Darjeeling, popularly known as the ‘Queen of the Hills’, is on the slopes of the Lesser Himalayas and blanketed by emerald green tea plantations. The majestic Kangchenjunga, which is the third highest mountain in the world, towers over this beautiful town. Developed by the British, the city has monuments that preserve the
colonial era architecture.
Best time to visit Darjeeling
The months of October and November are the best time to visit Darjeeling. The town experiences autumn season during these months.
Hotels in the Darjeeling
Darjeeling has a variety of hotels for each segment of travelers. Chamong Chiabari Resort, Ramada, Sinclairs Darjeeling, Little Tibet Resort
, Viceroy Hotel, Elgin Darjeeling, Mayair Darjeeling, Cedar Inn
and Crescent Resort are some of the upmarket hotels where one can get luxurious stay with good quality service.
There are also some budget hotels that offer world class service and amenities to their guests such as Hotel Sonar Bangla, Fairmont Hotel and Dekeling Hotel.
Restaurants in the Darjeeling
Darjeeling is full of choices including Bengali, Tibetan, South Indian, Naga, Nepali, Continental, Chinese and Tandoori delicacies. Essentially, the food here has
distinct traces of Bengali, Nepali and Tibetan elements.
The popular items that you must indulge in include Momos, Thukpa, Aloo Dum, Sael Roti, Naga Platter, Nepali thali, Tongba, Channg. Famous among visitors are Kunga
Restaurant, Tom & Jerry’s and the Park are some of the famous ones. A number of restaurants including Hotel Lunar, Sonam’s Kitchen and Glenary’s serve special food
items for vegans.
Offbeat things to do in Darjeeling
Paraglide over the hills of Darjeeling and witness the mesmerizing view of the mighty snow-clad Kanchenjunga and the world-famous Everest. It will leave you with fond memories to cherish lifelong.
• Rock Climbing:
Tenzing Rock is natural rock in Darjeeling and is named after the world famous Tenzing Norgay, the first person to climb Mt. Everest along with Edmund Hillary in 1953. As you climb, you can take a peek at the beautiful surroundings with lush greenery and fresh air.
• Mountain Biking:
vIf one is fond of adventure sports, the joy of crossing the steep terrains and super curvy routes on mountains could be for him. A number of operators offer mountain biking service here.
• Ropeway tour:
One can also book a ropeway tour. This would take through a decent height along the tea gardens and hills.
Q. What are the domestic and international airlines on the Mumbai to Darjeeling route?
Go Air, Jet Airways
, Spicejet, Indigo
, Vistara and Air India are the flight operators having services on Mumbai to Darjeeling route. Some flight operators also give connecting flights via Kolkata.
Q. How is the Darjeeling Airport connected to the city?
There is no airport in Darjeeling. However, the nearest airport to Darjeeling is the Bagdogra Airport which is located at a distance of 65 km from Darjeeling and is very well connected to the city via road network. One can comfortably travel by taxi or bus to the airport.
Q. What is the earliest non-stop flight from Mumbai to Darjeeling?
No airline operates non-stop flight from Mumbai to Darjeeling. However, the earliest direct flight from Mumbai to Darjeeling is an Air India flight that departs at 01:15 am.
Q. What is the last non-stop flight from Mumbai to Darjeeling?
No airline operates non-stop flight from Mumbai to Darjeeling. However, the earliest direct flight from Mumbai to Darjeeling is a Vistara flight that departs at 10:15 pm.
Q. What are the airlines that offer non-stop flights from Mumbai to Darjeeling Airport?
No airline operates non-stop flight on the Mumbai to Darjeeling route. However Air India, Jet Airways, SpiceJet, IndiGo and Vistara operate direct flights on this route.
Q. What are the hotels in the vicinity of the Darjeeling Airport?
The most popular and visited hotels near the airport are Mount Embassy Hotel, Orbit Hotel Bagdogra, Barsana Hotel & Resort, Club Montana Vista, Marinas Motel , Hotel Monarch Aachal, Airport Summit Hotel & Spa among others.
Shopping in Darjeeling
From the local-favourite Chowk Bazaar to Mall Road, there are many places where one can go shopping in Darjeeling. These markets house everything from artificial
jewellery to items of daily household. A delight for every kind of shopper, these markets are also dotted with small eateries.
Major attractions in Darjeeling
Darjeeling is one of the most famous tourist destinations in the country. Some of the famous tourist hotspots in this hill station are Tiger Hill, Botanical Garden, Batasia Loop and Sanchal Lake, Toy Train, Lloyd's Botanical Garden, Tiger Hill, Ghoom Monastery, Peace Pagoda, Happy Valley Tea Estate, Batasia Loop, Bhutia Basti Monastery, Dhirdham Temple and Observatory Hill.
About Mumbai Airport
The Mumbai International Airport (Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport) is one of the busiest airports in the country. It has two passenger terminals – T1 is Domestic Terminal (old name - Santa Cruz Airport) and T2 is International Terminal (old name - Sahar Airport). The airport is 28 km from the western suburbs. Taxi is the best mode to commute to the city center from the airport.
Connectivity to Mumbai Airport
The Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Airport terminal is closest to the railway station, which is only around 9 km from the airport. Taxis, auto rickshaw and buses are the prime mode of transport for transport from the airport. While the closest station to the domestic terminal is Vile Parle East, Andheri East is closest to the international terminal.
Q. What are some of the popular domestic routes from Mumbai?
Mumbai is well connected to almost all state capitals. Mumbai to Delhi, Mumbai to Kolkata, Mumbai to Chandigarh
, Mumbai to Bangalore, Mumbai to Chennai (https://www.yatra.com/flight-schedule/mumbai-to-chennai-flights.html
), Mumbai to Patna, and Mumbai to Gwahati are some of the most used routes. Mumbai is also connected to several international destinations via international flight operators.
Q. What are the popular airlines flying from Mumbai airport?
Prime domestic carriers from Mumbai airport
include Air India
, Jet Airways, SpiceJet, IndiGo, Vistara (https://www.yatra.com/domestic-airlines/vistara-airlines.html
) and Go Air. Also, Air Asia, Air Mauritius and Bangkok Airways are some of the international airlines flying from the Mumbai airport.
Q. What are the prominent hotels near Mumbai Airport?
Goldfinch Hotel, Hotel Transit, Hotel Airlink
, Hotel Ibis Airport, Hotel Kohinoor Elite
, Hotel Hyatt Regency, Hotel Bawa, ITC Maratha, Hotel Ace Residency, Hotel Hilton Mumbai International Airport and Hotel Aircraft International are the ones near to the Mumbai Airport.
Q. What are some of the key attractions in Mumbai?
Marine Drive, Essel Water Kingdom, Fashion Street, Haji Ali Dargah
, and Gateway of India (https://www.yatra.com/india-tourism/attractions-in-mumbai/gateway-of-india
) are some of the major attractions in Mumbai.
Q. What is the best time to visit Mumbai?
October to February is the best time to visit Mumbai
, when weather is pleasant. Summer months are moderate but can be humid. It is best to avoid a tour to Mumbai during rains.