Cheap flights to Darjeeling, India land approximately 96 kilometres from Darjeeling at the Bagdogra Airport near Siliguri. Seekers of cheap airfares can fly into Dehli or Kolkata and take a local flight into Bagdogra. Once you have landed, your best option is to take either a rented jeep or hired taxi into Darjeeling. There are services you can hire that will take extra care of you, but of course this will come at an additional cost. It is recommended that if anyone in your travelling party requires special attention or arrangements that you make these plans prior to departing from your home airport.
While Darjeeling flights have to be routed through the neighbouring city, the small town atmosphere of this beautiful Indian getaway also has limits on its transportation amenities. Several benefits of Darjeeling besides its geographic size and ideal location, is that the weather makes the climate pleasant enough to walk just about anywhere you would like to tour and visit.
If you should desire to take a longer or extended trip to see and enjoy the sights you can either rent a four-wheel drive jeep to visit the nearby villages or hire a taxi by visiting one of the transportation stands at the local area mall.
When looking for the best places to visit in Darjeeling, one only needs to step outside of their hotel to find a plethora of sightseeing opportunities. Start your day with beautiful early morning views of Mount Kanchenjunga and then turn to look at a view of the highest peak in the world, the eponymous Mount Everest from Tiger Hill. Continue on throughout your day with local attractions such as Buddhist monasteries and the Japanese Peace Pagoda.
Another highlight for the family is the Himalayan Zoo and Museum. This wonderful habitat is the home of several regional animals that might be found roaming wild in the Himalayan backcountry. This is a must see for anyone who is a fan of some of the biggest, most beautiful cats in the world such as the Himalayan Civet cat. Be sure to check with the park for current pricing and hours.
Cheap flights to Darjeeling, India are going to pay off big when it comes time to a little extra shopping and partaking in the local culinary delicacies. One such treat is Darjeeling’s world famous aromatic teas. These teas are world renowned and shops selling them offer some of the world’s most prized blends. Find them at Chowrasta and Golden Tips near the main mall. The must-see place to visit for tea is the Darjeeling Tea House in the Rink Mall.
Finding a great place to eat in Darjeeling is easy, especially if you enjoy Tibetan or Nepali cuisine. Do not forget to try the Tibetan speciality called “momos” as they are available everywhere you go and are a delicious staple for the locals and a great treat after Darjeeling flights.
Shopping around Darjeeling can be a very enjoyable experience. Most shoppers pick up a variety of locally created curio items such as native garments and wool items created from locally-bred yaks, a type of long-haired bovine. One the most popular and exceptional shops in Darjeeling is called the Dorjee, a beautiful shop filled with artifacts and treasures.
Once the shops have closed and the city has begun to wind down rather early, your best option for a post-sunset event will likely be found at one of the tea houses or pubs. One suggested spot is Joey’s, a British-style bar offering inexpensive drinks and a warm smile, especially after long Darjeeling flights.