Darjeeling: Enjoy the beauty of the hills with the Railways
India, being a vast country in terms of geography, one can enjoy various scenes and sceneries in different parts of the nation. May one wants to enjoy the beauty of a beach or play amid the lush green forests; one can visit different destinations and enjoy the beauty of nature at its best. If one wants to go for the backwaters and greeneries with natural beauty, southern states such as Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka are ready to welcome. Those who want to enjoy beaches and even desert, western states such as Gujarat, Goa, Maharashtra and Rajasthan can offer the best of the hospitality. Those who want to enjoy greeneries, forests, hills mounting to the sky and natural beauty the eastern states can offer the best treatment. One may need to go to any state in search of some excellent tourist spots; one service provider can be of great help, and that is the Indian Railway.
The Siliguri Junction:
The Siliguri Junction is the nearest railway station to Darjeeling which is just 38 kilometres away. Other main stations are Tinsukhia, Guwahati, and Dibrugarh. One can visit the station with a ride on the toy train. This train is famous for its ride as well the route that has still narrow gauge tracks. The Darjeeling train ride known as the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway is also declared a heritage site in the year 1999. As far as the railway in this area is concerned, this station has got huge significance before and after the independence of the nation also.
During the partition in the year 1947, the tracks here were badly disturbed and hence the station had lost its significance also. The major line was lost as many areas were lost due to the partition of Bengal. In a few years, the department restored the station and made it functional again. Today the station is operated by the North East Frontier Railway. There are many facilities here that offer great support to the passengers and tourists who visit the area and love to explore various destinations here. One can see a retiring room and the tourism office of Bengal state for the tourist facilities.
There are lots of tourist spots here that are always flooded with local as well as global tourists. Darjeeling is doubtlessly a location that is always preferred by people due to pleasant weather and the beauty of nature at its best. Kali Mandir, Coronation Bridge, Mahananda wildlife sanctuary, tea gardens and science city are the main attractions here that one must visit while being on a trip to this beautiful area.
This area is also known for Buddha Monasteries and hence one can see lots of Buddhist monks and followers in the area. The Hong Kong market is also a major attraction for the tourists who love to buy some memorable items from this area during their visit. In a nutshell, one must get at least 3 to 4 days to explore the area in its true sense.