"Globally renowned as the Queen of the Hills, Darjeeling lies in the northernmost region of West Bengal and is one of the state’s most visited destinations, offering a view of Mount Kanchenjunga, the world’s third highest peak, and the legendary Darjeeling tea, not to mention the Darjeeling-Himalayan Railway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Set up in the 19th century as a summer retreat for the British, Darjeeling was home to Tenzing Norgay, one of the first two humans to summit Mount Everest. Its British-era schools still attract students from India and abroad, and Darjeeling tea is still among the world’s most expensive. Tourism is one of the pillars of the local economy, and Darjeeling’s unique and diverse cultural influences have given birth to stunning Christian churches, Buddhist monasteries, and Hindu temples. The cultural mix is also reflected in the local cuisine, clothes, and languages, attracting many thousands of tourists every year. Notable draws include Tiger Hill, Padmaja Naidu Zoological Park, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Tibetan Refugee Self-Help Centre, and various tea gardens." Without exception, traditional styles tend to be heavily Indian, with little or no Western influences. Facial and physical features are often exaggerated to highlight expressions. Around the idol-making workshops, countless smaller stalls sell craft decorations, ornaments and weapons for the idols in gold and silver foil, glittering ‘zari’ and brocade, white shola, or even thermocol.