AREA: 11.44 Sq. Km (4.4 Sq miles)
ELEVATION: 7,000 ft. or 2,134 meters
POPULATION: About 1 lakhs.
TELEPHONE INFO: Country Code: 91 City Code: 0354
CLIMATE: SUMMER: Min: 8.5 degrees C , Max: 14.8 degrees C
ANNUAL RAINFALL: 320 cm (126 inches)
BEST TOURIST SEASON: March to Mid-June, Mid September to November
BEST MOUNTAIN VIEWS: Mid Sept. - Mid Dec.
RECOMMENDED CLOTHING: Light woolens and tropical in summer (umbrellas and raincoats are useful) and heavy woolen in winter.
LANGUAGES SPOKEN: English, Bengali, Nepali and Tibetan
TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATIONS:
LOCAL TRANSPORT: Private Taxis, Jeeps and Landrovers are available for local sightseeing in and around Darjeeling.
AIR CONNECTIONS: Bagdogra Airport is 90km (3hours) from Darjeeling.
LOCAL AIRLINES: Indian Airlines. Jet Airways, Go Airlines, Spice Jet, Kingfisher Airlines, Indigo
ROAD CONNECTIONS: Darjeeling is connected with all weather road with Siliguri, Kalimpong, Gangtok & all places of Sikkim etc.
• Darjeeling - Kalimpong...51 km
• Darjeeling - Siliguri....90 km
• Darjeeling - Gangtok.....115 km (via Lopchu Tea Estate)
RAIL CONNECTIONS: Out-station trains (Indian Railways) generally come into either New Jalpaiguri or Siliguri. From there, visitors may proceed to Darjeeling by "Toy-Train" (journey time 6.5 to 7 hrs) or by bus or taxi (journey time 3 to 3.5 hrs) to Darjeeling.
TOURIST CARS/BUSES: Tourist Cars, Tourist mini coaches and Taxis are available for transfer of passengers between Darjeeling and Siliguri/New Jalpaiguri Junction/Bagdogra, and also for sightseeing at fixed rates and may be reserved through local travel agents.
Mingma! Julay!namestey! hope you are in good health. Sorry to write you lately. Our trip to Thiland made us busy so we were unable to write you back. Mingma the trekking was well organised and I had a wonderful time with you.. . Ladhak is a wonderful place and your guiding made it much much better. We all are very happy and eager to visit your country sikkim next time.
The way you describe sikkim, it really seems to be a nice place. We will promote for you wherever we go. Thanks for your support when the chips were down..
Convey our regards to Jigmee,Arun and Horse man. Hope we will meet then again. Harry,Dorris Michael and Gracy Switzerland 2009
Max, hope you are doing fine business. We are thankful for your warm guidance and wonderful trekking arrangements in a short time. Mingma the food was excellent. We will return to sikkim with friends and family someday. We would no doubt recommend your company mountain tours and treks to all of our friends who want to visit India and specially sikkim and Darjeeling. Adam and wanda Netherland. 2010
Mingma, thanks for your mail. We are still in kerela and doing familiarization trip. Its very hot out here. Mingma your trekking arrangements was good and we had no hesitation in recommending your company. Your guide and cook was very good. We had more than enough varieties of food everyday. We surely hope that you will do well.
Well take care and best of luck Andrew, Roben and David Switzerland 2011 feb