Dooars, the foothills of Himalaya is surely among the best jungle destinations in India. Jungle lovers, adventure buffs or wildlife photographers, anyone can plan a short trip to Dooars. The wildlife-filled tropical forests, green covered hill streams cutting across the green lands of tea gardens make it one of the most delightful destinations.
If you visit North Sikkim you will find a different world all together. What fascinates any traveler most of this hill station is the unique feel which is so different from the rest of the country. Gangtok is the capital of the state Sikkim and it has everything to flaunt their culture and beauty. Gangtok is the largest town in the state and it is lies in the high hills. Gangtok is actually a part of the great mountain Himalaya and it has got the name Gangtok as it means “hillside”. Gangtok is the combination of beautiful hill and lush greenery.
Darjeeling is in the state of West Bengal, India, located right at the Himalayan foothills. Once upon a time during the British rule in India it used to be the summer resort for the elite persons in the British Raj. Till date it remains as the terminus of the narrow-gauge Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, or “Toy Train,” which was completed back in 1881. It's world famous for the distinctive black tea grown in the hilly plantations surrounding the slopes. At the backdrop there is Mt. Kanchenjunga, which is among the world’s highest peaks.
One of the most popular and most admired tourist spots for Bengalis, specially Kolkatans to be more specific is Digha. Visiting here at the weekends after a hectic weekly schedule is just like spending some time in paradise.
But how many of us know that how it became a tourist spot? What is its history? Let's take a small effort to find it out.