Darjeeling- the queen of the Himalayas
Darjeeling is the main tourist destination and is the most famous of the old colonial hill-stations. The cool and fresh atmosphere of Darjeeling makes it an attractive place for tourists to escape from the sweltering sun and heat during the summers. The town is well-known for tea plantations all over the world. This little town surrounded by hills and picturesque sceneries will leave an everlasting impression in your hearts.
Monsoon in Darjeeling
Monsoon in Darjeeling essentially sets in from June and continues till September and sometimes beyond. The white blanket enveloping this hill town during monsoon and it becomes all misty, foggy and picture-perfect. The average temperature of Darjeeling in July ranges from 13°C to 19°C which makes it a perfect destination for honeymoon in Darjeeling.
Why visit Darjeeling in the monsoon?
The lush green environment during the monsoon makes the hill-slopes look more beautiful. The accommodations are at reasonable rates and away from the hustle and bustle of the tourists; this place offers a tranquil state at this time of the season. To get a better experience of your honeymoon you can avail of Eastern Meadows Tours, the trusted travel agency in Siliguri for the best car rental services in Darjeeling.
How to reach Darjeeling?
By Air: The nearest airport is Bagdogra Airport which is 95 kilometers away. You can hire a car or taxi which normally takes 3 hours to reach Darjeeling.
By Train: The nearest railway station is NJP at a distance of 70 kilometers. You can further hire a car or taxi and reach Darjeeling.
By Road: Buses are available regularly in the route of Darjeeling. You can also hire a car service or taxi to enjoy the beauty of the hills on the way to the Darjeeling town.
What to take during monsoons in Darjeeling?
As the temperatures of Darjeeling are unpredictable during monsoons, it is very important for you to take some essential stuff before planning a monsoon honeymoon trip to Darjeeling. They are:
Carry woolens as the temperature goes down during the night
You can carry umbrellas for protection from the heavy or light showers.
Wear shoes instead of sandals and do not carry heels.
Things to do in Darjeeling during Monsoon:
1- Exploring the Bhutia Busty Monastery:
You can visit the monastery of Bhutia Busty and spend some wonderful moments amidst the silence. To know about the way of life of the monks you can have a talk with them to get a proper insight.
2-Drive down to Hill Cart Road:
The season of monsoon is the best time to enjoy the splendors of nature in full bloom. So, drive down to Hill Cart Road to come across some seasonal springs and waterfalls like Paglajhora Falls which turns more beautiful during the monsoon due to the heavy flow.
3-Take a walk around the Mall Road:
During the monsoon, Darjeeling has less number of tourists which allows you to take a stroll in the Mall Road. Clean and worthy enough to walk, it gives a stunning view of the majestic hills situated around the area.
4-Toy Train Ride:
The cute mini-train of Darjeeling will take you amidst the beauty of the mountains with the mist covering and uncovering them. The beauty amplified in the monsoon gives breathtaking and glorious views of the Himalayan Mountains.
5-Steamy dumplings and amazing views of the Chowrasta:
The steamy momos with chutney and a cup of tea while the rains pour on the tinned roofs of the local stalls, Chowrasta is a worthy place to visit in Darjeeling. There can be no better way to enjoy the blissful rainy weather than hot street food which will warm you up in the cold rainy weather.
6- Get amazed in the views of Batasia Loop:
If you want to steal the glimpses of the majestic Mt. Kanchenjunga then do visit Batasia Loop. This spiral railway loop will offer you the beautiful views of the drenched and misty landscapes of Darjeeling in monsoon. You can also get to know about the plantations and organic farming from an eco-garden in Darjeeling.
7- Get glimpses of rare species at Darjeeling zoo:
The Padmaja Naidu Zoological Park is spread across an area of 67.5 acres which offers glimpses of some vulnerable and endangered species like Tibetan Wolf, Red Panda, and Snow Leopard. Inside the zoo, Bengal Natural History Museum is also a pure delight for nature lovers during the monsoon.
8- Shopping in the local markets of Darjeeling:
In the markets of Darjeeling, you will find a lot of handmade crafts like Tibetan masks, fabric paintings of typical Bhutia facial expressions, ornate, knives, and jewelry. As you will be carrying umbrellas in monsoon, shopping in these markets will be fun during the rainy weather.
9- Finding inner peace in Peace Pagoda:
The beauty of the pagoda will overwhelm you with its pearl white structure appearing more bright and beautiful against the vast cloudy sky. The Peace Pagoda showcases the four avatars of Lord Buddha. It also gives panoramic views of the Kanchenjunga range and beautiful landscapes in Darjeeling.
10- Wander along the lush green tea gardens:
Last but not the least is the green tea gardens of Darjeeling. During monsoon, the tea plantations become bright and offer a lovely sight of the greenery. This green tea estate covers a vast area of forests, hills, and rivers. Your Darjeeling trip will be incomplete without visiting and tasting the famous tea.
Choose the reliable service provider for a delightful honeymoon trip
Darjeeling, also known as the “Queen of Hills” is the most famous destination in West Bengal. Make a romantic and memorable honeymoon trip with your better half in Darjeeling. If you want to avail of the Darjeeling tour package for a couple then do contact Eastern Meadows Tours for a budget-friendly rate with a comfortable ride and mouth-watering foods of Darjeeling.