It was the month of May. Just a few days only our summer vacation had started. The temperature of Kolkata was then 39° Celsius.
Darjeeling is one of the most famous hill station in India. My parents decided to leave for Darjeeling for spending a few days there as well as for getting relief from the grip of tremendous hit of Kolkata. Never had I had the opportunity to visit the snow-clad mountains before. So I was very much excited at the decision of visiting such a hilly place.
I along with my parents and younger brother got prepared in all sorts and started for railway station to avail the Darjeeling mail. We reached the station and got into a sleeper class compartment. My father arranged for reservation in advance.
The train left the station a few minutes after time and reached New Jalpaiguri the next morning. From there we arrived at Darjeeling by a minibus and it was about one hour after noon. I felt extremely thrilling when the bus went up the high altitude of the hills. The wild roses, beautiful flowers, tea-gardens, delightful mountain and springs – all these wealth of nature filled my heart with indescribable joy and happiness.
We went to a luxurious hotel and had a suite already booked there. Having been fresh in all respects we visited the Mall at about 5.30 in the afternoon. The place was full of tourists who came from different parts of our country and abroad.