India - West Bengal & Darjeeling (Chapter)
This is the West Bengal & Darjeeling chapter from Lonely Planet’s India guidebook.
A sliver of fertile land running from the tea-draped Himalayan foothills to the sultry mangroves of the Bay of Bengal. And in the hills, the ‘toy train’ chugs its way up the charming hill station of Darjeeling, revered for its views of Khangchendzonga.
- enjoy 360-degree mountain views over breakfast at hilltop lodges on the Singalila Ridge Trek
- ride the steam-driven toy train as it puffs and pants its way between the tea towns of Kurseong and Darjeeling
- explore rural wonders and get arty on a visit to the university town of Shantiniketan
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: South of Kolkata, Sunderbans Tiger Reserve, Mandarmani, North of Kolkata, Up the Hooghly, Bishnupur, Shantiniketan, Nabadwip & Mayapur, Murshidabad & Berhampore, West Bengal Hills, Siliguri & New Jalpaiguri, Jaldhapara Wildlife Sanctuary, Kurseong, Darjeeling, Singalila Ridge Trek and Kalimpong.
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