Darjeeling, the Queen of Hills is a charming old Victorian town in West Bengal. Surrounded by tea gardens with Himalayan mountains in the background, Darjeeling is as picturesque hill resort as one can imagine. The town is as rich culturally as it is naturally. The Victorian style town reflects the days of British rule in India. The town is full of colonial style buildings and churches.
After the Independence, Darjeeling became shelter to Tibetans, brutally assaulted by the Chinese. Today Darjeeling has become home to Tibetans community who have blend their culture in the city with several Buddhist monasteries. The city also has some influence of Hinduism with several Hindu temples. This unique cultural diverseness lure millions of tourists to travel Darjeeling.
Today Darjeeling is world-renowned tourist destination. Its rich cultural diverseness attracts foreign tourists while domestic tourists enjoy summer breaks in the hill station. Darjeeling is important center of adventure tourism in India. The town is delight for trekkers. There are several trekking trails like Sandakphu and Phalut trek that throws some challenge to adventure lovers. White Water rafting and Mountain Biking are also popular adventure sports in Darjeeling.