The Outstation Taxi Provider : mytaxiindia

Bored of taking bus and train while travelling to nearby or afar cities everytime, worrying about getting a confirmed seat despite of booking months ago, here is mytaxiindia(MTI) providing an online outstation vehicles rental and booking service. Expanding the currently existing concept of  car rental services for daily routine, may it be from work or college, to providing taxi car and cab rental/booking services for outstation trips, mytaxiindia is onboard with many rousing new facilities, packages and offers to excite the gallivanter in you, who has been suppressed inside because of the all the old travelling traditions.

MTI is an outstation taxi and cab service provider, available in more than 280+cities crosswise over India with about 1,10,000+ routes connecting cities of Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai, Agra, Chandigarh, Darjeeling, Gangtok, Pune, Manali, Shimla, New Jalpaiguri, Bagdogra and many more, where they provide their services. It is the India’s biggest outstation taxi network and have a very simple booking process, unlike the conventional bus and train bookings, which makes it simple for a client to book the taxi/taxis any time may it be just moments before the ride, unlike the headache of booking long before. Within only a couple of years of its dispatch in the market, MTI has positioned itself as India’s largest chauffeur driven taxi network. Funded by GHV Accelerator & Nihon Kotsu, Japan, the company has bagged the prestigious ‘Superstar Startup ‘ award from NASSCOM and has won the best Startup Pitch award in Rise Conference at Hong kong. Apart from these awards, MTI has also been recognized and congratulated on its accomplishments by NASDAQ at times square.

The MTI taxi and cab services include Taxi Rental for Local Usage, Taxi for Outstation Usage, One way Outstation Taxi, Taxi Package, Weekend Getaways, Cheapest intercity transfer, Transfer service for Airport / Railway station, Car Hire for Event / Conference / Marriage /Party, One way intercity cab, Car Leasing for Corporate Executives, and Bus Rental for Local / Outstation Usage. They also provide their customers with the well trained, well dressed and best referred chauffeur of the town. And whichever of their executive vehicles one takes for their journey, one can rest assured of the presentation of both vehicles as well as drivers to the highest standards. All of the vehicles that they use are meticulously maintained, valuated and serviced.

Apart from providing the mentioned cab and taxi services MTI offers other many services such as Taxi booking, MICE, Hotel booking, Flight Booking, Inbound travel, Outbound travel, Event & Conference, Promotion & Rewards, Visa Travel & Insurance and Leisure Holiday Packages. The company have services, that help the customers to get their travel price reduced by 40-50%, and  technologies, that enable the travel companies and agents to scale their business in more than 290 cities across India through the MTI portal. Today more than 5000 travel agents and online travel portals are utilizing the company’s administrations and setting example of overcoming adversity in the nation.

The costs charged by them are entirely reasonable as there are no concealed charges, the drivers are friendly and courteous providing a smooth ride.

TRIP TO NORTH EAST

 

Assam- Meghalaya :

 

  • It is one the most preferred area for the tourists.
  • You can visit Guwahati, Kaziranga & Majuli in Assam, and Shillong, Cherrapunji & Dawaki in Meghalaya.
  • This would take around 5–7 days  Guwahati.
  • It can be done round the year except that Kaziranga does not remain open during the monsoon season.
  • Manas and Orang national parks are popular among tourists.
  • From Manas national park you can also visit a part of Bhutan which borders Assam.

 

Arunachal- Tawang :

Water, Lake, City, Landscape, Reflection

 

  • If  landing in Guwahati and want to see some snow peaked Himalayas then Tawang is the best place to visit.
  • It is located close to 500 kms from Guwahati and generally it takes around 2 days to reach Tawang from Guwahati.
  • It requires at least 5 days for a trip to Tawang from Guwahati.
  • There are some more places to visit Madhuri Lake, Tawang Monastery and India China border at Bumla Pass.
  • Sela pass lies on the way which is one of highest mountainous road in the Northeast.
  • There you can enjoy Riverside camping and rafting at Bomdila which also lies on the way to Tawang.

 

Sikkim:

 

  • It is the most incredible place in North East.
  • The nearest airport is at Bagdogra and in a few months Pakyong airport will be operational which lies very close to Gangtok.
  • A few places in Sikkim are not accessible throughout the year so its best to check it before planning the trip.
  • In Sikkim one can visit the second highest lake of India Gurudongmar Lake which lies at an altitude of 5600 meters.
  • It is possible to visit the ancient silk route from Zuluk to Kupup .
  • All four districts of Sikkim has something to offer for tourists.

All About NEW JALPAIGURI

  About city:

  • Jalpaiguri  is a city in the Indian state of West Bengal.
  • It is the largest city and the headquarters of the Jalpaiguri district, and the divisional headquarters of the region.
  • The city is located on the banks of the Teesta River which is the second largest river in West Bengal after the Ganges, on the foothills of the Himalayas.
  • The city is the home to the circuit bench of the Kolkata High Court, the other seat being at Port Blair in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
  • It is presently, the sixth largest city in the state after Kolkata, Asansol, Siliguri, Durgapur and Berhampore.
  • The city has become an important trade center of West Bengal, besides being a principal commercial, tourism, transportation, and educational center.
  • Jalpaiguri features the JGEC Deemed University, the second campus of the University of North Bengal, the newly built Jalpaiguri Medical College and the Biswa Bangla Krirangan/ Jalpaiguri Sports Village.
  • It lies 35 kilometers away from its twin city, Siliguri which both merges up to be the largest metropolis of the region.

Etymology:

  • The name “Jalpaiguri” comes from the Bhutanese term je-le-pe-go-ri  which means a place where warm clothes are traded, suggesting a trading centre.
  • It is from the word “Jalpai” means olive, and “Guri” means a place.
  • The city once had many olive trees.

History:

  • The Raikat family was a princely family that controlled large estates in Baikunthapur which  is now a part of West Bengal, India.
  • First as subjects to the state of Koch Bihar, later as Zamindars to the Mughal rulers of Bengal, and then to British Raj.
  • The Raikat family is descended from the Koch dynasty, who took control of the Kamata Kingdom in 1515.
  • The family founder was Sisya Singha, elder brother of Viswa Singha, the second Koch Maharajah.
  • At Viswa Singha’s coronation in 1523, Sisya Singha held the royal umbrella atop the crown, a sign of vassalage.
  • Sisya Singha was given the title “Raikat” or “family guardian”, and his descendants were hereditary prime ministers of the Koch Bihar successor state to the Kamata kingdom.
  • They were given the land of Baikunthapur in the present Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal.

Geography:

  • Teesta River Bay in Jalpaiguri.
  • Jalpaiguri is located at 26.52°N 88.73°E.
  • It has an average elevation of 75 metres  i.e. 246 feet.
  • Jalpaiguri lies in the middle of the vast fertile plains i.e. Terai south of the Himalayas, watered by innumerable rivers and rivulets rising from and flowing down the Himalayas.
  • Other than the Teesta, the Karala River, nicknamed the “Thames of Jalpaiguri”, flows through the city thereby bisecting it into two halves.

Climate:

  • The city of Jalpaiguri experiences three seasons mainly, namely summer, monsoons and winter.
  • Summers are tropical and quite hot with temperatures ranging in the mid-thirties in Celsius.
  • The highest recorded temperature in Jalpaiguri was 41.3 degree Celsius.
  • Monsoons are very severe with the city experiencing high amount of rainfall, sometimes stalling all life and activities.
  • Winters are again quite severe and chilly, with the cold Himalayan winds blowing straight into the city. Temperatures are around 8 to 14 degrees Celsius during this period.
  • The lowest recorded temperature in Jalpaiguri City was 2.1 degree Celsius.
  • However, the climate has undergone a drastic change in the past few years, with the mercury rising and the rainfall decreasing each year.

Culture:

  • Major festivals observed at Jalpaiguri include Durga puja, Chhath Puja, Ganesh puja, Laxmi puja, Saraswati puja, Dipawali, etc.
  • Baishaki mela is one of the oldest mela in Jalpaiguri.
  • The fashion week during winters are celebrated for entertainment.
  • Various concerts are organized by local clubs, which continues from mid-October to mid-December.
  • Lot of fairs and carnivals take place in Jalpaiguri.
  • The famous fares in Jalpaiguri are “ Boishakhi Mela, Hosto Shilpo Mela, Book Fair, Lexpo Fair, Handicraft fair, Gramosri Mela, Sangeet, ‘’etc.
  • Most of the fairs happens in The Jalpaiguri District Sports Complex Stadium.
  • The city has a rich cultural exercise in it.

New Jalpaiguri Junction railway station:

  • New Jalpaiguri  Station code: “NJP’’ is a railway station which serves the twin cities of Siliguri and Jalpaiguri, located in the Jalpaiguri district of the Indian state of West Bengal.
  • The partition of India in 1947 completely disrupted communication links in North Bengal and Assam with the southern parts of West Bengal.
  • Earlier, the links were through the eastern part of Bengal, which became a part of Pakistan in 1947. Siliguri gained in importance as the gateway to North Bengal, Sikkim, Bhutan and Assam.
  • Around 1949, Siliguri Junction station, a new station north of the old Siliguri Town railway station, came up with several metre gauge lines converging on it.
  • In addition there was the narrow gauge Darjeeling Himalayan Railway running from Siliguri Town station to Darjeeling via Siliguri Junction.
  • The Assam Rail Link Project, completed in 1950, linked the railways in Assam, with a metre gauge line to Kishanganj.
  • The line running across North Bengal, spanned the Teesta, Torsha, and Sankosh rivers.
  • In the early 1960s, Indian Railways started changing over from metre gauge to broad gauge and built a new 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) broad gauge station south of Siliguri Town station.
  • Since the new station was located in Jalpaiguri district, it was named New Jalpaiguri.
  • By 1964, New Jalpaiguri became the most important railway station in the area.
  • It had both broad gauge (to Kishanganj and Barsoi, and to Siliguri town and Siliguri junction) and metre gauge (to Siliguri town and Siliguri junction) tracks.
  • The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway narrow gauge track was extended from Siliguri town station to the new greenfield station.
  • The metre gauge track from New Jaipaiguri to Siliguri town and Siliguri junction was later converted to broad gauge.

Services:

  • New Jalpaiguri railway station is amongst the top hundred booking stations of Indian Railway.
  • New Jalpaiguri is connected to almost all parts of the country except Goa and Surat and has been ranked 10th in the Cleanest Railway Stations of India recently.
  • It has a good connection to Kolkata, Delhi and Guwahati and there are many other trains to different parts of India.
  • New Jalpaiguri is the Busiest station in North Bengal and the Northeast Frontier Railway Zone.
  • Four Rajdhani and a Shatabdi Express (to Howrah) run at this station.
  • There are 15 Trains to Delhi, 16 Trains to Kolkata, 7 Trains to Chennai, 4 Trains to Bangalore, 4 Trains to Mumbai and there are many other trains that halt at this station.

Amenities:

  • New Jalpaiguri railway station has two double-bedded air-conditioned (AC) retiring rooms, six double-bedded non-AC retiring rooms, one three-bedded dormitory and one twelve-bedded dormitory.
  • It has IRCTC and other private restaurants.

WAYS TO REACH NORTH EAST

How to Reach GANGTOK:

           By Air:

  • The airport nearest to Gangtok is about 124 kilometres away in Bagdogra, West Bengal.
  • From the airport, you can hire a shared taxi or a private vehicle that will get you to Gangtok in a matter of two hours.
  • The drive from Bagdogra to Gangtok is absolutely stunning with gorgeous mountains and River Teesta as your backdrop.
  • From Bagdogra, you can also take a TSA helicopter to get to Gangtok in just 20 minutes. However, their services depend on the weather conditions.
  • Chopper flights also get cancelled on the pretext of insufficient bookings.
  • On an average it takes 2 hours of travelling depending on the Airways you opt.
  • Indigo provides cheapest price to reach.

         By Train:

  • The nearest railway station to Gangtok is about 148 kilometres away in New Jalpaiguri in Siliguri.
  • The station is well-connected to major cities like Kolkata and New Delhi.
  • From New Jalpaiguri you can take a taxi to Gangtok or go to Siliguri Bus Station and catch a state-run bus to Gangtok.
  • It  will take about 5-6 hours.

         By Road:

  • Tourists rolling in from nearby places like Siliguri, Darjeeling, Kalimpong and Kolkata prefer to drive to Gangtok.
  • Many buses are available from here.
  • The roads are well-maintained, except in a few places.

TO GUWAHATI:

        By Air:

  • Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport, also known as Guwahati International Airport, is the major airport in all of North East India.
  • The airport is well connected with all the major cities of Indian and a few select international cities like Bangkok and Paro.
  • The airport is about 20 kilometres west of the city centre.
  • From the airport, you can book a taxi/cab or board a bus to get to the city centre or to your hotel.
  • By Helicopter – Pawan Hans, a helicopter service provider, provides helicopter services from Guwahati to Shillong (30 min), Tura (50 min), Naharlagun (Itanagar), Tawang (75 min) and vice versa.
  • On an average it takes 3 hours of journey.

By Train:

  • Guwahati Junction is the major railway station of Guwahati.
  • Kamakhya Junction is the second largest station of the city.
  • Guwahati is well connected with all the major cities of the country through rails.
  • From the railways station, you can hire a cab/taxi or board a local bus to get to the city centre or to your hotel.

By Road:

  • Guwahati is very well connected with the adjoining cities and states through bus service.
  • The three nodal points of Adabari, Paltan Bazar and ISBT Guwahati, provide bus services to towns and cities in Assam and adjoining states.
  • Guwahati is connected to the states of Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal through National Highway 31 while Ntaional Highway 37 connects Guwahati with almost all the major cities of Assam.
  • You can hire a cab and a driver to travel from nearby states or cities to Guwahati.
  • The alluring scenery and the fun of a long drive  will pleasure us.

By Water:

  • Guwahati is connected to National Waterways No. 2.
  • There are quite a few luxury ferries that connect Guwahati to neighboring cities like Dibrugarh, passing through Kaziranga & Tezpur.

                                                                                                                  

BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN NORTH EAST

 

Gangtok:

 

  • Gangtok is the capital of the mountainous northern Indian state of Sikkim.
  • Established as a Buddhist pilgrimage site in the 1840s, the city became capital of an independent monarchy after British rule ended, but joined India in 1975.
  • Today, it remains a Tibetan Buddhist center and a base for hikers organizing permits and transport for treks through Sikkim’s Himalayan mountain ranges.
  • Notable Buddhist sites include Rumtek Monastery, home of rare artifacts belonging to the Karma Kagyu order  also known as the “Black Hat”.
  • Enchey Monastery is built in the style of a Chinese pagoda.
  • Whitewashed Do Drul Chorten is a giant stupa constructed in the 1940s.
  • The Namgyal Institute of Tibetology contains a museum housing a collection of rare manuscripts and Buddhist arts and crafts. Passing nearby, the Gangtok Ropeway gondola offers panoramic views of the city.
  • The region’s outdoor recreation includes hiking, camping, mountain climbing and white-water rafting.

Guwahati:

 

  • Guwahati is a sprawling city beside the Brahmaputra River in the northeast Indian state of Assam.
  • It’s known for holy sites like the hilltop Kamakhya Temple, featuring shrines to the Hindu deities Shiva and Vishnu.
  • To the east, 18th-century Navagraha Temple is an astronomical center with planetary shrines. Umananda Temple, dedicated to Shiva and covered with engravings, stands on Peacock Island in the river.
  • Near the large Digholi Pukhuri pond, the Assam State Museum displays sculptures, textiles and regional coins.
  • The Guwahati Planetarium offers stargazing and light shows.
  • In the east of the city, the Assam State Zoo Cum Botanical Garden is a vast, leafy space that’s home to an orchid house and rare animals such as white tigers and one-horned rhinos.
  • Farther southeast, the Srimanta Sankaradeva Kalakshetra arts complex contains a cultural museum and an open-air theater, and hosts plays and exhibitions. West of the city, Deepor Beel Bird Sanctuary’s lily-covered wetlands attract spot-billed pelicans and whistling teals.

 

 

Kaziranga National Park:

 

    • National park in Kanchanjuri, Assam
    • Protected habitat of elephants & two thirds of the world’s remaining Great One-Horned Rhinoceros.
    • Peak time for wildlife-spotting at Kaziranga National Park is Nov–Apr, when it’s relatively dry and temperatures are warm to hot.
    • The park is open Oct–May, and closes during monsoon season (Jun–Sep) when heavy rainfall can cause flooding.
    • Kaziranga is recognized as an Important Bird Area by BirdLife International for conservation of avifaunal species.
    • When compared with other protected areas in India, Kaziranga has achieved notable success in wildlife conservation.
    • Located on the edge of the Eastern Himalaya biodiversity hotspot, the park combines high species diversity and visibility.
    • Kaziranga is a vast expanse of tall elephant grass, marshland, and dense tropical moist broadleaf forests, criss-crossed by four major rivers, including the Brahmaputra, and the park includes numerous small bodies of water.
    • Kaziranga has been the theme of several books, songs, and documentaries. The park celebrated its centennial in 2005 after its establishment in 1905 as a reserve forest.

 

Nyingchi:

 

  • Nyingchi, also known as Linzhi, is a prefecture-level city in southeast of the Tibet Autonomous Region.
  • The administrative seat of Nyingchi is Bayi District.
  • The Chinese claim part of Arunachal Pradesh, which is one of the states of India, as part of the prefecture.
  • Nyingchi is the location of Buchu Monastery.
  • East of Nyingchi County, is the Seche La Mountain, a mountain of the Nyainqentanglha Mountain Range, which forms part of the watershed of the Nyang River and the Polung Zangbo River.
  • Benri La Mountain near the small town of Dagze is a known sacred site of the Tibetan Bon Sect.
  • Tibetans as one of the four great holy mountains in Tibet, on every tenth day of the eighth month of the Tibetan calendar, a day of intense worshipping called “Nangbolhasoi,” is performed meaning “seeking for treasures from immortals.”
  • Bayi Town is the administrative seat of Nyingchi, located 406 kilometers east of Lhasa. The vicinity is known for its cypresses which can grow up to 30 meters

Cherrapunji:

 

  • Town in Meghalaya
  • Cherrapunjee, also known as Sohra, is a high-altitude town in the northeast Indian state of Meghalaya.
  • It’s known for its living root bridges, made from rubber trees.
  • To the northeast, Mawkdok Dympep Valley View Point overlooks verdant gorges.
  • Cherrapunjee, also known as Sohra, is a high-altitude town in the northeast Indian state of Meghalaya.
  • It’s known for its living root bridges, made from rubber trees.
  • To the northeast, Mawkdok Dympep Valley View Point overlooks verdant gorges.
  • In the surrounding hills, the Noh-Kalikai, Dain-Thlen and Kynrem waterfalls plunge from forested clifftops.
  • South of town, Mawsmai Cave is illuminated to show its stalagmites.
  • Cherrapunjee is known for its extremely wet climate. Heavy monsoon rainfall (May–Sep) makes the area’s waterfalls fast-flowing and dramatic.
  • A peak time to visit is just after the monsoon (Oct–Nov), when it’s usually warm and the hills are particularly verdant.
  • There’s little rainfall Nov–Feb.

All Information about Bagdogra

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

 

Nearby Tea Garden:

 

  • Sannyasithan Tea Estate
  • Singhia Jhora Tea Estate
  • Bagdogra Tea Estate
  • Kamal Pur Tea Estate
  • Bengdubi Tea Estate
  • Atal Tea Estate
  • Paharghoomai Tea Estate

 

Geography:

 

  • Bagdogra is located at 26.42°N 88.19°E.
  • 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.

 

Economy:

 

  • 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:

 

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

 

Transport:

 

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

Airway:

  • The one airport, Bagdogra Airport  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.
  • 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.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.

Railway:

  • It has a Railway Station under NFR Siliguri – Katihar (Division) Railway which connect many town :- Siliguri, Bagdogra, Naxalbari, Thakurganj, Aluabari(Islampur), Kishanganj, Katihar.

Roadway:

  • 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.

HOTELS TO STAY IN BAGDOGRA

 

Orbit Hotel Bagdogra:

 

  • 3-star hotel
  • Address: Airport Plaza, Upper Bagdogra, Near Bihar More, Siliguri, West Bengal.
  • Simple rooms in a modest hotel offering an informal restaurant & complimentary breakfast.
  • On a bustling thoroughfare with shops and businesses, this unassuming hotel is 3 km from Bagdogra Airport, 8 km from the museum at North Bengal Science Centre and 13 km from Dreamland Amusement Park.
  • It takes 11 minutes from Bagdogra airport.

OYO 14331 Hotel Aquarium:

  • Address: Near Simriddhi Store, Bagdogra Int’l Airport Rd, Bagdogra, West Bengal .
  • Features available at this hotel:
  • Free breakfast
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Restaurant
  • Good for kids
  • Laundry service
  • Debit cards, cash are accessible here.
  • Spacious rooms and balcony availability.

Marina’s Motel:

  • Bihar More, towards Nepal Road, Bagdogra, West Bengal.
  • Warmly furnished rooms in a relaxed lodging with a restaurant, a bakery & a furnished terrace.
  • This serene motel in a colonial-style building is 12 km from Savin Kingdom and 13 km from the Jore Pokhri Wildlife Sanctuary.
  • Very close to the Bagdogra airport and a comfortable stay.
  • Has a very good restaurant.