Darjeeling is a town and a municipality in the state of West Bengal, Eastern India. Located in the Lesser Himalayas, it is particularly noted for its tea production. Darjeeling tea is frequently ranked as one of the world’s most popular teas. The British took control of the region in the nineteenth century from the Kingdom of Sikkim. In 1947, Darjeeling merged with West Bengal.


Latitude: 27.038114505557
Longitude: 88.263061512268

Timeline of Events Associated with Darjeeling

Date Event Manage
10 May 1857 to 20 Jun 1858

Indian Uprising

print of the hanging of two rebelsThe Indian Rebellion or Uprising, also known as the Sepoy Mutiny, began as a mutiny of sepoys of the British East India Company's army on 10 May 1857, in the town of Meerut, and soon escalated into other mutinies and civilian rebellions. It was not contained until the fall of Gwalior on 20 June 1858. Image: Felice Beato, Print of the hanging of two rebels, 1858 (albumen silver print). This image is in the public domain in the United States because its copyright has expired.


Priti Joshi, “1857; or, Can the Indian ‘Mutiny’ Be Fixed?”

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Apr 1887

Indian/Ceylon tea surpasses Chinese imports

Image from ReadeIn April 1887, Indian and Ceylon tea surpasses Chinese imports in the British domestic market. Image: Taken from Reade, _Tea and Tea Drinking_ (1884), p. 89. This image is in the public domain in the United States as its copyright has expired.

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