Souvik Mukherjee (March 2021)
Hello Raj, we are 3 persons, planning for Manebhanjan in April 1st week. We want to take shared car from Siliguri to Manebhanjan. Please suggest from where we can take the shared car and also cost per person. Also suggest the return by shared car.
Raj (darjeeling-tourism.com) March 2021
Hello, there is no shared taxi from Siliguri all the way to Manebhanjan. In Siliguri, you can take a shared taxi from the taxi stand opposite Tenzing Norgay Bus Terminal on Hill Cart Road and go up to Ghum (Rs. 200 per person) and take another one from the Ghum to Manebhanjan (Rs. 75/- per person). You can take the same route/mode while returning or come via Mirik (change at Mirik).
Sushrut (February 2021)
Hello Raj. Brilliant post. We're planning to land in Bagdogra at around 2:30 pm. Will it be difficult to find taxis to Manebhanjan at that hour? Thanks in advance.
Raj (darjeeling-tourism.com) February 2021
Hi, taxis will be available at that time, but whether you will get one for Manebhanjan or not that is questionable. If you don't get one for all the way to Manebhanjan, then take one up to Mirik and from there you can get another one for Manebhanjan. It is always better to ask your hotel to arrange for a pickup.
Koushik (November 2020)
I will reach NJP by train at 2 AM midnight , I am travelling to Manebhanjan. Cab driver is asking for Rs. 3500 which is very high for me. How to travel there in cheap , some people suggest shared jeep , I don't know from where I can take it ?
Raj (darjeeling-tourism.com) November 2020
You can get shared jeeps in the morning from NJP up to Darjeeling... get off at Ghum. From Ghum there are shared jeeps that operate up to Sukhiapokhri and some go all the way up to Manebhanjan. If you do not get a shared jeep from Ghum up to Manebhanjan, you will get one at Sukhia Pokhri. Shared taxi fare per person: NJP-Ghum Rs. 175, Ghum-Manebhanjan Rs. 60.
Neel Chakraborty (September 2019)
Hi Raj, I have always been browsing through your website for insights in the Darjeeling area whenever I plan to come here. One constant worry I have is about the transport from NJP/ Siliguri. We are 5, reaching NJP on 6th October. Can you suggest the safest way to get a vehicle to Manebhanjan directly. Much appreciated.
Raj (darjeeling-tourism.com) September 2019
Hi, first try at the pre-paid counter and see if you get a taxi directly for Manebhanjan. There are chances that you won't... then you have two options... 1) take a pre-paid taxi up to Mirik and then change to another one. 2) Negotiate with a driver... there are plenty of taxis outside the station and some of them might agree to drop you at Manebhanjan.
Gaurab (June 2019)
Hi Raj...can you please give me information about the shared jeeps from Maneybhanjan to NJP or Siliguri.
Raj (darjeeling-tourism.com) June 2019
Hi, you won't usually get any direct shared Jeep/taxi from Manebhanjan all the way up to Njp/Siliguri. You can get one up to Sukhiapokhri and then change to another one for Siliguri via Mirik. Or alternatively take one from Manebhanjan heading towards Darjeeling and get off at Ghum, then change to another one for NJP/Siliguri.
Suvayu Chatterjee (February 2019)
In Sept 2018 we went to Manebhanjan from Darjeeling. Manebhanjan is a small town located in Darjeeling district with natural beauty along with beautiful landscapes. Reaching Manebhanjan from Darjeeling is very easy and convenient. From Manebhanjhan you can go to various places like Mirik, Jhorpokhri, Tonglu, Tumling, Meghma, Sandakphu, Phalut. People here are very helpful and co-operative. And also you can get a glimpse of the old British era Land Rovers, which are present only in Manebhanjan in whole of India. Also this place is the gateway to Sigalila National Park which is full of rich flora and fauna and also home to the Red Pandas.
Anirban Dutta (April 2018)
We (Me and my brother, both age around 25) are planning to trek to Sandakphu. As per suggestions in your website, we will start trek from Maneybhanjan. The point is, we will be reaching Bagdogra on 25th April around 12:30pm. We plan to reach to Maneybhanjan on the same day(25th) so that we can start trekking for Sandakphu from early morning on the next day(26th). The questions are -> Is it possible to reach Maneybhanjan from Bagdogra by shared jeep/bus (no problem with break journey) if we start from Bagdogra around 12:30 PM afternoon. If yes, should we break our journey as follows --> Bagdogra -- Siliguri -- Mirk -- Maneybhanjan; or Bagdogra -- Siliguri -- Darjeeling -- Maneybhanjan.
Raj (darjeeling-tourism.com) April 2018
Hi, You can either take the Mirik route or via Ghum (no need to go all the way to Darjeeling if you take this route, instead get off at Ghum). From Mirik you should get a shared Jeep (may not be to Mnebhnajan, but up to Sukhia where you may need to take another one). This will be a longer route. On the other route you can break at Ghum and take a shared Jeep (you might again have to break at Sukhia if you do not get a direct one).
However depending on your timings along the way, you are likely to land up in a situation where shared jeeps are no longer available at a place because they usually do not ply after 3pm on such routes. Note that shared jeeps are not available at Bagdogra airport. You need to go to Siliguri stand which itself will take about 30-40 minutes.
Anirban Dutta (April 2018)
Thank you Mr. Raj for your valued reply. Can you please inform me one more thing: Can we borrow tent for camping from Manebhanjan? If not, then from where we can borrow it ?
Raj (darjeeling-tourism.com) April 2018
You won't usually get camping tents on rent at Manebhanjan or anywhere in Darjeeling hills. For camping you should go through a trek operator who would organize the trek.
Alaap Saha (January 2018)
I want to take my personal car upto Manebhanjyan during my Sandakphu Trek. I want to park my car in any kind of paid garage facility. Can you please suggest me any place likewise where I can stay for a night & park my car for 6 Days?
Raj (darjeeling-tourism.com) January 2018
Hello, there is no such facility in Manebhanjan to park your car for several nights.
Shamshad Ali (May 2017)
I intend to trek the Sandakpu trail in the end of December so I will need heavy precaution. Is their any way getting trekking equipements like rucksack, sleeping bag, heavy jackets at rent at Manebhanjan. I am from Kolkata but do not want to get it rented here and carry so far.
Raj (darjeeling-tourism.com) May 2017
You won't get all that in Manebhanjan.