
Events & Festivals in Darjeeling:
Flora and Fauna in Darjeeling Hill Station:
Floriculture in the Darjeeling hills:
Trekking In Darjeeling:
Places of Interest in Darjeeling
Entering Darjeeling is like travelling back in time to the days of the British Raj, a vertical Victorian London - like town populated with oriental faces. Church spires and brick chimneys dominate the skyline.
Dhoom Gompa, Darjeeling
About 8 kms from Darjeeling is the Dhoom Gompa. Here a very beautiful statue of the Maitrayie Buddha is established. The Monastery has also preserved some of the rare handwritten Buddhist manuscripts.
The Mall, Darjeeling:
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute:
Darjeeling Rangeet Valley Passenger Ropeway:
Nearby Attractions from Darjeeling
Tibetan Refuge Camp:
The area in and around Darjeeling is a treasure chest of interesting destinations. The Tibetan Refugee self-help scheme produces traditional artifacts, jewellery and carpets for tourist consumption.
Lloyd's Botanical Garden:
Lloyd's Botanical Garden displays a fine collection of Himalayan fauna for those with an interest, and for punters there is horseracing at Lebong, the smallest and highest racecourse in the world.
Tiger Hill, Darjeeling:
Phalut & Sandakphu:
Siliguri / New Jalpaiguri:
Batasia Loop, Darjeeling
Happy Valley Estate, Darjeeling
Natural History Museum, Darjeeling
Kanchenjunga View, Darjeeling
Darjeeling Zoological Gardens
Observatory Hills, Darjeeling
Botanical Gardens, Darjeeling
Monasteries in Darjeeling
Bhutia Busty Monasteries, Darjeeling
Founded in 1879, this monastery follows the Vajrayana school of both Kargyud and Nijingmapa order, known as red hat.