The drive from Phuentsholing to Darjeeling(184kms/6-7hrs) goes through the Himalayan foothills across the plains of Duars. The drive passes through small road side villages and towns along several tea estates until Teesta river. After crossing the Teesta over the Coronation bridge, the road goes west across Siliguri town and begins a gradual climb until Kurseong. From Kurseong it is almost gradual with twists and turns to Ghoom, from here it is about an hour’s drive to Darjeeling.