How To Reach Darjeeling From Kolkata By Road

How To Reach Darjeeling From Kolkata By Road, Car, Bike 2021 (With Google Map)

Route Map

  • Kolkata -> Burdwan [via Durgapur expressway]
    • It’s a 100 KM stretch and It will take a minimum of 2 hr. The road conditions are good.
  • Burdwan -> Morgram [via Kuli]
    • It’s a 128 KM stretch and It will take a minimum of 3 hr 45 mins. You will find some good stretches of road, some moderate stretches, and some very bad stretches of road in this stretch.
  • Morgram -> Kaliachak
    • It’s a 75 KM stretch and It will take a minimum of 1 hr 30 min. The road conditions are moderate.
  • Kaliachak -> Malda
    • It’s a 23 KM stretch and It will take a minimum of 30 mins. The road conditions are moderate.
  • Malda -> Rupahar
    • It’s a 68 KM stretch and It will take a minimum of 30 mins. The road conditions are good.
  • Rupahar -> Botolbari
    • It’s a 23 KM stretch and It will take a minimum of 40 mins.
  • Botolbari -> Dhantola

Here we have 2 options

  • Botolbari to Dhantola [via Dalkhola]
    • This is the most difficult stretch of the Kolkata to Siliguri route at present. The Dalkhola level crossing is a nightmare for any traveler. It’s a 79 KM long stretch.
  • Botolbari to Dhantola [via Bengal to Bengal road]
    • This Bengal to Bengal road is not even a state highway. It is basically an interconnected network of rural roads. The roads are narrow. It passes through numerous small villages and has many sharp turns. It’s a 62 KM stretch and It will take a minimum of 1 hr 30 mins. This road is recommended during the daytime.
  • Dhantola to Siliguri
    • It’s an 82 KM stretch and It will take a minimum of 1 hr 50 mins. The road conditions are good.
  • Siliguri to Rohini
    • It’s a 21 KM stretch and It will take a minimum of 40 mins.
  • Rohini to Kurseong
    • It’s a 16 KM stretch and It will take a minimum of 40 mins.
  • Kurseong To Darjeeling
    • It’s a 28 KM stretch and It will take a minimum of 1 hr 15 mins.

Google Map

Hotels

  • It is very difficult to complete this route in 1 day. My suggestion would be to spend 1st night in Malda. You can check Hotel Paromita.
  • If you are not able to complete this route on the second day. then you can spend your 2nd night at Siliguri. You can check Hotel Olive.

Tips

  • Start as early as possible. It will be best if you start your journey at 4 AM.
  • Don’t eat heavy foods otherwise, you will feel sleepy. recommended to carry portion bars.

Videos

Do check out this videos for more clarity.

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Part – 2

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