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Gangtok Travel Guide

Nestled in the mountains, this beautiful capital city of Sikkim, Gangtok is famous for its natural beauty and Buddhist monasteries. One can enjoy the view of the entire range of Kanchenjunga from this serene hill station. Indian Nepalis, Lepchas, and Bhutias are the major population in the city.
The languages spoken are Nepalese, Hindi and English. The places of interest include The Enchey Monastery, Nathula Pass, Namgyal Institute of Tibetology, Do Drul Chorten, Ganesh Tok, Hanuman Tok, The Ridge Garden, Himalayan Zoo Park, Rumtek Monastery, Tsomgo or Changu Lake, MG Marg and Lal Bazaar. One can enjoy the breathtaking views of the landscapes and relish the local cuisines it offers. Momos, Thukpa, Chowmein, Thanthuk, Fakthu, Wanton, and Gyathuk are to name a few. The weather is pleasant throughout the year.
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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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We are planning to come Gangtok and Darjeeling in December from 13 to 20 whether it is right time or not? Can we visit all tourist attractions or not? Please suggest
yes its the right time.but too chilled.if u want to see the beauty of mountains n snowfall.its the right time.
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Hi I am planning to visit Gangtok around 4th june with 2 years kid kindly suggest the climate conditions at that time .
i am planning to visit gangtok in march with my kids pls suggest climste condition
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I'm going to visit Gangtok with my friend on Nov 12. So from Njp we are going to come Gangtok by sharing Jeep. Where they will drop us in Gangtok? Do we find any hotels in budget where they'll drop?
They will drop u ar dewrali its the entrance of the city, plz don stay at dewrali stay at near M.G marg.
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can I visit Gangtok n Darjeeling in the same route? Also suggest best hotels for honeymoon.
Darjeeling and Gangtok is separate route.hotel Clouds is the best for the honeymoon.
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What type of clothes needed for July 1st week trip?
need summer cloth for city and jacket for nathula and baba mandir.
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