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How to reach Gangtok

How To Reach Gangtok

Gangtok is the largest town of Sikkim situated in India. Some of the famous places for sightseeing in Gangtok are Nathula Pass, Tsomgo Lake, Hanuman Tok and Ranka Monastery. The town is crammed with a collection of hotels in Gangtok ranging from cheap hotels to luxurious resorts.

By Bus: Particulars on how to go to Gangtok by bus is as follows. Sikkim state transport buses are available between Gangtok and Siliguri. Private buses are also available from Siliguri and Bagdogra. Going on Gangtok trip by bus is convenient for those looking to travel alone and inexpensively. Tickets for Gangtok visit by bus can be booked online as well as physically.

By Train: Following are the details on how to reach Gangtok by railway. Direct trains to Gangtok are not available as the nearest railway station is situated in New Jalpaiguri which is 117 km away from Gangtok. The New Jalpaiguri railway station is linked with both major cities like Kolkata and New Delhi as well as other minor cities. Travellers can analyse the Gangtok train timetable to know more about Gangtok train travel. It also allows one to know about the train timings. Cabs can be hired from the railway station to get to any place in the city.

By Flight: The town does not have its own Gangtok Airport and so, direct flights to Gangtok are not possible. The nearest airport from Gangtok is in Bagdogra situated in West Bengal which is 124 km away from Gangtok. This airport is connected with the major cities of the country. Gangtok travel cabs are available from the airport to get to anywhere in the city.

By Cab/Car: The route through National Highway 31A is the most convenient road for the travel to Gangtok. One will find that it is more convenient for the excursion to Gangtok by car when travelling with family or kids. One of the advantages of travelling to Gangtok by road is that it grants one the freedom to stop anytime and anywhere along the route if required. There are many ATMs, fuel pumps and food joints along the route to help the road travellers. Gangtok car rental is available for those that like to drive by themselves and those that prefer privacy.


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