Bagdogra is a census town in Darjeeling district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Bagdogra is a part of the Greater Siliguri Metropolitan Area. Bagdogra is well connected by air from four major cities of India - Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata & Chennai. Bagdogra has a railway station. Bagdogra Airport is the only airport in North Bengal, which is now a Customs Airport.
Census Town/ City
Tea Estate at Bagdogra
|Named for||Tiger & Lion in Forest|
|• Body||Upper Bagdogra Gram Panchayet / Lower Bagdogra Gram Panchayet|
|• Total||15 km2 (6 sq mi)|
|Elevation||136 m (446 ft)|
|• Density||10,000/km2 (27,000/sq mi)|
|• Additional official||English|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|Vehicle registration||WB 73/74|
Bagdogra is located at Siliguri, which is second largest city of the West Bengal. It has two National Highways :- AH 2 and NH 31C. It also has Aisan Highway (AH2) which is connected with Nepal and Bangladesh. It also connects many town & city like Siliguri, Kishanganj, Darjeeling, Gangtok Jalpaiguri, Malbazar, Birpara, Islampur, Kharibari, Nepal, Pankabari, Mirik.. It is 11 km away from
There are three mode of transport system: Airway, Railway, and Roadway.
The one airport, Bagdogra Airport, (IATA: IXB, ICAO: VEBD) is located in about 16 km (9.9 mi) west of the city of Siliguri in the Darjeeling district in northern West Bengal, India. It is operated as a civil enclave at Air Force Station Bagdogra. It is the gateway airport to the hill station towns of Darjeeling, Kurseong, Mirik, and Kalimpong and the state of Sikkim, and sees thousands of tourists annually. Permits for Foreign tourists intending to journey to Sikkim are issued at this airport. And airport is a major stop in the region with flights connecting Kolkata, New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai and Guwahati. The airport also has regular helicopter flights to Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim. The central government of India conferred customs airport status to the airport in 2002 with limited international operations. Air traffic at Bagdogra crossed 1 million for the first time growing at 43.6% percent in 2014-15. This is one of the few airports in India with zero sales tax on aviation turbine fuel.
It has a Railway Station under NFR Siliguri - Katihar (Division) Railway which connect many town :- Siliguri, Bagdogra, Naxalbari, Thakurganj, Aluabari(Islampur), Kishanganj, Katihar.
It has two National Highways :- NH 31 and NH 31C. It also has Aisan Highway (AH2) which is connected with Nepal and Bangladesh.
It provides a gateway to the state of North - East India. It connects to Jhumri, Tilaiya, Koderma, Nawada, Bihar Sharif, Harnaut, Bakhtiarpur, Mokameh, Begusarai, Purnea, Dalkhola, Kishanganj, Bagdogra, Siliguri, Malbazar, Dhupguri, Alipurduar, Birpara, Islampur, Sonapur, Bidhan Nagar, Khari Bari, Nepal etc.
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