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How to Reach Darjeeling

How to Reach Darjeeling by Air

Bagdogra, 96 km away, is the nearest airport, connected to Kolkata, Delhi, and Guwahati. From here a bus or private taxi can get you to Darjeeling in 3 hours.

How to Reach Darjeeling by Rail

New Jalpaiguri is the nearest railhead with connections to Kolkata, Delhi, Guwahati, Madras, Bombay, Bangalore, Bhubaneshwar, Tirupati, Trivandrum and Cochin. From Jalpaiguri the "toy train" to Darjeeling takes a picturesque route lasting about 7 hours. The route passes through some extraordinarily beautiful sites and stops at a place called Batasia Loop to enable passengers to shoot the magnificent Mt. Kanchenjunga.

How to Reach Darjeeling by Bus

The road distances are Kolkata 651 km, Gangtok 100 km and Kalimpong 51 km. If you plan to drive in from Kolkata you will face certain stretches where the road condition is not very favourable. But after you hit the hill stretch, it is a joy to drive. Journey time is 14 hours.

Getting Around Darjeeling

It would be good if one could walk and explore the town of Darjeeling, however jeeps and Land rovers are available on hire.

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