Far from the tourist rush, Bidyang or Bidhyang is a magnificent offbeat destination in Kalimpong. Just about 15 km away from the main town of Kalimpong, Bidyang is a truly a newfound gem of North Bengal. Surrounded by thickly wooded forest and daunting hills all around, Bidhyang is truly a piece of Paradise one can visit from NJP (New Jalpaiguri Junction).
Situated at an elevation of 3000 feet and sited on the riverbank of Reli River, Bidhyang with its ever-smiling people and rich flora has lured the mind of many peace-seeking travellers. An offbeat destination of its own kind, Bidhyang can be reached from New Jalpaiguri Junction at a minimal car fare.
The approximate distance from NJP to Bidyang is 90 km and it takes around 3 hours to cover the road distance via National Highway 10. By the other route, the distance from NJP to Bidhyang is 120 km which takes approximately 4 hours to reach the hamlet.
Wondering about available transportation options from New Jalpaiguri Junction to Bidhyang? Here are the possible transportation options you can take to reach the village:
By Road: Bidyang is well accessible by road as it is nicely connected with its nearby cities. From NJP, private taxi is available to hire to ensure a comfortable journey. Sadly, if you want to save some car fare, you can't as shared taxi or bus does not run in this route (New Jalpaiguri Junction to Bidhyang).
By Train: Even though NJP is one of the busiest railways stations in the entire North Bengal region, there is no railway route between New Jalpaiguri Junction to Bidyang. It is a drawback for those who prefer travelling by train. However, those who seek comfort can go for a rented car which offers a comfortable journey experience.
By Air: Bidhyang, being an offbeat hamlet, lacks an airport. Bagdogra airport is the closest of both NJP and Bidhyang. The lack of an airport means that you have to travel to this village by using the only transportation option i.e. a rented car.
Bidyang, being an offbeat settlement, does not have a plethora of sightseeing places like its nearby vibrant town Kalimpong. People usually visit the hamlet to enjoy the scenic view of nature and the tranquil atmosphere to soothe their distressed mind. The villagers are friendly and the welcomes their guests with open arms.
The village is entirely surrounded by Oak, Pine and Fir trees and the stunning hills. There is a wooden hanging bridge in the village. The colourful flags on both sides of the bridge add a unique visual treat to it. Apart from the lush green vegetation, this tiny settlement is also full of flowers, herbal plants, butterflies and insects.
Bidhyang Viewpoint is the major attraction of the village. The Viewpoint, because of its high elevation offers a stunning view of the surrounding landscape along with the daunting hills nearby. Reli Riverbed with its scattered stones and melodious sound of flowing water is another attraction worth witnessing in the village.
A car for Bidhyang can be hired at any time of the year from NJP. However, it is not advisable to travel to a hill station during the season of Monsoon. A cab can be pre-booked just a couple of days before your scheduled journey from a trusted Car Rental Aagency like Himalayan Wheels.
By booking a car from Himalayan Wheels, you can be well assured of reaching your desired destination at an optimal time without wasting a huge amount of carfare. Below are the reasons why you should choose us as your travel companion: