Darjeeling | "Queen of Hills"
Darjeeling is an enchanting and very popular hill-station in India. Also known as "the queen of hills" it is famous for its lofty snow-capped mountains, UNESCO world heritage toy train and beautiful tea gardens. It derives its name from the Tibetan word “Dorjee-ling” meaning place of the thunder bolt. It’s nestled in the beautiful Himalayas at an altitude of almost 7000ft. It shares its border with Nepal in the West and Bhutan in the east.
The serene beauty of this place enforces one to experience a close encounter with nature. It enables an individual to sense the oneness with the nature which is highly essential for a yoga seeker. Every inch of its environment reflects the culture and tradition of yoga thus making it an ideal place for the practice of yoga. Thus we feel blessed to have had an opportunity to set up our yoga training center in such an appropriate location. We feel proud to have chosen this place for our yoga course as location plays major role in experiencing the true potential of yoga. Learning and exploring yoga at Darjeeling will become a memorable part of life. Apart from these, Darjeeling exposes you to a blend of Indian, Tibetan and Nepali cultures due to its location. So it is a wonderful opportunity to explore wide range of cultures and their relation to yoga in a single place. It is the best place to research the impact yoga can have on an individual to a society extended over to a country.
Darjeeling is acclaimed internationally for its world famous tea that shares the same protected status as champagne and cognac. Trekkers and adventure seekers have been flocking here for years to be face to face with the sublime grandeur of the Himalayas. The green slope of Darjeeling has diverse varieties of flora and fauna including Rhododendrons, Orchids, Magnolias, different varieties of coniferous pines and ferns. The majestic views of India’s highest mountain Kanchenjunga, considered the tallest mountain in the world for centuries has baffled travelers since time immemorial. Just being in its presence humbles all who stand before it.