With Mt. Kanchenjunga in the background, which hill station in West Bengal is noted for its tea?

Darjeeling, Nepali is a city and a municipality in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is located in the Lesser Himalayas at an elevation of 2,000 metres (6,700 ft). It is noted for its tea industry, its views of Kangchenjunga, the world’s third-highest mountain, and the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

This spectacular hill station of West Bengal is situated in an area which is called as Mahabharata Range and is widely known for its popular tea industry. With mesmerizing sunrises, untouched charm of hills, welcoming locales and old-world charm of the past makes Darjeeling one of the surreal hill stations in West Bengal. This hill station’s iconic attraction is the quintessential steam train which catches the attention of every tourist and is one of a kind experience. 

Darjeeling is a part of the Eastern Himalayan zoo-geographic zone. Flora around Darjeeling comprises sal, oak, semi evergreen, temperate and alpine forests. Dense evergreen forests of sal and oak lie around the town, where a wide variety of rare orchids are found. The Lloyd’s Botanical Garden preserves common and rare species of plants, while the Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park specialises in conserving and breeding endangered Himalayan species. The town of Darjeeling and surrounding region face deforestation due to increasing demand for wood fuel and timber, as well as air pollution from increasing vehicular traffic.


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