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How to reach Darjeeling

Feel mesmerized by the snow-rimmed massif of Kanchenjunga and mist-covered tea plantations of Darjeeling!
Tourism In Darjeeling

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Current weather:

Best time to visit:

Apr - Jun

Visa:

On Arrival

Ideal Duration:

3-4 Days

Hills Adventure Ideal for families

How to reach Darjeeling

Know the best ways on how to reach Darjeeling post considering the factors like money, time, and convenience.

For those who are a nature lover, and if all that has been planned on a trip is about relishing the scenic beauty of nature, then Darjeeling is the place for them. The beautiful hill station is known for the famous tea plantations. Being a jewel of West Bengal, it is also known as the “Queen of the Hills”. World’s third tallest peak, Mount Kanchenjunga is visible from here. Travelers can enjoy enchanting views of the peak besides going on a tea tasting tour at the same time in Darjeeling. Other than that, let’s take a look at how to reach Darjeeling via different modes of transportation.

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By Air

 

Traveling by air is the best way to travel from Kolkata to Darjeeling as it is one of the quickest modes of transport to cover the distance. Multiple carriers like Air India, SpiceJet, AirAsia, JetAirways, and Indigo have non-stop flights from Kolkata to Bagdogra which is the nearest airport to Darjeeling. From Bagdogra one can take a taxi which takes about 2 hours and 30 minutes to cover the distance.

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By Train

The train journey from Kolkata to Darjeeling takes about 18 hours and 10 minutes. Darjeeling Mail is one of the most preferred trains which starts from Sealdah Railway Station to Darjeeling railway station. This is one of the most economical ways of travelling between Kolkata and Darjeeling, and the most preferred mode of transport for huge groups and families travelling between the destinations.

 

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By Road

 

Kolkata to Darjeeling is a picturesque route by road and something that excites every adventure lover. The journey from Kolkata to Darjeeling can be completed in a time span of about 11 hours and 30 minutes via Badshahi Road and NH 34. The entire route is beautiful and well maintained. Travelers are likely to find a number of local restaurants along the way serving delicious home food.

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FAQ's of Darjeeling

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What are the options for budget travel in Darjeeling?

Budget hotels a lot of the time are the only options for people that are visiting. Luckily, Darjeeling is one of those places that has a fair number of these budget hotels. A few of these budget hotels in Darjeeling are called Classic Guest House, the Revolver Hotel and the Broadway Annexe among many others.

What is Munnar Tea Plantation all about?

The park is made up of tropical evergreen and moist deciduous forests, grasslands, stands of eucalyptus, and lake and river ecosystems. There are many hundreds of flowering plant taxa, including about 171 species of grass and 140 species of orchids. The grasses are found in the open grasslands found on the edges of the water body where fire resistant vegetation grows and dense grasses like elephant grass are found. This is the common dining hall of various herbivores.

When is the off season in Rajasthan and is it okay to visit the state during this period?

The summers, from April to June, are extremely hot with the temperature ranging from 24°c to 45°c. It is the off season in the state, due to the heat. Monsoons, from July to Sep, with an average temperature of 21°c to 35°c, are good for visiting the state. However, the actual tourist season, which is the winter season from Oct to March is the perfect time for visiting Rajasthan. The average temperature here during the time is around 10°c - 27°c.

What is special about Rajasthani food?

Rajasthan has a plethora of culinary delights, ranging from the very hot garlic pickle of Jodhpur to the sweet ghewar of Mewar. Other specialities include Bikaneri Bhujia, Mirchi Bada, Pyaaj Kachori, Malpauas and Bajre ki Roti.Rajasthan has a plethora of culinary delights, ranging from the very hot garlic pickle of Jodhpur to the sweet ghewar of Mewar. Other specialities include Bikaneri Bhujia, Mirchi Bada, Pyaaj Kachori, Malpauas and Bajre ki Roti.

Where to stay in Kovalam?

Beaches being the major tourist attractions, Kovalam offers a number of beachside budget resorts which are preferred by tourists from all over the world. Moreover, the city does have plenty of hotels and guest houses as well.