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1. Posted by Q_girl (Budding Member 3 posts) 7y

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Hello all,

How are you doing? Please kindly tell me what Darjeeling is like. I mean the place located in India, not Darjeeling tea. How can I go there by road? Or just flying only?

Many thanks in advance.

2. Posted by ghoshps (Budding Member 12 posts) 7y

Darjeeling is beautiful. View of Kanchenjungha is amazing in a clear day.

Only issue nowadays is political disturbances, be careful of this. However, you can't enjoy view before October due to cloud cover.

You can fly down to Kolkata International Airport from Bangkok, and then take another flight to Bagdogra and then drive down to Darjeeling.

You can also go by train from Kolkata provided you get a reserved seat. Trains leave from Sealdah/Howrah to New Jalpaiguri. Road upto New Jalpaiguri from Kolkata is not good. You can drive down from New Jalpaiguri to Darjeeling.

Let me know incase you've further query.

:)

PARTHA

3. Posted by ykas25 (Budding Member 17 posts) 7y

Hi,

Darjeeling is a beautiful place to visit...I visited Darjeeling and Sikkim in May-June this year. The way to reach there has already been mentioned by Partha. i would like to suggest the right time to visit Darjeeling is between Feb and April. Then you can witness the beautiful Orchid season.

It would be great to club Sikkim(Gangtok) together with Darjeeling..

Best Wishes and a Fun Filled Trip..

Vikas

4. Posted by toothless (Inactive 1 posts) 7y

Hi, just to add to the travel tips. You can actually catch a share taxi (which will club other travellers as well) for Rs.150 or less per head from Siliguri to Darjeeling. It's a 3-4 hr drive, so if you wish to travel alone in a small car, you can negotiate for around 1500rs.

5. Posted by Q_girl (Budding Member 3 posts) 7y

Hello Partha, Vikas, and toothless,

Thank you very much for your kindest assistance and information.

Is there any Orchid garden in Darjeeling? I think it is probably tea garden, don't I?

How is about the weather during Feb-Apr? When is the best time to visit Darjeeling? I don't prefer the cold weather.

Many thanks.

6. Posted by agrkanu (Budding Member 17 posts) 7y

Hi,

Darjeeling is the best place i visited in india .. its awsome .. if you ask about the best time for darjeeling then its Ocy- Nov , but it will be cold at that time .. and that is d best part of Darjeeling. i went in may and it was like winter of Bangkok but you will not get to see the snow fall and all,.

you can plan for at least 3 days there ,

route is well mentioned there ,,, but trains are very crowded so be careful and food is little problem during journey

Thanks,
Kanhaiya