Nestled in the Shiwalik Hills, between Siliguri and Gangtok, Kalimpong is a small hill station in West Bengal. The place is mesmerizing and its best feature is that it is well connected by road, rail and air. Located off the National Highway 31A (NH31A), an offshoot of the NH 31, which connects Sevok to Siliguri, Kalimpong is easily accessible. There are regular bus and car services from Siliguri and the neighboring towns - Kurseong, Darjeeling and Gangtok. To know more about how to reach Kalimpong, read through the following lines.
Traveling To Kalimpong
Bagdogra Airport, situated near Siliguri, is the closest airdrome, about 80 km from Kalimpong. The airport is well connected with Delhi, Kolkata and Guwahati and its major carriers are Indian Airlines, Jet Airways and Air Deccan. It takes about 3 hours to reach Kalimpong, from Bagdogra Airport.
The closest railhead for reaching Kalimpong is at New Jalpaiguri, which is around 77 km away. Located on the outskirts of Siliguri, the station is connected with almost all major cities of the country. Many important trains network between New Jalpaiguri, Kolkata (Howrah and Sealdah) and Delhi.
Siliguri serves as the gateway to the northeastern regions in India. There are regular bus services to Kalimpong from Siliguri. Silguri is, in turn, well connected by road to Kolkata, Guwahati, and Patna. Apart from this, there are internal bus services that connect Kalimpong to Gangtok and Darjeeling.