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Feb - Apr

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Delhi To Gangtok

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New Delhi to GangtokN/A2.0 hours26.0 hours23.0 hoursN/A

Sikkim is a prominent goal for most amid summer. Known as a standout amongst the most delightful and green conditions of India, a standout amongst other choices you can make while here is to go and visit Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim. This is likewise a standout amongst the most went by urban communities. The climate is awesome and nature is taking care of business here. Gangtok is enriched with amazing normal assets, stunning mountains, lovely waterfalls and some awesome landscapes. Get Tour bundle to Sikkim in incredible cost. Thanks to advanced modes of transport that has made covering the Delhi to Gangtok distance easy.

Let's take a detailed look at all different ways about how to reach Gangtok from Delhi below:

New Delhi to Gangtok by Flight: The capital city of India is served by the Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) which has many flight companies operating for the route from Delhi to Bagdogra Airport (IXB), the nearest Airport from Gangtok. The distance from Delhi to Gangtok by air is 1238 Km which takes only 2 hours 5 minutes at maximum. It is noteworthy that flights ply from Delhi to Bagdogra, which is the nearest airport to Gangtok. After comfortably covering the distance from Delhi to Gangtok by flight, you can board a bus or taxi to Gangtok. The flight services fly nonstop between the air terminals and prominent flights services are Indigo, Vistara, JetKonnect, Air Asia and Spice Jet. Overall, taking a flight is the quickest way to travel to Sikkim from Delhi.

New Delhi To Gangtok By Train: There are several trains running between New Delhi Railway Station to New Jalpaiguri Railway Station which is just 120 Km to Gangtok. You can choose any of the trains, Dbrt Rajdhani or Mahananda Express, to reach New Jalpaiguri Railway Station. From there onward, you can book a private taxi or take intrastate buses to reach Gangtok. One of the Delhi to Sikkim trains is Rajdhani that assures a smooth journey. Travelling from Delhi to Bagdogra by train takes about 25 hours. And travellers need to finish the rest of the 3-hour journey from Bagdogra to Gangtok by road.

New Delhi to Gangtok by Bus: The road connectivity from the distance between Delhi and Gangtok is proper. Delhi to Gangtok distance by road is 1571 km (approx.) that can be covered in almost 40 hours. You can take your car or can hire private taxis to take you to Gangtok. But, if you want a safe and comfortable journey then you can rely upon the State-run buses from Delhi to Gangtok. 

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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