Bagdogra

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Bagdogra
Census Town/ City
Tea Estate at Bagdogra
Tea Estate at Bagdogra
Bagdogra is located in West Bengal
Bagdogra
Bagdogra
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 26°42′N 88°19′E / 26.700°N 88.317°E / 26.700; 88.317Coordinates: 26°42′N 88°19′E / 26.700°N 88.317°E / 26.700; 88.317
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Darjeeling
Subdivision Siliguri
Named for Tiger & Lion in Forest
Area
 • Total 15 km2 (6 sq mi)
Population (2015)
 • Total 153,580
 • Density 10,000/km2 (27,000/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Area code(s) 0353

Bagdogra is a census town in Darjeeling district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Bagdogra is a town in the Darjeeling district of West Bengal, India, which is surrounded by tea gardens. Bagdogra is part of the Greater Siliguri Metropolitan Area. Bagdogra is well connected by air from four major cities of India - Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata & Chennai. Bagdogra has a railway station. Bagdogra Airport is the only airport in North Bengal, which is now an Customs Airport.[1]

Nearby Tea Garden[edit]

● Sannyasithan Tea Estate ● Singhia Jhora Tea Estate ● Bagdogra Tea Estate ● Kamal Pur Tea Estate ● Bengdubi Tea Estate ● Kiran Chandra Tea Estate ● Meri View Tea Estate ● Atal Tea Estate ● Paharghoomai Tea Estate ● Bajoy Nagar Tea Estate ● Hansqua Tea Estate ● Gongaram Tea Estate ☆ Muni Debesion ☆ Tuna Debesion ☆ Tara Bari Debesion

Geography[edit]

Bagdogra is located at 26°25′N 88°11′E / 26.42°N 88.19°E / 26.42; 88.19. It is 11 km away from Siliguri, which is second largest city of the West Bengal. It is a town in which two NH are there which connect many town & city like Siliguri, Kishanganj, Darjeeling, Jalpaiguri, Malbazar, Birpara, Islampur, Kharibari, Nepal, Pankabari, Merik.

Bagdogra International Airport

Transport[edit]

There are three mode of transport system: Airway, Railway, and Roadway.

Airway[edit]

The one airport, Bagdogra Airport, (IATA: IXB, ICAO: VEBD) is located in about 16 km (9.9 mi) west of the city of Siliguri in the Darjeeling district in northern West Bengal, India. It is operated as a civil enclave at AFS Bagdogra of the Indian Air Force. It is the gateway airport to the hill station towns of Darjeeling, Kurseong, Mirik, and Kalimpong and the state of Sikkim, and sees thousands of tourists annually. Permits for Foreign tourists intending to journey to Sikkim are issued at this airport. The airport is a major stop in the region with flights connecting Kolkata, New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai and Guwahati. The airport also has regular helicopter flights to Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim. The central government of India conferred customs airport status to the airport in 2002 with limited international operations.[2][3] Air traffic at Bagdogra crossed 1 million for the first time growing at 43.6% percent in 2014-15. This is one of the few airports in India with zero sales tax on aviation turbine fuel.[4]

Railway[edit]

It has Railway Station in NFR Siliguri - Katihar Railway which connect many town :- Siliguri, Bagdogra, Naxalbari, Aluabari(Islampur), Kishanganj, Katihar.

Roadway[edit]

It has two National Highways :- NH 31 and NH 31C. It also has Aisan Highway (AH2) which is connected with Nepal and Bangladesh.

It provides a gateway to the state of North - East India. It connects to Jhumri, Tilaiya, Koderma, Nawada, Bihar Sharif, Harnaut, Bakhtiarpur, Mokameh, Begusarai, Purnea, Dalkhola, Kishanganj, Bagdogra, Siliguri, Malbazar, Dhupguri, Alipurduar,Birpara, Islampur, Sonapur, Bidhan Nagar, Khari Bari, Nepal etc.

Economy[edit]

Most of Bagdogra's economy is related with its adjoining tea gardens and factories. Bagdogra does not have any major industry apart from its tea gardens. It has a market of Chinese good called Air Port Market. Bagdogra also has haat(bajar) which sits every Thursday and Sunday. There is also presence of public and private sector banks as well as insurance company offices in Bagdogra.[citation needed]


Religious culture[edit]

Different types of religious people live in Bagdogra with peace and harmony. There are many temples, mosques, churches, guruduwaras. In short, Bagdogra is small replica of secular India.[citation needed]

EDUCATION

Good shepherd school, ICSE Hebron school, ICSE Army public school, CBSE Chittaranjan high school, WBBSC Vlika Vidyalay, WBBSC Airforce school, CBSE Central school/ Kendriya vidyalay (army) ,CBSE Central School (airforce), CBSE..

the above mentioned school serve most of the students alongside few other small school.

Nearby Village & Towns[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kumar, Brajesh (2003). Pilgrimage Centers of India. New York: Diamond Pocket Books. p. 170. ISBN 81-7182-185-5. Retrieved 28 May 2009. 

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