How to Reach Sikkim from Mumbai
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 Mumbai
|Distance||By Air||By Road||By Train||By Sea|
|Mumbai to Sikkim||N/A||3.0 hours||41.0 hours||N/A||N/A|
Get a taste of the authentic Tibetan culture in the beautiful scenic environs of Sikkim when you visit here. Enjoy the aura of peace and solitude all around in this majestic kingdom and create some wonderful memories. Sikkim can be visited with your friends, family or with your partner as there is plenty to do and see here so you will never be bored. You can go on a shopping spree at MG Road, view the beauty of the Lachung, Yumthang Valley, Lachen, enjoy the spiritual solitude of Rumtek monastery and Baba Mandir, go boating on Gurudongmar Lake and Tsomgo Lake, trek up to Nathula Pass and go on a yak ride here. For those planning a trip to Sikkim and wondering how to reach Sikkim from Mumbai, the following information can help you in this regard.
For those wanting to travel by flight from Mumbai to Sikkim, they will have to take a flight to the nearest airport at Bagdogra in North Bengal. This is because Sikkim does not have its own airport. The Bagdogra airport is about 124 kilometers from the capital Gangtok and there are taxis and shared cabs that will take you from the airport to the city.
For those traveling by train from Mumbai to Sikkim, the nearest railway stations are Siliguri and New Jalpaiguri. Sikkim does not have its own railway station so you will have to catch a train to these stations. You can easily get a taxi or shared cab from these two stations to Gangtok and it costs about Rs 1500/-. You can also travel by jeep to Gangtok on sharing basis and it will cost you around Rs 120/- per person.
Travel to Sikkim from Mumbai via regular buses run by the Sikkim Nationalized Transport. From these bus stops, there are plenty of cabs and taxis that will take you across 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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