Top 5 Local experiences in Darjeeling
By Natascha Shah
This is where the locals chill! A place where people meet, connect or simply while away time. It also is wi-fi enabled!
The toy train takes you through the streets of Darjeeling to Ghum, which also is the world’s highest railway station. The whistle and the steam engine make a romantic picture!
Bhola’s Aloo Dum
This local specialty is a must try! It is basically MIMI (their version of Wai Wai) eaten raw with potato curry. Bhola, near Turnbell School serves the best!
Try the Taipo
A Tibetan dish, Taipo is like a huge dim sum, with thick cover, stuffed with beef, with a boiled egg in the centre. Chok Restaurant in Fancy Market should be your first preference.
The two-hour queue was totally worth the breathtaking views of the mist slowly parting to give way to vast tea estates, dense forests and some beautiful houses.
Duration: 45 min
board from: Singamari
timings: 10 am to 4 pm
Price: INR 150 per person (subjected to
How to reach: Take a flight to Bagdogra Airport in Siliguri, West Bengal and then a cab to Darjeeling. The car ride will be take 4-5 hours and will cost anywhere between INR 3000-4000 (one way).
The nearest railway station to Darjeeling is New Jalpaiguri which connects the city with all the major parts of the country. There are a number of trains from cities like Kolkata, Delhi, Guwahati, Chennai, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Bhubaneshwar and Kochi. People can hire private cabs from the station to reach Darjeeling.
The Himalayan Bird
Sausages at Glenary’s
Misty cable Car view