One of northeastern gems, Sikkim is a beautiful state oozing charm, colour, culture, lifestyle with its unmatched destinations and attractions. This must visit place in India can easily be accessed via air and roadways, however, roads are considered more appropriate to witness the rich emerald hills and more spectacular nature’s beauty . Below are the major means of transport to reach Sikkim.
The closest airport to Sikkim is Bagdogra Airport located in West Bengal and it is about 124 Kms away from Gangtok. From here, shared or private taxis are easily available to reach Sikkim. In addition, Sikkim Helicopter Services are also available for on and off services from Gangtok to Bagdogra Airport.
The roads to Sikkim is picturesque and soothing. As you ascend, you will encounter zigzag roads with Teesta River on one side and picture perfect mountains on the other side. Sikkim has a good state bus service along with private bus service. One can also hire taxis for local commutation and and can even find shared cabs as well. Sikkim’s capital, Gangtok is well connected with Bagdogra, New Jalpaiguri as well as Guwahati by road.
The nearest railway station to Sikkim is New Jalpaiguri and Siliguri Railway Station. These stations are located about 125 kilometre and 114 kilometre respectively from Gangtok.