Imagine boarding the smallest Toy train crossing the sleepy junction ‘Ghum’, which means sleep. After crossing the criss-cross roads, you reach the Queen of Hills - Darjeeling. Darjeeling is located in the northern part of Bengal, the prime state of Eastern India. A trip to Darjeeling promises the glimpses of snow-capped Himalayan peaks like Khangchendzonga, the heavenly taste of Darjeeling tea with freshly baked cakes, and the serenity of Buddhist Monasteries. Technically, the city of Darjeeling was established by the British settlers. It was their vacation town for the summer. Later, it became the main base for the tea trade around this area. This town still features the architectures which reflect the British era.
The tourist favorite Darjeeling is also famous for its town center which is known as Mall. The Mall possesses some of the traditional cafes and bakeries. An early morning expedition will take you to the Tiger hill, which will give you a glimpse of the sun rising beyond the Himalayan Mountains. You can also take a horse-ride to the nearby zoo to visit the red pandas and snow leopards. Catering to the needs of various travelers, this city offers a trip to fit every budget. If you are opting for a budgeted trip to Darjeeling, the city has lots of choices to offer you for accommodation.
The property is located amongst nature, just a few kilometers away from the Mall road. The house features the typical architecture of Darjeeling which was established in the British era. The spacious villa features a huge lounge to enjoy the surrounding beauty of the town. The villa also has a garden attached to it.
The Sinclairs Darjeeling is located near Chowrasta town square. The hotel gives an excellent view of the peaks of Kanchendzonga. The interior of this hotel is impressive, with hardwood décor and glass windows to offer the view of the city. Some of the rooms feature private balconies which offer excellent views of the city and the surrounding peaks of the Himalayan Mountain.
Although it is a small property, this chic homestay offers you spacious rooms and excellent views for a much-budgeted price. The sun terrace of the homestay is the perfect place for enjoying your morning tea, whereas the whole property gives an authentic view of the surrounding tea gardens.
Dekeling Resort at Hawk’s Nest is a 19th-century beautiful villa. This house was originally constructed as a summer villa for Sir William Ferguson Ducat. Today, this building has turned into a family-run holiday home. Being built in the late 19th-century, it features Colonial heritage, which has been kept more or less intact; like the original tiled fireplaces, and the artworks made by the wood and glass. Alongside local authentic dishes, the in-house restaurant also serves Tibetan, Chinese and Indian dishes.
Dekeling Resort at Hawk's Nest
Address: 2, A.J.C. Bose Road
Price: from 70 USD
This cozy and comfortable property is located very close to Tiger Hill. From the balcony or the windows, you can enjoy the view of the Darjeeling city and the surrounding hills. There is an onsite restaurant which offers you a variety of food.
Serenity Home Darjeeling
Address: B.K Gongba Road, Below Golden Height, 734101 Darjeeling, India (see map)
Price: from 50 USD
The Tathagata Farm gives you a chance to stay literally in the lap of nature. There are wooden cottages which will give you an authentic experience. The property is situated in an Organic Village of Darjeeling. It also features an outdoor swimming pool.
This cozy and comfortable hotel offers a memorable stay at a most budgeted price. This prime property is located very close to the Tiger Hill. So, it is perfect for the visitors who are dying to pay a visit to Tiger Hill to watch one of the greatest sunrises of the world. The in-house restaurant offers a great view of the Himalayan Mountains from the surrounding glass windows. You can hire a bike from this property to explore this wonderful town.
Address: 10, Zakir Hussain Road Darjeeling
Price: from 23 USD
This budgeted yet luxurious hotel is located in the middle of the tourist hub of the town. It provides an excellent view of the surrounding peaks, especially the Kanchenjunga mountain range on a clear day. The common lounge of this hotel comes with a small library which allows you to enjoy staying indoors if you are not willing to go out, without missing the excellent views of the surrounding hills. The in-house Dekeva’s Restaurant offers various cuisines, like European, Tibetan, Chinese, and Indian.
Treebo Trend Dekeling Hotel
Address: Dekeling Hotel, 51 Gandhi Road
Price: from 21 USD
The cozy comfortable hotel has a charming sun terrace from where you can enjoy the sight of the surrounding Himalayan hills. The rooms are cozy and comfortable, which offer all the modern facilities. The prime highlight of living in this property is definitely the open air sun deck, where you can enjoy your breakfast under the early morning sun.
Address: Dr Zakir Hussain Road
Price: from 33 USD
Located 4 minutes away from the bus stand, this hotel provides a comfortable stay. The hotel features a lounge to meet the fellow travelers and cozy and comfortable rooms for your stay. The attractions like Peace Pagoda and Batasia Loop are a few minutes’ drive away from this property.
Address: 51/1 Lebong Cart Road
Price: from 40 USD
A memorable trip without breaking the bank
There are a couple of experiences that are priceless in Darjeeling, and you don’t need to spend lots of money, or go bankrupt. Careful planning with budgeted stays, a bit of knowledge about good foods in the cheap yet well-known eateries, and you can have the trip of a lifetime without breaking the bank.
Get Trip101 in your inbox
You can buy and claim online, even after you've left home. Travel insurance from WorldNomads.com is available to people from 140 countries. It’s designed for adventurous travellers with cover for overseas medical, evacuation, baggage and a range of adventure sports and activities.
*5% off when you book with our promo code: TRIP101
*For our Canadian and US travellers, unfortunately due to financial services laws, we cannot provide a discount. This promotional code cannot be used with any other discount offer, including World Nomads Members’ discount for travel insurance policy holders.