The Royal Plaza, Gangtok
Fondly called the Land of Orchids, Sikkim is a naturally blessed state with immense beauty and charm. Occupying the lands that lay below Mt. Kanchenjunga, the region has a cool climate and amazing tranquillity. A wonderful place to go for a holiday, Gangtok has immense opportunities for sightseeing and adventure. The entire length of the place is dotted with colourful monasteries and temples. A great place for adventure enthusiasts, the region has good avenues for white river rafting and trekking too.
Some places of interest include Nathula Pass and Tsongu Lake, Enchey Monastery, Do-Drul Chorten ( Stupa) and Rumtek Dharma Chakra Centre.
The nearest airport is Bagdogra at a distance of nearly 124 km from Gangtok. It is situated 12 km from Siliguri in West Bengal. There is a regular helicopter service from Bagdogra to Gangtok that takes only 20 minutes. By road it takes about 5 hours.
The nearest railway station is New Jalpaiguri that is 148 km which takes around 5 hours by road to reach Gangtok. New Jalpaiguri is connected to all major Indian cities through an excellent railway network.
Important landmarks and their distances from Gangtok
Bagdogra Airport (North Bengal) 124 km/ 4hr drive
NJP Railway Station (North Bengal) 125 km/ 4hr drive
Darjeeling (North Bengal) 94 km/ 3.5 hr drive
Kalimpong (North Bengal) 70 km/ 2.5 hr drive
Pelling (West Sikkim) 148 km/ 6 hr drive
Lachung (North Sikkim) 148 km/ 6 hr drive
Yumthang (North Sikkim) 24 km/2 hr drive from Lachung