Travel & Tourism

Tea, trains and tales from Darjeeling

Labourers pluck tea leaves at a tea plantation in Shipaidura village, about 40 km (25 miles) north of the northeastern hill resort of Darjeeling, in this June 23, 2008 file photo. Darjeeling, for many people, means tea, but the eponymous hill resort nestled in the Himalayas in India's northeast is also a gateway to spectacular views of the world's third highest peak as well as a rare glimpse of snow leopards and red pandas. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri/Files

 
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on November 13, 2014, on page 3.

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