SIKKIM BY ROAD
Snuggled in the lap of Himalayas, Sikkim is a state replete with unexplored beauty. However, due to its remote location, tourists face a lot of hassles to get there. But with the well-built roadways, the most convenient option is to drive down here. You can also choose to opt for the frequent public and private bus services as well. You will find regular SNT (Sikkim Nationalised Transport) buses transporting between varied cities. They also run between the sub-divisions and district headquarters of the state. You also have the option of booking the tickets online, which eases the process and makes sure there is availability of the seats. The roads connect Sikkim with all the other neighbouring states and towns.
National Highway 31 A is Sikkim’s most functional national highway. The drive inter-state is proves to be a scenic route. That is why most of the tourists choose this option of travel. On one side, you will see the Teesta river flow and the other side will be encompassed by lush green mountains. As you get closer to the city of Gangtok, you will witness the beautiful sights of multi coloured flowers and other flora species
Distance from Siliguri to Gangtok: 145 kms / 4 hours drive approximately
Distance from Darjeeling to Gangtok: 126 kms / 3 hours drive approximately
Distance from Kolkata to Gangtok: 700 kms / 16 hours drive approximately
Distance from Kalimpong to Gangtok: 104 kms / 2.5 hours drive approximately
Distance from Bagdogra to Gangtok: 153 kms / 3.5 hours drive approximately