The Himalayan range spans over ten Indian states namely, Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Sikkim and West Bengal. It supplies water to the major part of the Indian sub – continent and is the source for the holy rivers of Ganges. The elegant looking snow-capped mountains, lush green tropical and temperate forests, gurgling streams and the rich flora and fauna – a true Shangrila or “Nye-mae-el” which simply means ‘heaven’. Situated in North East India, just south of Sikkim, Darjeeling provides the perfect ambiance of a hill resort with it’s mild climate and laid back charm. Its verdant hills and valleys are imbued in colour, and are interspersed with vast stretches of rolling green tea gardens. Presiding over all this is Mt. Kanchenjunga, the third highest mountain on Earth, looming over the northern horizon, giving a magical aura to the land that amazes its visitors.