As a rule there are a lot of shared taxicabs accessible outside the NJP station. The mutual cabs are normally jeeps and take two people in front by the driver, four in the rearward sitting arrangement and four others at the back seat. So they won’t begin unless they have at least 8-10 travelers. While the mutual jeep is helpful, quick and shabby, one imperative is you can not convey excessively of substantial gear. Every one of the sacks and bags are conveyed for nothing out of pocket on the rooftop with no extra charge.
In the event that you need somewhat more solace, you can book both the seats in front or a column of seats at the back by paying for those additional seats. At that point the driver won’t let different travelers possess the seats you saved regardless of whether they go purge. Once in a while, you may get shared taxicabs in type of littler vehicles like Maruti Vans also.
In the event that you for reasons unknown don’t get a mutual jeep or a taxi from NJP station, another alternative is to take an auto or a cycle rickshaw to the Siliguri principle transport stand known as the Tenzing Norgay Central Bus Terminus. It is around 8kms away. From here you will get a lot of shared jeeps leaving for Darjeeling. The jeeps have a little board before them with the goal composed on it. The arrangement of seat sharing is taken after here also. Visit Transport Fares to think about the mutual jeep admissions.
On the off chance that you achieve NJP late around evening time, you may at present locate a couple of cab drivers outside offering a drop to Darjeeling or different spots. Furthermore, they will obviously charge parcel more. While taxis do handle on the fundamental streets to Darjeeling late at evenings, however keep an eye out for the mist. It can get amazingly hazardous if haze prevents perceivability which is regularly the case around evening time. So unless totally fundamental, abstain from driving around evening time and plan ahead of time to remain back for the night at Siliguri (a twin city just 5kms from NJP). I would in any case abstain from driving for more than 3 hours in obscurity and on winding hilly streets with an obscure driver.
There are really a few streets to approach Darjeeling from New Jalpaiguri. Slope Cart Road is the principle street and is by and large kept up exceptionally well. This is a national parkway (NH-55) and most usually utilized by the neighborhood drivers. Street by means of Rohini is very beautiful and meets the National Highway at Kurseong. The street by means of Pankhabari is exceptionally tight and twisting however very shorter contrasted with the others. A standout amongst the most tourist detours is the Route by means of Mirik with flawless perspectives of tea gardens, yet it’s a more drawn out course.
Various slows down have come up simply outside the NJP railroad station. So in the event that you intend to have your breakfast or lunch before heading for Darjeeling, there are adequate choices ideal here. Else, you can take a rickshaw or a navigate to Siliguri town some 5-kms away, and request that the driver take you to a legitimate eatery. There are a lot of better and more clean diners accessible in Siliguri town.