Pelling is about 133 km away from Siliguri and 125 km from Gangtok. You can either take a jeep or a bus to reach the town. The quickest way to reach Pelling is to take a jeep from Geyzing, which is the hub of transportation for the area. You can also trek from Geyzing to Pelling which will not take more than 6 hours.
Located 140 km from Pelling, Bagdogra Airport is the nearest airport. Flights of Air India, Spice Jet, Jet Airways, Indigo etc have direct flights from Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Guwahati. Once you reach the airport you have to hire a car or a taxi to go to Pelling. It takes around 5 hours to get there.
Nearest Airport: BAGDOGRA - 69 kms from West Sikkim
Tentative return flight prices to Bagdogra from major cities in India:
|Starting City||Return price (approximate)|
|Mumbai||₹ 10,648 Non-stop|
|New Delhi||₹ 7,314 Non-stop|
|Bengaluru||₹ 18,586 Non-stop|
|Chennai||₹ 17,876 Non-stop|
|Hyderabad||₹ 12,610 Non-stop|
|Kolkata||₹ 6,291 Non-stop|
Regular buses ply from Siliguri to Pelling which is a 5 hours drive. Buses are also available from Kurseong, Gangtok. The view of the route is stunning.
The nearest railway station is New Jalpaiguri.This station is well connected to major cities like Kolkata, Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Chennai. Buses regularly ply between New Jalpaiguri and West-Sikkim. Alternatively, you can also hire a taxi from the railway station.
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Taxis should be able to take you to most of the motorable roads. Otherwise, trekking is also an option to access this area nicely.