Those who go to Darjeeling by Kanchenjunga Express should not take this route, you will not get anything, now only this route is left

Ronit Kawale
Ronit Kawale - Senior Editor
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Those who go to Darjeeling by Kanchenjunga Express should not take this route, you will not get anything, now only this route is left


The Kanchenjunga Express connecting West Bengal to Silchar and Agartala in the Northeast has met with a horrific accident. This train was going from New Jalpaiguri to Sealdah via Kishanganj, when a high-speed freight train hit it between Ranga Pani and Nijbari stations. At present, this express and rail route have been badly damaged and have also been closed for some time. In such a situation, if you are going on a trip to Darjeeling, then know what other ways you can travel besides train. (All photo courtesy: Unsplash, Pixabay, Incredible India, Wikipedia Commons)

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9 trains were diverted

After the Kanchenjunga Express accident, 9 trains have been diverted from different routes. In this, train number- 20506- Rajdhani Express was stopped at Barsoi station, which was later diverted via Thakurganj. Train number- 19602 NJP-Udaipur Express has been diverted via Siliguri Junction-Bagdogra-Thakurganj. Train number- 20503 and 12423- Rajdhani Express going from Dibrugarh to New Delhi and 01666- Agartala to Rani Kamalapati train have been run via New Jalpaiguri-Siliguri-Bagdogra and Aluabari. (Photo courtesy: Unsplash)

How to reach Darjeeling by plane?

Apart from train, you can also travel to Darjeeling by flight and road. The distance from Kolkata to Darjeeling is about 615 km. The nearest airport to Darjeeling is Bagdogra Airport (95 km), from where there are many flights to Kolkata. The air journey from Kolkata to Bagdogra can be completed in 1 hour 25 minutes. (Photo courtesy: Air India)

How to reach Darjeeling by bus?

How to reach Darjeeling by bus?

There are many road routes to reach Darjeeling from Kolkata. If you want, you can take a bus to Siliguri from Kolkata's Esplanade Bus Depot and a sharing taxi can be booked from Siliguri to reach Darjeeling, the fare of which is around Rs 150-300 per person. If you want to travel by prepaid taxi, then you will have to pay Rs 2,500. (Photo courtesy: Wikipedia Commons)

Will you reach Darjeeling quickly by car?

Will you reach Darjeeling quickly by car?

There are 2 road routes to reach Darjeeling from Kolkata, including NH-12 or NH-27. The shortest route is 637 km long. The other route goes via NH-27. 687 km long. The longer route can take 17 hours and 5 minutes to cover. If you are planning to travel via both these routes, you can stay overnight at Harampur or Malda on the way. (Photo Courtesy: Incredible India)

right time to visit darjeeling

right time to visit darjeeling

Although, the time from April to June is considered the best time to visit Darjeeling because during this time the temperature of Darjeeling remains around 27 degrees Celsius. In such a situation, you can enjoy the site scene and activities amidst the cool breeze in pleasant weather. Apart from this, the time from October to March after the monsoon ends is also the best time to visit Darjeeling. During this time it is very cold here. (Photo courtesy: Pixabay)

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