06

Dec
2018

Darjeeling

Posted By : Panchoi/ 561

Taking a sip of tea is often stated in most of the stories and novels in modern literature. People are always impressed and inspired by the nature around by them. Darjeeling has always been able to make its exceptional position in the world tourism. Located in the Lesser Himalayas at an elevation of 6,700 ft in the Indianstate of West Bengal, Darjeeling is renowned for its tea industry, its views of Kanchenjunga-the world’s third-highest mountain and the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway- a UNESCOWorld Heritage Site. The recorded history of the town starts from the early 19th century when the colonial administration under the British Raj set up a sanatorium and a military depot in the region. Subsequently, extensive tea plantations were established in the region and tea growers developed hybrids of black tea and created new fermentation techniques. The resultant distinctive Darjeeling tea is internationally recognised and ranks among the most popular black teas in the world. The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway connects the town with the plains and has some of the few steam locomotives still in service in India. Darjeeling has several British-style public schools, which attract pupils from all over India and a few neighbouring countries. The varied culture of the town reflects its diverse demographic milieu comprising indigenous Nepali, Lepcha, Bhutia, Tibetan and other mainland Indian ethno-linguistic groups.