New Jalpaiguri Railway Station is one of the busiest and major stations of eastern and north-eastern railway of India. It actually situated in such a geographical location which connects the northeast part with the mainland of Indian peninsula. And Bagdogra has the only airport in North Bengal. Regular flights are operated between this town and cities like Delhi, Kolkata, Guwahati, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore etc, along with some international locations in Nepal, Bhutan, Thailand and Bangladesh.
As this zone of Eastern Himalayas is full of travel destinations and various adventure activities, many thrill-seekers gather in NJP and Bagdogra every year, and set voyage towards the jungle of Dooars or the hills. The region receives a large number of bikers during tourist-season. There are many bike rental agencies in NJP and Bagdogra where they hire bikes from and go on a journey to absorb the beauty of the Himalayas and the plain at its foot.
Here we will give you a basic idea of the route distance and duration of journey from NJP and Bagdogra to both national and international locations nearby.
NJP/Siliguri to Darjeeling
The route from NJP to Darjeeling first passes through Siliguri city and then there are three routes you can take towards the ‘Queen of Hills’. The route via Kurseong is the shortest one with 72 km and takes around 2 hours and 40 minutes hardly, while the routes via Mirika nd Mongpoo are longer.
Bagdogra to Darjeeling
Journey from Bagdogra to Darjeeling is almost similar to the previous one. The shortest route via Kurseong is of 66 km approx. and takes around 2 hours and 30 minutes to reach.
NJP/Siliguri to Gangtok
National Highway 10 beautifully connects the locations of New Jalpaiguri and Gangtok, the capital city of Sikkim. Distance between these two towns is about 120 km which takes around 3 hours and 50 minutes to be covered.
Bagdogra to Gangtok
Bagdogra to Gangtok distance is a little longer than from NJP, i. e, 123 km. The distance can be travelled within 4 hours as the National Highway 10 serves very well to keep up the communication between these towns.
NJP/Siliguri to Dooars
Dooars is a wide-spread area with lots of entry points from different directions. The nearest point from New NJP is at Gajoldoba which is hardly 20 km away and this journey will take more or less 40 minutes to complete.
Bagdogra to Dooars
Gajoldoba is also the nearest point from Bagdogra to enter Dooars. The distance from the airport to Gajoldoba is around 26 km. It takes hardly 55 minutes’ ride to complete the journey between these locations.
NJP/Siliguri to Sikkim
The Northeast Indian state of Sikkim is full of wondrous locations to tour. If you ride towards Sikkim via NH10, you will reach at Melli, the southernmost part of the state, within 2 hours and 10 minutes. The distance is about 65 km.
Bagdogra to Sikkim
Many people come to Bagdogra Airport from various parts of the country and outside the country to set voyage to Sikkim. The distance between Bagdogra and Melli is about 68 km and a bike-ride along the NH10 will take you there in 2 hours and 10 minutes.
NJP/Siliguri to Bhutan
Among three of the road entrance from India to Bhutan, Phuentsholing-Jaigaon point is the most popular and busiest one. Distance from NJP to Phuentsholing is 152 km, which can be covered within 3 and half hours via NH31.
Bagdogra to Bhutan
While Phuentsholing falls in Bhutan, Jaigaon resides in Indian side of the Indo-Bhutan border. To reach there from Bagdogra Airport, you have to ride along the NH31 for about 4 hours to cover the distance of 164 km.
NJP/Siliguri to Nepal
The closest entry point to Nepal from NJP is at Panitanki-Kakarbhitta border. It is about 36 km away from NJP and takes about 1 hour and 10 minutes to be covered.
Bagdogra to Nepal
Bagdogra to Panitanki distance is approximately 17 km and the journey can be completed with a ride of 26 minutes. After reaching Panitanki, a town at Indian side, you have to cross the bridge over Mechi River to arrive at Kakarbhitta.
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