In order to reach the town, one needs to first decide the transport according to the preference. The air transport and trains are popular choices. However, many take the road and visit by driving their own vehicle.
Once landing at the Bagdogra airport, it becomes easier to reach Darjeeling. One can get transport facilities in order to complete this 85 km of the journey. This might take about 2 to 3 hours from the airport to the destination.
People, who come to New Jalpaiguri railway station via train journey, can leverage transport services from here. The taxis, buses as well as the toy train services are available to reach Darjeeling. The shared as well as private taxis run from the New Jalpaiguri to Darjeeling.
For the travelers who like the roads, there are multiple private bus services that run from all the major cities to the Siliguri bus station. From there, it is easy to get another bus or train to the Darjeeling. It is about 80 km of the journey from Siliguri to Darjeeling.
Getting to the Paragliding locations
There are multiple location choices where you can find Paragliding operators. The Jalapahar area is a popular location for the Paragliding in Darjeeling. The location is near the St. Paul’s School. One can ask for the Mall area in order to reach this location. However, the take off point is much higher than the location of the Mall.
Apart from the Jalpahar, other nearby locations are also famous for the activity. One can take a 30 minutes journey and reach Jamuney for the Paragliding experience. Similarly, the Kalimpong location also has many operators who provide Paragliding flights.
The slots of flights get booked very quickly during the peak season. Hence, it is always wise to make the bookings in advance. This way, the journey doesn’t go in vain.