Home

Profile

Services

Sikkim

Darjeeling

Bhutan

Nepal

Contact

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

DARJEELING - ACCESSIBILITY

     
   
  AIRLINES

For Darjeeling the nearest airport is Bagdogra (100 km from Darjeeling) in North Bengal with regular flight
service between Delhi, Calcutta & Guwahati.
Bhadrapur and Biratnagar are the two nearest airports in Nepal.
 
     
   
  TRAIN

The two closest railway stations are Siliguri (87 km) and New Jalpaiguri(100 km from Darjeeling)
connecting Kolkata, Delhi, Guwahati, Dadar, Lucknow and other important cities in India.
 
     
   
 

ROAD

Darjeeling is well connected by road to all districts of West Bengal, Sikkim & Bhutan.

 
     
     
  Alternate journey to Darjeeling  
 


TOY TRAIN

The Toy Train from Siliguri is exciting means of transport to Darjeeling. Innovative engineering executed to perfection, takes six to seven hours to cover a distance of 87 kms. It uses neither rack mechanism nor cable as other mountain railways do, but moves only on adhesion. The journey is leisurely, but not strenuous it gives you enough time to watch and appreciate the beauty which nature has provided. Passing through the forests, waterfalls, over deep valleys and through the mountains and tunnels it will remind you of Bollywood movies Sagina Mahato, Aradhana or Parineeta. Hindi filmdom recognized the romantic potential of the Darjeeling railway long ago.

The important station enroute are: New Jalpaiguri - Sukna - Tindharia - Rangtong - Chunabhatti - Tung - Sonada - Ghoom - Darjeeling.

The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway is a 60 cm (2 ft) narrow-gauge railway. It was declared a World Heritage Train by UNESCO in 1999, becoming only the second railway, after the simmering Railway in Austria in the world.