Kathmandu to Darjeeling

#1 Oct 14th, 2007, 19:00
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I need to get from Kathmandu to Darjeeling in about two weeks and I am not sure as how to go about that. I am aware there is no airport in Darjeeling, but if I flew to Calcutta then took a train to Darjeeling? Is there a better way? What about by road? I have heard people are having difficulty getting out of Kathmandu by plane at this time and would like some suggestions. I don't really even know where to begin! Any help would be appreciated!
#2 Oct 14th, 2007, 20:21
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there is an airport in Darjeeling. however its not connected to Kathmandu AFAIK. you can fly to Calcutta and then fly/slide to Darjeeling.
#3 Oct 14th, 2007, 20:28
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Darjeeling doesn't have an airport..the nearest one is Bagdogra, which is 4 hours away by road...

From Calcutta you have to take a train for New JalPaiguri...from there it will be 4 hours by road to Darjeeling OR take the toy train ...

And this is what I found on http://www.darjeelingnews.net/how_to_reach.html

If tourists are travelling through Nepal and want to reach Darjeeling - there are several options available in order to reach the same;

� There are daily flights from Kathmandu (Capital of Nepal) to Bhadrapur (in Nepal) - one can opt for any of the airlines available. Once in Bhadrapur, one can get a taxi to Kakarivitta (India-Nepal border), Rs. 100 per head or Rs. 600 for the whole taxi (in Nepal currency). From Kakarivitta one can get direct taxis to Siliguri and from Siliguri one can avail direct vehicles as mentioned above in "By Air".

� If coming by bus from Kathmandu - there are two routes to choose from;
1) Kathmandu to Kakarivitta
2) Kathmandu to Pashupati

Kathmandu to Pashupati is the most convenient route because it hardly takes one hour to reach Darjeeling from Pashupati, but foreign tourists are not allowed to traverse these areas - restricted zone. Only Indian Nationals and citizens of Nepal are allowed to move across the borders. Foreign nationals should opt for the first route i.e. Kathmandu to Kakarivitta and follow the directions as given above.
For your easy reference New Jalpiguri, Siliguri & Bagdogra can be considered as same destination...they are very short distance apart ..Siliguri is mail town and other two are known because of Station and Airport Respectively.
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#4 Oct 15th, 2007, 04:29
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Originally Posted by shashank.aggarwal View Post Darjeeling doesn't have an airport..the nearest one is Bagdogra, which is 4 hours away by road
thats what I meant.

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