You are here:

Darjeeling & beyond holidays

Originally known as Dorje Ling (‘Place of the Thunderbolt’), Darjeeling became India’s summer capital during the Raj. Today, the town is still strewn with buildings from the colonial days and retains much of its old character. A ride on the famous Darjeeling Hill Railway (now a world heritage site), shopping for local crafts at the mall, and a visit to the grand Old Planters’ Club and Observatory Hill – an excellent viewing point of Kanchenjunga, the third highest mountain in the world – should not be missed. Among the colonial-era architecture lurk Buddhist monasteries and the fascinating Tenzing Norgay mountaineering institute. In addition, those who opt to stay on a working tea estate outside Darjeeling can explore the lush tea plantations, interact with estate workers and learn to pluck ‘two leaves and a bud’.

Explore Darjeeling & beyond

Click on your destination of interest

Top things to do in Darjeeling & beyond

The latest from Compass - our online travel magazine

Where to go for your autumn adventure

28 Apr 21

Autumn travel is for colour, culture and smaller crowds – as these six destinations prove. When Britain’s summertime ebbs away to autumn,

Read more

Where to go for your spring adventure

27 Apr 21

Avoid seasonal extremes, enjoy sweet-scented blossoms and spend Easter somewhere new, when you travel in spring. As winter thaws and new life

Read more

Where to go for your winter adventure

19 Mar 21

Whether you wish to embrace the season or escape it, these destinations guarantee an unforgettable winter journey. Contemplating a winter holiday? Then

Read more

Where to go for your summer adventure

28 Jan 21

Whether you plan to travel this year or the next, these thrilling destinations promise a summer escape to remember. When you think

Read more

Begin your journey

Contact one of our expert sales consultant.

020 7873 5000

Request a brochure

Order your copy of the brochure to see the world come to life in print.