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Posts Tagged ‘Darjeeling’

Worth the Journey: Far-Flung Lodges of the World

  • WHL Group
  • 9 December 2012

In today’s hyper-connected and quickly globalising world, a retreat into remoteness can be the finest amenity that travel has to offer. But where can you turn to really get away from it all? And when you get there, will you still have somewhere to spend the night? We’ve searched our WHL Group network for the most far-flung lodgings we could find. Far more than hotels, these unique places to lay your head offer a full travel experience.

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Seven Farm-Fresh Farmstay Getaways

  • WHL Group
  • 9 September 2012

The best fruits and vegetables are those locally grown and fresh off the farm. Aside from produce, however, farmers worldwide have something else to offer frazzled urban travellers: a valuable farmstay escape into traditional rural life. Within the WHL Group network, we found seven great farm getaways through which you can get your hands dirty and immerse yourself in the real farming lifestyle of remote rural places.

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In Motion: Local Transport from Around the World

  • WHL Group
  • 5 October 2011

We believe that the different forms of local transport are unique qualities of a place that, when experienced, are a vital part of a local travel experience. To know a place is to get around it the way local people do: cramming yourself into a chicken bus in South America, throwing caution to the wind in a tuk-tuk in Southeast Asia or boarding a ferry in Africa. We’re sure you will find these rides to be a brilliant bonding experience with locals.

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Top Five Things to Do in Darjeeling, India

  • Pravin Tamang
  • 27 June 2011

Darjeeling, India, an internationally renowned tourist destination and hilly refuge, boasts an incredible variety of outdoor attractions and must-see sights. Getting to the bottom (or top) of Darjeeling’s top five, though, takes a local with intimate knowledge of the place. Fortunately, the founding staff at Tathagata Journeys were born and bred in Darjeeling and possess decades of experience arranging meaningful tours and activities for travellers.

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Bringing Responsible Tourism to the Hills of Darjeeling, India

  • Laurel Angrist
  • 5 April 2011

Set against the jaw-droppingly gorgeous backdrop of the snow-covered Himalayas and surrounded by the phenomenal forests and streams of rural Darjeeling, India, the little village of Mineral Spring is a community knit together by strong cultural values that have made it a model of sustainable growth. Now, homestays with locals have been set up, satisfying the desires of both mindful travellers and responsible hosts.

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Photo of the Week: A Jhakri (Shaman) of Darjeeling, India

  • Pravin Tamang (Photo and Text)
  • 6 February 2011

This photo shows a Jhakri – the local word for ‘shaman’ – who is taking part in the festival of Banbo, which takes place every year in Darjeeling in West Bengal, India. The proceedings are part of an ancient tradition that is enacted to bring good fortune to the area.

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Local Food: A Culinary World Tour

  • WHL Group
  • 18 October 2010

When it comes to life’s simple pleasures, food definitely ranks near (if not at) the top of the list for most people. It’s probably fair to say that the way to a whole nation’s heart is through its stomach, so finding out what makes a country tick is often as simple as checking out what dishes regularly make it onto the dinner table. Thanks to the efforts of our local partners around the globe, we’ve assembled an extensive selection of typical local appetisers, soups and stews, main dishes, vegetarian dishes, desserts, drinks and snacks and street foods.

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Darjeeling Un-limited: When Local Service Is Best

  • Mika Santos
  • 2 August 2010

The cool climate and relatively small size of Darjeeling, India, make it a perfect getaway from the sultry temperatures and urban sprawl of India’s other major urban centres. Mountaineers and outdoor enthusiasts will love the numerous trails to and through the Himalayas, as well as the different adventure activities. But, of course, there is so much more to Darjeeling than its list-topping tourist attractions, like new opportunities to interact directly with the local community.

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whl.travel Welcomes Travellers to Darjeeling, India

  • whl.travel
  • 29 April 2010

THIS ARTICLE IS AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH AND NEPALI. On the northeast edge of India, Darjeeling reposes in the foothills of the Himalayas. It’s a quaint town where the cultures of India, Nepal and Sikkim peacefully come together to create an ideal destination for travellers in search of something utterly different from the rest of India.

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