Set against the stunning backdrop of the snow-clad Himalayan Mountains, Darjeeling is the most important hill resort in Eastern India. It exudes old world colonial charm, and has a reputation for producing the ‘champagne of the west’, better known as Darjeeling tea. ‘The Mall’, where you can stroll around and play with your own ideas of the ideal Victorian holiday resort, dominates the pedestrian only town center. Nearby Tiger Hill offers a breathtaking view of the Himalayas, which are particularly spectacular at sunrise.