Getting to Gangtok and weather in November
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.
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.
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
of luxurious (Innova/Xylo) Reserved/shared a taxi- You can plan
ahead without any hassle at online wizzride.com. Charges per head INR 749/- (one way)
INR 250/- per head (one way), (Taxi capacity-max 10 persons in a
Reserve Taxi: INR 2500-3500/- per cab one way
(depends on tourist season and vehicle
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.