Darjeeling the queen of Hill stations in India

In the foothills of the Himalayas, neglected by the white tops of Kanchenjunga, Darjeeling has been a ubiquitous slope station since the British secured it in the mid nineteenth century. Placed in the northern amazing of the Indian state of West Bengal in Darjeeling locale, the fascinating town lies only east of Nepal, south of Sikkim, and a spot west and south of Bhutan. The town, additionally the central station of Darjeeling area is arranged 305 miles north of Kolkata and is roosted on the thin Ghoom Senchal Ridge at a height of (7000ft), and plummets roughly to the mattress of the Great Rangit River. The slope station exhibits the most fantastic perspectives of the snow topped Himalayan tops incorporating Mt. Everest and Kanchenjunga.

The name Darjeeling is determined from the Tibetan word Dorje Ling (Place of the thunderbolt). As per legend, Darjeeling was struck by an otherworldly thunderbolt of the Lamaist religion, said to be the staff of Indra, Lord of the Gods, which apparently fell on the site regarded as the observatory knoll. In Sanskrit, the saying 'Durjay Ling', means 'Siva of strong aptitude, who tenets the Himalayas'. Until the start of the eighteenth century, Darjeeling fit in with the Rajas of Sikkim, who lost their dominion to attacking tribes of Gurkhas from Nepal in 1780. In 1828, two British officers Captain G.W.A.Lloyd and Mr. J.W.Grant unearthed this remote Shangri-La and acknowledged its potential as a key connect with Nepal and Tibet, and additionally a knoll station asylum. On the heading of the then Governor General, Captain Lloyd arranged with the Raja Of Sikkim and in February 1835, Darjeeling was put forth to the East India Company. It turned into a famous resort for the British who needed to getaway from the sweltering high temperature of the fields.

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