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. We recommend you stay at least 2 days in order to fully appreciate everything Darjeeling has to offer.

When to visit Darjeeling

Darjeeling in August
Estimated hotel price
₹ 2088
1 night at 3-star hotel
Darjeeling in August
Estimated hotel price
₹ 2088
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


Although Darjeeling doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Pakyong (PYG), which is located 38 km from Darjeeling. The shortest domestic flight to Darjeeling departs from Kolkata and takes around 1h.

Airports near Darjeeling

Airlines serving Darjeeling

United Airlines
Good (3,206 reviews)
Air India
Okay (1,474 reviews)
Good (81 reviews)
Okay (30 reviews)
Good (2 reviews)
Excellent (12 reviews)
AirAsia India
Good (6 reviews)
Good (154 reviews)
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Where to stay in Darjeeling

Average rates range from around ₹ 3,709 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to ₹ 6,693 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Darjeeling

Most booked hotels in Darjeeling

Pahari Soul
Good (7.7, Good reviews)
₹ 1,240+
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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 ₹ 1,260 and ₹ 1,679.