How to Reach Sikkim
Visit the Amazing Mountain Kingdom of Sikkim
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Best time to visit
Mar - Jun, Sep - Dec
5 - 6 Days
How to Reach Sikkim
Plan a trip to the vibrant and scenic Sikkim where nature’s bounty can be seen in all its beauty and charm. This Himalayan mountain kingdom is filled with traditional monasteries as well as lush woodlands and thick valleys at every corner. When you visit this beautiful land, you will get a panoramic view of the snow-clad Himalayan mountains from this gorgeous state in the North east. Interact with the warm-hearted locals here and enjoy the dynamic culture of the Lepchas, Nepalis and Bhutias.
Savor the local delicacies, go on sightseeing tours and shop for some fun souvenirs in this magical land filled with wondrous sights and sounds. This Northeastern state is easily accessible by air, rail and road so traveling here is quite an easy task, so book your tickets now! If you are planning to visit this Himalayan state and wondering how to reach Sikkim, consult the information below for more on the same.
For those wondering how to reach Sikkim by air, there is no airport in Sikkim itself so you will have to travel to the nearest airport in Bagdogra in West Bengal. This airport is about 124 kilometers from Gangtok and it takes about 5 hours from Bagdogra by buses or cabs. If you want to travel in luxury, you can travel by helicopter service from Bagdogra to Gangtok that takes about 30 minutes. This helicopter service is run by the Sikkim tourism Development Corporation at 2pm from Bagdogra to Gangtok. Book these services in advance as they can get pretty full fast and the rates may go up.
If you are traveling to Sikkim and looking at how to reach Sikkim by train, you will have to travel to New Jalpaiguri and Siliguri rail stations. Sikkim does not have its own station and these are the two nearest rail stations located in West Bengal. You can easily get cabs or taxis from these stations till Sikkim as they are well connected. It takes about 5 hours to travel from these stations till this Himalayan kingdom. You can book your train tickets at the Sikkim Nationalized Transport office on weekdays.
If you want to know how to reach Sikkim by road, consult the following information. You can travel by taxi or cab from the nearest states that are Siliguri and Darjeeling, both in West Bengal. This is a scenic route as well as the Teesta river flows on one side while the other side is encompassed by lush green mountains. As you get closer to Gangtok, you can enjoy the beautiful sight of multi coloured flowers on this magical journey.
|By Air||By Road||By Train||By Sea|
|Pune to Sikkim||5.0 hours||48.0 hours||-||-|
|Mumbai to Sikkim||3.0 hours||41.0 hours||-||-|
|Kolkata to Sikkim||-||18.0 hours||-||-|
|New Delhi to Sikkim||-||29.0 hours||-||-|
|Bangalore to Sikkim||-||51.0 hours||-||-|
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Trip to Sikkim - Gangtok - DarjeelingThat was a memorable trip for us, indeed spent a great time over there. I want to share few things about the travel agent. Cab drivers were good and on the time everyday. Of course the 2 star hotels were booked but not up to the standards( bathroom n small room)@, especially in gangtok. When I discussed this with lungba travels, their response was not good and saying this s the hotel u get for 2 stars. Deepak from lungba travels not contacting us till Eve( he should say timings, should brief about locality n issues), instead blaming us at the end of the day if we get late. He just share my no with driver and his no with mine. Rest he is not bothered off. On 8th June we were suppose to go lachung( My dream to visit the place, I told him before the trip begins). Due to weather conditions it got cancelled. This he confirmed at around 10 in morning. I asked him to do tshangu lake today and lachung Tomo. he was not ready, but he could have made this. we come from so far places just to see and cherish the moments. Instead we went for local site seeing and tat was disappointing. When I more insisted him to make lachung next day, he raised the point of refund of 9k something. What I would do taking this amount for two days going from such a long distance. Totally this person is pathetic. He gave us itenary of more than 10 places, we could not able to do this due to traffic n other things. We we're not asking him for not covering everything but he used to say " apne marji see gumne ke like nahi Diya gaadi". If we reach late. At least travel agent should take responsibility. I understand like weather and we can't do anything. But there are things beyond this and in his hands that he can do. Should have plans if one thing goes wrong to make correct. Totally travel agent attitude and responses we're not at all good. They committed to provide one day candle night dinner, but failed. It was a disappointing trip for us totally. Feel responsible, don't blame weather for everything. I chosed this travels based on the trust of travel triangle and reviews I heard from my friends. But it was a bad experience for us. I don't recommend this travel agent to anyone. Expecting u to take some actions on this and let others don't face the same. Thank you. Had a great time intshangu lake and nathula pass
Trip to Sikkim - Gangtok - DarjeelingTrip was great. Thank to Trip2Hills specially Mr Deepak chattri for all the help
Trip to Sikkim - Gangtok - DarjeelingIf we have booked package then why we need to clarify it at seven seventeen hotel Darjeeling Baba Mandir & Darjeeling Tea Garden & rafting in Tista river
Trip to Sikkim - Gangtok - DarjeelingPulin Samantray, Bhubaneswar, India I and my family have had a 3N/4D package tour of Gangtok, Sikkim. We have had a fabulous time spent along with beautiful weather conditions from 7th to 10th June,2019. Though due to constraints we could not visit the Nathula pass , otherwise we had great trip to Gangtok. Stay in the Summit Denzong Hotel & Spa at MG market was very pleasant with hotel service excellent. Barring few minutes late arrival of the Taxi on the penultimate day of departure rest of travel was by confident drivers cum guide. Mr Sanjiv Sharma of Zippi Trip was always at our calls away and readily helped any issue with his very polite and warm welcoming voice and resources. Also I would like to thank the two drivers cum guide (Rohit & brother) who negotiated the curves of the hilly terrain with supple skills and confidence of timing.Overall a fantastic trip we enjoyed as a family trip at Gangtok. look forward to avail in future for travel in India and abroad. Already one of my Sharjah colleague availed a Kerala Trip from your franchise by my input. Keep the good work and service up. Best of luck. Regards.
Trip to Sikkim - Gangtok - Darjeelingcabs co ordination would have been better on the first day , but rest of all the trip went smooth
Trip to Sikkim - Gangtok - DarjeelingAll arengments were good and pre intimation given by Mr tshering . Sikkim Darjeeling are really Amazing places for tour
Trip to Sikkim - Gangtok - DarjeelingWe had a good trip to North Sikkim with Travel triangle.but isikkim travel agent's communication and behavior was worst Trip to lachung, yamuthang and zero point. Drivers are friendly
Trip to Sikkim - Gangtok - DarjeelingIt was an average tour. Hotels or lodges were quite average or below. Getting good food is anyways difficult in Lachen, Lachung, so no complaints regarding that. Expected cooperation was definitely lacking when conditions were not favorable enough and change in plan was required. Undue amounts were also charged. But since we did not have any other option, and could not argue, we had to pay them. One of the drivers was skilled but the other was not up to the mark. All of them behaved the same way. Overall we faced issue with the points of coordination and trip could have been made much better.
Trip to Sikkim - Gangtok - DarjeelingOne of my memorable trip.Hotel provided was good except for PD lodge at Lachung. No electricity and food was also not good there . Gurudongmar lake and for add on visiting Kala Pathar was awesome experience
Trip to Sikkim - Gangtok - DarjeelingEverything was at its best except for worst services by Hotel Zambala Retreat at Darjeeling. Special thanks to our agent isikkim and team travel triangle for last minute rescheduling of my package due to sudden medical condition of my kids. Services were 5* but I gave 4* just because there always remains a scope for improvement. All the best.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Tourists should visit Sikkim during the off-season from October to December to avail good discounts.
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