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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

What are the tips or guidelines for someone visiting Gangtok?

Kirat S DEC 10 2012
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Sikkim used to be a restricted area some time ago. However, after few signatures and negotiations among the bureaucrats, it has been resolved and now this alluring hill station called Gangtok is approachable. Here are few tips though that will help you along your way in Gangtok city.

General Guidelines

  • Gangtok is one of the cleanest cities in India and the people of the city are quite particular about it. Littering is strictly avoided and an fineable offence. Plastic bags are banned in the city to protect the environment and keep it clean and healthy.

  • You can conveniently carry plastic money rather than cash in Gangtok. ATMs are located all around the city, moreover, most hotels and restaurants accept cards.

  • Language does not stand as a problem. The people here are well acquainted with major languages like Hindi and English.

  • There is no such restriction regarding to the way you dress up in the city. However, while going to the religious places like the Enchey Monastery or Dodrupchen Monastery, a maintenance of decency is expected.

Transport Guidelines

  • The best means of transportation around the hill station is through roadways. There are no railway station or airport in the city. The nearest Railhead is New Jalpaiguri, which has direct connection to the major metro cities. Bagdogra airport is 124 km away and a 4 hours drive away from Gangtok.

So, as you explore through your options in Gangtok, the above guidelines will come in handy and will save you from your way.

Ashish Kumar Aug 07 2014
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