Darjeeling is the paradise of the East. Lofty mountains surround Darjeeling. Except for the monsoon months, the Kanchenjunga peak can be seen. Down below in the valley flow the rivers swollen by rain water or melting snow. Darjeeling is a fascinating place rich in natural beauty and surrounded by Buddhist monasteries. Its beauty surpasses any other hill station. The real fun in coming to Darjeeling is on the toy train. It takes six to seven hours to cover a distance of 82 kms and the slow speed gives you enough time to watch and appreciate the beauty which nature has provided it. This train passes through the forests, waterfalls, over deep valleys and through the mountains and tunnels.