Nestled in the foothills of mighty Himalaya, Darjeeling is a mesmerizing city in the Darjeeling District of West Bengal. The city is quite popular among tourists because of its charming weather, view of snow-peaked mountains, exquisite scenic beauty, and lush tea gardens. Situated at an elevation of 2134 meters, Darjeeling never fails to offer a complete holiday package to the travelers and thus it is called "The Queen of Hill Station". Now, if you are planning to travel from Bagdogra to Darjeeling to experience its breathtaking beauty, you have come in the right place. Here we will be discussing how to reach Darjeeling, the taxi fare and the best car rental service provider you can get. But first, let's have a look at some of the attractive places Darjeeling has to offer to the thirsty travelers.
Tiger Hill is one of the most famous places in Darjeeling. This peak is known for offering a spectacular view of sun-rise. This place is also ideal to enjoy the panoramic view of the entire city, the snow-peaked Mount Kanchenjunga and even Mount Everest.
The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway is another attraction of Darjeeling. Popularly known as "Toy Train", this magnificent train runs between Darjeeling and Jalpaiguri. The spectacular view of surrounding valleys and lush tree gardens, while traveling on the train, is enough to awe all the travelers. And because of this, Unesco has declared it a "World Heritage Site".
Happy Valley Tea Estate is another must-visit place in Darjeeling. This huge place is completely covered by many green tea gardens and offers a picturesque surrounding to the travelers.
Darjeeling is nicely connected by road and there is no problem to travel from Bagdogra to Darjeeling. But if you want to reduce the cost of your journey, take a bus or an auto from the Bagdogra market to reach Tenzing Norgay Central Bus Terminus in Siliguri. From here, you will get many buses or shared taxis which are going for Darjeeling.
As you can see, you have reduced the car fare but have sacrificed your comfort. And this is why we recommend you to take a pre-booked car from Himalayan Wheels. They will not just pick you from Bagdogra but also drop you directly to Darjeeling.
Darjeeling is nicely connected with other cities by train as it is a popular travel destination. After arriving Bagdogra, you can take a train from Bagdogra to Darjeeling. But if your time does not match with the train’s scheduled timing, you will not be able to travel by train.
Darjeeling does not have an airport. The nearest airport of the city is Bagdogra. At a distance of 95 km from Darjeeling, it usually takes 3 hours to reach the city from Bagdogra.
As you can see, Darjeeling is hard to travel even though it is nicely connected by road or by train from Bagdogra to Darjeeling. When you opt for a shared taxi, the taxi fare is low but you have to travel to Siliguri first. When you try to travel by train, the train's timing sometimes does not match with yours. And that is why after seeing travelers’ troubles, we have opened a car rental service from Bagdogra to Darjeeling. Here you don't have to share the car with any unknown person. Just pre-book a car from Himalayan wheels and reach your destination quite comfortably.