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How to Reach Gangtok from Kolkata

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Tourism In Gangtok

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Best time to visit:

Feb - Apr

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Ideal Duration:

3-4 Days

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How To Reach Gangtok

From-To Distance By Air By Train By Road
Kolkata to Gangtok 2.0 hours23.0 hours13.0 hours

How to Reach Gangtok from Kolkata

The capital of Sikkim, Gangtok (which signifies 'peak'), sprawls down the west side of a long edge flanking the Ranipul River. The landscape is staggering and there are amazing perspectives overall Kanchenjunga Range. Its pleasant mountain extends with a few wonderful religious communities pulls in a great many visitors from all parts of India. In Gangtok, one can both experience the deep-rooted custom and culture alongside its urbanization as far as current offices.

Gangtok is a paradise with the experience-adoring sightseers. The vacationers may attempt their hands on experiential exercises like hang coasting, mountain biking, trekking, and wilderness boating and yak safari.

Kolkata to Gangtok by Air: Kolkata has Netaji Subhash Chandra International Airport (CCU). You can book your flight up to Bagdogra which is 125.3 Km away from Gangtok. With prominent airlines, including Air Asia, Spice Jet, Indigo, and Go Air, you can travel the distance in less than 3 Hours. The flights are non-stop.

Kolkata to Gangtok by Train: If you want to save your pennies over the airfare, then you can enjoy traveling via train. Some of the most used trains are Shatabdi Express, Karmabhoomi Express, Paharia Express, etc. The nearest station from Kolkata to Gangtok is New Jalpaiguri, from where, you can take a maneuver to Gangtok or go to Siliguri Bus Station and catch a state-run transport to Gangtok, which will take you around 5-6 hours.

Kolkata to Gangtok by Road: Only a few of the travelers prefer traveling by car or a cab due to the conditions stated above. Still, if you want to travel via road, you can avail various car rental services by various service providers or just book a cab. The taxi fare is affordable. 

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What should I eat in Gangtok?

One cannot miss Momos, Thukpa, Wonton, Gyathuk, Thenthuk and more, along with a Sikkim style meat patty called Shah-Phaley. Along with this you get to choose from a huge variety of authentic soups almost unique to the area. Chang is a locally made alcoholic beverage and is a must try while here. Authentic Tibetan and Indo-Chinese cuisines are also available in the restaurants and must also be tried.

When is the best time to visit Gangtok?

The best time to visit Gangtok is April to June and also from September to November when one can experience variable temperatures with pleasant summers and autumn in the foothills & freezing winters high up in the mountains.

When can I witness snow in Gangtok?

Snowfall can be witnessed in the winter months of January and February in Gangtok. Else you have to travel to the Zero Point where snow can be witnessed anytime throughout the year.

Are there any treks in and around Gangtok?

There are a number of treks one can go for but all the treks require a decent fitness level. Some of them are Dzongri, Versay, Tholung, Goecha La, Tosar Lake, Everest Singalila and Green Lake trek.

Are there any festivals in Gangtok I can be a part of?

Pong Labsal festival, celebrated in the month of December, is one of the most popular and major festivals in this region. During that time, the gate of Chogyal's Palace is open for the travelers. Other tourist festivals include Flower Festival, Gangtok Food and Culture Festival, Hee Bermiock Heritage & Tourism Festival, Khangchendzonga Tourist festival, Lampokhari Tourism Festival, Mangan Music Festival, Namchi Mahotsav, Ravangla Festival and many others.