Things to do in Bagdogra, India & around

Things to do in Badgora blog post

Bagdogra is a small town in the Indian state of West Bengal. Often referred to as the getaway town to North-East India and the Himalayas, Bagdogra is great for a peaceful vacation. 

Popular among travelers, Bagdogra attracts its visitors, mostly with a wide range of activities within the area. There are plenty of things to do in Bagdogra and the surroundings and in this post, I’ll share with you 7 of the best. 

The small town of Bagdogra is also known for the tea estates and the surrounding greenery, which makes it a great place to visit for nature lovers and tea fans.

How to get to Bagdogra

Luckily, there is an international airport in Bagdogra, so getting there it’s very easy and stress-free. The airport is only about a 10-minute drive away from the city. 

There are direct Delhi Bagdogra flights and you can reach your final destination within 2 hours from the Indian capital. 

You can also travel to Bagdodga by train or bus, but by air will be the most convenient choice. 

When to visit Bagdogra

The best time to visit Bagdogra is the summer. The months between March and June & September to early December are known to be the best. Winters in Bagdogra can be quite cold, so travelers are advised to pack wisely for their trip during that time of the year. Warm clothes and shoes are essential if you’re visiting Bagdogra in the colder months. 

So, without any further ado, here are the 7 things to do in Bagdogra & around: 

Visit Darjeeling

While you’re in the West Bengal area, don’t miss to visit Darjeeling. Standing at the elevation of 2 050 meters above the sea level and just about 2 hours and a half from Bagdogra, Darjeeling is one of the most beautiful places in that region. 

Darjeeling is known as the ”Queen of the Himalayas” and its worldwide famous for the Darjeeling tea. So, when visiting this beautiful place, don’t forget to have a cup of tea. 

One of the things to do when in Badgora is to go on a day trip to Darjeeling

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Check out Mirik lake

Less than 50 km away from Bagdogra is the small town of Mirik. There, you can find the beautiful Mirik lake. You can just walk around the lake, have a picnic, or even practice some yoga on the meadows next to the lake. Boating in the lake is also a nice experience. 

P.S. The name Mirik comes from the Lepcha words Mir-Yok and means ”place burnt by fire”. 

Go on an adventure at The Dooars

This place is famous for its tea gardens, forests, the River Teesta and wildlife sanctuaries. Some of the animals that you can spot here are elephants, rhinos, deer, and tigers. Trekking and jungle safaris are must-do adventure seekers. 

Going on a safari is one of the best things to do around Badgora

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Coronation Bridge

Built in 1930 over the Teesta River, the Coronation Bridge is located around 37 km away from Bagdogra. The bridge was built to celebrate the coronation of King Geroge V and it was built in British architectural style. 

Kali Mandir 

When you go check out the Coronation Bridge, don’t miss to go and see the Kali Mandir temple too. On the banks of River Teesta, close to the bridge, the temple has the idol of Goddess Kali. 

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Probably you came to Bagdogra for a peaceful vacation, but you also want to get some adrenaline in between visiting all those places and exploring the area. River Teesta flows through Bagdogra and it’s well-suited for rafting. So, why not give it a try? 

Himalaya World Museum

The Himalaya World Museum aims to preserve the cultural heritage of the region. The museum not only displays the artifacts but also showcase different eras of the journey of the tangible and intangible heritage of the Himalayas. 

And here you have the 7 best things to do in Bagdogra and the surroundings. So, the next time when you’re planning a visit somewhere in India, make use of those Delhi – Bagdogra flights and explore this beautiful Himalayan region.