Airports in Sikkim


Due to the rough terrain of Sikkim, the territory of Sikkim is devoid of airports. The Bagdogra airport is one of the nearest airports of Sikkim, which is situated in Siliguri, West Bengal.

One of the nearest airports of Sikkim, i. e. Bagdogra is located about 124 kilometers away from Sikkim. Despite of the unavailability of airports at Sikkim, regular helicopter services from Sikkim are available that help the travelers reach the airport at Bagdogra. Besides, there are many other road transports that help the tourists to reach Bagdogra.

Talking about airports in Sikkim, it can be said that the airport of Bagdogra helps the tourists coming to Sikkim to reach the destinations housed in Sikkim. As the topography of Sikkim portrays many variations, the roadways and the railways does not always prove to be a feasible option for travel in Sikkim. The roadways and railways fail to reach certain destinations; there are many destinations in Sikkim which are only accessible through airways. In this context, the airports of Sikkim seem to be extremely beneficial. It is these airports in Sikkim that help facilitate a vivid tour in Sikkim.

It is noteworthy that Bagdogra is a domestic terminal. But, in order to promote the prospects of tourism in Sikkim, the Sikkim Hotel and Restaurant Association has appealed to the Government to transform the Bagdogra airport into an international airport.

As a result, it can be said that although Sikkim is devoid of any airport within the territory, the Bagdogra airport serves the various needs of transport within the territory.

Last Updated on : 7 March 2013



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