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Bangkok to Darjeeling

Posted by superhuman on 17/2/2012 at 14:46

Is it possible to travel from Bangkok to Darjeeling on land only? (no flights). Has anyone done this? Is it safe? Any advice would be helpful, thanks!

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Posted by KirstyB on 18/2/2012 at 22:39

Do you mean "as the crow flies" i.e. through Burma and Bangladesh? If so, the answer is no (assuming you're not a national of one of those countries); land borders in Burma are not open to foreigners travelling across the country.

If you have a huge amount of time (and cash) on your hands then it should be possible to go Thailand - Laos - China - Tibet (that's the part that'll require a lot of cash) - Nepal - India (crossing from western Nepal into Darjeeling). That's a long way round!

Quickest way is a flight from Bangkok to Calcutta and then an overnight train to Darjeeling!

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