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How to Reach Gurudongmar Lake

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How to Reach Gurudongmar Lake

Guru Dongmar Lake is located at about 174 kilometers from Gangtok in Sikkim. For anyone planning a travel to this enchanted lake, the first question that pops up is – How to reach Gurudongmar Lake?

One can book a flight to Bagdogra. The airport is connected to Kolkata, New Delhi, and Guwahati. International travelers may get connecting flights from either Delhi or Kolkata. Lachen is a four and a half hour drive from Bagdogra Airport. One can hire a taxi from the airport to reach Lachen. A night stay at Lachen is recommended as it takes 3-4 hours to reach Gurudongmar Lake from Lachen.

If travelling by train, the nearest railway station is New Jalpaiguri, West Bengal. All major trains going towards Guwahati pass through New Jalpaiguri. Darjeeling Railway Station is yet another prominent station providing connectivity to all major cities.

The roads from Lachen to the lake are motorable with various transport options available for tourists. Buses run on frequent schedule to the nearby cities and Jeeps and taxis are available to reach the Lake from Lachen. The drive through the mountain roads is mesmerizing.

One needs to get an inner line permit before visiting the lake, being a sensitive area from a military point of view, due to its proximity with the Indo-China border. Foreign tourists need a special permit from the Ministry of Home Affairs in New Delhi.

One can reach Lachen via any mode of transport and check into a hotel in Lachen. The Himalayan Residency, The Apple Orchid Resort, and the Fortuna are some amazing places to stay in Lachen. The accommodation is decent with a variety of food options available to choose from. Several fast food joints are also present in Lachen, which serve Indian, Chinese, as well as some local cuisines. Next, you can drive to Gurudongmar Lake via Chopta Valley. You can also visit the beautiful town of Lachung. The trip isn’t a long one but is sure to be one of the most memorable ones of your entire life.

By AirBy RoadBy TrainBy Sea
Mumbai to Gangtok3.0 hours43.0 hours43.0 hours-
Kolkata to Gangtok2.0 hours13.0 hours23.0 hours-
New Delhi to Gangtok2.0 hours26.0 hours23.0 hours-

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    Yes, one can visit Gurudongmar Lake in March. The best time to visit the lake is considered to be from March to June. 



    Yes, foreigners can visit Gurudongmar Lake but they need to take Inner Line Permit (ILP).

     

    From Gangtok it is 4 to 5 hours (approx.) drive to reach Lachen in North Sikkim. And from Lachen again it is a 3 to 4 (approx.) hours drive to reach Gurudongmar Lake. The only way to reach directly Gurudongmar Lake is by road.

    Yes, one can go to Gurudongmar lake from Gangtok but need to take a permit from Tourism and Civil Aviation Department.

    Nathula and Gurudongmar Lake are not open to foreign nationals as per the guidelines of Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt of India since they are located in the international border areas. Whereas, Indian tourists need permit to visit these areas. Permit for Nathula and Gurudongmar lake are issued by Tourism and Civil Aviation Department. Domestic tourists are to contact travel agents.

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