The town of
Darjeeling is located in the North eastern region
India and is internationally famous for its exquisitely
flavoured tea. This picturesque town is located
at an altitude of 2100 metres surrounded by thick
coniferous forests. The region around Darjeeling
is covered is dense rhodendron, magnolia, pine,
oak and bamboo forests. A large number of orchids
also grow in these forests where the trees are
laid thick with moss and the vegetation is lush.
The best way to explore this beautiful region
is by undertaking a trek to Sandakphu at 3636
metres. This most fascinating route runs along
the Singalila ridge, which originates from the
mighty Kanchenjunga. From Sandakphu one has some
most wonderful views of the mountain panorama.
The famous Mr. Everest can also be seen amongst
other well-known peaks.