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Gangtok Travel Guide

Gangtok is a famous capital town of Sikkim. This beautiful land is well-known as the land of monasteries. It has large area bounded by ..........

Gangtok is the famous capital town of Sikkim. This beautiful land is well-known as the land of monasteries. It has large area bounded by lush green forests located on the Shivalik Hills. There are many tourist places in Gangtok and one famous point about this land is its Buddhist Pilgrimage Centre where large number of pilgrims make plans to visit the region. Gangtok Travel Guide drives you to an undefined history of Gangtok but from the pages of early 18th century and 19th century it is outlined that after the defeat of the Tibetans by the British, the town became an eminent commercial hub between Tibet and British India.

This place has gained greater importance amongst the Buddhists after constructing the Enchey Monastery in the end of the 19th century. Nonetheless Gangtok Travel Guide also steers you to the border mountain passes - Nathula and Jelepla passes, which were closed after the Sino-Indian War in 1962. This land is a perfect dwelling for various cultures and religions which are thriving in an ideal concord. This land is a perfect example of 'unity in diversity' which still exists in Sikkim.

Gangtok tourism is held together strongly by its broad roads, discothèques, famous educational institutes, fast-food centers, flyovers, posh markets, hospital and many others that make it a perfect tourist spot. Gangtok Travel Guide can also guide you to find some other interesting tourist places in Gangtok and more importantly Gangtok tour packages from many different parts of India helps bring in the bucks to the remote yet beautiful region.

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Places to visit and things to do in Gangtok


How to Reach Gangtok

Gangtok being an eminent Buddhist pilgrimage center in India as well as an ideal hill station for leisure travellers encircling some high altitude lakes and mountain passes is well connected by road to other mighty hill stations as well as nearby cities. Well the only possible way to reach Gangtok is by road from Bagdogra that is the closest airport, Siliguri that is the closest commercial hub and New Jalpaiguri that is the closest railway station. Nonetheless one planning a drive from Darjeeling to Gangtok, which is approximately 110kms, has to drive en route Jorethang, Manpur and Rangpo. The distance from Bagdogra Aiprort to Gangtok by road is approximately 125kms whereas from New Jalpaiguri to Gangtok is approximately 115kms. The distance from Siliguri to Gangtok is just 112kms whereas from Kalimpong it is only 74kms. One planning to drive from Pelling needs to cover a distance of 110kms whereas from Ravangla to Gangtok is just 70kms. Well how to reach Gangtok is not a matter of fuss as one will get cabs and buses that plies daily from Bagdogra, Siliguri and New Jalpaiguri. Well during the monsoon it is hard to get one still you need to bargain according to your budget.

One planning to reach Gangtok by train has got limited access. The New Jalpaiguri Railway Station acts as the closest railway station that connects Gangtok by road within 3 hours to 4 hours. The New Jalpaiguri Railway Station is one of the important railway stations that connect the North Eastern state of India to rest of India.

The Bagdogra Airport is the closest airport from Gangtok that connects to rest of India. Hence one planning to reach Gangtok by air has to book a flight to Bagdogra that runs schedules flights from Bangalore to Bagdogra and other major cities like Kolkata, New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Pune as well as flights from Ahmedabad to Bagdogra and from the airport needs to hire a cab to Gangtok.

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Is it good time to visit Gangtok from 13th Aug to 17th Aug? How is the weather out there ?


Ashok Agarwal

Fantastic time. Very pleasant weather but rain may interrupt in the meantime. Moreover, because of off season, hotels are available at very discounted price.

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how is the weather in the month of August ..and how can I reach..gangtok from NJP?


Yatin Sagar

weather is humid and raining .you can reach siliguri from there you will get shared taxi towards gangtok for rs250

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What is the current road condition from Bagdogra to Gangtok?


Gyanendra Kumar

during rainfall lots of landslides happen so avoid if possible

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How is the weather now in Gangtok? I'm planning for 13th Aug. Kindly suggest good hotel in Gangtok?


gyandeep das

call me 7002541991

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how is the weather there now at Gangtok? is it heavilly raining ?


Chiranjit Debnath

No...not raining heavily..it's light

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will ..the weather be cool during august?


Aman Dixit

Yes weather is good

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Which places can we see in the month of july in gangtok?


Suniil Dwividi

Only Gangtok city as its not advisable to travel during rains

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Can I get pay at hotel facility in Gangtok?



This hotel is very nice and good and wonderful also

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How can I reach Gangtok from Bagdogra airport and what will be reasonable fare?


Gaurav Bakliwal

You can hire a taxi from the airport for Gangtok...the fare must be around 2000 to 2500

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how much amount is to be paid in share taxi from darjeeling to Gangtok?


vikas mogla

2500/- Rs. only

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