I was walking down towards Chow Rasta in Darjeeling when I saw these school kids. School bags slung over their shoulders, they were quite chirpily dressed for school time! Fascinated by my camera, these otherwise shy kids happily posed for me. I loved the tiniest of them, who’s happily looking at my camera through her handmade (quite literally) binoculars. Though the settings of this photography are not very fascinating, what with the downtown feel, I love it for the spontaneity.
Nothing in the frame is rehearsed, making it one of those nostalgia-driving photos!
I’ll not be using a watermark on any of the images in the “Photo of the Day” series as they mar the entire visual. Sincerely hoping that you would report if you find the images copied anywhere else! To know more about the best and most interesting things to do in Darjeeling, read this. More information below.
Where is Darjeeling?
Darjeeling is a hill town in West Bengal. It lies in the Lesser Himalayas at an approx elevation of 2045 mt. Much loved by the British Empire in India, it’s got an old-world feel, making you stop and take notice of the slow-paced life. Darjeeling is famously known for its tea estates. While I’m not much of a fan of those sloping greens, the buzz in Darjeeling is fascinating. It might as well be a quite interesting place if the crowd gets somewhat thin.
What are some of the most interesting things to do in Darjeeling?
Great bookshops, picture perfect landscapes, the Himalayan cold that comes rolling in, stalls of Masala Chai, cosy cafes and bakeries and a very happy crowd make Darjeeling a perfect stopover if you’re on your way to Sikkim from Siliguri. For more information on the things to do in Darjeeling, you can check this post – activities and things to do in Darjeeling.