Getaways from Bagdogra Airport to Most Astonishing Places in North Bengal

‘It is better to explore the beauty of the same place once than hear about it a thousand times’.

North Bengal-‘Holds the Traditions of Bengali’

North Bengal boasts most magnificent mountain panoramas, as well as a number of India’s most attractive hill stations. It is truly a treasure hunt for the nature lovers who are looking for an escape from the hectic chores of the modern city life.

Bagdogra Airport at a Glance!!

Bagdogra Airport is the second airport in North Bengal and is about 16kms away from Siliguri Town. It is the nearest major airport to visit its nearby destinations like Darjeeling, Sikkim, and Dooars. Bagdogra Airport is connected to the national as well as international airports in the world. You can opt for several car rental services at Bagdogra Airport to tour the whole of North Bengal.

Enchanting Places in North Bengal You Should Not Miss!!

There are lots of places to see in North Bengal, such as-

1.  Kurseong- ‘The place of White Orchids’

Located at an altitude of 4,860 ft above sea level, Kurseong is an iconic hill station in North Bengal. Covering almost 5 sq. km and having pleasant climate throughout the year makes Kurseong an attractive destination for tourists.

Major Attractions

  • Eagle’s Crag
  • Dow Hill
  • Mary’s Hill
  • Ambotika Shiva Mandir & Gidhapahar Mandir
  • Kettle Valley Picnic Spot

Distance from Bagdogra Airport- 41.6km

2. Darjeeling- ‘Jewel of North Bengal’

Perched at an elevation of 2134mt Darjeeling is an ideal destination to fulfill the desires of holiday lovers. Decked in snowy mountains and lush green tea garden, Darjeeling will surely blow your mind.

Major Attractions

  • Tiger Hill
  • Batasia Loop
  • Darjeeling Mall
  • Rock Garden
  • Darjeeling Ropeway
  • Japanese Temple and Peace Pagoda

Distance from Bagdogra Airport- 69.8km

Rent a car in Bagdogra Airport to get the beautiful glimpse of Darjeeling.

 3.  Chalsa-‘Queen of Dooars’

Located at an elevation of 163m, Chalsa is one of the most visually attractive destinations of North Bengal. The scenic beauty of Chalsa makes this place as a famous picnic spot in Dooars. A variety of flora & orchids are also available in Chalsa.

Major Attractions

  • Wildlife Animals
  • Exotic Birds
  • Colorful Flowers
  • Dense Forest

Distance from Bagdogra Airport- 78.6km

4. Kalimpong-‘Abode of Serenity’

Away from the rush of the metropolitan cities relishing the feeling of being caught in the chills of Himalayas, one can have a pleasurable stay in Kalimpong hill station. Nature welcomes everyone on Kalimpong tour for an exciting experience.

Major Attractions

  • Catholic Church
  • Relli River
  • Theresa Church
  • Samthar Plateau
  • Zong Dog Palri Fo Brang Gompa

Distance from Bagdogra Airport- 78 km

 5. Gangtok-‘Quaint Capital of Sikkim’

Snow-capped mountains, glacial lakes, and tranquil monasteries define the beauty of Gangtok. It attracts uncountable tourists every year. It is an ideal place for those who are hunting for immense quiet and solitude, away from the humdrum of a chaotic city.

Major Attractions

  • Rumtek Monastery
  • Hanuman Tok
  • Flower Exhibition Centre
  • Himalayan Zoological Park
  • G Marg

Distance from Bagdogra Airport125 km

You will get several taxi services from Bagdogra Airport to Gangtok at a reasonable price.

 6. Pelling-‘A town with Mesmerizing beauty’

Nestled in nature’s lap, in West of Sikkim, Pelling is famous for its splendid views of the majestic Khangchendzonga peak. Located at an altitude of 6800ft. Pelling is a natural paradise indeed for nature lovers.

Major Attractions

  • Kanchenjunga Waterfalls
  • Khecheopalri Lake
  • Darap Village
  • Kanchenjunga National Park

 Distance from Bagdogra Airport142km

 7. Murti-‘Dooar’s Most Valuable Gemstone’

Murti in Dooars
Image Courtesy: North Bengal Tourism

Murti, a small town of Dooars, is a picturesque location with a vast expanse of tea gardens. Nestled beside the river of the same name, Murti is an iconic tourist hotspot along with alluring ambiance.

Major Attractions

  • Gorumara National Park
  • Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Panjhora River

Distance from Bagdogra Airport86.5km

 8. Jhalong- ‘Offers a glimpse of Heaven’

Jhalong is another famous tourist destination in Dooars. Sited along the riverside of Jaldhaka, Jhalong with its pictorial views and tranquil ambiance attracts many visitors traveling to Dooars.

Major Attractions

  • Jhalong Bird Sanctuary
  • Jhalong River

Distance from Bagdogra Airport110km

9. Bindu -‘A hidden gem Of Dooars’

Perched at an elevation of 2,000 ft, Bindu is a quaint hamlet of Dooars which is famous for its cardamom plantations in North Bengal & Dooars region. Situated on the India-Bhutan border, Bindu is also the last village of West Bengal.

Major Attractions

  • Godak Valley
  • Dhuley Forest
  • Dalgaon Village

Distance from Bagdogra Airport118km

 10. Mirik-‘Hamlet of Eye-Catching Beauty’

Mirik is one of the most charming locations of North Bengal after Darjeeling. Nestled in the heart of lavishing hills, Mirik has developed as a popular among tourists with a glittering lake traversing through the town.

Major Attractions

  • Sumendu Lake
  • Don Bosco Church
  • Bokar Monastery
  • Orange Orchards
  • Tingling View Point

Distance from Bagdogra Airport- 47.3km

Avail car rental service in Bagdogra Airport to get a marvelous charm of North Bengal for an unforgettable experience.

 Popular FAQs-

Q. What are the best adventure sports in Gangtok?

A. The best adventure sports in Gangtok are Paragliding, Yak Safari, River Rafting, Ropeway Cable-Car Ride etc.

Q. What are the best hotels to stay in Darjeeling?

A. The most comfortable hotels to stay in Darjeeling are Sinclairs, MAYFAIR, Dekeling Hotel etc.

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