Takdah Cantonment, West Bengal, India

Takdah Cantonment

Takdah Cantonment

West Bengal, India

Takdah Cantonment is a neighbourhood in the Rangli Rangliot CD block in the Darjeeling Sadar subdivision of the Darjeeling district, West Bengal, India.  Takdah is located at an altitude of 5,100 ft and close to Darjeeling (about 28 kms away), yet far enough to be isolated, quite and serene. Although the altitude is much lower than Darjeeling town, the pace is cooler compared to its surrounding area. 

Takdah Cantonment Travel Tips

When coming from Darjeeling, you need to come up to Jorebungalow and take a left to Peshoke road. At a place called 6th mile, take a right towards Takdah. While the original road conitnues towards Teesta Bazaar (Note : here, the places such as 3rd mile, 6th mile, 9th mile etc are named based on their distance from Jorebungalow.) Buses are available (in the afternoon) from Darjeeling to Takdah. However there is no shared taxi service between Darjeeling and Takdah. 

Takdah Cantonment Facts

Takdah Cantonment, as the name signifies, was a British cantonment before the independence of India. It was the destination for many British officers of high rank from all over India. After independence, like many other towns and villages, Takdah was abandoned by the new order. It was only recently that people really started to settle down in the area. Though the Britishers are long gone, we can still find the beautiful structures erected during the British era. The marvel of Takdah lies in the old, abandoned club house which is just a km away from the town. In comparison to its surrounding, the town is on a higher altitude giving way to cedar trees and is much colder than the towns surrounding it.

How to Reach

Flight
Flight By Air

Takdah is about 65 km from Bagdogra Airport, near Siliguri. It takes about three hours to reach Takdah by road from Bagdogra. You can get a reserved taxis or shared taxis to Takdah. While comming from Bagdogra, you'll need to take Sevoke road (NH10) and then come via Teesta Bazaar, from there a road to the left climbs up and goes via places like Chota Mangwa, Bara Mangwa etc before reaching Takdah.

Train
Train By Train

Takdah is about 60 km from Bagdogra Airport (the nearest railhead). It takes about three hours to reach Takdah by road from NJP. You can get a reserved taxis or shared taxis to Takdah. While comming from NJP, you'll need to take Sevoke road (NH10) and then come via Teesta Bazaar, from there a road to the left climbs up and goes via places like Chota Mangwa, Bara Mangwa etc before reaching Takdah.

Car
Car By Road

Both reserved cars and shared cars are available from NJP, Bagdogra and Darjeeling to reach Takdah cantonment. Distance from NJP Railway Station / Bagdogra Airport is about 65 kilometres and will take around 3 hours. The road distance from Darjeeling is 25 km and it takes around 1.5 hours drive.

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