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AFIBIS India Tour 2007 - Darjeeling    
Photography by Rod Poxon LRPS

Darjeeling - Getting there and back

Darjeeling - Driving around the town

Darjeeling - the People of the town

Darjeeling - Tiger Hill

Darjeeling - Yiga Choeling Monastery

Darjeeling - Padmaja Naidu Zoo

Darjeeling - Tibetan Refugee Centre

Darjeeling - Windermere Hotel

 

Darjeeling, once a hill station for cooling off from the heat of Calcutta, clings precariously to several hillsides and valleys at around 7000 feet up in the Himalayas. The road to it is almost as precarious. Our visit was also the occasion of the first snow in 10 years, much to the amusement of many visitors, but not the residents. The bathroom we had in the Windermere Hotel boasted of it being fitted with the old bathroom equipment from the local convent school!