Windamere Hotel

Observatory Hill, Darjeeling, West Bengal, 734101, India | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Darjeeling

What time do you call this?

A travel blog entry by pigsfoot


I set my alarm for 03:40. At 03:20, I got a knock on the door - "wake up call sir" uuurrrrgh. He then went round and knocked up everyone on our tour - even though only 5 of us were going!! Those who did not respond got a phone call.

A cup of tea and some coconut macaroons later we were off in the cars to Tiger Hill at 04:00.

Why?< …

A quiet day - really?

A travel blog entry by pigsfoot


I'm feeling the altitude quite badly - shame really as it means that I will never climb Kilimanjaro. Well not on this trip!

So this morning I decided to skip the train trip and have a wander. In particular, I would look for a copy of Three Little Pigs in a local language most likely Nepalese.

There was a bookshop in the square …

The Toy Train

A travel blog entry by pigsfoot


This morning we are leaving Thunderdome and catching our own private Toy Train from Kurseong to Darjeeling. This is another few thousand feet up: the final height is around 7,000ft. So not the highest we've been but close.

The train starts in the centre of Kurseong and travels alongside and across the road to Darjeeling and it is uphill …

In search of the Raj in Darjeeling

A travel blog entry by diannemurray


Saturday 8th October leaving Makaibari Tea Estate to Darjeeling

We're now heading for Darjeeling, which is still in West Bengal, and has an elevation of 2,135 metres, and a population of approx 109,000.

Another climb on a narrow road up to Kurseong the town at the top of the hill. See the "toy train", which we will be …

A nice hot cuppa and some fresh mountain air...

A travel blog entry by aliandcam


Darjeeling was somewhere we were originally really keen to go but we'd pretty much ruled it out as it's a bit of a mission to get to, but while we were in Varanasi we met some aussies who raved about it so we decided to nip up there for a couple of days and see what all the fuss was about... And it was just lovely - when we finally arrived, after …

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This hotel, located on Observatory Hill, Darjeeling, is near Tiger Hill, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Mirik, and Barbotey Rock Garden.
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