Are you planning to visit the scenic beauty of Darjeeling but too worried by thinking of how to reach there? Well, you don't have to worry much as we, at Himalayan Wheels, are here to guide you from the beginning of your journey to your destination. We are going to guide you like how you can go to Darjeeling by taxi, by train or by bus.
New Jalpaiguri Railway Station or NJP is the main railway station located about 88kms south of Darjeeling. Njp serves the city Siliguri which is the largest city of North Bengal. It also serves as the entry point of Sikkim, Bhutan, Nepal, and even the northeastern states. As a result, many long-distance trains pass through this station. If you successfully arrive in NJP, there are several options to choose to reach Darjeeling such as Taxi, shared jeeps or even Darjeeling Himalayan Railway.
If you are planning to opt for a taxi after reaching NJP, there are hundreds of options available. Taxis are usually a small car or van which usually stay parked outside the stations. Larger vehicles are also available but the one problem is that the drivers always try their opportunistic chances. They increase the price more when it is a high tourist season. You can not even bargain due to the higher demands.
However, if your plan is to take a reserved taxi, we always recommend that you take a pre-paid taxi. There is a prepaid taxi booth located near the taxi stand. Here the rates are fixed and you can escape from the tension of increasing price. You will get a slip as proof of advanced payment. Later all you have to do is that just hand over the slip to the driver after reaching Darjeeling. The prepaid counter usually opens at 7 am and closes by 7 pm. But here also lies many problems because the drivers they offer are inexperienced and mostly unknown to them. Are you willing to risk your life when you have other options like Himalayan Wheels?
Here at Himalayan Wheels, we offer comfortable and convenient journey to the tourists. Here you can pre-book our vehicles and we will pick you up from where you want. And we will later drop you at your desired destinations. The process of booking our vehicles is completely hassle-free and all you have to do is a phone call to us.
There are also many shared taxis available from NJP station. Shared taxis usually carry two persons in the front next to the driver, four in the back seat and also four others at the rear seat. If you plan to get a shared taxi, you can face a lot of problems. The vehicle will not start unless it is full of 8 to 10 passengers.You can't even carry heavy luggage. They usually carry luggage on the rooftop of the vehicle, therefore your costly things can get damaged.
If you want a little comfort, you can even book a shared a taxi to Darjeeling. You can book a seat online but the problem is that you have to come to Siliguri first. If you are little unlucky and don't able to get a shared jeep, you can also take an auto or cycle rickshaw to the Tenzing Norgay Central Bus Station which is also called the Siliguri main bus stand. From here you can find a lot of shared jeeps and taxis which usually are ready to go to Darjeeling. In order to make it easy to find your desired vehicles, there is a small board in front of them with the destination written on it. As you can see, the process is a little problematic.
You can travel to Darjeeling by train too. Darjeeling Himalayan Railway offers a toy train service from NJP and it goes all the way to Darjeeling. The narrow rail track passes through the highest altitude railway station of Asia known as Ghoom. The journey is quite joyful as you can see the magnificent view of hills and valleys through the train's window.
If you find it comfortable to travel by bus, this option is also available to go from NJP to Darjeeling. There are presently two bus services available and both of them are run by NBSTC. You even can take a bus from Siliguri. And in order to reach Siliguri from New Jalpaiguri, you can take any auto or Rickshaw. From Siliguri, you can get plenty of private buses and state buses to reach Darjeeling.
Finally, we have guided you to know all the details related to reaching Darjeeling from New Jalpaiguri. And now maybe you are thinking about the process of returning. Please don't worry because here at Himalayan Wheels we are here to help you out.
During the time of returning, you can take the above-mentioned mediums to return. But if you need to return to your home quite comfortably after enjoying the beauty of Darjeeling, you can opt for Himalayan Wheels car rental service.
There are plenty of reasons for which you can choose our car rental service. As we have already mentioned, the process of booking our car rental service is quite easy and hassle-free. All you have to do is just book our car and we will pick and drop you from your desired location. We choose our employees and drivers who are well behaved. Our drivers are quite supportive too. And most importantly, if you have any complaints regarding our services, you are always welcome to contact us as you already know here at Himalayan Wheels, the customer is our first priority.