How to Reach Sikkim from Pune
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 Pune
|Distance||By Air||By Road||By Train||By Sea|
|Pune to Sikkim||N/A||5.0 hours||48.0 hours||N/A||N/A|
The fastest and most convenient means to reach from Pune to Sikkim is by air. One can board a direct flight from Chhatrapati Shivaji Airport in Mumbai which takes around 2 hours while a connecting Pune to Sikkim flight takes around 5 hours of travel time. Travelers who wish to use the railway services to cover Pune to Sikkim distance can take a train up to NJP railway station in Siliguri as there are no direct Pune to Sikkim trains. As you reach Sikkim, spend time with the warm-hearted people of the city and immerse yourself in the local culture of this region. Get a taste of the local Tibetan vibe and culture and try river rafting on the Teesta river, go on a cable car and yak rides, enjoy a trekking spree, try mountain biking, bird watching, hiking and much more. Try planning a holiday here during the summer season from March to June as the temperature generally stays around 5-25 degrees Celsius. This is the best time to visit Sikkim as the weather is pleasant and cool. Avoid visiting Sikkim during the monsoons from July to September as this area is prone to landslides If you are planning a holiday to Sikkim and are wondering how to reach Sikkim from Pune, you can consult this tour guide.
If you are wondering how to reach Sikkim from Pune by flight, you will have to take a flight to Bagdogra airport in North Bengal. This is because Sikkim does not have not its own airport. The Bagdogra airport is around 124 kilometers from Gangtok and you can take a cab or taxi from the airport to the city.
If you want to travel to Sikkim by train, the nearest railway stations to Gangtok are the Siliguri and New Jalpaiguri stations. Travel by train from Pune to these stations and then travel by cab or taxi to any part of Sikkim, including the capital Gangtok. A taxi or cab generally costs around INR 1500. There is also a jeep service to Gangtok on a sharing basis that will cost you around INR 120 per person.
There are regular buses that will take you from Pune to Sikkim. These buses are run by the Sikkim Nationalized Transport and you should book these tickets in advance. From the bus stop, you can easily get a shared cab or taxi to Gangtok.
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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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