WAYS TO REACH NORTH EAST

How to Reach GANGTOK:

           By Air:

  • The airport nearest to Gangtok is about 124 kilometres away in Bagdogra, West Bengal.
  • From the airport, you can hire a shared taxi or a private vehicle that will get you to Gangtok in a matter of two hours.
  • The drive from Bagdogra to Gangtok is absolutely stunning with gorgeous mountains and River Teesta as your backdrop.
  • From Bagdogra, you can also take a TSA helicopter to get to Gangtok in just 20 minutes. However, their services depend on the weather conditions.
  • Chopper flights also get cancelled on the pretext of insufficient bookings.
  • On an average it takes 2 hours of travelling depending on the Airways you opt.
  • Indigo provides cheapest price to reach.

         By Train:

  • The nearest railway station to Gangtok is about 148 kilometres away in New Jalpaiguri in Siliguri.
  • The station is well-connected to major cities like Kolkata and New Delhi.
  • From New Jalpaiguri you can take a taxi to Gangtok or go to Siliguri Bus Station and catch a state-run bus to Gangtok.
  • It  will take about 5-6 hours.

         By Road:

  • Tourists rolling in from nearby places like Siliguri, Darjeeling, Kalimpong and Kolkata prefer to drive to Gangtok.
  • Many buses are available from here.
  • The roads are well-maintained, except in a few places.

TO GUWAHATI:

        By Air:

  • Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport, also known as Guwahati International Airport, is the major airport in all of North East India.
  • The airport is well connected with all the major cities of Indian and a few select international cities like Bangkok and Paro.
  • The airport is about 20 kilometres west of the city centre.
  • From the airport, you can book a taxi/cab or board a bus to get to the city centre or to your hotel.
  • By Helicopter – Pawan Hans, a helicopter service provider, provides helicopter services from Guwahati to Shillong (30 min), Tura (50 min), Naharlagun (Itanagar), Tawang (75 min) and vice versa.
  • On an average it takes 3 hours of journey.

By Train:

  • Guwahati Junction is the major railway station of Guwahati.
  • Kamakhya Junction is the second largest station of the city.
  • Guwahati is well connected with all the major cities of the country through rails.
  • From the railways station, you can hire a cab/taxi or board a local bus to get to the city centre or to your hotel.

By Road:

  • Guwahati is very well connected with the adjoining cities and states through bus service.
  • The three nodal points of Adabari, Paltan Bazar and ISBT Guwahati, provide bus services to towns and cities in Assam and adjoining states.
  • Guwahati is connected to the states of Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal through National Highway 31 while Ntaional Highway 37 connects Guwahati with almost all the major cities of Assam.
  • You can hire a cab and a driver to travel from nearby states or cities to Guwahati.
  • The alluring scenery and the fun of a long drive  will pleasure us.

By Water:

  • Guwahati is connected to National Waterways No. 2.
  • There are quite a few luxury ferries that connect Guwahati to neighboring cities like Dibrugarh, passing through Kaziranga & Tezpur.

                                                                                                                  

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