Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Darjeeling, or Darjiling, a town and seat of the executive of Darjeeling district on the Himalayas, Bengal, acquired by the Government as a sanatorium in 1835, stands on a lofty eminence with wooded valleys on each side. It is a favourite resort for visitors and invalids, and the health station of the Lieutenant-Governor of Bengal. The scenery of the district, which has a moist, yet healthy climate, cannot be surpassed. Its mineral products include coal, iron, copper, and slate, and its principal industry is the manufacture of tea. Good pasturage exists in the government forests and on the more lofty mountains, and game, large and small, is fairly abundant.