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Darjeeling Facts & figures

 

The town and hill station of Darjeeling lies in northern West Bengal, India. Darjeeling district lies between 26° 31' and 27° 13' north latitude and between 87° 59' and 88° 53' east longitude.

Facts & Figures :-
Area 11.44 sq. kms
Population About 100,000
Language English, Nepali, Hindi, Tibetan and Bengali.
Rainfall 320 cms
Climate Almost every year Darjeeling's temperature drops below freezing during the Winter season, from November to February. In Summer, Darjeeling is delightfully cool with the maximum temperature reaching about 20°C

How to Reach Darjeeling :-
Air: Nearest Airport is Bagdogra (90 km) which has flights connecting to Calcutta, Delhi and Guwahati. Drive from Bagdogra airport to Darjeeling takes about 3½ hours. Airlines bookings can be made from Darjeeling.
Train: Darjeeling Railway station is in Darjeeling town. Toy Train journey from New Jalpaiguri to Darjeeling takes about 8 hours. New Jalpaiguri is the major railway station (88 kms about 3 hours drive) which is connected to all the major cities in India.
Best Season to Visit Darjeeling:
March to mid-June and September to mid-December.