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How to reach Darjeeling

Dajeeling, Sikkim

The most convenient method to go to Darjeeling is to fly to Bagdogra Airport. Darjeeling International Airport is about 70 kilometres away. A rail ride or a road excursion from Kolkata are other viable possibilities. Learn about the best ways to get to Darjeeling Post, taking into account aspects such as cost, time, and convenience.

Darjeeling is the place to visit for nature enthusiasts, and if all that is planned on a trip is to enjoy the natural splendour of nature, then Darjeeling is the place to visit. Tea plantations are well-known in this lovely hill station. It is also known as the “Queen of the Hills” since it is a treasure of West Bengal. Mount Kanchenjunga, the world’s third-highest mountain, may be seen from here.

In Darjeeling, visitors can enjoy enchanting views of the peak while also participating in a tea tasting trip. Aside from that, let’s look at how to go to Darjeeling using various kinds of transportation.

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By air

The major airport for Darjeeling is Bagdogra Airport near Siliguri. It has direct flights from New Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, and other cities. Travelling by plane from Kolkata to Darjeeling is the ideal option because it is one of the shortest forms of transportation. Air India, SpiceJet, AirAsia, JetAirways, and Indigo all operate nonstop flights from Kolkata to Bagdogra, which is Darjeeling’s closest airport.

A cab from Bagdogra will take around 2 hours and 30 minutes to cover the journey. The flight time from Delhi to Darjeeling is approximately 3 hours, and the flying time from Kolkata is approximately 1 hour.

By Train

Darjeeling Himalayan Railway connects Darjeeling railway station with New Jalpaiguri. The broad-gauge network includes the New Jalpaiguri train station. New Jalpaiguri is served by direct trains from Kolkata and Delhi. It takes roughly 18 hours and 10 minutes to get from Kolkata to Darjeeling by train. The Darjeeling Mail, which runs from Sealdah Railway Station to Darjeeling Railway Station, is one of the most popular trains. This is one of the most cost-effective ways to travel between Kolkata and Darjeeling, as well as the most popular mode of transportation for large parties and families.

By Road

The road from Kolkata to Darjeeling is a scenic path that will entice any adventure seeker. By taking Badshahi Road and NH 34, the journey from Kolkata to Darjeeling may be completed in around 11 hours and 30 minutes. The entire path is well-kept and attractive. Along the trip, travellers are likely to come across a variety of local restaurants providing great home cooking.


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