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The Entry Point of the North East

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  • General Information

    District: Jalpaiguri, State: West Bengal, India
    Area: 0
    Languages Spoken: Bengali and local dialects
    Long Distance Code: +91-353
    Importance: The only airport in the north eastern sector of India
    Best Time to Visit: October to February
  • Description

    Bagdogra… actually the entry point of the North East if one has to reach here by flight. The places like, Cooch Behar, Darjeeling, Kalimpong and Siliguri can be reached by flight to Bagdogra. Hardly 12 kms from Siliguri, the road from Bagdogra to the rest of the towns of North Bengal and North East is the most picturesque road leading to these places.<br />This is a very small place, which has gained importance due to the airport that has been the entry point of the entire region. Taxis and buses can be obtained from the airport at Bagdogra to the desired destination. The choice for lodging and boarding in Bagdogra is very poor. Neither there are any sites of tourist interest in Bagdogra. It is just a transit point for various destinations. The distances from Bagdogra to the desired destinations are as follows:<br />Siliguri: 12 kms<br />Darjeeling: 93 kms<br />Cooch Behar:<br />Gangtok: 141 kms<br />Kalimpong: 79 kms