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Taxi, Cab, Bagdogra to Kalimpong, car rental
Bagdogra to Kalimpong is one of the common routes taken by tourists. Tourists travelling to the Sikkim Darjeeling region often prefer to start their tour from Kalimpong as it is relatively close to the airport. The driving time from Bagdogra to Kalimpong by taxi is between 2.5 to 3 hours and the total distance is about 75 km. You can check the car rental tariff for this route for a variety of tourist taxis on top of this page.
Car Route Description from Bagdogra to Kalimpong
The journey can be divided into 4 phases. The first part is where your taxi crosses the urban centre of Siliguri town. Your cab will be driving through National Highway 10 which is also part of the Asian Highway network. By the time you cross the Salugara area on the outskirts of Siliguri, your taxi would have driven about 20 kilometres from Bagdogra. Expect some traffic snarls especially in Matigara, Siliguri bypass and the Salugara area. A cab may take about an hour to cover this distance.
Once your vehicle has crossed Salugara, the second phase is a beautiful drive through Mahananda wildlife sanctuary to Sevok. A drive of about 10 km would take just 10 minutes to cover. At Sevok you will be greeted by the mighty river Teesta. You may ask your taxi driver to stop here for a cup of tea. This is also the beginning of the third phase of your taxi ride through the hills. The Hilly terrain would offer you some beautiful glimpses. The next 35 km till Teesta may take travel time anywhere between 1 and 2 hours depending on the condition of the road and traffic congestion on this very popular highway. The road in this stretch is repaired and reconstructed almost on a continuous basis as it gets damaged regularly by natural and human elements such as very heavy rainfall, landslide, railway construction and hydroelectric dams.
The 4th and the last phase of the journey from Bagdogra to Kalimpong starts near Teesta Bazar, at this stage, you will be leaving river Teesta and driving uphill. This steep uphill journey of about 10 km will take you to the heart of Kalimpong. The travel time here may be about half an hour or so.