Are you planning a short holiday vacation to Darjeeling? North-East India
The fascinating small town Darjeeling is a town in India's West Bengal state, in the Himalayan foothills, The attractive holiday destination offers plethora of lures once a summer resort for the British Raj elite, it remains the terminus of the narrow-gauge Darjeeling Himalayan Railway or "Toy Train" completed in 1881.
It is also famous for the distinctive black tea grown on plantations that dot its surrounding slopes. It is backdrop is Mt. Kanchenjunga, among the world’s highest peaks, Tiger Hill, Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, Peace Pagoda and More Interesting Places in Darjeeling
How to Reach Bagdogra to Darjeeling by transportations
Except Bagdogra Airport in North Bengal, tourists can avail four ways to reach from Bagdogra to Darjeeling for their beautiful journey.
Such as Pre-paid Taxi, Private Car, Bus from Bus Terminal, Toy Train
Pre-Paid Taxi Option:
After arrival at Bagdogra Airport visit pre paid booking counter to book pre-paid taxi to go to Darjeeling is the most convenient option, since pre-paid taxi has a fixed rate, some of tourists do not want to bear the fare, one more benefit to choose pre-paid taxi is that the service facilitates to select two kinds of cars like small and large,
If the tour party is of three persons then they can hire Wagon, Indica, Maruti Van, Alto etc, on the other hand Tavera, Scorpio, Innova, Sumo etc can also be booked for big group, the rate depends on the category of car chosen by the passengers.
How to reach Darjeeling from Kolkata
Hiring Private Car:
Plenty of private cars are available outside the Bagdogra Airport irrespective of large and small cars, Bagdogra to Darjeeling taxi fare varies with seasons and routes through which the passengers want to travel. In most of the time, the tourists bargain with driver and fix a rate.
Tourist can minimize their transportation cost by hiring bus from Tenzing Norgay Central Bus Terminus situated on Hill Cart Road. Tourist can reach the terminus within half an hour by hiring auto or any shuttles. Bus covers Bagdogra to Darjeeling distance, which is 94km within 5 to 6 hours.
Though riding on toy train is very enjoying reaching Darjeeling, but it is not fruitful. Firstly, it has schedule timing of 9am and takes almost 8 hours to arrive. During monsoon this service is suspended due to rockfall and landslide