Transportation in KishanganjKishanganj though a developing city still has the identity of its own. Strategic location of Kishanganj as a border district and linking with most of the adjacent state West Bengal’s famous cities including Siliguri, Darjeeling, Kolkata, Raiganj et al it remains a center of attention. This city is also home to many ancient monuments, and so do attract visitors from far and wide. Tourists moving forward to the northeastern states also explore Kishanganj many a times. Such is the reason that Kishanganj remains well connected to all parts of the country through railways, airways and even roadways which connect this district with entire northeastern region through a narrow strip of land.
Road Network in KishanganjNational Highway 31 crosses through the Kishanganj city of Bihar to link this region with West Bengal and northeastern states of India. It is one of the busiest national highways in the country that pass through a narrow land strip of India soon after crossing Kishanganj. Such strategic location of Kishanganj makes this place unique strategically due to one point of time only single road and railways communication option near Kishanganj separates Indian Territory from adjacent Nepal and Bangladesh. The land area goes narrow where highways and subways link one region with the other. Nearby cities of Taiganj, Siliguri, Darjeeling, Kalimpong and Gangtok are located at reasonable distance of even less than 200 kilometers from Kishanganj.
Other cities near Kishanganj are Purnia, Katihar, Araria, Thakurganj, Bahadurganj and Muzaffarpur amongst others that remain remains connected to Kishanganj through Bihar State Roadways Bus Service or several private bus services. Daily AC and Non-AC buses operate from Siliguri to Bihar’s state capital Patna to connect Kishanganj with the capital through roadways.Bihar State Bus Service and private buses link Kishanganj with rest parts of the state and nearby states. Intercity buses operate from Kishanganj to nearby cities every half an hour or less. Buses for long routes like Patna, Kolkata and Siliguri are commonly frequent during morning and evening hours. These buses operate from multiple nearby cities and maintain their time table. Besides buses many people use their private vehicles to travel to the nearby places and areas like Purnia, Katihar, Araria, Forbesganj, Thakurganj and Bahadurganj amongst others that are linked through roads. Besides bus service, several local tempos, jeep and minibus services are also available from Kishanganj to all nearby locations.
Air Connectivity to KishanganjBeing a small city Kishanganj doesn’t have its own airport, although it has a small helipad near Khagda area. Bagdogra Customs International Airport of West Bengal is located at a distance of mere 90 kilometers from Kishanganj. This airport has daily flights for metropolitan cities of Mumbai, Kolkata, Guwahati and some international destinations. Foreign tourists coming to explore the Queen of Hills Darjeeling reach Bagdogra by air. This airport remains the most trafficked airport in this region. Bagdogra Customs Airport caters to the air journey needs of inhabitants located nearby. It takes less than two hours for the passengers to drive to Bagdogra from Kishanganj city. Daily flights from the cities of Delhi, Kolkata, Guwahati and other cities through AirIndia and private airlines GoAir, IndiGo, Jet Airways, SpiceJet and numerous other airlines provide best services.
Bagdogra Customs International Airport
Address: Airport Road, Bagdogra, Siliguri, West Bengal, 734421, India
Elevation: 126 m
Phone: +91 353 269 8456+91 353 269 8456
Railway Connectivity in KishanganjKishanganj Railway Station connects rest of India with all northeastern states. All trains originating from various parts of northeastern states bound to West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand and metropolitan cities of Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Hyderabad, Cochi, Jammu and different cities in Punjab, Rajasthan and rest Indian states pass through Kishanganj Railway Station. Although it is a small railway station but several Rajdhani trains bound to prominent Indian cities have their halts at this station.
Kishanganj Railway Station (KNE) comes under the control of Northeast Frontier Railways. The nearby railway stations are New Jalpaiguri, Katihar, Barauni, Barsoi and Patna amongst others. Several express trains bound to Delhi, Amritsar, Mumbai, Jaipur, Chennai, Cochi and Hyderabad stop at Kishanganj Railway Station. Several local trains also operate in this route to connect the nearby areas especially state capital Patna through Capital Express from Danapur to New Jalpaiguri.
Local Transport in KishanganjIntercity buses, shared jeeps, hand-pulled cycle-rickshaws and tongas are the commonest modes of local transportation in Kishanganj city. Auto rickshaws can be hired to reach to the nearby places at reasonable rates that hardly cross to Rs.150. Rickshaws charge even lesser than that for reaching from one place to the other. Taxis and cars are also available in Kishanganj to travel to various places inside the district like tea gardens to nearby airport and various other places. They offer best of luxury travel experience to the tourists and locals alike. Overall they offer comfortable local journey option.
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