Darjeeling is situated at an altitude of 2134 meters. The name of the town has been derived from "Darjeeling" meaning 'the place of the
Dorje - the Mystic.
Fifty-one km east of Darjeeling and at an altitude of 1250 metres lies Kalimpong, the former headquarters of the Bhutanese Governor..
Gangtok, the Capital of Sikkim, emerges through the clouds in the shadow of the mighty Kanchenjunga or Kangchendzonga.