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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

How can one reach Pelling?

Kirat S DEC 10 2012
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Nestled away up in the mountains, this hilly hamlet is away from the concrete jungle of cities. Away from civilization, this simple, laid back town will charm its way through to you. If serenity, peace and abundant natural beauty is high on the agenda of your next holiday, you know where to go. Pack your bags and book those tickets but not before you take a look at the different ways you can reach this hamlet.

  • By air

    The closest airport to Pelling is the Bagdogra Airport which is about 80 km from town. Well connected to most cities in the country, the airport caters to flights from Kolkata, Delhi and Guwahati to name a few. It is quite convenient to reach Pelling from the Bagdogra airport. With umpteen tourist cabs, shared taxis, jeeps and buses available, you can easily choose your means of transport to this lovely city.

  • By train

    The small town of Pelling does not have a major railway station. The two closest railway stations to Pelling are Jalpaiguri at a distance of 190 km and Siliguri at a distance of 140 km. With well integrated railway routes to these two towns, travelling to Pelling in the comfort of the rhythmic movements is not a problem. Once at the railway station, you can take the toy train to Pelling. Promising a slow, comfortable and scenic journey, the toy train takes about 6 - 9 hours depending on where you board the train from.
    If you are in a hurry to reach this pristine town, hop on to a Limo van, bus or taxi and you’ll be at Pelling in no time.

  • By road

    If you wish to travel to Pelling by road, there are a number of options. From taxis to buses, hop on to anything and reach your wonderful holiday destination. Linked to
    Gangtok, Siliguri and Kalimpong through well maintained roads, the journey is quite comfortable though a little bumpy.
    If you are booking a private cab, you have the option of fixing the same cab for your entire holiday. With fixed rates, there is little scope for bargaining. At INR 7 per km being the usual rate, it could vary depending on the car you hire.

The narrow roads surrounded by towering trees await you. Take on this exhilarating journey for this enchanting town calls out.

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