With magnificent views of the Kanchenjunga peak, uniqueness and vibrancy in colours of culture and tradition infused into the stunning sceneries and just the right dash of subtle city life is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the area. The name meaning hilltop, Gangtok can be safely said to be one of the most beautiful hill stations in the country.
Established as a Buddhist pilgrimage site in the 1840s, the city became the capital of an independent monarchy after the British rule ended, but joined India in 1975. Today, it remains a Tibetan Buddhist centre and a base for hikers organising permits and transport for treks through Sikkim's Himalayan mountain ranges.
Pakyong Airport is a greenfield airport near Gangtok, the state capital of Sikkim, India. The airport, spread over 400 ha, is located at Pakyong village about 35km south of Gangtok
The nearest railway station to Gangtok is about 148 kilometres away in New Jalpaiguri in Siliguri. The station is well-connected to major cities like Kolkata and New Delhi.
Gangtok is well connected by road network across India
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