Cheap Flights from Delhi to Darjeeling

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About Darjeeling

India’s former summer capital during British Raj, has become one of the most popular hill stations in eastern India. This picturesque hill station, nestled in the Himalayan foothills, is surrounded by verdant tea gardens, and guarded by majestic Khangchendzonga, the third highest mountain of the world. Many tourists book a Delhi to Darjeeling flight during summer to beat the heat and to admire the impressive landscapes it has to offer.

The nearest airport to Darjeeling is in Bagdogra, hence, you have to take the flight from Indira Gandhi International Airport and land at Bagdogra International Airport (DEL-IXB). 

Best Time to Book Delhi to Darjeeling Flight

Darjeeling features a subtropical highland climate, with warm summers and extremely cold winters. The temperature during winter typically varies between 11.2°C to 2.3℃. Although the hill station is accessible throughout the year, it depends on the kind of vacation you are looking for. For winter adventure, December to February are ideal months, and if you want to beat the Delhi heat, visit Darjeeling between June to August.

Details About Delhi to Darjeeling Flight

The nearest airport to Darjeeling is in Bagdogra. So, once you land in Bagdogra, from there you can hire a taxi to reach your destination. The distance between Delhi and Bagdogra (DEL-IXB) is 1449.2km. Several airlines like Spicejet, Vistara, Air India, Air Asia, Indigo, Go First, offer direct flights on this route. It takes 01hour 55minutes to reach your destination.

To avail Delhi to Bagdogra flight, book your seat with Indigo at the cost of INR 4,989 for a one-way trip. However, for a round trip, book your seat with Spicejet at just INR 11,870.

Here are some insights concluding flight fares from Delhi to Bagdogra (DEL-IXB):

One Way Trip
AirlinesAirlines NamePriceAction
IndigoINR 4,989Book Now
AIAir IndiaINR 5,015Book Now
VTIVistaraINR 5,323Book Now
AK	Air AsiaINR 5,867Book Now
SGSpicejetINR 7078Book Now
G8Go FirstINR 7,088Book Now
Round Trip
AirlinesAirlines NamePriceAction
SGSpicejetINR 11,870Book Now
SG Spicejet, IndigoINR 12,060Book Now
AK	Air AsiaINR 12,095Book Now
IndigoINR 12,489Book Now
VTIVistaraINR 12,496Book Now
IndigoINR 12,512Book Now

Best Places to Eat in Darjeeling

  • Shangri-La Restaurant & Bar
    It is located in an old heritage building and is a perfect hangout spot in town. With wooden floors, vintage charm, and cozy ambience, the restaurant has gained immense popularity among the locals. Come here in the evening with friends and relish good food with a glass of beer.
  • Glenary’s Restaurant
    For over 100 years, Glenary’s Restaurant has been serving good food to its guests. The restaurant is loved by both locals and tourists because of the breathtaking views it offers. From Indian to Chinese and continental, you will be overwhelmed by the myriad of choices of dishes it offers.
  • Kunga
    This small eatery with wooden floor and wall, is known for serving authentic Tibetan cuisine. They also serve Chinese dishes, but Tibetan momos, thukpa, thenthuk, phing glass noodles, etc. are a hit here.

Best Hotels in Darjeeling

HotelAddressPrice
Mayfair HotelMall Rd., Chauk Bazaar, Darjeeling, West Bengal 734101INR 6,200
Summit Montana Suites & Spa2nd Floor, The Rink Mall, Darjeeling, West Bengal 734101INR 2,420
Mount OliveDB Giri Rd., rajbari, Darjeeling, West Bengal 734101INR 786

Places to Visit in Darjeeling

  • Tiger Hill
    It is the most popular tourist spot in Darjeeling, which is lying at an elevation of 2,590 mt. Tourists prefer to come here in the morning to witness the ethereal beauty of sunrise over the majestic Khangchendzonga. The best attraction here is Ghoom, which is a UNESCO world heritage site.
  • Sandakphu Trek
    There are a number of excellent trekking trails in Darjeeling and Sandakphu is one of them. The trek takes hikers through some extremely impressive landscapes of the snow-clad mountains and valleys. It is the highest peak in West Bengal.
  • Rimbik
    If you are looking for an offbeat trek, visit this small village, located near Singalila National Park. Many adventurous hikers visit this village for its unconventional trekking routes.

FAQs

  • What is the flight duration from Delhi to Darjeeling?

    Since Bagdogra International Airport is the nearest airport to Darjeeling, you have to book a flight from Delhi to Bagdogra. It takes 1hour 55minutes to reach Bagdogra from Delhi by flight.

  • Are there any direct / non-stop flights available for Delhi to Darjeeling?

    Several airlines like Spicejet, Vistara, Air India, Air Asia, Indigo, Go First, offer direct flights on this route.

  • What are the best flights from Delhi to Darjeeling?

    To avail Delhi to Darjeeling flight, book your seat with Indigo at the cost of INR 4,989 for a one-way trip. However, for a round trip, book your seat with Spicejet at just INR 11,870.

  • How many flights are there between Delhi and Bagdogra?

    There are a total of 80 weekly flights between Delhi and Bagdogra, there are approx 11 flights every day, which connect Delhi-Bagdogra air route.

  • Which airlines offer nonstop / direct flights between Delhi and Bagdogra?

    Several airlines offer direct / nonstop flights on this route. Among them, Indigo AirAsia and Go First offer frequent flights.

  • What’s the earliest departure time from New Delhi to Bagdogra?

    The earliest flight departs at 6:30am and lands in Bagdogra at 8:00am.

  • Which Airports will I be using to fly from Delhi to Darjeeling?

    You will board a flight from Indira Gandhi International Airport and land at Bagdogra International Airport (DEL-IXB).

  • What is the best day to fly from Delhi to Bagdogra?

    The best day to book a Delhi to Bagdogra flight is during the weekdays, when the prices are cheaper. Avoid holidays and weekends.

  • What is Darjeeling famous for?

    Darjeeling, the ‘queen of the hills’, is famous for scenic beauty, trekking routes, ancient forests, snow-clad mountain peaks, quaint houses, etc.

  • Which language is spoken in Darjeeling?

    Nepali and Bengali are widely spoken in Darjeeling. Along with that, Hindi is another popular language here.

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