About Darjeeling - West Bengal
Darjeeling is a famous hill station located in himalayan Region of West Bengal State at a distance of 634 Kms from Kolkata & 520 Kms from Patna (Bihar). The town is located in the Mahabharat Range or Lesser Himalaya at an average elevation of 6,710 ft (2,050 m).
The name 'Darjeeling' came from the Tibetan words, 'dorje' meaning thunderbolt (originally the scepter of Indra) and 'ling' a place or land, hence 'the land of the thunderbolt'. A land-mark year in the History of Darjeeling was 1835, but it would be appropriate to trace its History before that. Prior to its acquisition by the East India Co. in 1835, Darjeeling formed a part of Sikkim and for a brief period of Nepal. However neither the history of Sikkim, nor the history of Nepal furnish any account of its early history.
How to Reach Darjeeling:
By Air : Bagdogra is the nearest airport to reach Darjeeling which is 88 kms away.
By Rail : Jalpaiguri is the nearest Railway station to reach Darjeeling which is 88 kms away.
By Road : Darjeeling is well connected by State Transport buses & Private bus services.