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Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim with a population of approximately 50,000 has emerged into the mainstream of the Tourism Industry, with more and more tourist visiting this little Himalayan state every year. Gangtok is located in the Shivalik Hills of the eastern Himalayan range. The lofty hills, clouded mountains and exquisite flora and fauna welcomes the tourists to this wonderful city. Gangtok is known for it’s irresistible scenic beauty with several tourist places such as Historical Places, Lakes and falls, Wild life sanctuaries and Monasteries. It is undoubtedly a wonderful tourist destination and it is sure when you go there to visit this place, you will come back with the sweets memories of this city. It is at a distance of 721 km from Calcutta, 584 km from Patna, 140 km from Darjeeling and 589 km from Guwahati. The town experiences a lot of rainfall throughout the year and temperatures are mild.
Who should visit the city?
Anyone,Wildlife Lovers,Nature Lovers
Best time to visit (months)
Season-1 : October - Jan | Season-2 : March - May
Sikkim state transport buses are available between Gangtok and Siliguri. Private buses are also available from Siliguri and Bagdogra. The route through National Highway 31A is the most convenient road for the travel to Gangtok. One will find that it is more convenient for the excursion to Gangtok by car when travelling with family or kids. One of the advantages of travelling to Gangtok by road is that it grants one the freedom to stop anytime and anywhere along the route if required.
Direct trains to Gangtok are not available as the nearest railway station is situated in New Jalpaiguri which is 117 km away from Gangtok. The New Jalpaiguri railway station is linked with both major cities like Kolkata and New Delhi as well as other minor cities.
The town does not have its own Gangtok Airport and so, direct flights to Gangtok are not possible. The nearest airport from Gangtok is in Bagdogra situated in West Bengal which is 124 km away from Gangtok. This airport is connected with the major cities of the country. Gangtok travel cabs are available from the airport to get to anywhere in the city.
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Best fair, festivals and attractions
Gangtok festival, Dashain festival, Phang Lhabsol festival and saga Dawaare the main local fetivals. The tourist attractions are Tsongmo lake, Rumtek monastery, Radentse, Deorali Orchid Sanctuary, pemayangtse Monastery, Yumthang Vally, The Himalayan Zoological park, Goecha La etc, are the wonderful places .