Getting To Gangtok


Getting to Gangtok and weather in November

By Air– Bagdogra Airport is the nearest airport of Gangtok city and is served by regular Indian Airlines, Jet Airways, Kingfisher, Spice Jet and IndiGo are the five major carriers that fly to all the major cities including Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Mumbai, and Guwahati. Helicopter services are also available from Bagdogra airport to Gangtok at specific times.
By Rail– New Jalpaiguri (NJP) is the nearest mainline railhead for Gangtok. NJP is well connected to the rest of India with round the clock rail services.
By Road– It is well connected with National Highway 10A(old 31 A) and is about 110 kilometers away from Bagdogra/NJP/Siliguri. It takes approximately 2.5-3 hours drive to reach Gangtok from Bagdogra/NJP/Siliguri. The road is beautiful and is accompanied by river Teesta throughout and one can enjoy the scenic beauty of Sikkim while on drive-especially in the autumn and winter.

Approximate fare from Bagdogra/NJP/Siliguri to Gangtok vice-a-versa

Online pre-booking of luxurious (Innova/Xylo) Reserved/shared a taxi- You can plan your booking much ahead without any hassle at online Charges per head INR 749/- (one way)
Shared Taxi: INR 250/- per head (one way), (Taxi capacity-max 10 persons in a taxi-Sumo/scorpio)
Reserve Taxi: INR 2500-3500/- per cab one way(depends on tourist season and vehicle type e .g. Toyota Innova, Indica, Sumo etc). In the case of reserve taxi/cab, Prepaid booking at airport and NJP station are available. A little bit of bargaining is also common outside on spot reserve booking.

Weather of Gangtok in November

The climate in Gangtok in the months of September to November is cordially mild and pleasing. One of the best times to visit Gangtok is during autumn (October to November). The temperature in October-November ranges between 12-18 degree Celsius. Weather is extremely pleasant although it starts getting a bit cold at the end of November and warm clothes are recommended. However, a big plus in November is the clear sky and you can enjoy the majestic beauty of Sikkim. One can have an excellent time for sightseeing and fun activities.