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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

Which are the different modes to reach Kalimpong?

Reema Bhalla DEC 10 2012
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Rich in the Tibetan and Buddhist culture, Kalimpong is a popular retreat destination which proudly plays host to the Zang Dhok Palri Phodang Buddhist monastery. If you are planning your next trip to this beautiful destination and are looking for different ways to reach Kalimpong. To arrive at this awe-inspiring hill town, you have three main options of Air, Rail and Road travel.


  • Air

    The nearest airport from Kalimpong is Bagdogra Airport (80 km, West Bengal) which is a 3 hour ride from the hill town. You can hire private cabs or taxis and don't forget to bargain for the tariff as the cabs generally don't have fixed meters.


  • Rail

    The closest Railhead is at New Jalpaiguri which is around 77 km away from Kalimpong and taxis are readily available at the station. Make sure you bargain for the payable amount as most of them may not have fixed meters.


  • Road

    Kalimpong is well connected by road with places like Siliguri, Gangtok and Darjeeling. You will find hordes of taxis for Kalimpong from Darjeeling, just make sure you are able to locate the Kalimpong office at the stand (which is a little difficult to find as it is hidden down a dark and narrow passage). If you can't locate it by yourself, don't forget to ask around. The tariff may depend on the type of taxis you opt for (AC/Non-AC).

Reach through any means, Kalimpong will embrace you with open arms!

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