Road Trip from Balurghat to Kalimpong

If spending a weekend at an idyllic hill station far away from the regular crowd of tourists is what you are looking for then you must plan your next visit to Kalimpong. The green Himalayan ridges of Kalimpong will no doubt delight your senses. People keep on visiting Kalimpong via road from nearby cities, towns and districts.  Balurghat is an important town and district headquarters of Dakshin Dinajpur District of West Bengal.

Siliguri is an important getaway to reach Kalimpong especially for those who are availing train facilities but many other road routes are also there to reach Kalimpong. A road journey to Kalimpong from Balurghat can be planned on a weekend or during a short vacation so that you could enjoy driving on the road surrounded by lofty Himalayas and green valleys. You will also have plenty of things to do in Kalimpong ranging from nature-watching to shopping.

Balurghat to Kalimpong by Road

Road Route from Balurghat to Kalimpong

The total road distance from Balurghat to Kalimpong is 349 KM and the total time needed to travel is about 6 hours. If you can start the journey within 7 AM then you can reach Kalimpong by lunch hour. It is safe to carry enough dry food, water and emergency medicines for the journey. Arrangement of sufficient fuel for the journey should also be ensured. To start your journey from Balurghat you have to head towards north direction.

After traveling for about 42 M you will have to take a right turn then again take a left turn. Then you will take another right turn and travel about 1 KM. Take another left turn and drive for about half a kilometer. Take another right turn and travel about 2 KM. When you reach Dishari Balurghat you will have to turn left and get onto National Highway No. 512. You will get a high school on the right side of the road. You will travel around 9 KM on this road and reach a roundabout.
 
Road Trip from Balurghat to Kalimpong

After reaching the roundabout, you will have to drive through the 1st exit so that you remain on the National Highway No. 512. You will now pass by a police station, Banshihari Police Station that is located on left side. Travel for about 41 KM on this road and then you have to take a right turn to get onto State Highway 10A. On the right side of this road you will get Buniadpur SDO Office. Keep driving on this road for about 54 KM and then you will reach Siliguri More Bus Stop. You can spare some time at Siliguri and have a heavy breakfast to remain energized for your rest of the journey. You have to now head towards Station Feeder Road to take Vivekananda Road.

Take a sharp left turn when you reach Kothari Trading Company so that you get onto Hill Cart Road. On the left, you will get Agarwal Light House. Now you will have to take slight right turn at Adwave Advertising to get Bidhan Road. Now you will pass by Bidhan Medical Hall that is located on the left side of the road. Drive for another 1 KM to reach Pani Tanki More and then get onto Sevoke Road after taking a left turn. You will remain on this Sevoke Road when you take a right turn at Pratibimb. 

National Highway


You will pass by a nursing home, Dr. Nayak’s Nursing Home. After driving for another 4 KM you will get onto National Highway 31 or NH 31C. You will have to take a right turn when you reach the park you on the left your get a petrol pump. You will get Sevoke Kali Temple when you keep traveling on NH 31. You will have to travel for about 30 KM and then take a right turn to remain on SH 12. You will have to take a right turn to get B.L. Dixit Road. Keep driving on this road as you have already reached your destination Kalimpong. Go straight to the accommodation you have already booked for or you can check out a place to stay for a day or two at Kalimpong. You will get plenty of budget accommodations to meet your preferences and needs.

Tourist Information Centre
Find here information about Tourist Information Centers so that you can avail wonderful accommodation and the best tourist packages.

Tourist Centre Siliguri
Address:

M 4 Building,
Hill Cart Road
Siliguri – 734101
Phone No.: 0354 225 4050

Tourist Reception Centre
Address:

DGHC,
Dambar Chowk,
Kalimpong
Phone No.: 03552 257 992

Restaurants on the way from Balurghat to Kalimpong

Find here information about restaurants and eateries that you will get on your way from Balurghat to Kalimpong. You can enjoy delicious foods and sweets at these eateries.

 Restaurants on the way from Balurghat to Kalimpong

Restaurant Sonargaon
Address:

Dutta Para
Gangarampur – 733123
Phone No.: 03521 237 199

Enjoy Restaurant
Address:

SH 10A,
 Raiganj - 733134
 
Domino’s Pizza
Address:

Shop G1,
Ground Floor
Golden Enclave
Sevoke Road
Siliguri

Guru Sweet Shop
Address:

Sevoke Road
Ward 41,
Bankim Nagar
Siliguri – 734003

Accommodations in Kalimpong

Kalimpong being one of the most happening hill stations of west Bengal state, it has different types of accommodations available for its visitors. Find here information about some hotels in Kalimpong.

Accommodation in Kalimpong

Hotel Anjali
Address:

R.C Mintri Road
Kalimpong – 734301

Hotel J P Lodge
Address:

R.C Mintri Road
Kalimpong- 734301

The Pink Door
Address:

9th Mile, Rishi Road
Kalimpong - 734301

Emergency Services on the way from Balurghat to Kalimpong

Police, hospitals, pharmacies etc. are some of the emergency services that may be needed by the travelers who are taking roadways to reach Balurghat to Kalimpong. Find here information about these emergency services.

Police Stations
While your travel you can find police stations on the following places:

Bansihari Police Station
Address:

SH 10
Bansihari – 733124
Phone No.: 03522 259 213

Siliguri Police Station
Address:

Station Feeder Road,
Babupara
Siliguri – 734001
Phone No.: 0353 266 2101

Kalimpong Police Station
Address:

Rishi Road
Kalimpong Khasmahal,
Kalimpong – 734301
Phone No.: 03522 255 268

Hospitals and Nursing Homes
In case of any medical emergency you can find hospitals and nursing homes in the following addresses:

Dr. Nayak’s nursing Home
Address:

Sevoke Road
Bhanu Nagar
Siliguri - 734001

Anandaloke Hospital and Neurosciences Centre
Address:

Sevoke Road,
Bhanu Nagar
Siliguri – 734001

Pharmacies on the way from Balurghat to Kalimpong

Find here information about some pharmacies on the way from Balurghat to Kalimpong from where you can get medicines and other medical accessories if needed.

Aparna Medical Store
Address:

Hili Balurghat Highway
Shymapally
Buniadpur - 733121

Apollo Pharmacy
Address:

38, Manjushree Apartment,
Hareen Mukherjee Road,
Hakimpara
Siliguri - 734001
Phone No.: 03522 252 0296

Kalawati Medical Store
Address:

Hill Cart Road
Siliguri – 734001
Phone No.: 0353 243 1142

Laxmi Medical Stores
Address:

10th Mile Road,
Kalimpong GPO
Kalimpong - 734301

With proper information and required preparation, you are surely going to enjoy an exciting journey from Balurghat to Kalimpong.

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