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How to reach Pelling

Pelling is a popular town in Sikkim state, perched at 2150 m above sea level. The town is a delight for trekkers and nature-lovers. Kangchenjunga, which is the third highest peak in the world, can be viewed amid rolling grasslands in Pelling. It is easily accessible through major modes of transportation like air, train, and road.

Read more to get detailed information about how to use Pelling.

Pelling By Flight

The nearest airport from Pelling is located in Bagdogra at a distance of 160 km. This airport is connected to major cities of India like Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai. To reach Pelling from Bagdogra Airport, you can hire a cab from the airport or board a shared taxi from Siliguri.

Pelling By Train

The closest railway station from Pelling is located 152 km away, namely The New Jalpaiguri Railway Station. The station is connected to different cities in India like Delhi, Mumbai, and Kolkata. Taxis are readily available at the station. And if you wish to travel on a shared cab, head to Siliguri, which is 6 km away.

Pelling By Road

Pelling is connected with different parts of North-east India through roads. Most of the routes have metal roads. State-owned or private bus services are frequent and affordable. Easily shared taxis are also readily available for traveling.

How to Reach Pelling from Kolkata

By Train

The nearest railway station to Pelling is New Jalpaiguri in Siliguri, West Bengal. It is located around 134 km away from Pelling and is well-connected to Kolkata. You can board a train from Kolkata and reach New Jalpaiguri railway station.

You can avail public transport services like bus or a taxi to reach your desired destination. The most convenient way to reach Pelling from the railway station is to first come to Gangtok and then drive down to Pelling.

Kolkata to NJP Trains:

  • Shatabdi Express - 12041
  • New Tinsukia Exp - 22501
  • AGTL Humsafar - 12503
  • Aronai Express - 12507
  • Saraighat Exp - 12345
  • Padatik Express - 12377
  • GHY Garib Rath - 12517

By Flight 

Plan a trip to Pelling in Sikkim from Kolkata. Pelling's nearest airport is Bagdogra Airport and is located approx. 140 km away. The airport receives regular flights from Kolkata and is also connected to major cities like Delhi and Mumbai. You can reach the airport and take a private vehicle to Gangtok.

The distance between Gangtok and Pelling is about 130 km. Sikkim has its own airport called Pakyong Airport and will directly connect with major cities once it's operational.

By Road

Take a break from the city life and visit Kolkata to Pelling by road. Hire a bus or a car and enjoy a smooth ride to Pelling in Sikkim. The enchanting views will soothe your heart. For more fun, halt at various attractions and restaurants on the way. You can book a bus to Pelling from Kolkata that runs regularly. Private taxis can also be hired to reach Pelling from Kolkata for a memorable trip.

  • Road route: Arjunpur - NH 12 - Botolbari - Rasakhowa Road - Dhantola - NH 27 - NH 10 - Melli-Nayabazar Road - Legship-Reshi Road - Pelling-Sakyong-Gyalshing Road - Pelling
  • Kolkata to Pelling Distance: 684 km (approx.)
  • Travel Time: 18 hours, 46 minutes (approx.)
  • Attractions en route: North Bengal Science Centre, Coronation Bridge, Chotelal Ki Ghat, Allen Park, Bengal Safari
  • Restaurants en route: Rosenberg Restaurant, Taj Restaurant, Dreamland Restaurant, Hotel Suruchi, Food Village

How to reach Pelling from Darjeeling

By Train

Darjeeling is well-connected to Darjeeling by train. The nearest railway station to Pelling is New Jalpaiguri, connected with Darjeeling and other major Indian cities. Therefore, Darjeeling to NJP toy train is one of the best ways to reach Pelling.

One weekly and one daily train operates from Darjeeling to New Jalpaiguri. It covers the shortest distance of 67 km. New Jalpaiguri railway station is approx. 134 km away from Pelling, from where you can take a bus, shared cab, or a private taxi to Pelling. You can also take a cab or taxi from Siliguri, 6 km from the railway station.

Darjeeling to NJP trains:

  • DJ NJP Passenger - 52540

By Road

Travel from Darjeeling to Pelling by road via bus, car, or taxi. The journey to Pelling from Darjeeling will take approx. 3 hours to complete. The views on this route are breathtaking. You can get a Sikkim state-registered vehicle and directly reach Gangtok from where Pelling is just 128 km away. The bus will drop you at Deorali, from where you can take another vehicle to reach your desired destination.

  • Darjeeling to Pelling Route: Darjeeling-Jorethang Road - Melli-Nayabazar Road - Legship - Reshi Road - Pelling-Sakyong-Gyalshing Road - Pelling
  • Darjeeling to Sikkim Distance: 71 km (approx.)
  • Travel Time: 3 hours (approx.)
  • Attractions en route- Himalayan Tibet Museum, Love, Hill View Point, Observatory Hill View Point, Rabdentse Ruins
  • Restaurants en route - Dekevas Restaurant, Hotel Lunar, Kunga Restaurant, Annapurna Pure Veg Hotel, Nawangs Restaurant

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