This 3-Day Darjeeling Itinerary Is All You Need

Visit the Observatory Hill viewpoint for breathtaking vistas, explore the tea plantations at Happy Valley Tea Estate and take a cable car ride on the Darjeeling Ropeway

A red panda rests on a mossy oak nut branch at Singalila National Park Photo: Som Moulick/Shutterstock

Home to the ever-popular Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, which is also UNESCO World Heritage Site, Darjeeling in West Bengal is often referred to as the “Queen of the Hills.” Situated among tea estates, the city is 2,050m above sea level and has a cool climate year-round. It is one of the entryways to the Eastern Himalayas and a popular spot to view India’s tallest peak, Mount Kangchenjunga.