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West Bengal

Getting there & around

The vast majority who enter West Bengal arrive in Kolkata. Siliguri’s Bagdogra airport has services to Kolkata, Delhi and Guwahati, as well as daily helicopter flights to Gangtok.

Most arriving by land do so on Indian Railways, which has main lines running south to Bhubaneswar and Chennai (Madras), and west to Gaya, Varanasi and Delhi. Other rail lines connect the state to Assam in the northeast and to Jharkhand in the southwest. There are also numerous long-distance buses that connect surrounding states.

Most cities and towns within West Bengal are connected by rail and bus, while overcrowded share jeeps ply the winding roads of the West Bengal Hills.