Sikkim's First-Ever Airport Is Here!

Sikkim's First-Ever Airport Is Here!
Rumtek Monastery in Gangtok, Photo Credit: Shutterstock
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Pakyong Airport, Sikkim's first and only airport will make travel to the state a lot easier and less time-consuming

OT Staff
September 11 , 2018

Visiting Sikkim will no longer require flying to Bagdogra in West Bengal and then travel to Sikkim by road. Pakyong Airport, Sikkim's first and only airport will start its full-fledged operations from October onwards. This is an extremely good news as now one can save at least five hours of additional journey by road to reach the capital of Sikkim, Gangtok. Pakyong is located 35 kilometres south of Gangtok and the airport will connect the state to other major cities in India. October 4 onwards, SpiceJet will begin its daily flights from Kolkata to Pakyong; Pakyong to Guwahati (round trip) from October 16 onwards. Kolkata to Pakyong flight will be of 1 hour 25 minutes (85minutes) in duration. It is definitely going to make travel to Sikkim a lot easier and less time-consuming.

What to do when in Sikkim
Why Visit Sikkim? More like, why wouldn't you want to see Kanchenjunga, the third highest mountain in the world and highest in India, up close and personal? Keeping Gangtok as a centre, one can visit the famous Nathu La (56km), Rumtek Monastery (28km), Enchey Monastery (6km) or head to popular tourist hubs like Ravangla (68km), Namchi (79km) and Pelling (117km). Sikkim should be on every traveller's list of dream destinations and lucky enough for us, Pakyong Airport will be here very soon to make this a lot conducive.


People only want to visit the casino in Gangtok :)
Pratul Lobo September 15 , 2018

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