Gangtok is one of the most blissful hill stations of North East India. The capital city of the mountain state of Sikkim snuggled in the Eastern Himalayas is a popular tourist destination. It is easy to travel to the hill station by air, railways and roads. Here is how to reach Gangtok:
Gangtok by Air
To reach Gangtok by air, the nearest airport is in Bagdogra, West Bengal. The airport is well connected with all the major cities in India and international connection to Nepal and Bhutan. Cabs and buses cover the 124 km distance to Gangtok. Helicopter services operated by the Sikkim Tourism Development Corporation offers daily services from Bagdogra to Gangtok which only takes about 20 minutes to reach.
Gangtok by Railways
The nearest railhead to reach Gangtok is New Jalpaiguri. 117 km far from Gangtok, the rail head is connected to major parts of the country Superfast trains, expresses and locals are available for the rail journey. Private cars and buses take you to the capital city of Sikkim.
Gangtok by Road
The National Highway NH31A connects Sikkim to other cities. Darjeeling, Jalpaiguri, Kalimpong are well connected via by road. Buses and private cabs regularly commute to the hill station.