Darjeeling travel guide

Darjeeling Tourism | Darjeeling Guide

You're Going to Love Darjeeling

With a population of 123.797, Darjeeling is a must-see destination in West Bengal, India. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. Consider staying at least one whole day in Darjeeling to see all of its attractions.

When to visit Darjeeling

Darjeeling in February
Estimated hotel price
₹ 1799
1 night at 3-star hotel
Darjeeling in February
Estimated hotel price
₹ 1799
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Darjeeling in July, when the average temperature is 17 °C, and the highest can go up to 19 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 2 °C, with an average temperature of 5 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in July, when precipitation is around 753 mm. In contrast, December is usually the driest month of the year in Darjeeling, with an average rainfall of 5 mm.

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How to Get to Darjeeling

Plane

Although Darjeeling doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Pakyong (PYG), which is located 38 km from Darjeeling. Bagdogra is the most popular, with regular flights from Air India, Air India Express, SpiceJet and other airlines departing from India. The shortest domestic flight to Darjeeling departs from Kolkata and takes around 1h.

Plane

Although Darjeeling doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Pakyong (PYG), which is located 38 km from Darjeeling. Bagdogra is the most popular, with regular flights from Air India, Air India Express, SpiceJet and other airlines departing from India. The shortest domestic flight to Darjeeling departs from Kolkata and takes around 1h.

Airports near Darjeeling

Airlines serving Darjeeling

United Airlines
Good (4,925 reviews)
Japan Airlines
Excellent (953 reviews)
Air India
Okay (2,260 reviews)
Virgin Atlantic
Good (524 reviews)
Vistara
Good (173 reviews)
Air India Express
Good (3 reviews)
SpiceJet
Okay (62 reviews)
Air India Express
Good (19 reviews)
IndiGo
Good (336 reviews)
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Where to stay in Darjeeling

Average rates range from around ₹ 3,069 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to ₹ 5,652 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Darjeeling

Most booked hotels in Darjeeling

Mayfair Darjeeling
4 stars
Excellent (8.8, Excellent reviews)
₹ 5,808+
Summit Swiss Heritage Hotel & Spa
3 stars
Excellent (8, Excellent reviews)
₹ 4,098+
Summit Grace Hotel
3 stars
Good (7.3, Good reviews)
₹ 3,680+
Central Heritage Resort & Spa, Darjeeling
4 stars
Good (6.4, Good reviews)
₹ 3,199+

Hiring a car in Darjeeling

Expect to pay ₹ 105 per litre in Darjeeling (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between ₹ 1,254 and ₹ 1,673.

Expect to pay ₹ 105 per litre in Darjeeling (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between ₹ 1,254 and ₹ 1,673.