Darjeeling is an enchanting town also known as ‘Queen of Hills’ nestled in the lap of the stunning Himalayas and lush greenery of tea estates. Lock up in the Himalayas, south of the state of Sikkim, at an altitude of 7000ft and located in West Bengal as well as shares its border with Sikkim in the north, Nepal in the west and Bhutan in the east. Darjeeling name derives from the local Tibetan names ‘Dorjee-ling’ meaning ‘Place of the thunderbolt’.
Ways to Reach:
Bagdogra airport is the nearest airport to Darjeeling. It is located at a distance of around 95kms. It well connected to cities like Guwahati, Kolkata and Delhi. From the airport, tourist can hire a cab or taxi for reaching Darjeeling.
New Jalpaiguri railway is the nearest railway of Darjeeling. On reaching the railway station, tourist can hire private cabs which are available outside the station to reach Darjeeling.
Cabs or Taxi operate from Siliguri Junction to reach Darjeeling. You can either take the private taxi or hire a shared cab till Darjeeling which should take a maximum of 3hrs.
Darjeeling weather during December
Winter in this hill station begins in December. The sky generally remains clear and mountains views remain awesome. In the early morning, weather can be quite cold but during the day when the sun shines, it can be quite pleasant. The average temperature ranges from 2.5°C to 10°C. Travelling in this season requires packing warm woollen clothes, as the temperature can go below 2°C. Admire a gorgeous sunrise atop Tiger Hill, walk hand-in-hand on the narrow streets or spend an evening at the famous Glenary’s Bakery and Café at Nehru Road. You are guaranteed to have an unforgettable time at Darjeeling most romantic spots for honeymoon couple.
Exciting festivals of Darjeeling in December
In the month of December, the Teesta tea and Tourism festival, as well as Orange festival, usually take place every year. West Bengal government also attempts this festival to boost tourism in this area as well as a sale of these significant items in and around Darjeeling. Thus, these festivals give honeymoon couples chance to zest the festival essence of Darjeeling.
Teesta tea and Tourism Festivals
The motive of this festival is to promoting tourism heritage of Darjeeling. Celebrated in a grandiose manner and witnessed by local people as well as tourist from distance place. Festival is full excitement with lots of activities like toy train ride, food carnivals, film fest, nature walk, water sports and visit to sanctuaries etc.
Fascinate tourist and helps one to get knowledge with its collection, qualities and way of its conservations. Around 56 villages participate in order to offer fresh produce oranges from their garden. And oranges in Darjeeling are smaller, paler and sweeter from other parts of India.
Christmas and New Year Celebration in Darjeeling:
The mini peak tourist season starts from 23rd of December up to 1st of January. Tourist flocks to Darjeeling in large number to celebrate Christmas and New Year. The stores flooded with items like Christmas tree, north stars and Santa dresses. If honeymoon couples are planning for a tour of Darjeeling in December would be the best month to enjoy the festive of Darjeeling as well as you can enjoy the bakeries at Glenary’s Restaurant and other Christmas items plum cakes, pies and other delicacies.
Breathtaking places to visit
The Beautiful scenarios of magnificent nature, Darjeeling town tour is famous worldwide for its excellent flavor of the tea. A larger volume of couples travel together after their marriage, Darjeeling, being the queen of hills, is a perfect honeymoon destination. Hence start packing your bags, and choose Darjeeling Honeymoon Packages and plan a Darjeeling holiday trip to blissful land and affirm the unknown pleasure and thrill of the honeymoon trip. You can add tourist place in Darjeeling to your schedules such as Ghoom Monastery, Tiger hills, Batasia loop, Toy train ride, Happy Valley Tea garden, Singalila National Park and Senchal Lake etc.
Savor local Foods of Darjeeling in December
A local food you should not miss:
- Delicious Snacks Momos
- Thukpa soup noodles
- Luscious Alu dum
- Churpee milk base snack
- Gundruk soup
- Worldwide known tea
- Famous Hills Pickles- Dalle
The Best Hotels in Darjeeling for a wonderful stay
- Mayfair Resort (luxurious hotel): 4 Star hotels located opposite to the Governor’s house on Mall road. 2-3minute walking distance from Mall.
Address: Mayfair Hotel, Opposite Governor House, the Mall Road Circuit House Darjeeling, West Bengal- 734101. Contact No: 8191900096
- The Elgin (luxury): Built in 1887, this grand property owned by BR Oberoi. Located about 5minute walk from Chawrasta. It provides great view of valley and township.
Address: 18, H.D Lama Road, Darjeeling, West Bengal 734101
- The Retreat (Mid range): Located on Mall road, about 5 to 6 minutes walk distance to the mall.
Address: Near Raj Bhaban, 15 Hermitage Road, Darjeeling, W.B.
- Darjeeling Tourist Lodge: This hotel owned by West Bengal Tourist Development Corporation. It is Located on Mall road and 6 to 7 minutes walking distance from Chawrasta. The hotel offers fabulous views of Kanchenjunga. It has multi cuisine restaurant and bar.
Address: Bhanu Sarani Post, Chauk Bazaar, Darjeeling, West Bengal 734101.
- Magnolia Residency (Budget/Mid range): Located on Zakir Hussain road and less than 2 minutes walk to the Mall. The hotels have deluxe, premium and executive rooms. Facilities with Wi-Fi internet, LCD TV, in house restaurants
Address: Dr. Zakir Husain Road below S.P Bungalow, ChawBazaar, Darjeeling, West Bengal 734101.
Darjeeling is a beautiful destination which becomes more alive during the winters as the schools are all closed and the people of Darjeeling are seen comforting themselves by circling around the fire outside. The roads are covered in fog which lets you live among the clouds during December and the toy train ride makes the December in Darjeeling a bit more exciting.