Best Places for Backpackers in Darjeeling, India.

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The best backpackers destinations & accommodation in Darjeeling, India.

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Top 2 hostels in Darjeeling, India.

These are the 2 most awesome hostels and budget places to stay in Darjeeling, India.

Cozy Nest Homestay

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Cozy Nest Homestay

Alcohol is strictly prohibited........................... The Homestay is owned by Mr Wangchuck Paljor, a buddhist living in Darjeeling. At Cozy Nest , the servce is at home.We aim to provide travellers a comfortable stay but please dont expect things like in a hotel we are just a home so be comf...
Cozy Nest Homestay is a hostel in Darjeeling. Check Hostelworld for prices.


Hideout Backpackers Hostel

89 /100

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Hideout Backpackers Hostel

Centrally Located but still away from the busy town area, the homestay provides free WiFi. A balcony with mountain view is offered in every unit. A continental breakfast is available daily at the property at a reasonable rate. The homestay offers a terrace.You can have a view of Kanchenjunga fr...
Hideout Backpackers Hostel is a hostel in Darjeeling. Check Hostelworld for prices.


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Things to see and do while backpacking in Darjeeling, India.

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Observing Thangka Artists at Work

Bylakuppe is the largest Tibetan settlement in India, and it’s not just a monastic center. The place is home to the heart of Tibetan art and culture as well, kept alive in hundreds of little ways. Hire a rickshaw from one of the many that stand guard at the entrance to the Golden Temple and ask the driver to take you to a Thangka artist’s house. When I visited, there were two students as well who were working with theThangka master. Intricate patterns were painstakingly etched. I speak to Pema, one of the students, who tells me that he has come from Darjeeling to study with the master. “Is it not hard to be an artist these days?” I ask. He shrugs. “Someone has to carry on the tradition,” he says, dipping his brush in a palette of blue, and tracing a beautiful flower on the easel in front of him. Thangkas are also available for sale and are a beautiful way to contribute to the local community.

Smitha Murthy

Darjeeling- the queen of Hills

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Jhandidara: A Quiet Hamlet in Darjeeling

Jhandidara: A Quiet Hamlet in Darjeeling The first encounters with the mountains are always special. Mine was too, and it happened in a little village called Jhandidara tucked in the Himalayas in Darjeeling district. I always dreamt of going to a green mountain, shrouded with trees and where the clouds touched you and where it rained all year long. Jhandidara was exactly my dream. A very sparsely populated hamlet, Jhandidara or Jhandi, as it is lovingly called by the locales, is still quite unknown in the tourist map.

Tias Basu

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