How can I go from NJP to Gangtok?
Most tourists avail trains and get off at NJP to reach Gangtok. NJP is at a distance of 124kms from Gangtok. At NJP plenty of private and shared taxis are available, and it takes about 4.5 hours to reach Gangtok.
How can I go to Gangtok by train?
The New Jalpaiguri Railway Station acts as the closest railway station that connects Gangtok by road within 3 hours to 4 hours. The New Jalpaiguri Railway Station is one of the important railway stations that connect the North Eastern state of India to rest of India.
Is it safe to travel from Bagdogra to Gangtok?
80% of the road from Bagdogra to Gangtok is in good condition. I would suggest not to travel due to safety reason. The road trip from Bagdogra to Gangtok is not at all dangerous in the evening, like other places there might be some coincidences where people might suffer.
Is there snowfall in Gangtok?
Snowfall in Gangtok is rare. However, places like Tsomgo Lake, Kupup Lake, Lachung, Lachen, Yumthang and Zero Point witness heavy snowfall during winters. However, the cold is harsh during the winter season, so pack right.
Is Ola available in Gangtok?
The only options will be small local cabs like Alto/Waganor, There are no Ola or Uber in Sikkim.
Is Gangtok expensive?
An important pilgrimage place, Gangtok also happens to be a major centre for tourism in the state. Owing to the lack of budget transport options, mountainous terrain and several other factors, a visit to Gangtok can turn out to be expensive for budget travellers.
Is Gangtok better than Darjeeling?
On a personal note,I would suggest Darjeeling over Gangtok,mainly because of the natural beauty and mannificient view of Kanchendzongha ranges that it offers. The colourful life in a hill station can be enjoyed more in Darjeeling. It also offers excellent options for food and shopping…
Is alcohol cheap in Gangtok?
In Gangtok, you also get well-known liquor brands and Scotch at comparatively cheaper rates than in Delhi, Calcutta, or Bombay as the excise duty is lower. A bottle of good Scotch like Black Dog or Passport is available for Rs. 1000-1200 per bottle, whereas the same brand is available in a large city for Rs. 1300-1500.