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Darjeeling

 

District Headquarter :- Darjeeling

Darjiling : One of the most beautiful hill stations in the country. Tea, Timber and Tourism are the three main factors for economy of the district. Orange and Cardamom are also two cash crops for this district.

Taluk Headquarters :- Kurseong, Kalimpong, Mirik, Jorbanglo, Ghoom, Siliguri, Naxalbari, Kharibari, Phansidewa, Gorubathan, Sukiapokhri, Pulbazar, Rangliot.

Darjeeling derives its name from the Tibetan DORJE-LING meaning "place of the thunderbolt." The district town of extreme northern West Bengal lies at an elevation of about 7,000 feet (2,100 m) above sea level. District Headquarter is also called Darjeeling, situated 305 miles north of Calcutta and is well connected by major road, rail, and air connections with the metropolis. The town is situated on a long, narrow mountain ridge of the Sikkim Himalayas that descends abruptly to the bed of the Great Rangit River. On a clear day the city presents the grandview of Kanchenjunga and glimpses of the Mt.Everest .

Tourist Spots and Health Resorts : Sanatorium, Mall, Observatory Hill,Mahakaal Temple, Himalayan Institute of Mountaineering, Lloyd Botanical Garden, Darjeeling Zoo, Natural History Museum, Race Course and Tiger Hill.

Education : Darjeeling can boasts of education facilities. It has several high schools and colleges. Some of them are: North Point, Loreto School and College and St. Paul's Collegiate school. It is also the seat of the University of North Bengal, founded in 1962, with a number of affiliated colleges, including a medical school, in the town.

Climate : Very similar to London foggy weather throughout the year. Receives plentiful of rain and has a wide range of climates, from tropical to sub-alpine.

Places of Tourist Interests :-

Kalimpong :-

Kurseong :-

Sandakphu :-

Darjeeling :-

Phalut :-





 


 

 

 
 

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