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Dreamy Darjeeling

In the month of November 2018, my mother and I packed our bags and headed off to Darjeeling, a quaint hill station situated in the state of West Bengal in the eastern part of India. Below are the various photos I took in Darjeeling:

Room Photos:

Our room was quite spacious and comfortable. The best part about the room was a splendid view of the Kanchenjunga from the window.

The vast window provided a wonderful view of the Kanchenjunga, the third highest peak in the world.
The view of Kanchenjunga from our hotel room.


  Since we arrived in Darjeeling on 7th November, the day of Diwali, the hotel and the rest of the town was quite decked up.

The entrance to the hotel was decorated on the auspicious festival of Diwali.

We stayed in Darjeeling for four days and went to several sightseeing places, from the famed Tiger Hill to watch the glorious sunrise and to Japanese Peace Pagoda and Ghoom Monastery. We also went to the town of Mirik and saw the border of Nepal from a hill.

Japanese Peace Pagoda

The sunray-soaked peaks of Kanchenjunga as seen from Tiger Hill.

Batasia Loop

The magnificent Gate of the Ghoom monastery

A part of Nepal as seen from a hill in Darjeeling

 

I also saw a bookstore there in the famous Chowrasta, a large place to roam around where vehicles aren’t allowed. And the book lover in me obviously had to go inside. I didn’t buy anything, but browsed through a fairly large collection of books.

The bookstore in Chowrasta
The interior of the bookstore

Chowrasta

The trip wasn’t complete without going to Glenary’s, a famous restaurant and cafe situated near Chowrasta.

The outside sitting area of the cafe inside Glenary’s
Inside Glenary’s Cafe
Two cups of steaming coffee for me and mum

I also saw the world-famous Darjeeling tea in various stalls.

Packets of Darjeeling teas on sale

Mum drinking a cup of Darjeeling tea in a stall

I didn’t get to ride the toy train, which was a bummer. But I managed to click some average photos of it.

Also, I saw so many pretty flowers in Darjeeling.

Me and my Mum

Lastly, some selfies lol:

The trip to Darjeeling was wonderful and I enjoyed every minute of it. It’s not hard to believe that Darjeeling is called “the queen of hill stations”.

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