September 28, 2021
CM Content Team
Darjeeling and Kalimpong are two of the most beloved hill stations in the state of West Bengal. Home to spell binding tea gardens, dense alpine forests, dancing clouds, and fairy-tale views of Mt. Kanchenjunga, there’s so much for you to discover!
Club Mahindra’s thoughtful West Bengal Travel Guide gives you an up-close look into the region’s offerings and insight into what you can expect when making a trip with your family. It’s time to tick off nature nooks, cultural attractions, and heritage offerings, from your North East India bucket list.
Travelling to West Bengal is nothing short of a big, beautiful adventure. But in order to experience it in the way it’s meant to be experienced, you’ve got to pick the right place to stay. One that remains true to the land and its people. That’s where Club Mahindra’s affiliate resorts come into the picture. Situated in Darjeeling and Kalimpong, respectively, the properties are in complete sync with nature. And here’s what you can expect from each one. Warm, friendly service. A bouquet of comfy-luxe features. Views that woo! Wholesome, nourishing fare. Everything you need, really, for a perfect escape.
Summit Hermon Resort and Spa, Darjeeling enjoys a lovely pin code within the rolling hills of the Himalayas. Tucked away from the hustle-bustle of the main town, yet close enough to all the action, it truly offers the best of both worlds! Easy on the five senses, you will love exploring the property highlights - a multi-cuisine restaurant and spa.
Summit Barsana Resort and Spa, Kalimpong is located only 10 minutes away from the heart of town. Blanketed in crisp mountain air and lush greenery, it is a family vacation paradise. Here, you can look forward to unlimited moments of solitude such as snuggling up by the fireplace and enjoying a stunning view of Mt. Kanchenjunga.
When it comes to having an adventurous holiday, you definitely won’t be disappointed. The Queen of Hills boasts of a wide variety of attractions. Head to Batasia Loop and witness the marvel of British engineering, as you ride the majestic Darjeeling Himalayan Railway. Glide past natural sceneries that are worthy of Nat Geo! Visit the Japanese Peace Pagoda; it was built as a symbol of tranquillity, harmony and equality. Come as you are, but leave with a heart full of love. Tour Happy Valley Tea Estate. This elevated garden is laden with quality tea leaves that are destined to become your favourite morning cuppa.
Kalimpong is kaleidoscopic…
And each day comes with new possibilities and places to wander off to. Make your way to Neora Valley, where misty forests, gurgling streams, and groves of pine and deodar trees, welcome you warmly. Say a prayer at Durpin Dara Monastery, Sikkim’s largest spiritual abode. Make sure to savour the sight of Mt. Kanchenjunga. Catch thrills at Delo Park! Paragliding over the hills and valleys is unmissable.
Darjeeling and Kalimpong are two of West Bengal’s most desirable destinations. From the irresistible climate to the wallpaper-worthy views, these locales make families fall in love with travel all over again.
With every experience, you gain just a little bit more.
Imagine sipping on a soothing brew – Darjeeling tea – and watching the sun melt into the mountains. Nearby, a plate of delicious chicken dumplings invites you to take a big bite. All around, the mist is closing in, hugging you gently.
Think of those early morning treks that challenge every muscle in your body. As you pass ridges and waterfalls, meadows and lakes, you finally reach the summit. And it’s oh-so spectacular. Close your eyes and visualise the cool mountain air caressing your face.
Picture those late afternoon spa sessions that lull you to sleep or those zip lining expeditions that awaken you!
Your family vacation can be anything you want it to be.
Wondering when you should plan your trip to West Bengal?
Well, Darjeeling and Kalimpong delight in pleasant weather all through the year.
While the blooming summer months (April to June) are considered to be the best time to travel to Darjeeling, some tourists actually prefer to visit this beautiful town during the enchanting winter season (October to December). Now, the best time to visit Kalimpong is either during the blossoming summer months (March to May) or the wondrous winter months (September to November).
Note, pick a season depending upon your tolerance to cold weather.
And if you’d like to experience a greener, more refreshing landscape, try the monsoon season (July to September).
With Club Mahindra by your side, you are treated to the most authentic, wholesome, happy, memorable vacation in West Bengal.
Mahindra Holidays & Resorts India Limited (MHRIL), India’s leading player in the leisure hospitality industry, offers quality family holidays as also stated by Club Mahindra Resort Reviews and Club Mahindra Reviews, primarily through vacation ownership memberships. While Club Mahindra is the flagship brand offering Club Mahindra Membership, other brands offered by the company are – Club Mahindra Resorts Fundays and Svaastha Spa. As of Mar 31, 2019, MHRIL has 61+ resorts across India and abroad and its subsidiary, Holiday Club Resorts Oy, Finland, a leading vacation ownership company in Europe has 33 resorts across Finland, Sweden and Spain. Visit us at https://www.clubmahindra.com/
Mahindra Holidays & Resorts India Ltd. (MHRIL), a part of Leisure and Hospitality sector of the Mahindra Group, offers quality family holidays primarily through vacation ownership memberships and brings to the industry values such as reliability, trust and customer satisfaction. Started in 1996, the company's flagship brand ‘Club Mahindra’, today has over 250,000 members , who can holiday at 100+ resorts in India and abroad.