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Darjeeling, a popular tourist destination in the state of West Bengal, is known worldwide for its tea industry and the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. As a result, the tourist flow to the place is increasing day by day.
The Darjeeling hills are part of the Lesser Himalayas or the Mahabharat Range. The soil is often poorly consolidated and is not suitable for agriculture. Because of loose topsoil and steep slopes, the place experiences frequent landslides during the monsoons, making monsoons a time to avoid Darjeeling.
Flora and fauna
Different types of colourful and wild flowers hang around in the roadsides and is sight of wonder and delight for tourists who come from the crowded urban world. Dense evergreen forests of oak and sal abound in the town, where orchids are a common sight.
Fauna also abounds in Darjeeling which includes ducks, plovers, teals, and gulls. There are some delightful mammals like civets, badgers and mongooses. The wildlife in the district is protected by the wildlife wing of the West Bengal Forest Department. The nearby Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary consists one- horned rhinoceroses, tigers, hog deer, elephants and leopards. Bird species present here include herons and Bengal florican.
Darjeeling has a temperate climate, and experiences 5 distinct seasons:
The highest rainfall occurs in July, so tourists should avoid that month.
Cedar Inn: A paradise located in Jalapahar Road, away from the crowd of the town, the hotel basks in peace and tranquillity. It is known for its clean and spacious rooms, furnished with 2 star facilities.
Windamere: Situated in the Observatory Hill, the Windamere hotel, Darjeeling boasts jaw- dropping views of Mount Kanchenjunga and the tea plantations below.
Classic guest house: It is a small and exclusive guest house having just 5 rooms. Its beauty is enhanced by a wonderful lawn garden in the front.