Darjeeling is located among Kanchenjunga ranges. It is a major hill resort in Eastern India. During British rule, it was the summer capital of Bengal government. The town was planned and established by Lord Napier of Royal Engineers. Darjeeling was separated from Sikkim in 1835.
Cool and fresh climate, combined with rail connectivity to the plains and the development of tea plantations in the area, stimulated its growth as a hill resort. Himalayan Mountaineering Institute is a good tourist attraction. It provides training and courses on rock climbing, mountaineering, hot air ballooning and gliding and many other adventure sports activities.
Darjeeling is less crowded when compared to other popular hill resorts in India. Darjeeling has tremendous potential in trekking and the rich flora and fauna around will provide a rewarding experience. The toy train there is a great attraction for tourists.