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Explore the Darjeeling


Darjeeling is the main town of the Sadar subdivision and also the headquarters of the district.

The range is Y-shaped with the base resting at Katapahar and Jalapahar and two arms diverging north of the Observatory Hill.

  • The hills of Darjeeling are part of the Lesser Himalaya.
  • The soil is chiefly composed of sandstone and conglomerate formations, which are the solidified and upheaved detritus of the great range of Himalaya.
  • The area has steep slopes and loose topsoil, leading to frequent landslides during the monsoons.

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  • Tourist inflow into Darjeeling had been affected by the political instability in the region, and agitations in the 1980s and 2000s hit the tourism industry hard.
  • Darjeeling has once again witnessed a steady inflow of both domestic and international tourists.
  • Presently, around 50,000 foreign and 500,000 domestic tourists visit Darjeeling each year,and its repute as the 'Queen of the Hills' remains unaltered.
  • According to an India Today survey published on 23 December 2015, Darjeeling is the third most googled travel destination among all the tourist spots in India.

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