I knew nothing of Darjeeling before my trip last year, except for the region's reputation for quality teas.
One of the greatest aspects of long term travel, and around the world trips, in particular, is the freedom the time allows you to change plans and follow your curiosities.
It turns out Darjeeling has a lot to offer, and I was easily able to occupy myself for a full week.
Check out the posts below to see if you'd enjoy a visit to this Indian hill station too:
Getting to Know D-town (first impressions)
Mt. Kanchenjunga, A Tea Plantation, and The Snow Leopard
The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (historic toy train ride)
Himalayan Sunrise and Buddhist Monasteries
Dave is the Founder and Editor in Chief of Go Backpacking and Feastio. He's been to 66 countries and lived in Colombia and Peru. Read the full story of how he became a travel blogger.
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