Hill Stations In West Bengal: 8 Top West Bengal Hill Station List

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Hill Stations in West Bengal: It wouldn’t be a difficult task for someone who is already in Bengal to plan a weekend getaway, as there are numerous hill stations in West Bengal. Darjeeling and Siliguri are the most famous ones in this list of hill stations near West Bengal. There are the hills, beautiful valleys and the Himalayan range in the backdrop of West Bengal which produce some picturesque places, famous for their gorgeous surroundings and delightful tea gardens.

8 Amazing Hill Stations In & Near Bengal – 2019 List

Hill Stations in Bengal Region Distance from City
Darjeeling Near  Bagdogra 95 Kms
Siliguri Near Jalpaiguri 50 Kms
Kalimpong Near Jalpaiguri 77 Kms
Kurseong Near Siliguri 37 Kms
Mirik Near Jalpaiguri 56 Kms
Dooars Near Bagdogra 83 Kms
Sandakphu Near Manebhanjan 56 Kms
Pedong Near Kalimpong 20 Kms

Hill Stations West Bengal: Complete Guide for Best Hill station In & Near West Bengal

1. Darjeeling – Picture-Perfect Hill Station in West Bengal

Darjeeling - Picture-Perfect Hill Station in West Bengal

Darjeeling is the most famous hill station, which rests  at an elevation of 2,050 metres above sea level in the state of West Bengal. One of the reason for its popularity is its tea and tourism industry that was  developed in the early 19th century by the British East India Company. The climate of Darjeeling remains cool throughout the year due to its high elevation. This place is also famous for its Tibetan Buddhist Culture and amazing view of the Mahabharata range of the eastern Himalayas.

Distance from Kolkata:  612kms

Why Visit: Darjeeling Himalayan Railway | Tiger Hill | Batasia Loop

Best Way to Get There:

By Road: Buses are available from major cities like Kolkata, Delhi, Kochi, Bengaluru, etc. and can be easily availed as Darjeeling is a popular tourist destination.

By Flight: The nearest airport  is Bagdogra Airport (95 km away).

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By Train: The nearest railway station  is New Jalpaiguri Railway Station.

Places to Visit in Darjeeling:

  • Bengal Natural History Museum
  • Happy Valley Tea Estate
  • Batasia Loop
  • Tiger Hill
  • Darjeeling Himalayan Railway

For more details visit: Places to Visit in Darjeeling

Things to do in Darjeeling:

  • Take A Trip to Dooars
  • Enjoy the Beautiful Sunrise at Tiger Hills
  • A Joyful Ride in The Toy Train

For more details visit: Things to do in Darjeeling


2. Siliguri – Popular Hill Station in West Bengal

Siliguri - Popular Hill Station in West Bengal

Siliguri is a tiny hill station situated on the banks of the river Mahananda and in between the Himalayan foothills and the Dooar region of West Bengal. Siliguri is also known as the Gateway to North East India and it serves mainly as a camp base for tourists. Kalimpong, Darjeeling and Gangtok are the locations that one can explore. However, Siliguri itself is a perfectly good holiday destination, with sufficient things to see and do.

Distance from Kolkata: 560kms

Why Visit: Mahananda Weir Wildlife Sanctuary | Salugara Monastery

Best Way to Get There:

By Road: Buses are available for Siliguri from major cities like Kolkata, Delhi, Kochi, Bengaluru, etc.

By Flight: The nearest airport  is Bagdogra Airport.

By Train: The nearest railway station from Siliguri  is New Jalpaiguri Railway Station.

Places to Visit in Siliguri:

  • Mahananda Weir Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Salugara Monastery
  • Madhuban Park

For more details visit: Places to visit in Siliguri


3. Kalimpong – Beautiful Hill Station in West Bengal

Kalimpong - Beautiful Hill Station in West Bengal

Kalimpong is another hill station in West Bengal. The hill station is located at an average elevation of 1065 meters above the sea level. It is known for its beautiful valley views, Buddhists Monasteries and Churches. Kalimpong is also known for its climate, colonial architecture and its proximity to the high-altitude mountain passes of Nathu La and Jalep La.

Distance from Kolkata: 625kms

Why Visit: Durphin Dara Hill | Cactus Nursery | Deolo Hill

Best Way to Get There:

By Road: It’s an almost 3hr drive from Bagdogra Airport. It is the most preferred  way to reach Kalimpong.

By Flight: The nearest airport Kalimpong is Bagdogra in Siliguri (69Kms away from Kalimpong).

By Train:

New Jalpaiguri Railway Station is the nearest railway station

Places to Visit in Kalimpong:

  • Phodong Monastery
  • Delo Park
  • Thongsha Gumpha
  • Kalimpong Science City

4. Kurseong – Pleasant Hill Station in West Bengal

Kurseong - Pleasant Hill Station in West Bengal

The word Kurseong in Lepcha language is known as the “The land of White Orchids”. This hill station is located at an elevation of 1500 meters above sea level in the state of West Bengal. It enjoys a favorable and cool climate all year round and is surrounded by tea gardens. Kurseong offers some of the best views of the waterfalls, surrounding hills and tea estates.

Distance from Kolkata: 584kms approx.

Why Visit: Tea Gardens | Ambotia Shiva Mandir | Eagle’s Craig

Best Way to Get There:

The best way to reach Kurseong is by using the Darjeeling Mountain Railway.

By Road: To reach Kurseong you can a get a bus to Siliguri on regular basis.

By Flight: The nearest airport to Kurseong is Bagdogra Airport, which is 24kms away from this hill station.

By Train: The nearest railway station Kurseong Junction and is connected to major cities of this country.

Places to Visit in Kurseong:

  • Down Hill Eco Park
  • Eagle’s Craig
  • Darjeeling Himalayan Railway
  • Shiva Mandir

5. Mirik – Serene Hill Station in West Bengal

Mirik - Serene Hill Station in West Bengal

This hill station is situated in West Bengal at an average elevation of 1495 meters above sea level amidst the Eastern Himalayas. This town developed into a prominent and serene hill station and marked the creation of the Sumendu Lake. One of the reasons, people do visit Mirik is because it offers marvelous views of the Kanchenjunga and Buddhist Monasteries.

Distance from Kolkata: 600km approx.

Why Visit: Pashupati Nagar | Orange Orchards | The Mirik Lake

Best Way to Get There:

By Road: Mirik is well connected with nearby cities like Darjeeling, Siliguri and Kurseong by Road.

By Flight: Nearest airport from  Mirik is Bagdogra Airport in Siliguri which at a road distance of 47 km.

By Train:.  New Jalpaiguri is the nearest railway station.

Places to Visit in Mirik:

  • Bokar Monastery
  • Don Bosco Church
  • Mirik Nursery

6. Dooars – Picturesque Hill Station in West Bengal

 Dooars - Picturesque Hill Station in West Bengal

Also known as the flood plains of the Eastern Himalayas, Dooars is considered to be the gateway to Bhutan. This town is a picturesque nature reserve with foggy winters and mild summers. This hill station is blessed with the mighty range of the Eastern Himalayas in the backdrop, a band of thick forests, rich in species of Flora and Fauna, tea gardens etc. It’s a perfect location for your weekend getaway.

Distance from Kolkata: 680km approx.

Why Visit: Mahanada Wildlife Sanctuary | Sumsing and Suntalekhola | Latpanchore

Best Hotels in Dooars:

  • Tuskers Den Forest Resort
  • The Riverwood Forest Retreat
  • Sinclair’s Retreat

7. Sandakphu – Highest Hill Station in West Bengal

Sandakphu - Highest Hill Station in West Bengal

Sandakphu, a hill station located at a massive elevation of 3696 meters above the sea level is situated in West Bengal. To reach this town, one can travel through the roads or by trekking an arduous mountain pass. Sandakphu offers beautiful views of the four of the highest peaks in the world, namely the Everest, Kanchenjunga, Makalu and Lhotse. This hill station also marks the highest point in West Bengal.

Distance from Kolkata: 652km approx.

Why Visit: Views of the highest peaks in the world.

Best Hotels in Sandakphu

  • Hotel Nirvana
  • Sunrise Hotel

8. Pedong – Breathtaking Hill Station in West Bengal

Pedong - Breathtaking Hill Station in West Bengal

Its another hill town located at an elevation of 1240 meters above sea level in the state of West Bengal. Pedong offers some breathtaking panoramic views of the Kanchenjunga and the surrounding mountains. It is divided into two parts lower and upper Pedong and is located on the ancient route to Lhasa. This hill station is also famous for its Tibetan culture and Buddhist Monasteries.

Distance from Kolkata: 641km

Why Visit: Tibetan Culture | Panoramic views of the Kanchenjunga

Best Hotels in Pedong:

  • The Silk Route Retreat
  • Nirmala Village Resorts

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