Darjeeling, at about 7000ft. above sea level, is a beautiful hill station on a mountain ridge amidst delightful forest scenery. It is built on a long spur projecting northwards like a letter "Y" from the Senchal-Singalila range and is the summer retreat for those living in the eastern plains and Calcutta. The tea plantations in the district are the home of the legendary Darjeeling tea. While it can also be reached by road, the trip from New Jalpaiguri to Darjeeling by the 'Toy Train' is a memorable experience. Among the places of interest are the tea plantations, Observatory Hill - site of the original Dorje Ling monastery, many monasteries, the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Conservation Breeding Centre (for rare and endangered species), Tiger Hill - an excellent place for a view of Kanchenjunga and the Himalayas, and Lloyd Botanical Gardens.
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