Stretched across a steep mountain ridge, which is awe-inspiringly covered by lush green grounds occupied for tea-plantation and towered over by a majestic range of India’s highest peak Khangchendzonga, Darjeeling is the arguable attraction of West Bengal. Accolades for being the Queen of all Indian hill stations, Darjeeling offers every traveler something! Be its UNESCO listed site offering joyful toy train rides, adventurous climb towards Tiger Hills, or lush green tea plantation sites, Darjeeling constitutes altogether a breathless marvel to explore.
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It has Nepali Hindus, as well as Buddhist, Lepchas, Bhutias, Kiranti Limbus, Tibetans, Yolmos, Gurungs and Tamangs, all co existing in harmony.
It’s a beautiful wood-paneled eatery that’s run by a friendly Tibetan family. Frequented equally by locals and tourists, this eatery is famous for serving tasty food along with home-brewed beer, and a great view of the hill.
Must Try: Shabhaley & Momos
Location: 51 Gandhi Rd
Famous for being the Darjeeling staple, Glenary’s is a beautiful café with hanging lights and a menu of varieties. It serves breakfast and snacks. The wooden floors, linen tablecloth, and clear window seating add stars to its classy atmosphere.
Must Try: Beef Steak & Macaroni
Location: Nehru Road
Nestled in Darjeeling, CHAS is considered one among the main attractions of the city. Famous for providing the right blend of comfort and taste, CHAS invites guests to taste delicious cuisines while enjoying colonial architecture of the city.
Must Try: Indian & Continental
Location: H.D Lama Road
Overlooking a beautiful garden, Sinclairs is a colonial style multi-cuisine restaurant located on the Gandhi Road. Sit in its al-fresco settings, and order something from its distinctive menu while enjoying stunning views of Mount Kanchenjunga range.
Must Try: Plowman’s Lunch & Turkey Grill
Location: Gandhi Road