Sikkim was once the mystical kingdom of the east and now a state of the Indian union. Gangtok the legendary capital of Sikkim is an enigma at 5,500 feet.
The nearest airport from Sikkim is Bagdorga at a distance of nearly 124km from Rumtek. It is situated 12 km from Siliguri in west Bengal. There is regular helicopter service from Bagdogra to Gangtok that takes only 30 minutes.
The Bagdogra airpot is connected to Gangtok by a helicopter service which takes approx.30 minutes to reach Gangtok.Sikkim Tourism Development Corporation (+91-3592-222634)operates this service daily at 11.00 AM from Gangtok to Bagdigra and at 2:00 PM from Bagdogra to Gangtok at a price of Rs.1500/-per person. It is a five seater chopper .
The nearest railway station is New Jalpaiguri that is 148 km from Rumtek and takes about 4 hours by road. New JHalpaiguri is connected to all major Indian cities through excellent railway network.
Access by road from Bagdogra(124kms), Siliguri(114 kms), Darjeeling(94 kms), Pelling (117kms),Kalimpong(75kms),New Jalpaiguri(148kms) and Bagdogra ()124kms . There are different road links available to enter Sikkim but most important of them is from NJP (New Jalpaiguri in West Bengal State)on National Highway Number 31A(NH 31A).This road enters Sikkim at Rangpo check post(see the Map)Rangpo check post is located at a distance of77 km from Siliguri, Kalimpong iiis 40 km and Darjeeling is 77 km. From Darjeeling the road joins the road from NJP by the side of river Teesta.