Darjeeling = cold, quiet, highlands, clear air, relaxed people, little hassle, rainy, amazing views of the Himalaya.
Varanasi = hot, loud, flatlands, smoky, aggressive people, lots of hassle from everyone, dry, holy, chaotic.
The similarities? Both have lots of tourists and tiny, winding roads that vehicles have trouble fitting through.
Needless to say, I miss Darjeeling.