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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

What are the different ways to reach Darjeeling?

Ravinder Malik DEC 10 2012
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The charming hill station of Darjeeling is situated at the northern part of West Bengal at an altitude of 6,710 ft. There is no airport or a regular broad gauge railway station inside Darjeeling, however, the nearby airports and railway stations provides easy accessibility. Lets discuss how can one reach the place:


  • By Air

    The nearest airport is the Bagdogra airport, which is 90 km away from Darjeeling. The air services are quite regular from major cities like Delhi and Kolkata. You can get taxis from the airport to Darjeeling for somewhere around INR 1200 and it takes somewhere around 2 to 3 hours to reach.

  • By Rail

    The major railhead located nearest to the city is the New Jalpaiguri train station (NJP). There are frequent train service to NJP from Delhi that will take you minimum of 24 hours. From Kolkata you can take the Darjeeling Mail, which is a night express and takes 12 hours to reach darjeeling from 10 am to 10 pm.
    Previously people used the famous Toy Train that runs from NJP to Darjeeling, which used to be a fun filled ride complemented by the picturesque scenery on the way. However, after the suspension of the Toy Train service after railway track damage due to recent earth-quake, we have no option other than hiring a cab or buses. The Toy Train may resume after 2013.

  • By Bus

    If you want to try the roadways and enjoy the scenic beauty on your journey, Buses are an ideal option. Frequent buses including Rocket and Volvo services from Kolkata to Siliguri are available. Once you reach Siliguri, you can hire shared or private taxis for Darjeeling. You will also get buses from Siliguri to darjeeling.

So, make your favourite pick and book your tickets before someone else lays their hands on them.


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Ashish Kumar Aug 01 2014
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The leading taxi service provider in Darjeeling and Sikkim with the most competetive rates is Darjeeling cab service. Download their Darjeeling and Sikkim Taxi Rates.

Mobile: 9800020293
Website: Dajeeling Cab Service

-- Read more: https://www.ixigo.com/how-will-be-the-weather-of-darjeeling-in-june-fq-2013353
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