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Darjeeling

or

Darjiling

(both: därjēl`ĭng), town (1991 pop. 73,062), West Bengal state, NE India, near the border of Sikkim state. Its most famous product is tea, a major cash crop in the region. The town is the administrative center for the Darjeeling Gurkha Autonomous Hill Council and a moarket for grains, spices, and vegetables. Situated at an altitude of c.7,000 ft (2,130 m), Darjeeling is a Himalayan resort commanding majestic views of Mt. Everest and Kanchenjunga. Many Tibetan refugees who fled from the Chinese army in 1959 live in the vicinity. A Gurkha uprising in the 1980s in the Darjeeling district led (1988) to the establishment of what is now the Darjeeling Gurkha Autonomous Hill Council, but some Gurkhas have continued to agitate for a separate state.

Darjeeling

a town in NE India, in West Bengal in the Himalayas, at an altitude of about 2250 m (7500 ft.). Pop.: 107 530 (2001)
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The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR) or Toy Train is a two feet narrow gauge railway based on zig-zag and loop line technology that runs between New Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling in the state of West-Bengal.
Darjeeling was given to Sikkim by the British but later reclaimed in 1835.
The only concern is that if the players change the blend and get tea from some other origin, Darjeeling may have difficulties in future.
The tiny region of Darjeeling, 'jammed like a thumb' between Nepal, Bhutan and Sikkim, was perfect for growing the subtler varieties of tea.
At least 11 bodies were dug out of debris of landslides in Mirik, Kalimpong and in the town of Darjeeling.
Subsequently, extensive tea plantations were established in the region, and tea growers developed the distinctive Darjeeling tea which ranks among the most popular of the black teas.
I think it all began when I stopped at a hillside shop near Ghoom ( 6 km from Darjeeling) for the most refreshing cup of tea and some fresh mountain air; the view of Darjeeling town a thousand feet below left me spellbound.
The move came after the Calcutta High Court asked the Bengal government and Darjeeling authorities on Wednesday to take any necessary measures required to bring back normalcy in the troubled hills.
To me Darjeeling was not just a little hill-station tucked away 7,000 ft above sea-level.
In early 2012, Darjeeling tea received the same PGI certification that led to the exclusivity and brand development of champagne.
Ffestiniog Railway spokesman Andrew Thomas said the Ffestiniog was the first narrow gauge railway to use steam engines and inspired many railways around the world, including the Darjeeling, which climbs 7,000ft and winds its way through several street sections in Northern India.