How to Reach Spots for Paragliding
Feel the spirit of Gangtok with this thrilling paragliding experience
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How to Reach Spots for Paragliding
Gangtok, the capital city of Sikkim is a very small place and it do not have the highly sophisticated infrastructure like most of the other capital cities. The city do not have an airport and it depends on the airport located at Bagdogra for any flight transports. Tourists also depend on this airport for the travel. It is possible to reach by availing connection flights from Kolkata and Delhi that have got flights to and from most of the popular international locations.
Gangtok can be reached from Bagdogra Airport by taxi, shared cabs or by using helicopter services. These are the different ways through which the city ensures connection with other places in India and abroad.
New Jalpaiguri is the nearest railway station for Gangtok. This railway station is located at a distance of 148 km. There are well maintained roads that lead to New Jalpaiguri. New Jalpaiguri is the intermediate location for all the trains that stat from Guwahati and is meant to reach other places in India. It is this reason, which makes New Jalpaiguri, connect with all the major cities of India.
The roads in Gangtok are exception and it is connected to almost all the popular cities in India like Delhi and Kolkata. Buses are there from Gangtok to almost all other cities which are available nearby. The ones who reach new Jalpaiguri by train has the provision of choosing bus, auto rickshaw or taxi to reach Siliguri. The Siliguri bus station offers numerous faster buses to Gangtok.
Once when you reach Gangtok, you may get the call from the operator whom you have chosen for Paragliding in Gangtok. Sikkim paragliding adventure sports cooperative society Ltd. is one of the popular paragliding agency that started operation in 2010. They have Sikkimese pilots who are trained by Sikkim Government thus ensuring better safety of the passengers.
Fly Sikkim Adventure is another paragliding operator who is popular in Gangtok. It is the first paragliding operator to start it in Sikkim. They also make use of pilots who have trained from Paragliding Association of India.
The details of the operators can be obtained and can be booked prior to the trip for enjoying the best experience of paragliding in Gangtok.
|By Air||By Road||By Train||By Sea|
|Mumbai to Gangtok||3.0 hours||43.0 hours||43.0 hours||-|
|Kolkata to Gangtok||2.0 hours||13.0 hours||23.0 hours||-|
|New Delhi to Gangtok||2.0 hours||26.0 hours||23.0 hours||-|
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