Gangtok travel guide

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You're Going to Love Gangtok

With a population of 30,700, Gangtok is the largest city in Sikkim, India by the number of inhabitants. It is among the most popular tourist destinations in the country.

When to visit Gangtok

Gangtok in March
Estimated hotel price
S$ 16
1 night at 3-star hotel
Gangtok in March
Estimated hotel price
S$ 16
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Gangtok in August, when the average temperature is 20 °C, and the highest can go up to 22 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 4 °C, with an average temperature of 8 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in July, when precipitation is around 629 mm. In contrast, December is usually the driest month of the year in Gangtok, with an average rainfall of 21 mm.

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How to Get to Gangtok

Plane

When flying to Gangtok, you’ll arrive at Pakyong (PYG), which is located 12 km from the city centre.

Plane

When flying to Gangtok, you’ll arrive at Pakyong (PYG), which is located 12 km from the city centre.

Airports near Gangtok

Airlines serving Gangtok

United Airlines
Good (4,940 reviews)
Japan Airlines
Excellent (951 reviews)
Air India
Okay (2,142 reviews)
Virgin Atlantic
Good (452 reviews)
Vistara
Good (167 reviews)
Air India Express
Good (2 reviews)
SpiceJet
Okay (68 reviews)
Air India Express
Good (20 reviews)
IndiGo
Good (351 reviews)
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Where to stay in Gangtok

Average rates range from around S$ 42 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to S$ 175 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Gangtok

Most booked hotels in Gangtok

Mayfair Spa Resort & Casino
5 stars
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
S$ 127+
Central Hill Resort The Mall Road
3 stars
Good (6.5, Good reviews)
S$ 11+

Hiring a car in Gangtok

Expect to pay S$ 1.63 per litre in Gangtok (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between S$ 19.49 and S$ 25.98.

Expect to pay S$ 1.63 per litre in Gangtok (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between S$ 19.49 and S$ 25.98.