Hassle-free and warm-hearted, it's a state that's all too easy to fall in love with, explaining perhaps why permit regulations prevent foreigners staying too long or going too far. Clean, green and 'all organic' since 2016, Sikkim is mostly a maze of plunging, supersteep valleys thick with lush subtropical woodlands and rhododendron groves, rising in the north to the spectacular white-top peaks of the eastern Himalaya. When clouds clear, an ever-thrilling experience from many a ridge-top perch is spotting the world's third-highest mountain, Khangchendzonga (8598m), on the northwestern dawn horizon.
Sikkim was its own mountain kingdom till 1975 and still retains a very distinctive personality. The meditative, mural-filled traditional monasteries of Tibetan Buddhism coexist with Hindu shrines of the ever-growing Nepali community, with both religions creating some astonishing latter-day megasculptures to adorn the skyline.
How to Reach?
By plane: The Gangtok Airport, known as Pakyong Airport makes it possible for travelling to Sikkim by flight. From the air terminal reach the cities by road. Bagdogra Airport is well-connected to major cities in India, providing easy connectivity in North East India, at a distance of 124 km. Airline companies like Indian Airlines, Spice Jet, and Go Air etc. are functional here with frequent services.
By Road: If you are confused with how to reach Sikkim, then by road is the most convenient option. There are frequent public and private bus services connecting Sikkim with other neighboring towns and cities. You can also get easy access to taxis and jeeps for inter and intra state travelling.
By Train: Travel to Sikkim by train is possible by getting to major railway heads near Gangtok- New Jalpaiguri (188 km) and Siliguri (145 km). These railway stations are well connected with major cities and towns of India. Frequent trains connect the railway stations. You can further board a bus or hire a taxi to reach Sikkim.