Gangtok is the largest town and capital of the Indian state Sikkim.The headquarters of East Sikkim district are situated here. Gangtok is located in the eastern Himalayan range,1650m above sea level. Due to its location on high peak on Himalayas the temperature remains mild, very pleasant across the year. Gangtok is the hub around which the Sikkim Tourism Industry prospers.
Gangtok has 5 seasons: summer,monsoon,autumn,winter and spring just like most Himalayan towns.The temperature range from 22℃ to 4℃.Summers (April to June) are mild with maximum temperature of 25℃.Monsoon (June to September) brings intense rainfall with 649.6 mm rainfall in the month of July.In Winter temperature ranges from 7℃ to 2℃.During Spring and Autumn the temperature is mild and sunny.Gangtok gets covered in fog very often during monsoon and winters.
How to Reach
By Flight: The nearest airport from Gangtok is Bagdogra Airport (IATA: IXB, ICAO: VEBD) which is 125 km. Direct flight, as well as every alternate day flights, are available from major cities in India. International flights are not available directly but connected International flights are available.Taxi, Cab service is readily available for pickup and drop.Premium Helicopter: The Sikkim tourism has started Helicopter rides from Bagdogra to Gangtok.Special rides are available to North and West Sikkim which gives eye feasting view of the Valley of Flowers,Yumthang as well as Monasteries.By Train: New Jalpaiguri (NJP) is Biggest Railway station from where daily, alternate day train is available across major train stations in India.120 km away from Gangtok. Taxi and Cab services are available 24*7.By Road: The National Highway 31A works as arteries which provide daily use items as well as connectivity.Prepaid,shared as well as reserved taxis, are available from Siliguri Bus station and Railway station.Regular bus service is operated by Sikkim national Transport as well as adequate private bus service is available.
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