Population: 118,805
More Topics...

Living in Darjeeling, West Bengal:
Tips for Moving and Visiting

two local experts

If you've been wondering what it's like to live in or visit Darjeeling, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked two people living in Darjeeling what someone who is considering moving to or visiting there should know. Here are their pros and cons, tips, and advice:


2 comments on “Darjeeling”

Darjeeling is a small touristy town, at the Himalayan foothills with long monsoons, characterized by incessant rain with thick fog for almost three months in a year. The temperature drops down to -2 degrees during winters. However, it is during the brief summer in May and pleasant pre winter of October and November that the town’s scenic beauty can be appreciated. Built as a summer retreat during the British colonization, the town surrounded by world-famous tea plantations and is dotted with schools, institutions, cafes and restaurants of that era. The town centre is very small and can be covered in an hour’s walk, and most of the shops cater to tourists. The place is very laid back and has no nightlife but has a few Pubs with local live bands playing during the weekends.

To anyone moving here, there are pros and there are cons to it. Talking about the pros, the city I reside in has wonderful natural landscapes that you would enjoy. It’s called the “Queen Of The Hills”, for this reason. The down side would be that the roads are too narrow and there is a bit shortage of water supply throughout the city.

Prasant, says: 2020

Comments are closed.

Names of respondents may have been changed.

See other cities and towns in West Bengal.