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SIKKIM

Small but beautiful

ABOUT SIKKIM

The tiny and beautiful state of Sikkim lies to the south of Tibet, sandwiched between Nepal to the west and Bhutan to the east. Measuring just 65km by 115km, its landscape ranges from sweltering deep valleys just 300m above sea level to lofty snow peaks such as Kanchenjunga (Kanchendzonga to the locals) which, at 8586m, is the third highest mountain in the world. A small but growing network of tortuous roads penetrates this rugged and beautiful Himalayan wilderness.

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HOW TO REACH

By Train : The nearest Airport from Darjeeling is Bagdogra Airport (IXB) approximately 100 kilometers and 2 - 3 Hours drive. Bagdogra airport is served by regular flights of Indian Airlines, Spice Jet, Kingfisher and Jet Airways from Kolkata, Guwahati and Delhi. The airport is well connected by road to all the tourist destinations of the region including Bhutan & Nepal.

By Air : There is the World Heritage railway station at Darjeeling town. Darjeeling toy train has a narrow gauge railway plying from New Jalpaiguri (NJP) to Darjeeling on regular basis. The nearest major railway station New Jalpaiguri (NJP) is approximately 100 kilometers away which is connected with major railway stations of India like Chennai, Guwahati, Delhi, Kolkata, Patna and Mumbai etc. There is a daily train from New Jalpaiguri to Darjeeling station via Sukhna, Kurseong, Tung, Sonada and Ghoom.

By Road : The main rod to Darjeeling branches off from National Highway number 31 and called the National Highway number 55. It is a distance of 90 kilometers from Siliguri. It is approximately 100 kilometers from Bagdogra Airport (IXB) and New Jalpaiguri station (NJP). Darjeeling is well connected with Siliguri with four alternate routes or roads. Darjeeling has roads towards Kalimpong, Mirik, Pelling and all other tourist destinations nearby.