Darjeeling is referred to as the “Queen of the Hills” because of its stunning natural beauty, breathtaking scenery, and its location in the heart of the Lesser Himalayas. The town is surrounded by rolling hills, lush tea gardens, and majestic peaks, including the famous Kanchenjunga, which is the third highest mountain in the world.
Darjeeling’s altitude and its location in the hills make it a cool and refreshing escape from the heat and humidity of the plains. The town has been a popular destination for tourists for many years, attracting visitors from India and around the world with its scenic beauty, rich cultural heritage, and its popularity as a hub for adventure sports and outdoor activities.
The nickname “Queen of the Hills” reflects the town’s regal and majestic beauty, and its status as one of the most picturesque destinations in India.