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Hill Stations Near Kolkata

There is no dearth of popular hill stations near Kolkata. Today a lot of people from Kolkata and India plan their holiday trip to these popular destinations near Kolkata.

Plan your trip to Darjeeling, Kurseong, Kalimpong, and make your vacation enjoyable and memorable.
Let’s find out in detail about these hill stations , how to reach , where to stay and also about the major attractions .

Darjeeling

Best Hill Station near Kolkata

This is perhaps one of the most popular hill station near Kolkata .Famous for its tea gardens and mountain ranges-Kanchenjunga, Makalu, Lhotse, Darjeeling has everything to please your eyes.

It is undoubtedly one of the most sought places in India. For nature lovers it is like a heaven where they can enjoy the panoramic view of sparkling rain drops, morning sunshine and more.

How to reach ?

Airways:
There is no direct connectivity to flight between Kolkata and Darjeeling. You can flight from Kolkata to Bagdogra then hire a taxi from Bagdogra to Darjeeling.

Nearest Airport: Bagdogra, located 90 km from Darjeeling.

Railways:
There is no direct train between Kolkata and Darjeeling. You can take train from Kolkata to New Jalpaiguri. From New Jalpaiguri either you can opt a taxi cab or prefer to travel by ‘Darjeeling Himalayan Railways’ – which is an experience in itself. 

The narrow gauge railway is about 78 kilometers long and connects New Jalpaiguri to Darjeeling. It is included in World Heritage site list. Nearest Railway Station: New Jalpaiguri,located at 108 Km from Darjeeling.

Darjeeling Toy Train

Roadways:
There is no direct bus service between Kolkata and Darjeeling. You can take State transport bus from Kolkata to Siliguri and then hire a taxi cab to reach Darjeeling .

Where to stay ?

There are a lot of hotels in Darjeeling to suit everyone’s palette. You can book the one suiting your budget and requirement. Many hotels and lodges are located near‘Mall Road’ – a very popular shopping destination in Darjeeling .

Popular Hotels in Darjeeling

Pandim Homestay
House No. 52/1/B , Lepcha building, Tenzing Norgay Rd, near ganesh dhara, Ganeshgram, Darjeeling, West Bengal 734101•086373 67801

Ramada by Wyndham Darjeeling Gandhi Road
3-star hotel
Before BSNL Building, 2 - 3 Auckland Villa, Gandhi Rd, Limbugaon, Darjeeling, West Bengal 734101•0354 332 5555

The Revett
51(47) Ladenla Road Near ICICI Bank & Hayden Hall Opposite Darjeeling Capital Clock Tower, Darjeeling, West Bengal 734101•082503 24723

Udaan Hotels | Dekeling Resort
4-star hotel
2, Hawk’s Nest, AJC Bose Rd, near Alpine School, Darjeeling, West Bengal 734101•095550 33033

Muscatel Himalayan Resort
26, Gandhi Rd, Limbugaon, Darjeeling, West Bengal 734101•097320 81111

Hotel Villa Everest
2-star hotel
1, AJC Bose Road, Darjeeling, West Bengal 734101•0354 225 7202

The Rope Resort
3-star hotel
Degree College, Senchal Rd, opposite Ghoom, Senchal, Darjeeling, West Bengal 734102

Hotel Himalaya Residency
batasia loop 2nd gate, West Point, Darjeeling, West Bengal 734102

Summit Swiss Heritage Hotel & Spa, Darjeeling
4-star hotel
15/9A, Gandhi Rd, near Circuit House, West Point, Darjeeling, West Bengal 734101•0354 225 8079

Sinclairs Darjeeling
3-star hotel
18/1, Gandhi Rd, Limbugaon, Darjeeling, West Bengal 734101•0354 225 6431

MAYFAIR Darjeeling
3-star hotel
Mall Rd, opposite Governor House, Chauk Bazaar, Darjeeling, West Bengal 734101•0354 225 6376

The Elgin, Darjeeling – Since 1887
4-star hotel
18, HD Lama Rd, Chauk Bazaar, Darjeeling, West Bengal 734101•0354 225 7226

What are the major attractions ?

Some of the major attractions include visiting the Padmaja Naidu Zoological Park, the Observatory Hill, Llyod Botanical Garden and Bengal Natural History Museum. One should not forget to visit ‘Glenarys’ to have desserts and buy Darjeeling Tea from ‘Nathus’.

Kurseong

Kurseong hill station near KolkataKurseong or ‘The Land of White Orchids’ is a hill station which comes on the way to Darjeeling. 

This hill station near Kolkata is home to some of the ‘world’s costliest tea’. Popular tea gardens of Ambotia, Castleton and Makaibari are located here. 

The cool climate of the region plays a major role in making this oplace so spaecial.

Tucked away from the hustle bustle of city life you will find the place a perfect getaway for a lazy retreat. The toy train station apart from being an attraction is the nucleus of the town.

How to reach ?

You can reach Kurseong via rail, road or air. New Jalpaiguri [NJP] is the nearest major railway station located at the distance of about 53 km from Kurseong.Well connected with road network, Kurseong is about 47 km from Siliguri.The nearest airport is at Bagdogra from where you can easily travel to this beautiful city.

Airways:
There is no direct flight connecting Kolkata to Kurseong. You can take flight from Kolkata to Bagdogra then hire a taxi from Bagdogra to Kurseong.

Nearest Airport: Bagdogra, located 35 kms from Kurseong.

Railways:
There is no direct train between Kolkata and Kurseong.You can take reservation from Kolkata to Jalpaiguri and then hire a taxi from Jalpaiguri to Kurseong .

Nearest Railway Station: Jalpaiguri located 67 kms from Kurseong.

Roadways:
There is no direct bus between Kolkata and Kurseong. You can take State transport bus from Kolkata to Siliguri and then hire a cab to Kurseong .

The road distance between Kolkata to Kurseong is 601 km.

Where to stay ?

There is a ‘Government Tourist Lodge’ in Kurseong where you can stay. You can also opt to stay in hi-tech hotels located amidst Kurseong. If you want to experience traditionalism of British Raj and modernity you can opt to live with families working in tea plantation at ‘Makaibari Home stays’. 

What are the major attractions ?

Eagle's Craig, Deer Park or DowHill Park, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Museum, Chimney, Buddhist Gompa in Montieviot and Dowhill Road, and many other will certainly make your stay more pleasant.

Important Facts about Kurseong:

Location: West Bengal
Area:5.05 km2
Languages:Nepali, Bengali, English
Tourist Attractions: Deer Park or DowHill Park, Eagle's Craig, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Museum, Chimney, Buddhist Gompa in Montieviot and Dowhill Road

Kalimpong

Kalimpong

Known for it’s educational institutions and orchids, Kalimpong or the ‘Land of Kings’ is yet another popular hill station near Kolkata. Hand made and traditional handicrafts will compel you to order one for your near and dear ones. 

Dotted with beautiful orchids, nurseries, monasteries it has everything to appeal your eyes. With dense virgin forests, vast valleys, meadows, river streams and pleasant climate it will surcharge your mood. 

How to reach ?

To reach this destination, one has to take a jeep from Darjeeling to Kalimpong motor stand. Regular cars are available from New Jalpaiguri and Gangtok to reach this hill station near Kolkata.

Airways:
There is no direct air connectivity from Kolkata to Kalimpong. You have to take flight from Kolkata to
to Bagdogra then hire a taxi from Bagdogra to Kalimpong.

Nearest Airport: Bagdogra, located about 80 kilometres from Kalimpong

Railways:
Kalimpong does not have railway station. New Jalpaiguri (NJP) is a nearest railway station connecting to Kolkata.

Nearest Railway Station: New Jalpaiguri located about 72Kms

Roadways:
There is no direct bus between Kolkata and Kurseong. You can take State or private bus transport service from Kolkata to Siliguri and then hire a cab to Kurseong. The road distance between Kolkata to Kurseong is 601 km.

Where to stay ?

Adorned with beautiful locations, there is no dearth of hotels and lodges in Kalimpong. You will be overwhelmed by the warm hospitality and courteous behavior of the hotel staffs who will leave no stone unturned in making your stay more pleasant and comfortable. 

What are the major attractions ?

Dr. Graham's House,Mangal Dham, Flower Nurseries, Pedong Monstery, Deolo Hill,are some of the most popular attractions and should not be missed at any cost.


Zangdokpalri Monastery Kalimpong

Famous Monasteries in Kalimpong:
  • Zangdokpalri Monastery
  • Zong Dog Palri Fo-Brang Gompa
  • Tharpa Choeling Gompa
  • Tongsa Gompa

Important Facts about Kalimpong:

Location: North of West Bengal, adjacent to the state of Sikkim
Languages: Bengali,Hindi,Nepali,and English
Suitable Time to Visit: April-June
Popular Places:Gompas,Sericulture Research Institute, Flower Nurseries, Dr Graham's Home,Nature Interpretation Center

Plan your trip to Darjeeling, Kurseong and Kalimpong which have ever remained the most popular hill stations near Kolkata for a break. These places are ideal for a quiet weekend. 

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