If you are live in Kolkata or And you have come from anywhere to visit Kolkata and your next trip to visit Darjeeling Then you can easily reach Darjeeling from Kolkata by train, bus and flight. And some people from here travel to Darjeeling every year in the summer vacation.
And if you want to visit Sikkim then you can easily move from Darjeeling to Sikkim So let’s find out how you can get from Kolkata to Darjeeling very easily and cheaply.
Read my another blog: places to visit in sikkim and gangtok
Kolkata to Darjeeling by train:
I know the easiest and time saving way to reach Darjeeling to get a flight from Kolkata airport to Bagdogra but you may have to try some different experience, When I went to Darjeeling from Kolkata I went by train it is a very cheap way.
To reach Darjeeling, first you need to take a train from Kolkata’s Howrah or Sealdah station to New Jalpaiguri railway station But in my opinion you go through Sealdah station There is a train from Sealdah to NJP every day at around 11 pm The name of the train is Darjeeling mail express.
This train will take you to New Jalpaiguri station in 8 to 9 hours I mean you get here by 7 o’clock in the morning From the station you can see many cars that will take you to Darjeeling And also from there you can book a car in 4 to 5 days And they will take you on a complete Darjeeling trip and back to New Jalpaiguri station.
This is the easiest and cheapest way to travel to Darjeeling I think you should go to Darjeeling in this way If you go to Sleeper Coach, then Kolkata to Darjeeling train fare only 360 rupees per person and 3rd AC price is about 960 rupees per person.
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Kolkata to Darjeeling by bus:
if you want to visit Darjeeling by road then the easiest way is bus If you went by bus it will cost a little more than train and also It will take a little longer But you will have a new experience.
Buses to Darjeeling are available from many places in Kolkata like Esplanade and Babughat But in my opinion it would be better to take a bus from Babughat as there is always buses available for Darjeeling.
kolkata to darjeeling bus fare is about 1000 to 1200 per person I think it is very cheap for a sleeper bus. This bus will take you to new Jalpaiguri bus station And from there you can go to Darjeeling by any other bus or car And in just 250 to 300 rupees within 3 hours you will reach Darjeeling.
Kolkata to Darjeeling flight:
If you want to reach Darjeeling quickly from Kolkata then the best way for you is to fly Bagdogra It is the nearest airport to Darjeeling And then at Bagdogra Airport you can see a lot of cars parked there, and kolkata to darjeeling flight cost is about 2000 to 2500 rupees.
And from there you will get many cars that will take you to Darjeeling And if you want you can book a car from there for 4-5 days or it take you the whole trip to Darjeeling and drop off again at Bagdogra Airport.
Where is Darjeeling located:
Darjeeling is a very beautiful state located in the northern part of West Bengal This state is famous all over the world for its beautiful hills and famous tea gardens Millions of people visit here throughout the year to see the beauty here.
It is now a major tourist attraction in west bengal Here are some places to visit in Darjeeling.
1. Darjeeling Mall:
When you reach Darjeeling it will be the first place you visit Many tourist places of Darjeeling are located near in this place here you will see meny hotels restaurants bakery shop and many more.
everyday in the evening A fair is organized here and lots of people join this fair And there are many types of tourist activities like horse riding And Darjeeling’s Traditional clothing is rented here if you want where it and take beautiful pictures.
This place is very famous for movie shooting Many Bengali and Hindi movies have been shot here.
2.Happy Valley Tea State:
Darjeeling is world famous for its tea,
when you come here, you will definitely visit the happy Valley tea state is the biggest tea production hub in Darjeeling and largest tea garden as well.
Most of these tea gardens are located in the mountains And next to it is a big factory Where f leaves are processed and packaged About 1500 workers work in this factory And if you think you can buy tea leaves from workers, they sell tea leaves at very low prices.
It covers an area of about 400 acres and it’s located just 3 kilometers from Darjeeling Chawkbazar.
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The highest point of Darjeeling is Tiger Hill And it is very famous for watching the sunrise From here you can see Mount Everest, the world’s highest peak, and Kanchenjunga, the world’s third highest peak.
This place is located at an altitude of about 8 thousand meters above sea level Tiger Hill is a very popular sight in Darjeeling Every day there is a huge crowd to watch the famous sunrise here
Tiger Hill is located about 10 km away from Darjeeling mall if you want to enjoy the sunrise here You have to get up very early in the morning.
4.Barbatia Rock Garden:
This garden is made by cutting the rocks on the top of the hill, hence the name Barbatia Rock Garden. You will see many fountain here which are some natural and some man-made.
And here is some natural spring whose water comes from the top of the mountain This rock garden has a mountain climbing facility that you can climb up and enjoy the beautiful scenery.
It is located just 10 km from Darjeeling And this garden is open from 10 am to 6 pm and the entrance fee is only twenty rupees per person.
Batasia Loop will be in the middle of the road from Darjeeling to Tiger Hill. It is a small and very beautiful Troy train station in Darjeeling from where the train goes to Ghum railway station the highest railway station in the world.
The train arrives here and turns 360 degrees towards the Ghum station Another amazing thing is that before the train arrives, there is a market on the rail line And the market is removed when the train arrives.
If you are coming to Darjeeling then definitely come here this is my suggestion it is a very good place to visit, Apart from these, there is much more to places to visit in Darjeeling If you want, you can read my onther article 11 best places to visit in darjeeling it is made entirely about the journey to Darjeeling.
Frequently asked questions:
How can I reach Darjeeling from Kolkata?
If you want to visit Darjeeling from Kolkata then you have so many way to reach Darjeeling train bus and by flight the fastest way to go Darjeeling is flight to Bagdogra Airport (take only 2 hours) and hire a car to visit Darjeeling.
How can I go to Darjeeling by train?
Cheapest way to reach Darjeeling is by train from Sealdah Railway Station to to NJP railway station and after that book a cab to Darjeeling.
How much does it cost to go Darjeeling from Kolkata?
If you want to Darjeeling from Kolkata by flight it may cost approx 2000 rupees and if you want to visit by train it may cost around 600 to 1000 rupees from Kolkata.
What is the name of Darjeeling airport?
The nearest airport to Darjeeling is Bagdogra Airport. Many people call it Darjeeling Airport.
Which season is best for Darjeeling trip?
A lot of people go here on summer days to change their weather But in my opinion winter is the best time to visit Darjeeling don’t come here in the rainy season.
6.how many tourist visit Darjeeling every year?
Lots of tourists come to Darjeeling from different parts of India and even from abroad.
According to a survey, there are more than 700000 tourists visiting Darjeeling Every year.