How to Reach Sikkim


How to reach Sikkim seems to be the major concern of the tourists coming to Sikkim. Sikkim is nestled in the Himalayan region; therefore, the transport in Sikkim suffers a lot due to the undulating topography.

To begin with, it can be said that the National Highway 31A solves most of the problem of how to reach at Sikkim. Sikkim is posited in the lap of the Himalayas; the National Highway 31A connects it with the other parts of India, especially West Bengal.

Furthermore, Sikkim provides a good network of roads that connect it to the other parts of India. In Sikkim, Gangtok is well connected with a series of roads to Siliguri, Kalimpong and Darjeeling. A series of cars, jeeps, luxury coaches and buses also ply from Sikkim: these road transports largely solve the problem of how to reach Sikkim.

Besides, the air route to Sikkim also seems to be instrumental in solving the problem of getting to Sikkim. The nearest airport in Sikkim is situated at Bagdogra, about 124 kilometers from Gangtok. The Tibet Road in Gangtok possesses the Indian Airlines office that allows the tourists to book their flights with the Indian Airlines. Indian Airlines provides regular flights to Kolkata, Delhi, Bagdogra and Guwahati.

Other option for how to reach Sikkim is the railway. The nearest railway stations are Siliguri and New Jalpaiguri, which connect Sikkim to Kolkata, Guwahati and Delhi. These railway stations around Sikkim provide regular train services that help solves the problem of how to reach in Sikkim further.



Last Updated on : 7 March 2013

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