Along with all these, sometimes nature plays havoc. The highest rainfall occurs in July. The heavy and concentrated rainfall that is experienced in the region, aggravated by deforestation and haphazard planning, often causes devastating landslides, leading to loss of life and property. But, in spite of all these havoc, Darjeeling proves to be a heaven with all this multi-qualities with diverse human beings residing in the same place. The economy of Darjeeling is mostly contributed by tourism and the tea industry. The internationally reputed and recognized tea of Darjeeling is produced approximately 9,000,000 Kilograms every year and is 7% of India’s tea output. Beside the tea the most widely cultivated crops include maize, millets, paddy, cardamom, potato and ginger. And the next important thing in Darjeeling is tourism; it is the only location in eastern India that witnesses large numbers of foreign tourists. It is also popular film destination of Tollywood, as well as, Bollywood. The recently produced movie Baarfi of bollywood was also shot here. The toy train of Darjeeling is very famous among the tourists. It is among the few steam engines which are still being operated in India. The handicraft industry in Darjeeling is equally famous. The winter clothes are often purchased by the visitors. The economy of Darjeeling aggravates the zeal of visiting the place and to feel the greenery of the land, the shower of the mists, the touch of the sunrise coming, after touching the peak of the hills, which will make the tour just amazing.
Then comes Batasia Loop. It is a spiral railway created to lower the gradient of ascent of Darjeeling Himalayan Railway. And when you are spell bound after seeing all these, then comes, Peace Pagoda. It is one of the Peace Pagodas designed to provide a focus for people of all races and creeds to unite them in their search for world peace. Mirik is just another example of Darjeeling’s nature. Mirik is a picturesque tourist spot nestled in the serene hills of Darjeeling. The name ‘Mirik’ has a interesting history. There is a Lepcha word Mir-Yok meaning “place burnt by fire”. Now coming to the villages of Darjeeling, we have, Samsing in the Malbazar subdivision of Jalpaiguri district, Suntalekhola in the Darjeeling distirct. There is a Bhutia Busty Monastery, which is a Buddhist monastery located in Tongsong. It belongs to the Red Sect of Buddhist Lamas. Kangchenjunga is the one which no tourist wants to miss. Their are some interesting myths about it. It is said that the area around Kagchenjunga is home to a mountain demon. A British geologist spotted a bipedal creature which he asked the locals about, who referred to it as the Demon. Then comes the Rock Garden, which you must visit to go more close to the nature. It is at Chunnu Summer Falls and Ganga Maya Park. It is situated about 10 Kilometres from Darjeeling. While travelling to the Rock Garden along the hill cart road, one has to turn right, well before reaching Ghum. The road descends rapidly into the valley. With sharp bends all the way, there are scenic views at many points. Tea gardens dot the hill slopes. And like these, there are many such places which have the capability of making you amazed and will take you to a another world.