How to Reach

Darjeeling, popularly known as “Queen of the Hills”, is a municipality town and a district headquarter in the Indian State of West Bengal, in eastern part of the country. It is located in the Lesser Himalayas at an elevation of 2,042 meters (6,700 ft). Darjeeling is worldwide famous for its Tea, its breathtaking panoramic view of majestic Mount Kangchenjunga (8,586 meters), the world’s third-highest mountain, and the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Darjeeling district has four sub-divisions,viz; Darjeeling Sadar, Kurseong, Mirik and Siliguri. Darjeeling Sadar , Kurseong and Mirik are located in the hills, whereas, Siliguri is in the plains at an elevation of 400mtrs only.

Kalimpong was a sub-division of Darjeeling District until 14th February, 2017, when it was formed as the 21st district of West Bengal.

By Air

Bagdogra, 90 K.M. (via NH 110) away from Darjeeling, is the nearest airport connected by flights from major cities like Kolkata, Delhi and Guwahati.

By Rail

Apart from Darjeeling Himalayan Railway Station (88 K.M. from New Jalpaiguri Railway Station) the two closest railway stations are Siliguri and New Jalpaiguri. These railway stations have direct railway connections with Kolkata, Delhi, Guwahati, and other major cities of India.

By Road

The major access to Darjeeling by road is via Siliguri, 77 K.M. (via NH 55), which is connected to all the major cities of India. Bus service is available from Tenzing Norgay Bus Stand, Siliguri. Smaller vehicles are also available on seat-sharing/ hire from airport, railway station, motor syndicates / police motor stand. Facility of Pre-paid taxi stand from NJP Railway station & Bagdogra airport can also be availed. The four routes that one can opt from Siliguri to reach Darjeeling are:

  • Tindharia – Kurseong route
  • Dudhiya – Mirik route
  • Rohini route
  • Pankhabari