About Gangtok

For an out-of-the- ordinary trip a visit to Sikkim is a must! A trip to Sikkim, unlike the other recommendations is not just a weekend destination in India. Take some good time off to discover this state that is hailed as the cleanest state in the country. An enchanting destination perched between Nepal in the west, Bhutan in the east, Tibet in the north and Darjeeling in the south, a vacation here has a lot to offer when it comes to breath-taking views steeped in Buddhist history.

• Altitude: 28,169 feet above sea level • Weather during summer : Minimum: 14 degrees, Maximum: 28 degrees • How to get there : Closest station – New Jalpaiguri station, Closest airport – Bagdogra Airport

The most widely accepted origin theory of the name Sikkim is that it is a combination of two Limbu words: su, which means “new”, and khyim, which means “palace” or “house”.