( Travel Info )
nearest airport is 90km away at Bagdogra, down on the plains near
Most of the buses from Darjeeling leave from the Bazaar
bus stand (Hill Cart Rd). Darjeeling is connected by road with Silliguri,
Bagdogra, Gangtok and Kathmandu.
New Jalpaiguri/Silliguri is the railhead for all trains
other than the narrow-gauge toy train. Reservation for major trains
out of New Jalpaiguri can be made at the Darjeeling railway station
(the toy train terminus) between 10am and 4pm daily (closed for
lunch between 1 and 2 pm).
The toy train runs daily, although services during the monsoon are
often disrupted due to the track being washed away. It is a slow
but interesting trip, although the black soot belched out by the
little steam engine soon gets annoying, and the tiny carriages are
extremely cramped, especially when filled with at least dozen hefty
foreigner and their backpacks.