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East Sikkim

The district of East Sikkim is well connected through roadways with other districts of Sikkim as well as nearby important destinations of the neighboring state of West Bengal. Gangtok the state capital, can be accessed easily from places like Darjeeling, Siliguri, Kalimpong through national highways. The total distance of National Highway is East district is 40 km, State highway is 250 km, major district road is 40 km and another district road is 845 km.

The nearest airport from Gangtok is the newly established Pakyong Airport in the state of Sikkim of itself which is situated at a distance of 32 km from Gangtok. One can hire a taxi or bus service from the airport to come up to Gangtok. Another airport nearest to the place is situated in Bagdogra (West Bengal) which is situated at a distance of 124.5 km and approximately takes 4 hours to reach Gangtok. Bagdogra being far though handles more air traffic and the schedules are more flexible for the public.

For railways, the nearest railway station is Siliguri (113 km) and New Jalpaiguri (125 km) connecting Kolkata, Delhi, and other important cities of the country. Rail connectivity is under construction between Rangpo in Sikkim to Siliguri in West Bengal

Occupying the southeast corner of the state of Sikkim, lies the beautiful district of East Sikkim. Surrounded by North District on the Northern side and South & West districts on the western side, East Sikkim hosts the capital of the state and also the district headquarters, Gangtok. The district shares international borders with the People’s Republic of China and Bhutan. East Sikkim covers a total area of 964 sq km.

Top Places to go West Sikkim

West Sikkim is a district and is famous for Pelling and Kanchenjunga. West district of the Sikkim state which is above the sea level. It is a place for offbeat destinations

Gangtok
Blanketed with clouds at 5500 feet, sits Gangtok, meaning “Top of the Hill”, the capital of Sikkim. Once an important transit point for traders traveling between Tibet and India
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Changu Lake
Situated at an altitude of 12,400 ft. with a distance of 38 km from the town of Gangtok, Changu Lake is a major global tourist attraction. WIth ethereal views of surrounding mountains,
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Rumtek
Home to the Rumtek Monastery and the seat of His Holiness, The Gyalwa Karmapa of the Kargyu sect of Tibetan Buddhism, lies the village of Rumtek. Situated at a distance of 23 km from Gangtok.
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Baba Mandir
Blanketed with clouds at 5500 feet, sits Gangtok, meaning “Top of the Hill”, the capital of Sikkim. Once an important transit point for traders traveling between Tibet and India
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Rangpo
Located in the western region, Yuksom is a beautiful place to visit in Sikkim. The place is in the heart of mountain covered with lush green vegetation. Situated near the khanchenjunga National park,Yuksom is also the base camp for some of the most adventurous treks in Sikkim.
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Gangtok
Rinchenpong popularly known as silent valley is a small heavily forested area with a mesmerizing nature scenic view. Perched at an altitude of 5500ft Rinchenpong has emerged as one of the renowned tourist destination. The place has always been in high recommendation to tourist as a place
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Places of Attraction East Sikkim

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