About Darjeeling and Sikkim
Recognized as “Queen of the Hills”, Darjeeling boasts its evergreen natural beauty which serves as a perfect gateway for tourists or any travelers alike. The greatest appeal for visitors has to be its stupendous mountain vistas-with the glistening Kanchenjunga, the third highest mountain in the world, dominating the northern horizon and towering over the azure sky. Even during the early 1900s, Darjeeling had a reputation for being one of the most glamourous and far-flung outposts of the British Empire, attracting socialities and adventurers in equal numbers. Fast forward to the present and it is famous for its muscatel flavored Darjeeling tea which is admired by connoisseurs across the globe. Moreover, it comprises of six T’s in the modern era – Tea, Tourism, Tea Train, Tiger Hill, and Trekkers’ paradise.
Sikkim is located in the northeastern part of India, in the eastern Himalayas consisting of snowcapped mountains, picturesque vistas, lakes, waterfalls, and colorful valleys altogether. Sikkim’s gigantic mountain walls and steep wooded hillsides, drained by torrential rivers such as the Teesta and the Rangit, are a botanist’s dream. The summer months (March to June) sees the most number of tourists as the weather at this time is just perfect for traveling. Sikkim, which is known for its orchids, bloom during this time of the year and the treks are open as well. You can also visit Sikkim in the winter months as well if you would like to enjoy the beauty of snow.