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April 29, 2023

A complete guide to local festivals in Darjeeling

Visiting Darjeeling needs no particular reason to content your wanderlust. It can be any time of the year and all you just need is to apply for leave and pack your bags to set out on an enthralling journey to the “Queen of Hills”. Darjeeling is more than just its congenial climate and breathtaking beauty. The city has a rich colonial past and an influx of various cultures to give you a fascinating vacationing experience in the Queen of Hills. But no matter whether you are planning a trip to Darjeeling, make sure to book your staycation in advance at Anutri Hill Resort, one of the top-rated upscale resorts in Darjeeling.

Besides its enchanting beauty, Darjeeling hosts many vibrant festivals throughout the year to make your vacation extra special and entertaining. The following festivals are:

Teesta Tea and Tourism Festival: Celebrated in the months of November and December, Teesta tea and tourism festival in Darjeeling attracts tourists from all over the globe. The festival is an exhibition on tea tasting and tea sessions. In this exhibition, people become aware of different kinds of tea like scented tea, black tea, white tea, masala tea, and green tea.

Darjeeling Carnival: This 10-day festival is celebrated in the month of November and includes a gala show of rock and band music in English, Bengali, and Nepali. You will also get a lip-smacking taste of various local and international cuisines from the stalls. 

Darjeeling Orange Festival: This happens in December, the orange festival in Darjeeling is attended by villagers from over 50 villages.

New Year Celebrations: Spending 31st Dec, to welcome 1st Jan marks an exciting experience for you in the hills. Grand New Year celebrations are something to watch out for while spending the vacation in Darjeeling. If you want to add a fun twist to your Darjeeling vacation, explore and join the New Year’s Eve celebrations. 

Losha: Celebrated in the months of February and March, Losha is a festival in the Tibetan calendar that goes on for a week. The festival involves delicious food, the participants wear new clothes, and take part in dancing. The purpose of the festival is to celebrate the devotion of Buddhists. 

Tihar: One of the most important festivals for Nepali Hindus, the festival marks the worshipping of Goddess Lakshmi. This is a traditional festival where Nepali young girls and women go door-to-door to sing Bhaileni. Bhai ka Tika is also a merry time to celebrate brotherhood.

Buddha Jayanti: This is another important Darjeeling festival. A day on which prayer is offered in the Buddhist temple and is celebrated in the month of May on the occasion of Buddha Purnima.

To enjoy these festivals in great pomp and grandeur, book your comfortable stay at Anutri Hill Resort to enjoy a worry-free vacation in Darjeeling. Book now your favorite room.