Best Time to Visit Darjeeling

Located at an average height of 6700 feet above sea level, Darjeeling is famous all over the world for its exotic tea estates. Nature has blessed Darjeeling with bountiful natural beauty and a mesmerizing atmosphere. Darjeeling was developed by the Britishers as a hill station and it is considered to be one of the most favorite hill stations of the British.

If not for anything else, you must visit Darjeeling to take the experience of riding on the toy train which is also known as the Darjeeling Himalayan railway and is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Although Darjeeling is an all-weather city, there are some reasons which are better than the others to visit this beautiful hill station. We will discuss the best time to visit Darjeeling here.

Summer Season (April to June):

From March till mid-June Darjeeling experiences the temperature variation from 14 to 25 degrees Celsius. Tourists can enjoy the sightseeing tour and outdoor activities during this time as the afternoon remains balmy and the cool breeze of night carries moisture. The average temperature of summer is about 15 degrees Celsius which is quite low for summer temperatures by Indian standards. Many consider the summer season as the best season to visit Darjeeling as the sky is relatively clear during this time and people can enjoy the majestic view of the snow-capped Kanchenjunga peaks.

Winter Season (October to March):

Winter normally starts from October and lasts till March, with February being considered as a great time. This season has the best weather to visit Darjeeling as the temperatures are cool and you can really enjoy spectacular views of snowcapped mountains during the winters. The fog and mist enhance the charm of the hill station.

Monsoon Season (July to September):

Darjeeling becomes really romantic during the monsoons. The temperature hovers around 13 to 19 degrees Celsius and the season starts from July and lasts till September. You will find some road blockages here and there but the lush green environment of Darjeeling with Misty Mountains and steaming hot momos are not to be missed if you are a water aficionado. Monsoon is the best time for Darjeeling tour if you are a honeymoon couple and wish to enjoy the enchanting beauty of the region.

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