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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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Best time to visit

Apr - Jun

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3-4 Days

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  • Hills
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  • Ideal for families

How To Reach Darjeeling

Taking a flight to Bagdogra Airport is the most convenient way to reach Darjeeling. The airport is located around 70 km from Darjeeling. Other options include a train ride or a road trip from Kolkata. Know the best ways on how to reach Darjeeling post considering the factors like money, time, and convenience.

For nature lovers, 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 beside 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.

    By Air

    Bagdogra Airport near Siliguri is the main airport to reach Darjeeling. It is served by direct flight from New Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, etc. 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. Overall flight duration to reach Darjeeling from Delhi is about 3 hours and from Kolkata is about 1 hour.

    By Train

    Darjeeling railway station is connected to New Jalpaiguri by Darjeeling Himalayan Railway. New Jalpaiguri train station lies on the broad-gauge network. There are direct trains from Kolkata and Delhi to New Jalpaiguri. 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 traveling between Kolkata and Darjeeling, and the most preferred mode of transport for huge groups and families traveling between the destinations.

    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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      • Trip to Sikkim - Gangtok - Darjeeling

        Booking experience with Triwizard is very good except some issues with driver & low quality hotel in lachen. But over all is very good.
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        Trishanjit

        Kolkata, 13 hours ago

      • Trip to Sikkim - Gangtok - Darjeeling

        The trip was great although one thing I would like to mention. In Gangtok, hotel Aurora is near bypass road which is far from the taxi stand in Gangtok. We were forced to book cabs from Gangtok taxi stand to reach the hotel. The travel agent could have booked the hotel near the area of Gangtok taxi stand. The taxi agent in Gangtok was not that active. We had to wait for 3 hrs during the day of travel from Gangtok to lachen. Other than the above points the trip was great. Arrangements were nice. Hotel facilities were excellent. Thanks to the travel agent for replying our calls. Gurudongmar Lake
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        Sanchita Pal

        West bengal, 14 hours ago

      • Trip to Sikkim - Gangtok - Darjeeling

        Had a good experience with Himalayan travell and Traveltrangle. Reliable and friendly. Lachungh was awesom . Then baba mandir and nathula pass. Sikim trip was awesome.
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        Sangeet Jena

        Kolkata, 15 hours ago

      • Trip to Sikkim - Gangtok - Darjeeling

        Wisely and in excellent way our tour was managed by the Cloud Tours. We all have fully enjoyed the trip to Sikkim and Darjeeling. Special thanks to Mr. Santosh and soft spoken girl (whose name I don't know) both were always available and eager to satisfy our query. The tour really enreached me with the landscape and culture of Sikkim and Darjeeling. Thank you Travel Triangle and Cloud tours. The people of Sikkim and Darjeeling were soft spoken and well mannered. They perform their duty in the most dedicated way.
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        Bnsuthar

        Ahmedabad, a day ago

      • Trip to Sikkim - Gangtok - Darjeeling

        darjeeling hotel mystic rodhi resort very poor management not clean room and its lunch is very bad.
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        Akashokkumar

        Patna, 4 days ago

      • Trip to Sikkim - Gangtok - Darjeeling

        We picked Tourepedia based on the very good reviews. While the agent assigned to us Mehul did a great job being available for us to resolve issues, there was a lack of planning at every stage of the trip. We had to keep calling the agent at multiple points to ask about our next step of the joirney. They wouldn't inform the cab driver details, change the cab on every day, don't inform the driver about the itinerary. So the driver was clueless about the plan and was asking us where we want to go. At the last hotel, the payment wasn't made to the hotel for our stay fully. The hotel guy was saying there is pending payment. Every step of the way we had to keep calling the agent to intervene. All in all, not a smooth experience. The hotels chosen were good. But the cab drivers were just taking us from place a to b without explaining anything about the places they are taking us. It felt not like a guided tour but a prebooking of hotel and cab, which we too could have done ourselves.
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        Sai Susarla

        Bengaluru, 4 days ago

      • Trip to Sikkim - Gangtok - Darjeeling

        Hotels and travel arrangements were excellent. Cabs were on time Snowfall at nathula and beautiful scenic views at gurudongmar lake
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        Ashish Potalia

        New delhi, 4 days ago

      • Trip to Sikkim - Gangtok - Darjeeling

        The trip to North East was excellent the hotels provided in Darjeeling and Pelling were excellent, however the hotel at Gangtok was bit away from MG Marg (Main market of Gangtok). All hotels were neat and clean . the services provided by White strok were excellent and they were always in touch with me Special thanks to Ms khushboo Soni for making my trip memorable though we were not in best state of mind as burglary has happened in our house before start of trip, i.e. 04.10.2019. This trip turned out to be great stress buster and we were able to forget all the trauma and started enjoying the life again. Good Job done by White Strok holiday in providing excellent services and designing iternary and selection of hotels in Darjelling and Pelling.
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        Deepak Tondan

        New delhi, 4 days ago

      • Trip to Sikkim - Gangtok - Darjeeling

        My trip toGangtok, Pelling and Lachung was organized by Tourpedia and Travel Triangle perfectly. Hotels, Cabs and Sight Seeing was taken care by Tourpedia and coordinated every day to make sure we are not facing any challenges or problems. I will sure recommend the Tourpedia service for Family and Couples to visit Sikkim, especially North Sikkim and West Sikkim
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        Ajay Mehta

        Bengaluru, 4 days ago

      • Trip to Sikkim - Gangtok - Darjeeling

        Plus points- Cloud tours has well organised our trip.given best hotels, best cab service, best service given. Spl thanks to hari(travel agent).. minus points- cloud tours need to pay spl attention towards travellers day to day visit..we missed sunrise at tiger hills..as they didnt take coupen well in advance ..we as a tourist come from long distance and couldnt take a chance to miss.... Cab service..No need to ask about cab service in sikkim..the cab drivers are very gentle ,friendly..thanks to Jojo and ajay making our trip memorable one should visit GURUDAMBAR lake in a life time once atleast
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        Bgf

        Siliguri, 4 days ago

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      Though, there are more attractions to explore in Darjeeling, but then, Gangtok is also full of natural wonders. If you can visit TIger Hill, Nightingale Park, and Batasia Loop in Darjeeling; then Gangtok has Nathula Pass, Changu Lake, Tsomgo Lake, and other attractions.

      Darjeeling is really a safe place to explore by tourists in every season. However, while visiting a new place, it is always advised to avoid night excursions, and keep yourself safe from pickpockets.

      The hill town of Darjeeling experiences quite a pleasant weather in the month of May. The temperature ranges in between 11 degrees and 20 degree celsius, making it one of the best places to escape the scorching heat in other parts of India. 

       

      Though, Darjeeling does not experience snowfall every year, if you are lucky, you can grab a chance to witness snowfall near Chowrasta and the Mall Road during winters.  

       

       

      If you are visiting Darjeeling while keeping Gangtok in loop, then 5 to 7 days are enough for the trip. You may visit the major attractions of Darjeeling in 2 days, and use 2 days to explore Gangtok, while the one day can be used to spend some leisure time.

      Darjeeling took it's name from a monastery that was built in the area in 1765. Though there is not excessive historical significance to Darjeeling, it still developed as a place for well to do Indians and the British during colonial times. Thus that era in time has left it's imprint on Darjeeling that can still be observed today.

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