The Singalila range is one of the rare spots on earth where the view embraces five summits rising above 8000m, amongst them Everest, Makalu and Lhotse. Darjeeling in the northeastern state of West Bengal is definitely the queen of the eastern Himalayas. A perfect town for simple walking and talking amidst its casual and almost ‘standstill' atmosphere. It is a place, which reflects the fusty relic of last British Raj era with left over chalets, Tiffin and tonic, miniature toy train and the distinct rusty smell of burning coal in the air. The undulating green hills of tea shrubs still dominate much of the surroundings with pine trees sprouting at various ridges and corners.
Only the sights of Mt.Kanchenjunga (8600 m), the third highest mountain in the world, remains unchanged since last century and still endure astonishing prominence in the northern horizon.