The land of seven sisters is one of the most beautiful places of India. With sprawling green tea gardens, wild life reserves, bubbling waterfalls and mighty mountain ranges, the north-eastern part of India has a lot to offer to its admirers. Every year, hundreds of thousands of people visit north eastern terrain to enjoy the vivacity of nature and spend some quite time with their family or partners. Few of them prefer staying in the tea estate resorts in Darjeeling or around for some quite time spending.
If you are a tea lover, Darjeeling is the destination where you want to stay. Countries like Tibet, Bhutan, Nepal and Sikkim share borders with Darjeeling, making the hill station a place for cultural amalgamation. Here, you’ll find people of various ethnic origins like Bengalis, Nepali Hindus, Buddhists, Lepchas, Gurkhas, Bhutias and so on. While Hindu festivals like Holi & Diwali are celebrated with utmost delight, Buddhist festivals like Ullambana, Uposatha and Buddha Purnima too are celebrated with great joy. Tourists can enjoy the verve of Darjeeling through various festivals and events.
Apart from tea, you can enjoy a number of local snacks and delicacies while staying here. Most of the restaurants of Darjeeling serve various types of food; however there are many restaurants that are known for their special dishes. You can enjoy the tea tasting session at Chamong tea Estates and enjoy staying at one of the most luxurious resorts in Darjeeling - Chamong Chiabari.
The local food stalls sell aloor dum, thupka, momo, soup, noodles and many other local delicacies here. Restaurants usually serve almost all kinds of food. During Diwali and Dusshera, a local snack is made from ground rice adding spices to it, and the dish is named as Sael Roti. Churpee is another kind of milk-based snack made using Yak's milk and it tastes like cheese. Tongba is a local beer made by fermenting millets and they are served in glasses made of Bamboo.
So if you are planning to stay in Darjeeling, consider tasting all the local delicacies and try to enjoy the vibrant colors of Darjeeling during various events & festivals of Darjeeling.