Indian Tourism, Darjeeling, Darjeeling Tea

Indian Tourism: Darjeeling | Darjeeling Tea

Indian Tourism, Darjeeling, Darjeeling Tea

In this fascinating article, we dive into Indian Tourism and explore one of its most beloved destination ‘Darjeeling’. Darjeeling and Darjeeling Teas are so synonymous that we cant’t thing of Darjeeling without it’s world famous tea.

First, lets pick up a question by Roshan Kotian:

Q: “How is Darjeeling and what is best time to visit?” Roshan Kotian.


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Darjeeling Tea Gardens


A synonymous name due to its varieties of teas, Darjeeling is a beautiful hill station with huge expanses of tea estates and Tibetan influence in their culture, craft, and cuisine.

The Summer Capital of India under British rule, Darjeeling has come off age as one of the most beloved hill stations of India. Famous for its gorgeous tea plantations all over the place and the best quality of Darjeeling tea, Darjeeling is a pure delight for all sorts of tourists.

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Darjeeling town

The toy train (started back in 1881) still runs and is also one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites. The whole town is dotted with beautiful colonial architecture including mansions and churches. Filled with people from nearby Indian states, Tibet and Nepal as well, Darjeeling is full of cultural diversity.

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Darjeeling’s historic train

Kanchenjunga Peak is the third highest peak in the world and the highest in India, which is clearly visible from here with an awe-inspiring panoramic views of the peak. Darjeeling has lots to offer but some of the popular attractions include monasteries, botanical gardens, a zoo, and the Darjeeling-Rangeet Valley Passenger Ropeway cable car. The Ropeway cable car happens to be the longest Asian cable car. Darjeeling can also be explored on foot (as much as you can) to soak in the immense beauty all around it.

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Kanchenjunga View

 Ideal duration: About 3 days

Best time: Feb. to March and Sept. to December

Clothing: Take warm clothes (wool is best). Add thermal socks, head gears and under pants beside sweaters and jackets.

Darjeeling Tea:

Darjeeling tea is available in black, green, white and oolong. When properly brewed, it yields a thin-bodied, light-colored infusion with a floral aroma. The flavor can include a tinge of astringenttannic characteristics and a musky spiciness sometimes described as “muscatel”.

Unlike most Indian teas, Darjeeling tea is normally made from the small-leaved Chinese variety of Camellia sinensis var. sinensis, rather than the large-leaved Assam plant. Traditionally, Darjeeling tea is made as black tea; however, Darjeeling oolong and green teas are becoming more commonly produced and easier to find, and a growing number of estates are also producing white teas. Source:

Q: What are the health benefits of Darjeeling tea?

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Darjeeling Tea

Darjeeling teas have many health benefits, including preventing heart disease, cancer, tooth decay and obesity, notes Healthy Eating. Drinking Darjeeling teas helps to strengthen the immune system and lower cholesterol.

The flavonoids and antioxidants present in Darjeeling teas, including the green and black varieties, serve as immune boosters and detoxify the body. This helps the body to fight off colds, coughs, the flu, diarrhea, and a number of other illnesses, explains

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World famous Darjeeling Tea

Antioxidant compounds called polyphenols help reduce cellular damage that can cause cancer. Darjeeling teas are also good for the skin and teeth and have anti-inflammatory properties that can ease pain for health conditions like arthritis, notes Healthy Eating.

Because of the variety of vitamins and minerals contained in Darjeeling teas, such as vitamin C, vitamin K, calcium, potassium, magnesium and manganese, drinking the beverage on a regular basis can give a general overall boost in health, states Healthy Eating.

Darjeeling tea from the Darjeeling region of India is a very popular type of tea because of its health benefits and its taste. According to Healthy Eating, It is often referred to as the “Champagne of Teas” because of its flavor. Black, green and white varieties of the tea are made from the leaves of the Camellia sinesis plant. It is light brown in color and known for its specific floral aroma. Source:

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