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Place : East Sikkim District, Sikkim
Altitude : 5,500 ft above sea level
Temperature : Maximum : 28 °C in Summer and Minimum of 8 °C in winter.
Significance : One of the beautiful and cleanest hill stations of India
Best Season : March-early June
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How to Reach

Note: Foreigners must obtain Inner Line Permit (ILP) to visit Gangtok which can be obtained from all Indian missions, Tourism Office, New Delhi, Sikkim Tourism Office, Kolkata and Sikkim Tourism Office.

Air : Bagdogra (125 km) is the nearest airport. From airport to Gangtok is 4 hours by road. Also from here Sikkim helicopter Service runs daily 30 mts flights to Gangtok.

Rail: New Jalpaiguri/Siliguir (120 km/ 4 hrs) is the nearest railhead which are well connected to Kolkata, Delhi and other major Indian cities. From here one can hire a taxi or jeep to reach Gangtok.

Road : Gangtok lies on the NH 31 A with the road to North Bengal and Siliguri is the hub for the picturesque drive to Gangtok.