Darjeeling is a beautiful city in the state of West Bengal. The tea plantation in Darjeeling was started by Britishers in the late 18th century. It was 1841 by Dr. Campbell and later was increased to larger scale with further efforts from Lord William Bentick to compete the Chinese traders. The Darjeeling tea is a universally acknowledged one of the finest tea the taste and smell which cannot be replicated.
The name Darjeeling is thought to be derived from the word Dorjeeling, which literally means ‘the place of Dorjee’ the majestic thunderbolt. Some believe that the thunderbolt belongs to the Lamaist religion and some believe that it belongs to Lord Indra.
Weary souls looking to rejuvenate the mind and body can plan a short trip of two to three days in Darjeeling, spending time scuttling between tea gardens, enjoying a one hour joy ride in the famed Darjeeling Himalayan Railway and taking those leisurely walks around the Mall. Within three days you can also visit the various places of tourist interest and spend time picking up local artifacts from the numerous curio shops dotting this hill resort.