Darjeeling General Information

Darjeeling General Information

AREA:  11.44 Sq. Km (4.4 Sq miles)

ELEVATION:  7,000 ft. or 2,134 meters

POPULATION:  About 1 lakhs.

TELEPHONE INFO:  Country Code: 91     City Code: 0354

CLIMATE:  SUMMER: Min: 8.5 degrees C , Max: 14.8 degrees C

ANNUAL RAINFALL:  320 cm (126 inches)

BEST TOURIST SEASON:  March to Mid-June,  Mid September to November

BEST MOUNTAIN VIEWS:  Mid Sept. - Mid Dec.

RECOMMENDED CLOTHING:  Light woolens and tropical in summer (umbrellas and raincoats are useful) and heavy woolen in winter.

LANGUAGES SPOKEN:  English, Bengali, Nepali and Tibetan


LOCAL TRANSPORT:  Private Taxis, Jeeps and Landrovers are available for local sightseeing in and around Darjeeling.

AIR CONNECTIONS:  Bagdogra Airport is 90km (3hours) from Darjeeling.

LOCAL AIRLINES:        Indian Airlines. Jet Airways, Go Airlines, Spice Jet, Kingfisher Airlines, Indigo

ROAD CONNECTIONS:  Darjeeling is connected with all weather road with Siliguri, Kalimpong, Gangtok & all places of Sikkim etc.

• Darjeeling - Kalimpong...51 km

• Darjeeling - Siliguri....90 km

• Darjeeling - Gangtok.....115 km (via Lopchu Tea Estate)

RAIL CONNECTIONS:  Out-station trains (Indian Railways) generally come into either New Jalpaiguri or Siliguri. From there, visitors may proceed to Darjeeling by "Toy-Train" (journey time 6.5 to 7 hrs) or by bus or taxi (journey time 3 to 3.5 hrs) to Darjeeling.

TOURIST CARS/BUSES:  Tourist Cars, Tourist mini coaches and Taxis are available for transfer of passengers between Darjeeling and Siliguri/New Jalpaiguri Junction/Bagdogra, and also for sightseeing at fixed rates and may be reserved through local travel agents.