Places to stay near Bagdogra Airport Siliguri
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Day 4, now its time move towards Siliguri Airport for flight to Kolkata.
Bagdogra is another 6 kms. from NJP, which takes some odd 25-30 minutes extra to reach Siliguri comapred to time taken if you start from NJP.If you are travelling tight on budget then you can go all the way to Ravangla by shared taxi(Sumo/Bolero/Max) which accommodates 10 passengers; however you need to brake this journey in 3 stops.
Being aware of total trek route length of 82 km, this was our first ever multi-day trek trip that too in winter and in North India. Upon reaching base camp, our trek leader had our quick health check and shown our rooms in a tea house (small hut like structures as in image run by locals for trekkers)
When you get out of Bagdogra Airport, head straight out and take an auto to Siliguri, and ask the driver to drop you at the shared taxi stand. This will cost Rs 100-200. Several shared jeeps go to Gangtok and Darjeeling. A shared ride to Gangtok from Siliguri should not cost you more than Rs 200. The journey will take upto 5 hours.
The aerial view before landing at Bagdogra Airport. The beauty of the clearly demarcated paddy fields is mesmerizing. Bagdogra in West Bengal is the nearest airport to Gangtok. Sikkim doesn't have a functional airport or railway station. The nearest railway station is therefore New Jalpaiguri, in West Bengal.