Bagdogra is located about 16 km from the city of Siliguri in West Bengal. It serves as an important airport both for military and civil purposes. The Bagdogra airport is a major travel hub in the region with flights arriving from Kolkata, New Delhi, and Guwahati. Thousands of tourists alight here each month, headed towards the hill stations of Darjeeling and Kalimpong to Pelling and Gangtok in Sikkim. The area in which Bagdogra is situated is commonly called the Dooars at the foothills of the eastern Himalayas. It is rich in natural beauty and is abounding with exotic flora and fauna. There are several tea gardens and fruit orchards too in the region. Tourists can go for extremely interesting heritage tea tours in the plantations here. Teesta is the main river here and is the base of white-water rafting and angling.
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The best time to travel is October to May, when the weather is most pleasant. During this time, one can also enjoy the festivities of Durga Puja.
Airport Authority of India, Bagdogra, District – Darjeeling, West Bengal – 734422.