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YOUR GATEWAY TO NORTH EAST INDIA

SILIGURI IS CONNECTED TO ENTIRE INDIA BY AMPLE NETWORK OF ROAD AND RAILWAYS. YOU CAN REACH ALMOST ALL CITIES IN INDIA FROM SILIGURI, BY RAIL. 

NEW JALPAIGURI RAILWAY STATION ( NJP ), IS THE ONLY STATION IN THE WORLD WHERE YOU CAN FIND THREE GAUGES, THE BROAD GAUGE, THE METER GAUGE, AND THE NARROW GAUGE. NJP IS CONNECTED ALMOST TO ALL PARTS OF INDIA. 

TRAIN TIMINGS OF SOME IMPORTANT TRAINS FROM SILIGURI TO MAJOR INDIAN GITIES IS GIVEN BELOW:-

TRAIN NAME DESTINATION TIME ( approx )
Darjeeling Mail Calcutta(Sealdah) 14 hrs
Kamrup Express Calcutta(Howrah) 14 hrs
Kanchenjunga Exp. Calcutta(Sealdah) 13 hrs
Teesta Torsa Exp. Calcutta(Sealdah) 16 hrs
Saraighat Exp. Calcutta(Howrah)  13 hrs
Uttar Banga Exp. Calcutta(Sealdah) 14 hrs
Kanchan Kanya Exp. Calcutta(Sealdah) 14 hrs
Mahananda Exp. Delhi 30 hrs
Brahmaputra Mail Delhi  24-32 hrs
Brahmaputra Mail Guwahati 11 hrs
North East Exp. Delhi 29 hrs
North East Exp. Guwahati  10 hrs
Avadh Assam Exp. Delhi 25 hrs
Avadh Assam Exp. Guwahati  11 hrs
Rajdhani Exp.  Delhi 22 hrs
Rajdhani Exp.  Guwahati  6 hrs
Trivandrum Exp. Trivandrum  52 hrs
Trivandrum Exp. Guwahati  13 hrs
Guwahati Dadar Mumbai 52 hrs
Guwahati Dadar Guwahati  10 hrs
Lohit Exp. Jammu Tawi 50 hrs
Lohit Exp. Guwahati  20 hrs
Guwahati Bangalore Bangalore 49 hrs
Dooars Exp. Guwahati 12 hrs

Note: The trains given on this list are some major trains form New Jalpaiguri Railway Station to major cities of India.


DARJEELING HIMALAYAN RAILWAY ‘WORLD HERITAGE’

This locomotive with little changes still running over hundred years as Toy Train. The Train gains its gradient with the help of loops and zigzags, is a marvel of engineering feat. The highest point in this line is Ghoom Railway Station which is 7407 ft. The journey takes more than 7 hours and line passes through green forests and tea gardens. A must for the steam locomotive enthusiast. Diesel Engine introduced on 21st May 2000 from Darjeeling to NJP and vice versa.

For Reservations in Siliguri: Railway City Booking Office, Bidhan Road, near Kanchenjunga Stadium, Siliguri- 734401. Phone: 91-0353-423333.

For Train Timings and Enquiry ( NJP ): +91-0353-561555/561225/561223

From Reservations and Details visit the official site of Indian Railways: www.indianrailways.com
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Be aware of frauds in NJP Railway Station, Railway City Booking. Take very good care of your luggage and do not trust any strangers. For Booking and Reservation contact Official Personnel's of Indian Railways only. Avoid ticket brokers in Siliguri Railway City Booking.

AIR

Communication by Air:

AIR: The nearest airport Bagdogra is primarily for Darjeeling Hill areas. Bagdogra is 12 kms (7.5 miles) from Siliguri. Journey Time – about 15 mins( by road ).

Indian Airlines, Jet Airways operate regular services to Calcutta, Delhi and Guwahati. (from Bagdogra)

Helicopter service from Bagdogra to Gangtok( Sikkim )

Indian Airlines Bagdogra International Airport: +91-0353-551666 ( General Information ), +91-0353-551192 ( Flight Information ). Or visit the Official Website of Indian Airlines: www.indian-airlines.com

Jet Airways: +91-0353-551588 Or visit the Official Website of Jet Airways: www.jetairways.com

Siliguri is connected to Calcutta, Darjeeling, Sikkim, Jalpaiguri, Coochbehar, and entire Dooars and Terai by large network of roads. Both Public and Private buses ply to these places regularly. 

Government Bus Services:-

North Bengal State Transport Corporation ( N.B.S.T.C.), Contact: Phone:- +91-0353-514920/512973 ( Enquiry and Booking). Address: Tenzing Norgay Bus Terminus, near Siliguri Junction Railway Station, Siliguri. N.B.S.T.C. ply buses mainly to Calcutta and Plains in North Bengal. 

Sikkim Nationalized Transport (S.N.T.): Sikkim Nationalised Transport ply's buses mainly to entire Sikkim. For hills of Sikkim, Sikkim Nationalized Transport is suited rather than N.B.S.T.C. Moreover drivers of (S.N.T.) are very much experienced in the rough terrains of the Himalayas. Contact: Phone:- +91-0353-420528. Address: Sikkim Nationalized  Transport, Hill Cart Road, Siliguri.

 

Private Services:-

Private buses and taxis ply to almost all parts of North Bengal and Sikkim, they provide good communication bridge between the plains and the hills. Over the years they matured into a reliable transportation system.

There are regular bus and taxis to Darjeeling, Gangtok ( Capital of Sikkim ), Kurseong, Kalimpong, Mirik and other terrain places. These private taxis are more reliable than Government Services, and they are fast and safe.

Darjeeling, Gangtok & Kurseong ( Taxi ):- Darjeeling and Kurseong Jeep Stand, Near West Bengal Tourism Office, Siliguri.

Kalimpong:- Kalimpong Jeep Stand, Near Siliguri Gurudwara.

Bus Services:- Private buses of Darjeeling, Gangtok, Kalimpong, Mirik are available from Tenzing Norgay Bus Terminus.

Note: Time Table of Trains, Flights and Buses can vary from time to time, no accuracy is guaranteed by us in this section of site. 

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