Darjeeling is a Himalayan city in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is internationally renowned as a tourist destination, along with its tea industry and the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is "hill town headquarters" of Darjeeling district with a partially autonomous status within the state of West Bengal. Popularly known as the Queen of Hills,the town is located in the Lesser Himalaya at an average elevation of 6,710 ft (2,050 m).Like most other hill stations in India, the British developed Darjeeling as a respite from the summer heat in the plains. The British loved the town for the complete rejuvenation package that it offered - serene atmosphere, view of the snowline, scented pines and a golden colored brew called the Darjeeling tea. The place has since become a pilgrimage of sorts for tea connoisseurs.
The Mall is Darjeeling's popular commercial street with book shops, Tibetans selling hand-knitted sweaters, souvenir shops, eateries and tea/coffee stalls accompanied with hot steaming momos. The Mall leads to Chaurasta, a square. This is a Pedestrian-only road in the heart of town. The site is very peaceful and free of irritants.This Photo is taken over there.