Best Time to Visit Darjeeling

Fondly referred to as “Queen of hill stations”, the beautiful valley of Darjeeling is nestled in the Himalayas. It is popular for tourism, tea production, and the Darjeeling Himalayan Railways a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Queen of hill stations
Queen of hill stations

It was in the mid 19th century that the exquisite hill town was developed in the mid 19th century and gifted to the British by the Maharaja of Sikkim. It is one of the hottest holiday destinations in India. The picturesque beauty and pleasing climate attracts a lot of crowd to this place from across the world.

Some of the most interesting places to visit in Darjeeling include the following listed below:

• Happy Valley Tea Garden
• The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway
• Tiger Hill
• Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park
• Dhirdham Temple
• Observatory Hill
• St. Andrew’s Church
• War Memorial
• Peace Pagoda
• Chowrasta and the Mall

Time to Visit

If you are looking forward to visit Darjeeling in the near future, it is important to take into account the most favourable time.

Two best seasons are recommended for tourists to visit Darjeeling:

• Spring
• Autumn

Spring starts from the month of March and continues till April whereas autumn starts from September to November. These seasons are known to be really pleasant and cool for visiting the place. The sky during this time is clear.

The summer is Darjeeling is very short starting from May and lasts up to June. Towards June end, the Monsoon season starts and lasts through August. Sometimes, the monsoon can even stretch up to October.

The winter season in the hill station from December and lasts till the month of February. Winter in Darjeeling gets very cold after December. It is difficult to predict and rely on the weather of Darjeeling. At one time, you may see a beautifully settled weather at one time and dry at the other. It is possible to see flakes of cloud arising from deep humid valleys.

Spring in Darjeeling lasts from March to April. This is the best periods to visit Darjeeling. You will also see many kinds of garden flowers blooming. During spring, the sky remains clear and you may face strong winds and hail storms at times.

Summer in Darjeeling starts in May and lasts until July. May is a popular tourist month in Darjeeling with good chances of showers and hails. The Monsoon in Darjeeling starts in June. The season remains misty.

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