In the Alipurduar District of West Bengal, Madarihat is a tiny but attractive town located beside Jaldapara National Park. It is an important tourist hub surrounded by tea gardens, forests, and hills. The town attracts many travelers because of its neighboring village Jaldapara, which is widely famous for one-horned rhinoceros. Also famous for its wooden furniture, surrounded by green tea garden, dense forest and the small rivers floating around the town, this scenic beauty has allured many travelers throughout these years. Now if you want to enjoy the beauty of Madarihat, but don't know how to reach there, we are here to guide you about how to travel from Bagdogra to Madarihat at the lowest taxi fare.
Situated in the foothills of Eastern Himalaya, Jaldapara National Park is one of the attractive places in Madarihat. The park is quite popular among tourists for one-horned rhinoceros, bison, wild pig, hog deer, spotted deer and barking deer. The sky here is also an attractive place. You will see many attractive birds such as Bengal florican, Eagles, Indian Hornbill, jungle fowl, peafowl, partridges. Take a Jungle Safari to enjoy this dense park and come closer to these wild animals which are worth to watch. Alternatively, take an elephant ride to view the entire jungle while sitting on this gigantic animal.
The road distance between Bagdogra to Madarihat is 135 km and it usually takes 3hour 25 minutes via NH 17 depending on the road condition. The bus service is not directly available from Bagdogra to Madarihat. But, if you prefer a bus journey and want to save some car fare, you can go up to Siliguri. From Siliguri, buses are usually available to Madarihat. Buses are limited. As a result, it is hard to find a seat and it is not going to be a comfortable journey without a seat.
Shared taxi from Bagdogra to Madarihat is not available. Therefore, the only option is to take a prepaid car from Bagdogra to Madarihat. The drivers of these pre-paid taxis always ask for high car fare and it is going to be quite disturbing to bargain with them.
Madarihat has its own railway station. But the major railway station near it is New Jalpaiguri Junction. And this particular station has a connection with all other major railway stations of India. But sadly, you can’t travel directly from Bagdogra to Madarihat. In order to travel by train, you have to come to NJP first and from there take a train to Madarihat. The journey is undoubtedly full of hassles and we don't recommend this option if you are traveling with loads of luggage.
There is no airport in Madarihat. The nearest airport is Bagdogra itself. Therefore, you can't travel Madarihat from Bagdogra by air. So, after arriving Bagdogra you have to opt for a prepaid car to reach Madarihat.
To summarize it briefly, reaching Madarihat is not an easy job as it is hard to find a perfect comfortable vehicle. And, to rescue travelers from this situation, Himalayan Wheels offers a car rental service from Bagdogra to Madarihat at a reasonable car fare. Here, you will get a fully maintained car with an experienced co-operative driver. The car fare is quite low but the comfort is not. So, next time you pack your bag, always go for Himalayan Wheels.