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How To Plan A Budget Trip To Darjeeling

Darjeeling is one of the most famous destinations for people all around the world. My flight was full of couples and newlyweds (including the foreigners) while going to Darjeeling. I hope one day or other, you will plan a trip to Darjeeling and I hope this post will help you a lot.



My Own Experience Of Solo Trip To Darjeeling

I had a very adventurous experience while going to Darjeeling. I had planned to go to Bhutan but my luggage had power bank in it. It was stopped in Delhi and I got it after a few days. It was then I decided to visit Darjeeling and since I had no money, I planned a good budget trip. You can read my experience here:

The Most Unusual Solo Trip


Anyways, if you are only interested in going to Darjeeling, read below.




How To Reach Darjeeling?


Darjeeling can be reached either by air or train from anywhere in the country.

Reaching Darjeeling By Air:

To go via flight, you have to board the plane going to Bagdogra. Bagdogra airport is the closest and flights are easily available from major airports in India.


Reaching Darjeeling By Train:

To go via train, you have to board a train to New Jalpaiguri station or the Siliguri station. To reach Siliguri station you might have to change trains since direct trains are rarely available to Siliguri.

Anyways, reaching Siliguri is your goal.


Siliguri To Darjeeling

From Bagdogra airport to SNT bus stand, you can take a bus that takes 10-15 rupees as the fare.
From SNT to Darjeeling you have to hire a cab.

You have two options from here.
Hiring a private cab:  Charge - 2000 INR.
Hiring a shared cab: Charge - 150 INR.
Duration: Approximately 2.5 hours.




Places To Visit During Darjeeling Trip

These are the listed must-visit places in Darjeeling. If you get the time you can visit more but they are not that good.

Peace Pagoda, Darjeeling





Gorkha War Memorial





Tiger Point, Darjeeling





Ghoom Monastery, Darjeeling





Happy Valley Tea Estate, Darjeeling


happy valley tea estate




I loved my stay at Darjeeling very much and had a real budget trip there. Comment your experience or query here and I will help you out!!


Have a great trip!!

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