Darjeeling is famous for its tea. It is located near the Himalayan Mountains at an elevation of 7,000 ft. It was cold (in the 50's) while we were there but much of the vegetation looks tropical.
The Windamere Hotel where we stayed--very old fashioned and very British.
Our group had this building to ourselves.
Look like Forget-me-nots.
I was surprised to look up and see a monkey sitting in a tree by our building.
I investigated further and saw that he had a lot of company on the ground.
Gatehouse to our hotel.
Turns out there are monkeys everywhere. These people didn't pay them any attention.
These people had started a little fire to warm up.
These young men offered to let me to take their picture.
Burning incense outside a jewelry store.
Great selection of inexpensive Himalayan/Nepalese artifacts
A lot of dogs running around unsupervised.
This boy was playing with a balloon.
These colorful flags were up to mark some big upcoming Hindu festival. We saw them all over India.
This dog was bothering the monkeys.
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View of the Himalayas. Mount Everest was about 50 miles away and can be seen on a very clear day, but not while we were there.
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