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Introduction

History

Darjeeling hill region lies in the northernmost part of West Bengal in India. Prior to the year 1816 the whole of the territory was know as ‘British Sikkim’ belonged to Nepal, which had won it by conquest from the Sikkimese. By a treaty signed between Nepal and the British at ‘Segoulie’ in 1816 the former ceded the 4,000 square miles of territory to the later….

Climate

Climate

The amount of rainfall plays a very important role in causing instability of slopes. A very high intensity of rainfall within a short span of time is not uncommon in Darjeeling hill areas. It is found in the old records; that this natural phenomenon has occurred about 42 times during the period from 1891 to 1975 (Chatterjee 1982).

people-and-culture

People & Culture

The Nepalese are rich in folk culture. The hills and dales are the treasure house of songs and dances of the hill folk. There is not a moment in their lives, possessed as they are of a lyrical mind and heart that does not turn into singing and dancing.

Geography of Darjeeling

  • Darjeeling hill areas is unique from environmental Eco-perception. The relief varies from 100 Mts. above sea level to the mighty Kanchanjungha. There are different climatic zones with distinctive attributes and there are endangered animals like red panda etc along with memory orchids and medicinal plants are available in this hilly region.

    The Darjeeling hill area is formed of comparatively recent rock structure that has a direct bearing on landslides. The causes of the landslides vary from one locality to another. Heavy monsoon precipitation is however a very common cause of these disasters. More over soils of Darjeeling hill areas are extremely varied, depending on elevation , degree of slope, negetative cover and obviously geolithology . The natural system of erosion in the hill gets more complicated when man interferes.

    As the mountains serve as the source of resources for the population residing in the hills as well as in the plains, the form of environmental degradation is quite extensive other particularly is applied to the extraction of timber and other forest produces, mining and agriculture are taken into account. As human population expands in the hills, forests are being depleted for the extension of agricultural lands, introduction of new settlements, roadways etc. The growing changes coming in the wake of urbanization and industrialization leave deep impression on the hill ecosystem; disrupting normal functioning.

    Due to unprecedented growth of population during the last few decades in the Darjeeling hill areas, nature has started reacting sharply to the accumulated human guilt. Landslide hazards, especially during rainy season have become a common factor to the people of the hill.

    The Hill areas of Darjeeling District are located within the Lesser and Sub – Himalayan belts of the Eastern Himalayas. The area is bounded by the Sikkim Himalaya in the north, the Bhutan Himalaya in the east and Nepal Himalaya in the west. The southern foothill belt is demarcated by a highly dissipated platform of terrace deposits extending along the east west axis. The inner belt is defined by a ridgeline stretching from the Darjeeling Hill to the west and Kalimpong Hill to the east, overlooking the southerly flowing Tista valley in between. Prominent rivulets contributing to the Rammam – Rangit basin, dissipate the northern slope of Darjeeling Hills.

  • History of Darjeeling

  • Darjeeling hill region lies in the northernmost part of West Bengal in India. Prior to the year 1816 the whole of the territory was know as ‘British Sikkim’ belonged to Nepal, which had won it by conquest from the Sikkimese. By a treaty signed between Nepal and the British at ‘Segoulie’ in 1816 the former ceded the 4,000 square miles of territory to the later, which in turn by a treaty signed at Titalya in 1817 was handed over to Sikkim.

    Later in 1828, when G.A. Lloyd and J.W.Grant round their way into the west of Darjeeling, they were very much impressed with the possiblilities of the station as the sanatorium. Lloyd was deputed to start lent in money or land. This transfer was successfully accomplished on February 1st 1835. Sikkim unconditionally handed over a  strip of hill territory covering approximately 138 square miles in area (24 miles long and about 5 to 6 miles wide) which included the village of Darjeeling & Kurseong Sub-division, for the establishment of a sanatorium for the invaded servants of the East India Company.

    About 15 years in 1850 the relation between Sikkim and British had been far from satisfactory.  In February 1850 foothills of Himalayas and portion of Sikkim Hills bounded by the Rammam and the Great Rangeet river on the north, Tista on the East and  by the Nepal frontier on the west, covering an area of 640 square miles were also captured by the British India.

    In 1865 British force captured whole areas of Dooars and in 1866 Kalimpong Sub-division (belong to Bhutan) was also captured and added to Darjeeling District. This was the last addition to the District, which thus acquired its present dimension by increasing the area to 164 square miles. The year 1866 may thus be taken as marking anopoch in the history of Darjeeling.

    The name Darjeeling is thought to be a derivation of ‘Dorjeeling’ meaning the place of the Dorjee, the majestic thunderbolt of the Lamaist religion. In fact, the famous Buddhist Monastery standing at the top of the Observatory hill was known by this name.

  • Climate of Darjeeling

  • The amount of rainfall plays a very important role in causing instability of slopes. A very high intensity of rainfall within a short span of time is not uncommon in Darjeeling hill areas. It is found in the old records; that this natural phenomenon has occurred about 42 times during the period from 1891 to 1975 (Chatterjee 1982).

    The isohyets, maps prepared on the basis of average annual rainfall during last 25 years in 3 subdivisions in Darjeeling hill areas, shows that the value increases from west to east, a maximum concentration of landslides fall between 210cm and 410cm of Isohyets.

    Besides seasonality, another climatic feature in the Darjeeling hills is created by orographic factor; causing the vertical zonation of temperature and decline of precipitation. Thus the mountain front is exposed to heavy rainfall, especially the middle parts of the southern hills. The mean annual temperature fluctuate from 24ºc in the plains and drops below 12ºc on the ridge. During summer month the temperature reaches 16ºc-17ºc on the ridge and during winter drops at 5ºc-6ºc.

    There is no distinct relation between total rainfall and altitude. The southern slopes of the ridges get much higher (4000-5000mm) precipitation than the leeward sides (2000-2500mm). The next main ridge with Tiger Hill gets 3000mm while to the north the Great Rangit valley receives about 2000mm of rainfall. The annual total rainfall in Darjeeling town fluctuates between 1870-3690mm.

    In respect of landslide hazards, the duration of rainfall is very important. Long duration along with heavy down pour may cause deeper infiltration and overland flow, which ultimately may result into the occurrence of landslides on weaker slopes. The records show some of the long continued down pours. Amongst them the most remembered ones are in 1787,1789, 1827 (493 mm in one day) and in June 1950 (965 mm). The last such rainfall recorded during 1968 (2nd and 5th Oct – about 1780 mm). Thereafter, 358 mm in Oct 1973, 382 mm in June 1983, 457 mm in September 1986 and 350mm in 1990 were recorded.

  • People & Culture Darjeeling

  • People

    The greater bulk of the people in the Hills are Gorkhas. They are industrious and enterprising as a race and speak various dialects. The short Mongolian type Nepalese, the Gorkhas, renowned for their military prowess the world over, and the first to be decorated with the coveted Victoria Cross, finds jobs and security both in the British and Indian armies. They carry the traditional weapon, the Khukri-a curved ornamental knife. Among the population are also the Newars or best known, the world over as the Sherpas. They are well known for their courage, stamina and surefooted and for their immeasurable contributions to Mountaineering. Also much in evidence in the Hills are the Bhutias and they are divided into Tibetan, Bhutan, Dharma and Sikkimese Bhutias and a greater bulk of Bengalese from Siliguri subdivision.

    Nepali Folk Dances

    The Nepalese are rich in folk culture. The hills and dales are the treasure house of songs and dances of the hill folk. There is not a moment in their lives, possessed as they are of a lyrical mind and heart that does not turn into singing and dancing. The panorama of the Majestic Himalayan mountains, its lush green hills and forests seem to have played a significant role in influencing the religion and culture including the folk songs and dances of the Nepalese people, inhabiting in and around the Himalayan regions with its serene, romantic and poetic shades of different hues. Even the two major religions. viz., Hinduism and Buddhism, seem to have influenced the Nepali culture full of its rich folks songs and dances, co-existing side by side.

    The earlier cave paintings, religious rites and temple songs and dances have also played another significant role in influencing Nepalese Folks songs and dances. The earlier form of dances and folk songs attributed to the Gods and goddesses of both the Hindu and Buddhist pantheon, are also inspirational in creating Nepalese folk songs and dances, impressions of religious dances performed either to appease Gods and goddesses or ward-off the evil spirits can also be seen distinctly in performing arts of the Nepalese people. The following are some of the most popular and worth mentioning forms of Nepali folk dances.

    1. Maruni Nach             2. Dhan Naach               3. Jhankri Naach
    2. Jatra Naach               5. Damphu Naach         6. Khukuri Naach
    3. Deora Naach             8. Panchay Naach          9. Dhimay Naach
    4. Sanginy Naach         11. Balan Naach             12. Jhyauray Naach
    5. Paschimay Chutki   14. Rodhighar Naach    15. Baton Naach
    6. Jhumara Naach       17. Sakhia Naach

    Language

    Nepali, Hindi, Bengali and English are the prevailing languages. Bengali is the language of the plains, Tibetan is used by the refugees and some other tribal people.

    Religion

    Hinduism, Buddhism and to an extent Christianity, remain the predominant religions here.

    Food

    Pamper your taste buds with the exotic but homely food and discover a mosaic of culture while satiating your gastronomical needs. Whether it is the ubiquitous momos or thupkas whose fabled taste has transcended across the Himalayas along with the migrant Tibetans or the lemon grass menu from south-east Asia,Darjeeling offers you the best. Momo Meat dumplings which are steamed and accompanied by a bowl of clear soup and achaar. One can also order for vegetable momos in which the meat is ideally replaced by cabbage and other vegetables. Thupkas Tibetan noodles mixed with egg/meat, vegetables with a predominant soup base. Shaphalay Tibetan bread stuffed with meat. Aludum Typical indian potato preparation which the hill people cannot do without. Tibetan tea Salt tea which is mixed with butter which has its own distinct taste. Tongba Local brew made from millet and has to be sipped through a bamboo straw. Usually found in the local haat(fair) held on sunday near the Rock Garden.

    Architecture

    Developed by the British, many buildings of British style architecture can be found here. Apart from these, the Tibetan influence is very noticeable in the buildings of the monasteries.

    Festivals

    In addition to Durga Puja, Diwali, Saraswati Puja and Shivratri etc., there are local festivals unique only to this region. The Lepchas and Bhutias celebrate the New Year in January, while the Tibetans have their Devil Dances to celebrate their New Year in their monasteries from the last week of February to March. As in the Chinese tradition the snake or dragon dances curl through the streets. In mid-June, processions celebrate the birthday of His Holiness, The Dalai Lama. Houses are decorated and spirits start building up for Diwali eve when the festival commences. Lasting two weeks, it consists of Lakshmi Puja, Bhailo, Deosi and Bhai Tika. There are robust folk dances with the males participating enthusiastically in the ‘Chabrung’ of the Libus, the Tamangs dance, ‘Damfu’, and the most popular of them all, the scintillating Maruni. Gay folk songs fill the air with ‘Jhowre’ relating to the lover, and the ‘Juhari’ which throws questions and answers between the lovesick couple. The ‘Rosia’ is sung in the fields, the ‘Baloon’ extols the deeds of the Mahabharata and ‘Malsiri’ is kept for the Durga Puja. The ‘Rateli’ are nursery rhymes set to music. It seems that the people have saved all their energy for these two weeks which are filled with great rejoicing.

    Handicrafts

    The culture of the hill people of Darjeeling are uniquely expressed in the exquisite and inimitable artistic handicrafts of the district and their traditional colourful designs, which show marked resemblance to the art of neighbouring Tibet, Nepal, Sikkim and Bhutan. Among the artistic crafts, ornaments, trinkets and handlooms are worth mentioning. There is also fine craftsmanship in wood-work and bamboo fret work. While the principal utility products are blankets, woolen knitted garments and woven fabrics, the artistic products are hand-bags, wall panels, fire-screens, folding partitions, Bhutan paintings, cotton shoulder-bags etc. Beautiful curios are made at Darjeeling and Kalimpong on copper plates studded with red and blue stones with engravings of replicas of deities. Wonderful Tankas with paintings depicting the life of Lord Buddha are also available. Woolen carpets are made in a combination of shades in vegetable and synthetic dyes. Bhutia chaddars can be found in beautiful textures. Decorative Nepali khukris are made in Ghum. Bedroom slippers and rope-sole shoes, jackets, hats, hanzu coats made from handloom cloth and masks are among the many items which attract tourists and curio collectors.

    Economy

    The cash crops of the region are fruits, tea and cardamom. Tourism contributes in a great way to the economy of the region.

    Industry

    Tea and Darjeeling are synonymous. Darjeeling Tea is world renowned for its flavour, which is unequaled by other tea producing areas not only of India but also of the world. Darjeeling still manufactures the tea by the original methods known as the ‘orthodox’ method.

  • Tourist Information Center

  • Darjeeling

    Deputy Director Of Tourism, GTA

    Silver Fir Building, Bhanu Sarani

    The Mall Darjeeling-734101.

    Tel: (0354)-2254214 / 2254879 / 2255351

    Fax: 0354-2254214

    Laden-La Road

    Near Gandhi Road.

    Ajit Mansion Building, Chowrasta

    Darjeeling – 734101

    Phone :(0354) 2254102

    Kalimpong

    Tourist Information Center, GTA

    Damber Chowk,

    Kalimpong

    Phone No : (03552)-57992

    Kurseong

    Kurseong Tourist Lodge,

    Tenzing Norgay Road,

    Kurseong, Darjeeling – 734203

    Phone : +(91)-354-2344409, 2345608

    Mirik

    Tourist Information Center, GTA

    Mirik Tourist Lodge

    Phone : 9614932349

    Tourist information Center outside Darjeeling

    GTA Tourism Desk

    4 Shakespeare Sarani,

    Kolkata – 700071

    Phone ( 033) 2282-1715,2282-5813,

    2282-1402

    Tourist information Centre

    Bagdogra Airport,

    Phone: (0353)2551794

  • Travel Tips

  • Tour Documents
     Tour confirmation voucher in printed format is a must for all travellers. It is needed for check-in at the hotels and for the Cab and driver details.

    Make sure to carry a detailed itinerary in printed format. The tour will commence as per the itinerary provided. Always read the cost included section carefully. Anything not mentioned in the itinerary is considered excluded.

    Weather Conditions
     Most areas of Darjeeling are largely warm to hot in summer (25 degrees to 15 degrees), and mild to pleasant in winter (15 degree to 5 degrees). Pack your clothing depending on your location and the month of travel. For summers, full sleeves t-shirts to sweatshirts should be carried but for winters, heavy woolen clothing is recommended.

    Temperature in hills may change any moment, therefore, apart from the regular clothes you carry, a windcheater is a must.

    Id proofs
     Government issued identity proofs need to be shown at the hotel or resort before check-in. Always keep the Id proof with yourself while travelling. Keep a digital copy of your documents in your mobile devices in case of loss or emergency.

    Check and Review your Hotel
     Please check the Hotel amenities and ratings before booking the hotel. If you may need add-ons like heater, extra beds, blankets, room refreshments and more, request your travel agent to customize your package before making the payments. If you are travelling with children or the elderly, ask your agent to book a hotel closer to the mall roads/ lower altitudes.

    Emergency Numbers
     Always keep the emergency contacts of the place you are visiting and your family members handy. Always save the details of your accommodation in your mobile devices and share the information with your family members. Here’s a list of quick contacts for your reference.

    • Police : 100
    • Ambulance : (0354) 2252131, (0354) 2254218
    • Disaster Management  : (94340-58101_
    • Emergency Contact Number [Integrated Police/ Fire Station/ Medical Services] : 100
    • Tourist Information Office (Darjeeling) : 0354-2254214, 0354-2254879
    • Tourism Information Office (Kalimpong) : (03552)-57992
    • Tourism Information Office (Kolkata) : ( 033) 2282-1715,2282-5813,2282-1402
    • Tourism Information Office (Bagdogra) : (0353)2551794

    Health Precautions
     Stick to bottled water for drinking purposes. Water and food (cut fruits and more) served in open may not be clean or pure and may cause stomach infections. Carry personal medication (Mainly Crocin, ORS/Electrol, Eno, Disprin/Asprin, Band Aids, Thermometer, Adhesives, Alcohol based sanitizer, Tensor Bandages, Antiemetics). Do not over eat while travelling to a higher altitude to avoid nausea/ vomiting.

    Maintain Distance
     While travelling to a new destination always maintain distance from unknown locals like tourist guides, taxi drivers etc. Do not be rude or over friendly with them. Always keep a track of the cab drivers information. Avoid travelling or driving in late in the night due to low visibility and safety issues. Make sure your driver follows the itinerary as planned.

    Take Permissions
     Some buildings and monument may require special permissions for photography or filming. District Administration & Tourism office will help you with the same. Also, tourists intended to take adventure activities are advised to book with certified operators and seek necessary permissions. You may need to present your id proofs to seek permissions. Call your travel agent in case you need any help related to getting permissions.

    Stay Prepared
     While on adventure trips, read about the location you are visiting and keep heavy woolen clothing, rubber soled shoes, gloves, torch, stick, food (energy bars, dry fruits, packaged food etc.), water, mosquito repellent, toilet paper, some instrument to lit fire (match box/ lighter etc.). Water may freeze in high altitude areas, thus, thermos is recommended.

    Safety Precautions
     Water currents in rivers of GTA region are strong. It is highly advised to not stand near the cliff or on the bolder near the bank of the river or step into the river for photographs etc.

    Must Carry

    1. Sunscreen lotion & Moisturizing lotion
    2. Heavy Woolen Clothing & socks
    3. Good rubber-soled shoes
    4. Personal Medication
    5. Camera with sufficient batteries and film / memory cards
    6. Dark polarized Sun glasses with retainers
    7. Id Proofs

  • Darjeeling Police Numbers

  • Darjeeling

    Darjeeling Police Numbers

    Sadar Police Station

    Darjeeling Main Road

    Chowk Bazar Darjeeling – 734101

    Phone No – (0354)2254422 Mobile – 9733192325, 9733473110

    Landmark – Near Sadar Hospital

    Gandhi Road Police Station,

    Address: Sadar Court Road,

    Gandhi Road, Darjeeling – 734010

    Phone: (0354) 2252149

    Landmark: Near Hotel Fair Mount

    Sadar Thana Police Station

    Address: 120/4, Sadar Thana,

    Daroga Bazaar,

    Darjeeling- 734102

    Phone: (0354) 2254422

    Landmark: Near District Hospital

    Jorebunglow Police Station

    13, Jore Bunglow

    Phone – (0354)2274343

    Landmark – Near Ghoom Railway Station

    Darjeeling Police Control Room,

    Darjeeling Main Road Sukhia pokhri ,

    Darjeeling – 734101

    Phone: (0354) 2344794

    Landmark: Near State Bank Of India

    In case of emergencies, one can also contact the Superintendents of Police at the following addresses:

    Superintendent of Police

    132, Laden La Road, Darjeeling – 734101

    Phone No – (0354) 2254203 and (0354) 2252520

    Landmark – Near Meera Complex

    Superintendent Of Police

    35, Museum Road,

    Darjeeling – 734101

    Phone: (0354) 2254270, (0354) 2254277

    Mobile: 9733008010

    Landmark: Near Raj Bhavan

    Kalimpong

    Addl SP Kalimpong     03552 – 255359

    I.C. Kalimpong                        03552 – 255268

    Court Inspr. Kalimpong           03552 – 255421

    I.C.P. Kalimpong.        03552 – 255312

    Kalimpong PS              03552 – 255268

    Jaldhaka PS                 03552 – 265225

    Garubathan PS             03552 – 222013

    Lama Reang P.P.          03552 – 262323

    Kurseong

    SDPO Kurseong           0354 – 2344794

    I.C. Kurseong P.S.       0354 – 23744938

    Kurseong PS                0354 – 2330222

    Court Inspr.                 0354 – 2330211

    Tindharia OP               0354 – 2341224

    Kurseong T.O.P.          0354 – 2344743

    O.C. Tindharia O.P.     0354 – 2341224

    O.C. Garidhura O.P     0354 – 2572656

    Mirik

    SP Darjeeling              0354 – 2254270

    Mirik PS                      0354 – 2243226

    C.I. Mirik                    0354 – 2330224

  • Do’s & Don’ts

  • Do's

    1. Carry back all non-degradable litter such as empty bottles, tins, plastic bags etc. These must not litter the environment or be buried. They must be disposed in municipal dustbins only.
    2. Avoid littering and deposit garbage at designated places.
    3. Observe the sanctity of holy sites, temples and local cultures.
    4. Dress modestly. Be aware of the customs and manners and culture of the local people.
    5. Cut noise pollution. Do not blare aloud radios, tape recorders or other electronic entertainment equipment in nature resorts, sanctuaries and wildlife parks.
    6. Vegetation is fragile; follow designated trails.
    7. Keep all pollutants away from streams and lakes.
    8. In case temporary toilets are set-up near campsites, after defecation, cover with mud or sand. Make sure that the spot is at least 30 meters away from the water source.
    9. Respect people’s privacy while taking photographs. Ask for prior permission before taking a photograph.
    10. It is customary to leave a donation at a monastery and to circle shrines in clockwise direction.

    Don'ts

    1. Do not take away flora and fauna in the forms of cuttings, seeds or roots. It is illegal, especially in the Himalayas. The environment is really delicate in this region and the bio-diversity of the region has to be protected at all costs.
    2. Do not use pollutants such as detergent, in streams or springs while washing and bathing.
    3. Do not use wood as fuel to cook food at the campsite.
    4. Do not leave cigarettes butts or make open fires in the forests.
    5. Do not consume aerated drinks, alcohol, drugs or any other intoxicant and throw bottles in the wild.
    6. Do not tempt the locals, especially children by offering them foodstuff or sweets. Respect local traditions.
    7. Polythene and plastics are non biodegradable and unhealthy for the environment and must not be used and littered.

     

  • Emergency Information

  • GTA region is known for its clean and safe tourist destination. Still, as in the case with travel in any unfamiliar place, it always pays to exercise common sense, and to be familiar with the resources at your disposal should you experience problems or need assistance. The information given below may be useful if something unexpected happen during your stay in GTA region.              

    Dial 100 or 108

    This is one of the most important emergency numbers. It is the number to call the police. Nowadays with the increase of crimes in the society this number has found its use and it helps also. Apart from criminal emergencies this number can also be used for any sort of other emergencies where the police can help.

    Dial 101 or 108

    This yet another important emergency number, which is, used the maximum. This number is used for medical emergency and fire emergency. Medical emergency is the most disastrous emergency that anyone could expect. In the time of emergency we tend to lose our understanding so as to do what. But calling in this number could get you out from various problems.

    DARJEELING

    Darjeeling D.M

    0354-2254233/2256201(O)

    0354-2256182(R)

    0354-2254338(Fax)

    E-Mail : dm-darj@nic.in

     Superintendent of Police

    132, Laden La Road, Darjeeling – 734101

    Phone No – (0354) 2254203 and (0354) 2252520

    Landmark – Near Meera Complex

    Deputy Director Of Tourism,GTA

    Silver Fir Building,Bhanu Sarani

    The Mall Darjeeling-734101.

    Tel1: 0354-2254214 / 0354-2254879 / 0354-2255351

    Fax: 0354-2254214

    Additional District Magistrate

    (Disaster Management) 94340-58101

    Darjeeling – 734101

     Darjeeling Fire Station 55,

    Dali Darjeeling- 734010

    Phone: (0354) 2252121, (0354) 2259333

    Landmark: Near Dali Monastery

    The O-C Fire Brigade,

    99/22, 8th Cross,

    Hill Cart Road, Darjeeling- 734201

    Phone: (0354) 2344411

    Landmark: Near TB Hospital

    Kalimpong

    Sub Divisional Officer

    (Kalimpong) W,B

    03552-255264

    Addl SP

    KalimponG, W,B

    03552 – 255359

    I.C.

    Kalimpong Police Station

    Kalimpong,W.B

    03552 – 255268

    Kalimpong Sub Divisional Hospital

    Tripaai Road, Kalimpong  734301 W.B

    +(91)-3552-255245

    Seva Sadan Hospital

    10th Mile Road,

    Kalimpong  – 734301 W.B

    Fire Station Kalimpong

    Kalimpong, Seventh Mile,

    (03552 ) 255101

    Kurseong

    Sub Divisional Officer (Kurseong)

    0354-2330241

    Sub Divisional Police Officer

    (Kurseong)         0354-2344794

    I.C. Kurseong P.S.

    0354 – 23744938

    Kurseong Fire Station         

    0354 2344411 8584027257, 8584027258

    Kurseong Sub-division Hospital

    Kurseong,

    Darjeeling – 734203.

    Phone No. – 0354 2254218

    Mirik

    Block Development Officer (Mirik)

    0354-2443242

    bdomirik@gmail.com

    Mirik Government Hospital

    +(91)-354-2243222

    Mirik – 734214

  • Banks

  •  

    Darjeeling

    Allahabad Bank

    16 H. D. Lama Road,P. O – Darjeeling

    Phone – (0354) 2254972

    Axis Bank Ltd

    Maryland Resort Ltd, 16-22, Laden La Road, Opposite General Post Office, P. O -Darjeeling

    Phone – (0354) 2255333

    Bank of Baroda

    Robertson Road, P. O. Darjeeling

    Phone – (0354) 2254644

    Bank of India,

    H D Lama Road,P. O – Darjeeling

    Phone – (0354) 2258386

    Central Bank of India

    N C Goenka Road – Darjeeling

    Corporation Bank

    Yonzon Building, Beside Car Park,Laden La Road,

    Phone – (0354) 2259540

    HDFC Bank Ltd

    Laden La Road, Darjeeling

    Phone – (0354) 2259577

    Indian Bank

    9 Robertson Road, Darjeeling

    Phone – (0354) 2254161

    ICICI Bank

    49, Laden La Road, Darjeeling

    State Bank of India

    Laden La Road, P.O – Darjeeling

    Phone – (0354) 252788

    United Bank of India

    4B, Chowrasta Road, Darjeeling

    UCO Bank

    Robertson Road, Club Side, Darjeeling,

    Phone – (0354) 2254206

    Union Bank

    Darjeeling Bazar, Darjeeling

    Phone – (0354) 2431106

    Vijaya Bank,

    Gandhi Rd, Darjeeling

    Phone – (0354) 2254177


     

    Kalimpong

    State Bank Of India

    Kalimpong HO, Kalimpong, 734301 W.B

    +(91)-3552-259757, 258629

    Central Bank Of India

    Kalimpong HO, Kalimpong , 734301 W.B

    +(91)-3552-259273

    Bandhan Bank Ltd,

    Sharma Building, Thana Dara Dairy, Kalimpong Ho, Kalimpong 734301,W.B

    18002588181

    Hdfc Bank Ltd,

    Ichhamoti Holding No 74, Main Road, Kalimpong Ho, Kalimpong – 734301, W.B

    +(91)-9831073333 , +(91)-3552-255120

    Icici Bank Ltd,

    Baghdhara Road, Kalimpong Ho, Kalimpong – 734301, Ward No-11

    +(91)-8101667777

    Axis Bank Ltd,

    D S Gurung Road, Near Damber Chowk, Kalimpong Ho, Kalimpong – 734301, W.B

    +(91)-3552-257122, 257124

    Indian Overseas Bank

    144/A, Sharma Building, Kalimpong – 734301, W.B

    18004254445,18004257744

    Bank Of India

    Ongden Road, Kalimpong HO, Kalimpong – 734301, W.B

    +(91)-3552-256070

    Union Bank Of India,

    Near Kalimpong Police Station, Kalimpong – 734301, W.B

    +(91)-3552-255246

     


     

    Kurseong

    State Bank of India

    Kurseong, West Bengal 734203

    1800 425 3800

    Bank Of Baroda

    Tenzing Norgay Road,, Kurseong

    ICICI Bank Kurseong – Branch & ATM

    Hill Cart Road, Ranjeet Restaurant,

    Kurseong, West Bengal 734203

    081016 67777



    Mirik

    STATE BANK OF INDIA

    Address: MIRIK

    State: WEST BENGAL

    District: DARJEELING  Branch: MIRIK

    Contact: TEL: 0354 – 2243255, 2243712

    CENTRAL BANK OF INDIA

    Address: P.O. MIRIK, DIST-DARJEELING, WEST BENGAL-734214

    State: WEST BENGAL

    District: DARJILING  Branch: MIRIK

    Contact: 0354 – 2443068

    UNITED BANK OF INDIA

    Address: KRISHNAGAR, PO-MIRIK, DIST-DARJILING, WEST BENGAL,

    State: WEST BENGAL

    District: DARJEELING Branch: KRISHNAGAR-MIRIK

    Uttar Banga Kshetriya Gramin Bikash Bank

    (Soureni Bazar, 6 km on the way to Siliguri)

    Mirik


  • Post Offices

  • Darjeeling

    Darjeeling BLUE Dart

    Contact Number – (0354 ) 2257455

    Gandhi Rd,Darjeeling, Darjeeling H O, Darjeeling – 734101

    First Flight courier service,

    Ladenla Road, Opp. Nuthumuls Tea Shop, Darjeeling 734101

    email : darjeeling@firstflight.net

    Government Post Offices

    Details of Post Office BHUTIA BUSTY, DARJILING
    Post Office: BHUTIA BUSTY
    Contact Address: Postmaster, Post Office BHUTIA BUSTY (SUB OFFICE), DARJILING, WEST BENGAL (WB), India (IN), Pin Code:- 734101

    Details of Post Office DARJEELING, DARJILING
    Post Office: DARJEELING
    Contact Address: Postmaster, Post Office DARJEELING (HEAD OFFICE), DARJILING, WEST BENGAL (WB), India (IN), Pin Code:- 734101

    Details of Post Office DARJEELING BAZAR, DARJILING
    Post Office: DARJEELING BAZAR
    Contact Address: Postmaster, Post Office DARJEELING BAZAR (SUB OFFICE), DARJILING, WEST BENGAL (WB), India (IN), Pin Code:- 734101

    Details of Post Office : DARJEELING COURT, DARJILING
    Post Office: DARJEELING COURT
    Contact Address: Postmaster, Post Office DARJEELING COURT (SUB OFFICE), DARJILING, WEST BENGAL (WB), India (IN), Pin Code:- 734101

    Details of Post Office ROSE BANK, DARJILING
    Post Office: ROSE BANK
    Post Office Type: SUB OFFICE
    Contact Address: Postmaster, Post Office ROSE BANK (SUB OFFICE), DARJILING, WEST BENGAL (WB), India (IN), Pin Code:- 734101

    Contact Number

    Superintendent     0354-2252141

    Supdt.’s Office       0354-22552849

    Post Master(H.P.O)   0354-2252076

    Kalimpong

    Post Office

    7th Mile, Kalimpong Ho, 734301 W.B

    Post Office

    Thana Dara, Kalimpong – 734301 W.B

    +(91)-3552-255990

     DTDC Courier & Cargo Ltd,

    Main Road, Kalimpong – 734301 W.B

    +(91)-3552-255074, +(91)-9434059435

    Blazeflash Couriers Ltd

    Near Axis Bank ATM, 10th Mile Fatak, Kalimpong- 734301, W.B

    +(91)-9679404166

    Blue Dart Express LTD

    Changia Stores, R C Mintri Road, Kalimpong, 734301 W.B

    +(91)-3552-255502

    Trackon Couriers PVT LTD,

    Room No-14 1st Floor, Super Market, Kalimpong – 734301

    +(91)-3552-256454

    Overnite Express LTD,

    Thana Dara, Kalimpong, – 734301

    +(91)-3552-255911

    Kurseong

    Kurseong Post Office

    Burdawan Rd, Kurseong, West Bengal 734203

    Blue Dart Express LTD

    47 Super Fast Couriers, Mamaji Shoe Shoppe Hill Cart Road, Kurseong, Darjeeling – 734203

    +(91)-354-2345145  +(91)-9832079827

    DTDC Courier & Cargo Ltd

    Upahar, 87, H C Road, Kurseong, Darjeeling – 734203

    +(91)-354-2344981  +(91)-9434141952

  • Health

  • Darjeeling

    Sadar Hospital (District Hospital)
    Hill Cart Road, Near Darjeeling Police Station, Darjeeling – 734101
    Phone Number – (0354) 2254218

    DDMA Hospital (Planters Hospital)
    7, Nehru Road, Darjeeling – 734101
    Phone No – 9332490262

    Eden Hospital  
    Chowk Bazar, Darjeeling – 734101
    Near Loreto Convent
    Category – Hospital
    Phone No – (0354) 2252131

    Deshbandhu Chest Clinic
    Hill Cart Road,West Point, Darjeeling – 734101

    T B hospital
    Hill Cart Road, West Point, Darjeeling – 734101

    Jorebunglow Primary Health Care Center
    3rd Mile Road, State Highway – 12, Darjeeling – 734101

    Yuma Nursing Home And Diagnostic Center
    7/A, Ballen Villa Road, Darjeeling – 734101
    Email: yumanurshome@gmail.com
    Phone No – (0354) 2257651

    Yuma Nursing Home
    Hill Cart Road, Chowk Bazar, Darjeeling – 734101

    Mariam Nursing Home
    N.B.Singh Road, Darjeeling, Phone Number – (0354) 2254637

    Red Cross 
    Nimbugao, Darjeeling – 734101
    Near Turn Hill High School

    Charitable Dispensary For Women And Children
    Hill Cart Road, Kata Pahar, Near police Station, Darjeeling – 734101

    Nandan Polyclinic

    Darjeeling Main Road, Near Police Station
    Phone Number – (03552)255024

    Jeet Eye Clinic

    30-B Hill Cart Road, 2nd Floor, Darjeeling – 734101
    Phone Number – (0354)-2256751

    Tibetan Medical Clinic
    78/2, Hill Cart Road, Darjeeling – 734101
    Phone No – (0354)-2254735

    Baba Ram Dev Patanjalin Arogya Kendro

    327, Unique Market, Block B, R.N.Sinha Road, Near Ram Mandir, Darjeeling – 734101
    Phone No – (0354)-2257385

    Himalayan Pathological Center
    57, Gandhi Road, Darjeeling – 734101
    Phone No – 9434121496


    Kalimpong

    Kalimpong Sub Divisional Hospital

    Tripaai Road, Kalimpong  734301 W.B

    +(91)-3552-255245

    Seva Sadan Hospital

    10th Mile Road, Kalimpong  – 734301 W.B

    Adarsha Nursing Home

    Shahid D B Giri Road, Kalimpong – 734301 W.B

    Phone : +(91)-3552-257743

    Dr Mallicks Nursing Home  

    Rishi Road, 10.5 Mile, Kalimpong – 734301 ,W.B

    +(91)-3552-255666

    Kalimpong Leprosy Hospital & Rehab Centre

    Chotta Bhalukhop, Bhalukhop Khasmahal, West Bengal 734316


    Kurseong

    Kurseong Sub-division Hospital

    Kurseong,

    Darjeeling – 734203.

    Phone No. – 0354 2254218

    Kurseong Sd Hospital Blood Bank

    +(91)-354-2344333, +(91)-9434176999

    Kurseong,

    Darjeeling – 734203.

    Kurseong Dental Centre

    Hamal Bhawan, T.N Road, Kurseong, Darjeeling – 734203.

    Phone : +(91)-8972702221


  • ATMs

  • Darjeeling

    State Bank of India ATMs

    Address – 2 Laden La Rd, Darjeeling, West Bengal 734101

    Pincode – 734101

    Bank of India ATMs

    Address – Bank Of India, Darjeeling Branch, Hd Lama Road, Post Office Darjeeling, 734101 West Bangal

    Pincode – 734101

    Union Bank Of India ATMs

    Address – C/O, Dilip Kumar Gurung, H D Lama Road, In front OF Union Bank of India, Darjeeling Br., Darjeeling West Bengal 734101

    Pincode – 734101

    Central Bank of India ATMs

    Address – Darjeeling Branch, N.C. Goenka Road, Post Office Darjeeling, District: Darjeeling, West Bengal-734101.

    Pincode – 734101

    Phone Number – 354-2256410

    State Bank of India ATMs

    Address – Darjeeling Mall Road, Mall Road, Darjeeling, West Bengal 734101

    Pincode – 734101

    Union Bank Of India ATMs

    Address – Union Bank of India, Darjeeling Br., 4b, Chaurasta Road, Post & Dist. Darjeeling, West Bengal, 734 101

    Pincode – 734 101


    Kalimpong

    Axis Bank ATMs

    Address – 10th Mile D. B. Giri Road, Kalimpong 734301, Gumbahata, Kalimpong, West Bengal

    Pincode – 734301

    Axis Bank ATMs

    Address – Camellia Shopping Complex , Hq 27 Mountain Division Pin 764301, Kalimpong, West Bengal

    Pincode – 764301

    HDFC Bank ATMs

    Address – Ichhamoti Holding No 74, Main Road, Kalimpong, Darjeeling, Ichhamoti Kalimpong 734301 West Bengal India

    Pincode – 734301

    ICICI Bank ATMs

    Address – ICICI Bank ATM, Bagdhara Road, Word No. 11, Kalimpong, West Bengal-734301 03552-255519, Kalimpong, West Bengal, 734301

    Pincode – 734301

    ICICI Bank ATMs

    Address – ICICI Bank ATM, Mintri Bhavan, Shaheed Lal Bhadur Giri Path, Main Road, Kalimpong West Bengal-734301, Kalimpong, West Bengal, 734301

    Pincode – 734301

    Axis Bank ATMs

    Address – Kalimpong Branch D S Gurung Road, Near Damber Chowk, Po/Ps Kalimpong, Dist Darjeeling, Pin 734 301, West Bengal, Kalimpong, West Bengal

    Pincode – 734 301

    State Bank of India ATMs

    Address – Kalimpong Darjeeling, Mintri Bhawan Main Road, Kalimpong, West Bengal 734301

    Pincode – 734301

    Axis Bank ATMs

    Address – Soods Garden Retreat Atm 8.5 Miles Rishi Road, Kalimpong 734301, Kalimpong, West Bengal

    Pincode – 734301

    Union Bank Of India ATMs

    Address – Union Bank of India, Kalimpong Br., Thanadara (Above Kodak Building), Dist. Darjeeling, West Bengal 734 401

    Pincode – 734 401


    Kurseong

    STATE BANK OF INDIA

    Opposite Kurseong Railway Station,

    Beside Shyam’S Restaurant, Kurseong, West Bengal 734203

    Axis Bank     

    Bordaman Road, Kurseong, Darjeeling 734203

    Central Bank Of India ATM

    99/B, H C Road, Kurseong, Darjeeling – 734203

    ICICI Bank Kurseong – Branch & ATM

    Hill Cart Road, Ranjeet Restaurant,

    Kurseong, West Bengal 734203

    081016 67777

    Mirik

    HDFC Bank ATM

    Address – C/O Anand Subba Near Jagjit Hotel KrisnaNagar

    Mirik ,West Bengal India

    Pincode – 734214

    State Bank of India 

    Address – Mirik Darjeeling, Jagjeet Hotel, Krishnagar

    Mirik, West Bengal 734214

    Pincode – 734214

    State Bank of India ATM

    Address – Mirik Bazaar

    Mirik, West Bengal 734214

    Pincode – 734214

    Central Bank of India ATM

    Address – Mirik Bazaar

    Mirik, West Bengal 734214

    Pincode – 734214

    IndiCash ATM

    Address – Thana Line

    Mirik, West Bengal 734214

    Pincode – 734214

    IndiCash ATM

    Address – Soureni Bazaar

    Mirik, West Bengal 734214

    Pincode – 734214