How to Reach Sikkim from Kolkata
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 from Kolkata
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Sikkim is a land of majestic super-steep valleys, rhododendron forests, lush mountain peaks and subtropical woodlands. There are plenty of sights you can explore on a trip here including the scenic Tsomgo Lake, Nathula Pass, Hanuman Tok, Enchey Monastery, Ganesh Tok, Tashi View Point, Rumtek monastery, Lachung, Yumthang, Lachen and much more! Savor some scrumptious dishes here like the gundruk ka jhol, fermented soyabean chutney, pork curry, and local drinks like the tasty Tongba. For those who are planning a holiday to Sikkim and are wondering how to reach Sikkim from Kolkata, you can consult the tour guide below.
For those traveling by flight from Kolkata to Sikkim, the nearest airport to Gangtok is the Bagdogra airport in West Bengal. This airport is around 124 kilometres away from the capital city and you can easily get shared taxis or private vehicles from the airport till the city. This drive from Bagdogra to Gangtok is a scenic delight with stunning views of the mountains and River Teesta. You can also travel by the TSA helicopter from Bagdogra to Gangtok in about 20 minutes.
For those planning to travel to Sikkim from Kolkata by train, the nearest railway station is the New Jalpaiguri station in Siliguri. The station is about about 148 kilometres away from the capital city Gangtok and you can easily get a cab or taxi from New Jalpaiguri to Gangtok.
If you are traveling from Kolkata to Sikkim by bus, there are regular buses to Gangtok from Siliguri and this will take about 4 hours. You can also hire taxis or cabs from different towns to reach Sikkim.
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FAQ's of Sikkim
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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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