All the Globe Trotters get ready for Darjeeling for 5-day tourism festival
All the Globe Trotters get ready for Darjeeling for 5-day tourism festival

Though there are numerous reasons to visit Darjeeling. Lush green lands, panoramic views, breath taking scene make this place so beautiful. But now we have one more reason to visit Darjeeling. So all the Globe trotters around the globe get ready and pack your bag for Darjeeling. Because this city is all set to host a 5-day tourism festival after the 104 days of bandh struck havoc in the hill town. ‘Queen of hills’ is all happy and back to track once again. The bandh had actually crippled the economy and tourism of one of the most beautiful hill stations in the country, and this festival comes as the much-needed refreshment for people and travellers.


The Darjeeling festival is all set begin from December 27, and will go on till December 31. It is expected that people from all over will come and attend. This tourism fest is being organised in joint collaboration with Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA), State Tourism Department, and Information and Cultural Affairs Department in Darjeeling. A great step to perk up tourist interest in the hills. 

West Bengal Tourism Minister Gautam Deb informed media, "We are planning to invite foreign consulates and embassies to visit and participate in the festival in order to send out the message to the world that the situation in Darjeeling is normal again, and visitors can enjoy the peace and serenity of the hills."

The 104-day-long protest by people belonging to Gorkha sect had affected the state’s tourism. But the demand of having a separate state of Gorkhaland was cancelled on September 27. "In the backdrop of this, we are organising this festival to tell people that there is nothing to fear about, and that they are more than welcome to Darjeeling," added the minister.

GTA principal secretary Subrata Biswas said that it is a fact that economy in the hills mainly depends on tourism, which has taken a back seat because of the agitation. He also called Darjeeling and the view of snow-capped Kanchenjunga as "spectacularly beautiful destination." Apart from domestic tourists, foreigners also come here during this time of the year.

Providing more information on the same, Biswas said that during this fest, lesser-known destinations of Darjeeling will be promoted. The four venues are Darjeeling town, Kurseong, Kalimpong, and Mirik. He said that “local arts, dresses, and cuisines will be showcased at the festival to cater to different interests of tourists. Adventure sports like rafting, paragliding, hiking, and leisurely pastimes like bird watching will also find a mention in the promotional activities."

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