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How to reach Darjeeling from Delhi?

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How to reach Darjeeling from Delhi?
Ans. Darjeeling despite its great distance is well-connected to Delhi. Following are the best ways to reach Darjeeling from Delhi:

By Air: The nearest airport to Darjeeling is in Bagdogra, which is at a distance of 68 km. There are regular flights between Delhi and Bagdogra. From Bagdogra, cabs are readily available for Darjeeling.

By Rail: The nearest railway station to Darjeeling is situated in New Jalpaiguri, which is at a distance of 70 km. There are regular trains between New Jalpaiguri and Delhi. From New Jalpaiguri, one can either get a cab or board the famed Toy Train to reach Darjeeling.

By Road: The distance between Delhi and Darjeeling is 1517 km. The two destinations are connected via NH 27. The best way to reach Darjeeling by road from Delhi is either to first reach Bagdogra by flight or New Jalpaiguri by train. From these two destinations, a road journey is much easier and convenient.

How can I go to Darjeeling by train?
Ans. The nearest railway station to Darjeeling is situated in New Jalpaiguri, which is at a distance of 70 km. There are regular trains between New Jalpaiguri and Delhi and from many other destinations in India. From New Jalpaiguri, one can either get a cab or board the famed Toy Train to reach Darjeeling.

What is the best time to visit Darjeeling?
Ans. Like many popular hill stations in India, Darjeeling can be visited in all the seasons of the year. However, the peak tourist season in Darjeeling is considered to be the summer time (April-June) when travellers across the country come here to find respite from the heat. 

Is the toy train operational in Darjeeling?
Ans. Yes, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the toy train in Darjeeling is operational. It runs between New Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling every day.

How can I go to Darjeeling by flight?
Ans. The nearest airport to Darjeeling is in Bagdogra, which is at a distance of 68 km. There are regular flights between Delhi and Bagdogra. From Bagdogra, cabs are readily available for Darjeeling.

Is the Darjeeling toy train worth it?
Ans. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Darjeeling Toy Train is a unique experience to have. The toy train operates between New Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling and follows a scenic route which is enjoyed the best on a slow pace train like this one. The toy train in Darjeeling is amongst the few toy train networks in India, and thus is definitely an experience to have once in a lifetime. 

How many days are enough for visiting Darjeeling?
Ans. A minimum of 2 days are required to see all the major attractions in Darjeeling. However, if your plan is to explore the surrounding places as well, then on an average 4-5 days are required.

How much does a trip to Darjeeling cost?
Ans. The cost of a trip to Darjeeling depends on the number of days, transportation means, accommodation, places you cover and group size. On an average a 2-day trip to Darjeeling can cost anywhere between INR 4000-8000.

Can you see Mt. Everest from Darjeeling?
Ans. Yes, Mt. Everest is visible from Darjeeling’s highest point, Tiger Hill. From here, even Kanchenjunga, the third tallest peak in the world is also visible. 

Is Darjeeling safe to visit?
Ans. Yes, Darjeeling is absolutely safe to visit.

How can I plan a Darjeeling tour?
Ans. Following are the things that you need to keep in mind when planning a trip to Darjeeling:

Means of Transportation: Determine how you will be arriving in Darjeeling – by road, by rail or air.

Accommodation: Darjeeling has a variety of accommodation options ranging from luxury to budget hotels to homestays. Deciding on where to stay in Darjeeling and how many days can help planning a holiday better.

Local Transport: Decide on how you want to travel in the town. Explore your available transport options like car, motorbike, mountain bike etc.

Pre-decide the Itinerary: Confirming how many days trip you are planning and which destinations to include on sightseeing can be helpful in planning your trip.

Activities: Determining the activities you want to include in your Darjeeling trip helps save time when you are at the destination.

How far is Siliguri from Darjeeling?
Ans. Siliguri is situated at a distance of about 63 km via Matigara – Kurseong Rd and NH110 from Darjeeling. Cabs are easily available between the two destinations.

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