West Bengal


Tiger Hill, Darjeeling

If you want to witness the first rays of sun hitting the twin peaks of Kangchenjunga, along with a panoramic view of Everest peeping through the peaks standing by its side, then Tiger Hills make…



Darjeeling: the Queen of Hill’s Calling!

“Darjeeling”, the very well known destination among every tourist enthusiast is an evergreen place where every time one visits, he will definitely find their own favorite stop where they will confine into silently sipping their…



World’s Most Scenic Train Rides

Technicolor greens, brilliant saris, ancient temples: these are my clearest memories of riding India’s South Eastern Railway many years ago. I still recall the rickshaws and rivers full of locals bathing, as the tropical landscape…


All the Tea in Darjeeling

I traveled to Darjeeling, in northeastern India, to smell tea leaves. Seriously. But I went with Steve Smith, the CEO of Tazo Tea. Smith’s mission in life is to find the most succulent leaf, from…



West Bengal: A quick guide to Kalimpong

Kalimpong is a relatively quiet Himalayan bazaar, rich in cultural and religious heritage. The town was once an important link along the trade routes linking Tibet with India through Sikkim. It was a part of…