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Why Travel Darjeeling
Why Travel Darjeeling

1. The Map Of The City Is … Steep

Darjeeling city map works similar to a rice patio field. The city sits mountainside, so the streets are layered and slanted. Vehicles may do some mellow crisscrossing; it’s practically snappier to take to the steps in case you’re going on foot. If you didn’t employ a taxi, a few attractions can take a decent 20 brief walk, contingent on your wellness level. This was shockingly one of the additionally testing angles I found about Darjeeling as a voyager who likes to walk all over.

                                

 

2. Hillside Houses Are Built High

Darjeeling is busier than I expected it to be. As the main town, it is also a transportation hub, with a lot of jeeps and jeep taxis clamoring for the roads. Thus, there is a lot of honking …and fumes. The fumes and occasional black exhaust come from diesel fuel, which is something India still uses and western countries have banned. I caught a cold from inhaling a lot of exhaust.

                               

 

3. Darjeeling Doesn’t Feel Like India

If you’re wondering why Darjeeling doesn’t feel like the rest of India, that is because the majority of the population is part Sikkimese, Tibetan, Bhutia, and Nepalese. This is due to their bordering countries and the cross history.  This means it’s not like certain touristy parts of India, where you experience aggressive touts and merchants. Darjeeling is chill, laidback, and fairly peaceful.

                                     

 

4. The Pride Of Gorkhaland

The people of Darjeeling are proud of their Gorkha heritage. It has much to do with history. Darjeeling was once under the kingdom of Sikkim, belonging to the Lepchas (Sikkimese). Eventually, it was overthrown by the kingdom of Gorkha which is now known as Nepal. Gorkhas were known as fierce warriors. Today, Indian Gorkhas are made up of Indo-Aryan castes and Mongoloid clans.

                              

 

5. There’s An Industry Of Tailor Shops

 

There was a curiously high measure of tailors in this town. I don’t have the foggiest idea how they get work-either garments must break frequently or perhaps Darjeeling is a high exporter of suits. In the upper Chauk region, you’ll discover a road fixed with tailor shops. There are different pockets of town which you may more tailors and in the lower chowk, you’ll see sewer shops which spend significant time in sew articles of clothing. Watch my video.

                                              

 

6. Momos, Momos, Momos!

The dish to try in Darjeeling aside from tea is momos, Tibetan dumplings. You can have them steamed, fried, or in soup, either with chicken, cheese, or vegetable.

                         

                          

7. Traffic, Exhaust Fumes & Honking

Due to the ethnic minority population, Buddhism is the prominent religion and you’ll find Buddhist monasteries, peace pagodas, and prayer flags. However, there are Hindu temples as well and both religions coexist peacefully with each other in Darjeeling.

                                            

 

8. Traffic, Exhaust Fumes & Honking

Darjeeling is busier than I expected it to be. As the main town, it is also a transportation hub, with a lot of jeeps and jeep taxis clamoring for the roads. Thus, there is a lot of honking …and fumes. The fumes and occasional black exhaust come from diesel fuel, which is something India still uses and western countries have banned. I caught a cold from inhaling a lot of exhaust.