Summer Capital Walk

On this Colonial Heritage Walk you get to savour the high points of the colonial days of Darjeeling. This gorgeous hill station in the Eastern Himalayas served as the summer capital of the British, when they ruled India from their first capital, which was Calcutta. Discovered by chance, this beautiful spot in the mountains reminded them of England. It did not take the English too long to transform this cool Himalayan spot into a charming hill town. Sometime later, it became their fully functional seat of Government and commerce in the summer.

  • Unveiling the exciting narratives of one of India’s best loved hill stations
  • Delving deep into this historic town from a local perspective
  • Discovering the magical setting of the Eastern Himalayas from a historic viewpoint

This three-hour stroll leads you to some of the hidden gems of Darjeeling town. Your local host helps you unravel the many facets of the exciting history behind the most significant heritage structures in town. Adding to these hard facts will be a range of intriguing legends of the most prominent figures of Darjeeling. You will discover too how Darjeeling was established as the summer capital for the British, who ruled India from Calcutta in eastern India at the time. The walk will be spiced up with stories, myths, and anecdotes from the bygones of one of British India’s first natural sanatoriums.

Timings for the Summer Capital Walk are: 9am / 10am / 11am / 12pm. The tour lasts for 3 hours and explores the colonial and multi-cultural heritage of Darjeeling town on foot.

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