Transport in RaiganjThe gradual rise in the number of tourists has facilitated easy transport and communication. Raiganj has a good transport system to cater to this enormous influx of tourists. This transport is formed and maintained by both West Bengal government and the central government. Perhaps, the rise of Raiganj as a well renowned center for agricultural-trade is also one of the factors that have contributed to the development of transport in the region. Today, this city is well accessed from neighboring areas and also from other parts of India.
Roadways in RaiganjRaiganj is connected to the nearby cities namely Kolkata, Malda and Siliguri by an excellent network of roads. State Highway 10A and National Highway 34 can be availed for reaching Raiganj as both the roads pass through Raiganj
Bus Services in Raiganj
Raiganj has many bus stands. The main one is the Raiganj state bus depot that is controlled by NBSTC or the North Bengal State Transport Corporation. All government buses ply from this depot to other cities like Malda, Jalpaiguri, Siliguri and Kolkata, the nearest metro and the capital of West Bengal.
Most of the buses that cover tourist destinations like Bindole, Gorubathan and Jairambati math are luxury ones with TV and AC facilities. These tourist buses also run at night. Small lodges and hotels near the bus terminal provide food and accommodation to travelers boarding buses.
Apart from government buses, there are also private buses like Loknath buses that operate from Raiganj bus stand. These buses are non-stop and charge reasonable fares from their passengers. In addition, special bus tours to the Raiganj Wildlife Sanctuary are conducted in October and March by the tourism department of West Bengal and also by some reputed travel agencies of Raiganj.
Cabs and Cars on Rent in RaiganjRaiganj is a famous tourist place and hence a number of travel agencies can be found here. These agencies offer cabs and car rental services to many tourists flocking to Raiganj. Travelers can either book a car online or from any hotel. Besides these, there are special government approved cabs that ply across Raiganj at fixed hourly rates.
Airways in RaiganjTourists can also travel by air in order to reach Raiganj. The airport nearest to this place is the Bagdogra Airport that is 166kms away from the town. Bagdogra Airport is a major international and domestic airport in India with direct flights to Delhi, Kolkata, Guwahati and other cities. This airport has a number of airlines like Air India, Jet Airways, Spice Jet, GoAir, Kingfisher Airlines and Druk Air that carry abundant tourists from all over India.
Details of Bagdogra Airport:
Address: Airport Controller
Airport Authority of India
Railway Services in Raiganj
Raiganj has a good system of railways. It is well connected to the other cities of West Bengal like New Jalpaiguri , Siliguri, Darjeeling, Kolkata and Malda by efficient railways. The Raiganj railway station, located on the Barsoi-Radhikapur railway branch line is an important railway station of Indian railways.
Other Modes of Transport in Raiganj
The other modes of transport seen in Raiganj are bicycles and two
wheelers. Cycle rickshaws and auto rickshaws are mostly seen in
different regions. They are easily available and are very effective in
travelling short distances and in travelling to the interior parts of
Raiganj that have limited transport. Rickshaws are cheap means of
transport for the local people.
The West Bengal government has taken several measures to develop the transport system of Raiganj. This has facilitated trade and commerce of this area.