Gangtok is the capital of Sikkim, a state situated in northeastern India. Gangtok is usually known as the Buddhist haven. There are many tourist places in Gangtok such as many Buddhist monasteries, Nathula Pass, Tsomgo Lake, etc. which make the city a must-visit destination for tourists. Situated near the eastern Himalayan range, the city is a combination of modern, resort town style with ancient spiritual beliefs and impressive natural heritage. If you are planning to experience the calmness and beauty of this scenic cityto get relief from your hectic lifestyle but know nothing about the transportation system, we are here to help you.
If your plan is to travel from NJP to Gangtok, there are plenty of options available. Here we are going to discuss about all the transportation systems to reach Gangtok, their advantages, and even their disadvantages and why you should always choose our car rental service.
The most convenient way to go to Gangtok is by road because the access to railway route is limited in Sikkim. After reaching NJP station, you can opt for a taxi or a taxi rental service like Himalayan Wheels. The drivers usually ask more than the fair price and which can be quite uncomfortable and costly for you. But here at Himalayan Wheels, we always ask for the exact price and the cars we provide are also quite comfortable. The drivers we provide are experienced enough and know how to behave politely with customers.
If your plan is to go for a little cheap option, you can take a shared taxi. You can find many shared taxis from NJP railway station or even from Siliguri. You have to bear troubles if you want to get a shared taxi from Siliguri as you must take an auto to reach there. Shared taxis usually does not start until it is completely full, thus you have to wait and let other passengers come first. You can feel bored while waiting and that is why we offer a convenient car rental service. Here you don’t have to wait for someone and you can comfortably reach your desired destinations. Shared Taxis carry your luggage on the roof-top of the car and because of this, your luggage can get damaged. But here at Himalayan Wheels, we take care of you including your luggage so that you can travel tension free.
Buses usually run from Siliguri to Gangtok through the national highway 10(formerly known as NH 31A). Sikkim Nationalized Transport (SNT) offers Sikkim State buses from its bus terminal at Siliguri. This Bus terminal is located near Tenzing Norgay Central BusTerminal. After reaching NJP, you can take an auto to come to the SNT bus terminal. There are many buses available to Gangtok at an interval of 1 hour starting at 8:30 am until 1:30 pm. The last bus from this terminal to Gangtok runs at 3:30 pm. There are also many private buses available from SNT.
Journey by bus has many disadvantages and one of them is that you can't get any buses directly from New Jalpaiguri. You have to bear the hassle of reaching Siliguri first. But if you let us help, we can pick you up directly from NJP.
Returning from Gangtok can be a headache for you. While returning from Bagdogra, the drivers demand higher than exact fare and to solve this problem, we offer car rental service even when you are returning home.
Himalayan Wheels is an agency that provides car rental services to the tourists so that they can enjoy the peace and beauty of nature without worrying about their medium of the journey. Here at Himalayan Wheels, our chief focus is your comfort. We always ensure that you reach your desired destinations without wasting any extra penny. So why are you waiting? Just call us to book a car to enjoy the mesmerizing Sikkim and if you have any queries, don't hesitate to contact us.