Chennai is known for its magnificent temples, beautiful beaches along with a host of artistic, cultural and religious traditions. Gangtok, Sikkim's modern capital, is blessed with scenic beauty and serves as a good base for excursions up to Rumtek and Tsomgo Lake. The fastest way to reach Gangtok from Chennai is by availing stopover flights from Chennai to Kolkata (~1,354km) and then from Kolkata to Bagdogra (~460km). From Bagdogra Airport, you can hire private taxis to Gangtok which is at a distance of approximately 124km from Bagdogra and takes nearly 4.5 hour on road. Helicopter services are also available and takes nearly 35min to reach Gangtok.As there is no direct flight from Chennai to Gangtok, you can also avail connecting flights from Chennai to Bagdogra via Hyderabad, Guwahati, Bangalore or Vijayawada or you can also travel to Siliguri from Chennai via Kolkata, Patna or Guwahati with alternating flight and bus options. The cheapest route to reach Gangtok from Chennai is to travel by train from Chennai to New Jalpaiguri (~2,309km), followed by an onward road journey from New Jalpaiguri to Gangtok either by private taxis or shared jeeps which take nearly 4.5 hours to travel a distance of 126km.While in Bagdogra, you could drop-in at the Salugara Monastery and Sevokeshwari Kali Mandir. On reaching Gangtok, you should waste no time in visiting Tsomgo Lake, Nathula Pass, Bakthang Waterfalls, Hanuman Tok, Rumtek Monastery, Fambong La Wildlife Sanctuary, Saramsa Garden, Enchey Monastery, Tashiding Monastery and Gurudongmar Lake.