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arriving in Darjeeling

Santu Lussurgiu...
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arriving in Darjeeling

hi, we will be in Varanasi at the beginning of Febr. 2013, and after we would like to go to Darjeeling. What is the best way to get there? flight? train? bus? the best price versus the quickest?

thank you for your suggestions!

Angela

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1. Re: arriving in Darjeeling

Hi,

From Varanasi you can take a flight to Bagdogra (IXB) airport via Delhi. That is the quickest. You can check tickets at www.cleartrip.com or www.makemytrip.com

If you want to go by train, you will have to search at cleartrip or MMT again. The nearest railway station is NJP.

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2. Re: arriving in Darjeeling

as we will travel in India 2 months and 1/2, we will rather fly the less as possible: trains are less expensive and more interesting. :-)

I have seen on cleartrip.com that there are night trains from Varanasi to Siliguri: after, from there, there is a bus or a train for Darjeeling? someone knows a nice & cheap place in Darjeeling to stay for 3 nights? I read something about ANdy'house (or a name like that)... someone knows it? or other place like that? would we have to book a lot in advance? the problem is that we will be moving all time, and maybe changing our plans, and become stressful book the full 2 months and more in advance!

thank you for suggestions!

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3. Re: arriving in Darjeeling

There are plenty of buses, and taxis (even on shared basis) from Siliguri to Darjeeling.

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