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Darjeeling tea producers venturing into tea tourism projects

Tea producers are venturing into tea tourism projects in the picturesque Darjeeling hills, hoping the newly-created Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) will restore peace in the region.

Gorkhaland unrest hits tourism in Darjeeling

KOLKATA - West Bengal's tourism industry has been hit badly due to the flare-up in the Darjeeling Hills over the demand for a separate Gorkhaland state. More than 100 hotels are lying vacant as tourists are leaving the pretty mountain resort in the wake of the violence.The verdant hills and the Himalayan toy train service are a prime tourist attraction, particularly during the summer.

Darjeeling safe for tourists

KOLKATA - The West Bengal government, which had advised tourists against visiting Darjeeling in the wake of the agitation there by the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha a month ago, on Monday said visitors were now free to go to the hill station once again.