Darjeeling holiday highlights

Lush undulating hills of tea plantations back clusters of buildings that make up the city. Visit temples and monasteries and for a really spectacular view of Kanchenjunga (weather permitting), take a very early trip up Tiger Hill to watch the glorious vision of the mountain at sunrise.

Another of our favourite things to do here is a steam-powered joy ride on the nostalgic Himalayan Railway, or as it’s fondly known, the ‘Toy Train’. It was built in the 1800s and is now listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Gazing out at Darjeeling’s rich green landscape and snow-capped mountains is just such a wonderful way to see this enchanting town. 

Darjeeling key facts

Time difference

GMT +5½ hours



Flying time to destination

Accessible from Bagdogra airport (approx. 3 hours by road) which is a 2-hour flight from New Delhi; New Delhi is an 8½-hour flight from the UK


Hindi, English and a number of other regional languages

Passport & visas

A visa is needed for travel to India. British passport holders are able to apply for an E-Visa. The E-Visa needs to be applied for online in advance of travel and travellers must possess a machine readable passport. Please call for more information.