Situated on the eastern Himalayas, in the shadow of the towering Mount Kanchenjunga, which is worshipped as the principal deity, Sikkim measures approximately 100 kms from north to south, and 60 kms from east to west. Located on the foothills of Himalayas, Sikkim is the second smallest state in the country on the North East of the country. The picturesque beauty is the biggest attractions for the Sikkim tourism. The unparalleled beauty and snowy mountain peaks has made Sikkim a popular holiday destination of adventure and nature lovers. Sikkim tourism is divided into four districts, north, south, east and West. Each district has something unique ready to be explored by travelers.
One can visit Sikkim during the summer season and just before starting of the winters. The best time to visit Sikkim is between March to June and September to December.
By Air :
The nearest airport is Bagdogra in North Bengal, 124 km from Gangtok, Sikkim’s capital. Indian Airlines operates flights from Calcutta, Delhi, Patna, Imphal and Guwahati.
By Rail :
The nearest railheads are Siliguri and New Jalpaiguri, 114 km and 126 km respectively, from Gangtok.
By Road :
Gangtok is well connected by road with Calcutta (721 km), Darjeeling (139 km), Guwahati (589 km) and Patna (584 km).