Siliguri to Darjeeling

Darjeeling is a famous town of the state of West Bengal. It is a popular tourist destination and is located in the Mahabharat Range or Lesser Himalaya. This beautiful site is well-known for its tea industry and the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. At a distance of almost 65 km from Siliguri, lies the striking hill station of Darjeeling. It is easily reachable via road. Direct trains are almost available from Siliguri Jn (SGUJ) to Darjeeling. The other nearby train station connected to Darjeeling is New Jalpaiguri. All the maintained and motorable roads also link Darjeeling to Siliguri. However, the best way to travel from Siliguri to Darjeeling is by bus. You can easily find ATM, hospitals, dhabas during the journey from Siliguri to Darjeeling.

Transport options from Siliguri to Darjeeling

Siliguri to Darjeeling By Train: New Jalpaiguri is the main railway station through which you can reach Darjeeling. It is 68.7 km away from Darjeeling. It will hardly take 1 hour 24 minutes to reach there.

Siliguri to Darjeeling By Bus: One can take a bus as it charges Rs 60 or can hire a taxi Rs 1,300 to Rs 1,500 to reach Darjeeling. One can also choose the option of shared taxis that takes Rs 100 as well as mini buses Rs 80 are also accessible from Siliguri to Darjeeling.

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S singh

S singh, Siliguri,
Tourist
7 Reviews | 2 Views

Very nice journey

Apr 2, 2016
Mode of Transport: Taxi

I have taken car from Ankita tours & travels, Darjeeling. His driver was very good. Driver behave was very fine. He knows all places of Darjeeling. When I started from Siliguri, we first stopped at a small restaurant on the way. I enjoyed momo - local dish. Then I started from dhaba to reach Darjeeling. I stayed in hotel Bhum Sang. Second day I visited local sight seeing. Driver came on proper time. He guided me to visit all places.

    • Car Type:
    • Hatchback
    • This route has:
    • Food/Dhabas
    • Route Taken:
    • Rohini Rd and NH 55
Lokenath Mukherjee

Lokenath, Kolkata,
Scout
3 Reviews | 6 Views

Roads with excellent scenarios - Tea gardens and cloud made it so

Jun 22, 2015
Mode of Transport: Taxi

We fixed our programme such that the journey and home stays at remote places would give us a different kind of experience. Started from Siliguri at 10 Am. And started towards TAKDAH, via Teesta bridge, an old British cantonment area. Road was beautiful with views of .

(1)a view point from where travellers can view the confluence of Rangeet and Teesta. A beautiful spot. 2) Then through Peshak tea garden we reached at Takdah and stayed at Saino Heritage, and old British Bungalow. Next day we went out for sightseeing to one hanging bridge which is 100 years old. The journey was through two more tea gardens, Rongli Rongliot and Pubung. From Takdah we went to Darjeeling. On the way we saw Lamahatta, an eye catching park with a dense pine forest on the backdrop. On the way Ghoom Monastery was like its old self, rather in a poor condition. But Batasia Loop has been thoroughly transformed into a modern park but lost its natural ambiance. Darjeeling has become a bit cleaner. We stayed the night at another home stay near Rongbull, Rainbow Valley Resort, almost inside the College tea garden, overlooking the vast college valley. The road from Rongbull to College tea garden was extremely bad and dangerous. We were really afraid. In stead of two days we stayed we stayed there for only one night and started towards MIRIK via Mongpoo where we visited the house where Rabindranath Tagore stayed for many days. As a bengali, that was an excellent feeling. Road was very good. From Mongpoo we started towards Rongbhang Homestay, a fantastic resort near Mirik, midst a dense orange orchard. We enjoyed the heavy rain and dense cloud on the way as the road was excellent. The tea gardens on the way are Thurbo, Gopaldhara and Okaeyati which we saw on the next day while sightseeing. The tea gardens on the way to Mirik are really stunning. They are on numerous small hillocks with different shades of green. It is beyond my capacity to express the beauty in words. Rongbhang Homestay was also and excellent experience. Finally the road to Siliguri from Mirik was also a grand experience with the views of may tea gardens like Sourenee, Fuguri, Singbulli and Tingling among others. Road was excellent. Speciality of this journey were good road condition except from Rongbull to Rainbow Valley Resort, frequent invasion of the cloud and their passing away, various shades of greenary and the rain due to the season. The travelers who are eager to enjoy the nature may avail this route. Monsoon and winter will be the best season. Among all three stays, Rongbhang Homestay was a lifetime experience. In the month of December/January the entire area becomes orange colored and enjoyable.

    • Car Type:
    • SUV
    • This route has:
    • Petrol pumps
    • Accomodation
    • Food/Dhabas
    • Clear Signages
Atin Mukherjee

Atin,
Connoisseur
17 Reviews | 14 Views

Must go experience, sight of mountains would sooth your mind

Apr 7, 2015
Mode of Transport: Taxi

It is really an enjoying go from Siliguri to Darjeeling. The first sight of mountains from car windows would sooth your mind. When you reach near the city Darjeeling, the spectacular view of white snow covered Kanchanjangha would temp you to catch it with your hand and hot Darjeeling tea at one hand and camera in the other would give you the feelings of adventure. You can choose optional visit to Mirik and/or Pasupati market while travelling to or from Darjeeling.

    • Car Type:
    • SUV
    • This route has:
    • Petrol pumps
    • Food/Dhabas
    • Route Taken:
    • NH 55
Rounak Agarwal

Rounak, Siliguri,
Scout
4 Reviews | 24 Views

Drive along the mountains

Sep 24, 2014
Mode of Transport: Car

The weather was cool and breeze was chilling with the sun warming up the chillness in the bones. The months between April to October are the best months to travel. The car journey was awesome with Wai-Wai and MOMO (both a delicacy there) breaks on the small shops that cover almost every half km of the way.

    • Car Type:
    • SUV
    • This route has:
    • Accomodation
    • Food/Dhabas
    • Clear Signages
    • Route Taken:
    • NH 55
Abhijit Mukherjee

Abhijit, Siliguri,
Scout
2 Reviews | 23 Views

Average road

Jul 10, 2014
Mode of Transport: Taxi

Darjeeling is the best place among all North East to visit as roads are far much better condition than roads to other places. Natural beauty was really good but the main thing bothered us was roads.

    • Car Type:
    • SUV
    • This route has:
    • Petrol pumps
    • Food/Dhabas
    • Clear Signages
    • Route Taken:
    • NH 55

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