"The one land that all men desire to see, and having seen once-by even a glimpse would not give that glimpse for the shows of the rest of the world combined" - Mark Twain.
NIC, Darjeeling was set up on Aug'90. Initially it was at the Hill Affairs Branch Secretariat Building, but later on it was shifted to the Kutchery building and afterward a separate unit was set up in Siliguri. These centers provide service of application software, email, internet connectivity and video conferencing through a 100 mbps leased line, website development for the state government as well as for the central government departments. Apart from the technical service and training, these centres also play an important role regarding implementation of E-Governance for the various departments.
Nestled among the rolling mountains with the glistening Mt Kanchenjunga towering over the azure sky, Darjeeling fondly called "Queen of the Hills", provides a perfect gateway for those seeking to be in harmony with nature.
This is the land of the muscatel flavoured Darjeeling tea revered by connoisseurs across the globe. This is the land of the world heritage Darjeeling Himalayan Railway where the century old miniature steam engine still chugs uphill vying for space with the fast disappearing Land Rovers.
"Flowers are everywhere. The days are cold and the sun almost seems to play hide and seek with us". - Kabiguru Rabindranath Tagore.
It is certainly that Darjeeling in the post modern era comprises of six T’s -Tea, Teak, Tourism, Toy Train, Tiger Hill and Trekkers’ paradise.