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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

What are the different ways to reach Gangtok?

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Travelling itself becomes a part of your lovely vacation when planned in advance accordingly. You may be all geared up for the city, but do not ignore the travelling-plans as something constituting the sidelines of your holiday. Let us look at what all is available for you in order to reach Gangtok-


  • By Air

    If you do not wish to be delayed, Gangtok is waiting for you, and an airplane will get you there the fastest. The nearest airport happens to be the Bagdogra Airport, 16 km from Siliguri and 124 km from Gangtok. Helicopter services are also available from the airport to Gangtok city, though they ply only once during the day.


  • By Rail

    If you wish to lay back during your journey and enjoy the scenic beauty that passes by you, then a train will be a very likeable option. The nearest is the the New Jalpaiguri Railway Station, which is 125 km away from Gangtok, while Siliguri Railway Station is 114 km away. Ticket reservations can be done from the Sikkim Nationalised Transport office. The office functions only on working days.

  • By Road

    The river Teesta and the eastern ranges of the great Himalayas will treat you with picturesque sights as you take up the famous National Highway 31A which connects Gangtok with Siliguri. Apart from buses, regular jeeps and vans too offer their services. The steep roads may be an obstructions in terms of traffic flow and pedestrian flow.

Do take a camera along because your journey will actually require you to take a lot many shots, even before you have reached Gangtok.

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