Nearest Airport: Bagdogra airport, 125 km away from Gangtok (3 hrs drive).
Nearest Railway Station: New Jalpaiguri railway station, 126 km from Gangtok (3 hrs drive).
From the airport or railway station, one can book a taxi and head for Gangtok
Best time to go
March-May: Breathe in the cool air of the hills. Beat the sheltering summer heat of the plains.
Oct-Dec: The festive season in the hills. The weather is pleasant and the skies clear offering full sight of the Khangchendzonga range from your hotel room.
Foreigners need to obtain Inner Line Permit, which is issued from all Indian Consulates abroad. Tourism offices of Sikkim government also issue these permits on submitting photocopies of Indian visa, passport details and two passport size photographs.