"Best to go from Calcutta. You..." Kolkata (Calcutta) Transportation Tip by jrjohnson

Kolkata (Calcutta) Transportation: 67 reviews and 102 photos


Best to go from Calcutta. You can fly into Bagdogra from Calcutta. As an American, I had to get a additional visa to continue from Bagdogra to Darjeeling. It wasn't that bad... only took a couple hours. From Bagdogra, we took a taxi to Darjeeling. I believe there is a small train that makes the trip but it take 10 hours. The taxi was much quicker (2-3 hours) but is was fairly scary driving at high speeds on such switchback roads. This picture didn't come out too well, but it gives you an idea of the roads.

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Type: Train

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  • Written Aug 24, 2002
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