Flight :The closest Indian Airport is at
Bagdogra,124 kms from Gangtok, where scheduled
flights operates from Calcutta, Delhi, Guwahati. Travel
time from the airport to Gangtok is 4 hours. Sikkim
Tourism Development Corporation also operates a daily
helicopter service flight from Bagdogra to Gangtok (20
minutes). From Kathmandu, fly to Bhadrapur in the
east Nepal(1 hour), then drive to Kakarbhitta
(Nepal-India border,35 kms), to Siliguri(37 kms) and to
Gangtok (110 kms,4 hrs). Or fly to Biratnagar also in
closest Railhead is at New Jalpaiguri and Siliguri
which are connected to Calcutta ,New Delhi Guwahati and
other major Indian cities.
Gangtok is at a distance of 110 kms from Siliguri and
will take 4 hours from Siliguri to reach Gangtok.
Gangtok is connected by road with Darjeeling,(4
Hrs) and with Bhutan, Phuntsholing (6 Hrs).
BEST SEASON TO VISIT
March to June and September to December
Trekking, mountaineering, rafting and yak safari
There are modern hotels and restaurants in Gangtok. Comfortable
resort lodges are available in the outlying areas
is provided by buses. Vehicles are also available on hire. Taxis
are available for getting around Gangtok.
Sikkim helicopter service operates sight-seeing flights
to different points in Sikkim.
In addition to an Indian visa,foreigners must obtain inner line
permit (ILP) to visit Sikkim, the permits can be obtained from
all Indian missions, Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), New Delhi,
Sikkim Tourism office, New Delhi, Sikkim Tourism Office,
Calcutta and Sikkim Tourism Office, Siliguri on the strength of
an Indian Visa. Foreigners are issued a permit for initial
period of 15 days duration on the spot without any delay
provided photocopies of Passport and Visa details along with two
passport photos of applicants are made available then and there.
It can be extended for further 30 days from the Home Dept.,
Govt. of Sikkim, depending on the merits of the case. If you are
visiting the interior regions, you also require a Protected Area
Permit which is obtainable in Gangtok from the Department of
Tourism. We will handle all the official formalities for you.