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How to Reach Sikkim from Bangalore

Visit the Amazing Mountain Kingdom of Sikkim
Tourism In S Ikkim

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Best time to visit:

Mar - Jun, Sep - Dec

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On Arrival

Ideal Duration:

5 - 6 Days

Starting from

Rs. 7,999

Nature Sightseeing Adventure

How To Reach Sikkim

From-To Distance By Air By Train By Road
Bangalore to Sikkim --51.0 hours

How to Reach Sikkim from Bangalore

Explore the beautiful landscapes of Sikkim and its pristine lakes and snow capped mountains when you go on a holiday here. Pay a visit to the rhododendron groves, lush green valleys, white peaks of the eastern Himalayas and subtropical woodlands of this Himalayan kingdom. Go on a sightseeing tour and explore the Tsomgo Lake, Nathula Pass, Changu Lake, the Kanchenjunga range, Enchey Monastery, Tashi View Point, Do - Drul Chorten, Rumtek monastery, Lachung, Lachen and Yumthang Valley.

If you are planning a trip to Sikkim and are wondering how to reach Sikkim from Bangalore, the following information can help you out in this regard.

By Air

If you are traveling to Sikkim by flight, there is no airport as such here as it is in a hilly area. To get here from Bangalore, you can travel to the nearest airport in West Bengal, the Bagdogra airport. This airport is situated about 124 kilometers from Gangtok and there are taxis and cabs that will take you to your destination.

By Rail

Sikkim does not have its own railway station and if you plan on traveling to Sikkim from Bangalore by train, you will have to travel to the nearest stations. The closest railways stations to Sikkim are the NJP railway junction and the New Jalpaiguri station, both of which are in West Bengal. There are regular buses, taxis and cabs from the stations to Gangtok and it will take about 3-4 hours to reach.

By Road

If you plan on traveling to Sikkim from Bangalore by road, there are several buses that you can take. There are regular buses by the Sikkim Nationalized Transport that you can take. It is easy to get a cab or taxi from the bus station to Gangtok or any other part of Sikkim.

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When is the off season of Sikkim?

Tourists should visit Sikkim during the off-season from October to December to avail good discounts.

How many days are ideally required to explore Sikkim?

The ideal duration for a Sikkim tour depends on the destinations that the tourists wish to cover and the experiences they want to choose. A 4 nights, 5 day trip would ideally cover all major destinations in a hassle-free manner. However, if tourists wish to explore more offbeat destinations then a longer trip can be arranged. Consult the travel agents at Travel Triangle for more information regarding the same.

What kind of clothing is required for a holiday in Sikkim?

Carry warm clothing along with you on this holiday in Sikkim, especially from October to April. It is important that tourists stay layered and carry clothing like sweaters, jackets, shirts & cotton inner linings, walking shoes. Heavy woolens and thermals are essential during October to April.

What are the top dishes that one must try in Sikkim?

Savor the delicious dishes of Sikkim on a holiday here. The most famous dishes one must try here are Momos, Thukpa, Thenthuk, Gundruk and Sinki, Phagshapa, Sael Roti and Churpi.

Do tourists need a permit to visit attractions of Sikkim?

Yes, tourists will require vaild permits to visit the top tourist hotspots, especially in East and North Sikkim. For a permit, tourists should ideally carry around 10 photos and ID proofs. The permits will be made within 1-2 hours so it is advisable that tourists speak to tour agents beforehand so that there is no delay.