Darjeeling receives heavy snowfall

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Darjeeling, Jan 28 : The cold wave sweeping north India made a dramatic arrival in Darjeeling covering the entire hill station under thick snow.

As the news spread, domestic and foreign tourists arrived in droves to enjoy the weather.

"Normally, Darjeeling does not witness such a heavy snowfall. But this time snowfall is quite heavy. We are really happy and enjoying," said Losam Sona, a resident.

Cradled in the hills of West Bengal, Darjeeling has always been a favourite destination for tourists because of the snow-capped mountains, including a breathtaking view of Kanchenjunga peak and the pristine beauty of the Himalayas.

Famous world over for its 'Darjeeling Tea', the hill town is the epicentre of country's most celebrated tea-growing district.

Situated at a height of 2,134 meters, Darjeeling is also famous for its 125-year-old railway, a UNESCO world heritage site, that attracts thousands of tourists to the picturesque hill station.

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