Darjeeling owes its name to a blend of the Tibetan words namely "Dorje" (thunderbolt) and "ling" (place), that translates to "The land of the thunderbolt."
[Original caption] Dandy and Bearers, Darjeeling. The means of locomotion in the East are many. From the rapid and easy-going railway train to the disagreeable mount on the camel, there are a number of varieties. One of the most pleasant forms of traveling is in the dandy. The bearers are strong and active men, and the distance they can cover at a rapid pace is always a matter of surprise to the European. [end]