The town of Darjeeling has a population of 132,016 and the major religion followed is Hinduism. Other religions followed are Buddhism, Christianity and Islam. Ethnic Gorkhas form a majority of the population, followed by Lepchas, Bhutias and other groups. The tranquil atmosphere of the town also attracts people from other states to settle here permanently, adding to the diversity of Darjeeling. The people of this town are known to be very friendly.
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The Indian Railways offers five hill trains: Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, Nilgiri Mountain Railway, Kalka-Shimla Railway, Kangra Valley Railway, and Matheran Railway.
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