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 Hindi, Bengali, English
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
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 a 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 Division ☆ Tuna Division ☆ Tara Bari Division

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 has two National Highways :- AH 2 and NH 31C. It also has Aisan Highway (AH2) which is connected with Nepal and Bangladesh. It also connects many town & city like Siliguri, Kishanganj, Darjeeling, Gangtok Jalpaiguri, Malbazar, Birpara, Islampur, Kharibari, Nepal, Pankabari, Mirik.

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 Air Force Station Bagdogra. 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. And 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 a Railway Station under NFR Siliguri - Katihar (Division) Railway which connect many town :- Siliguri, Bagdogra, Naxalbari, Thakurganj, 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 service sector, with a noticeable presence of the Army and the Air Force.

Tea production and processing is the major industry here.

The Airport more market is renowned for products sourced from China. On every Thursday and Sunday, Bagdogra hosts a weekly bazaar, where fresh fruits and vegetables are sold.

Public and private sector banks like ICICI, Indian Overseas Bank, Bank Of India, State Bank of India, Central Bank, Syndicate bank, etc. as well as insurance companies like the Life Insurance Corporation of India, and United India Assurance have their branches and offices in Bagdogra.

Religion[edit]

There are many temples, mosques, churches and gumpas in Bagdogra; illustrating the presence of all faiths in the town.

Education[edit]

There are many types of education institutions in Bagdogra:

School[edit]

National Boards:

  • Airforce School Bagdogra, CBSE
  • Army Public School Bengdubi, CBSE
  • Bagdogra Public School
  • Kendriya Vidyalaya Bagdogra, CBSE
  • Kendriya Vidyalaya Bengdubi, CBSE
  • Good Sheperd School, ICSE
  • Hebron school, ICSE

State Board:

  • Subhmaya Suryanaryan Hindi high School
  • Chintranjan high school Bangla medium
  • Balika vidyalya ( Girls school) Bangla medium
  • Sister nivedita English school.

Other school

  • Mt. Carmel English School
  • Unice Academy English Medium School
  • Lime Light High School

Other Vocational Training Institutes[edit]

  • Monalisa Computer Centre

College[edit]

  • Kalipada Ghosh Tarai Mahavidyalaya, University of North Bengal (NBU): medium of instruction is English and Bangla

Nearby Village & Towns[edit]

Matigara, Ghoshpukur, Nissan Nagar, Naxalbari, Panighata, Siliguri, Phansidewa, Khoribari, Panitanki(Kakarbhita for Nepal)

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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