Darjeeling travel guide

Darjeeling Tourism | Darjeeling Guide

You're Going to Love Darjeeling

With a population of 123 797, Darjeeling is a must-see destination in West Bengal, India. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country.

When to visit Darjeeling

Darjeeling in July
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Darjeeling in July
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Darjeeling in July, when the average temperature is 62.6 °F, and the highest can go up to 66.2 °F. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 35.6 °F, with an average temperature of 41 °F. You’re likely to see more rain in July, when precipitation is around 29.6″. In contrast, December is usually the driest month of the year in Darjeeling, with an average rainfall of 0.2″.

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How to Get to Darjeeling


Although Darjeeling doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Pakyong (PYG), which is located 38 km from Darjeeling. The shortest flight to Darjeeling from the United States departs from Boston and takes around 26h 15m.

Airports near Darjeeling

Airlines serving Darjeeling

United Airlines
Good (3,250 reviews)
Air India
Okay (1,487 reviews)
Good (81 reviews)
Okay (30 reviews)
Excellent (12 reviews)
Good (2 reviews)
AirAsia India
Good (7 reviews)
Good (157 reviews)
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Where to stay in Darjeeling

Average rates range from around $35 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $77 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Darjeeling

Most booked hotels in Darjeeling

Pahari Soul
Good (7.7, 185 reviews)
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Renting a car in Darjeeling

Expect to pay $4.77 per gallon in Darjeeling (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $57.24 and $76.31.