How to Reach

How to Reach Sikkim…


Getting to Sikkim:
Sikkim is well connected to Delhi / Kolkatta which are the nearest and transit airport to reach Bagdogra Airport. Gangtok to Bagdogra Airport is again 4 to 5 hrs drive about 124 Kms.

Entry Formalities to Sikkim
Sikkim, due to its contiguity to the borders of neighboring countries like Bhutan, China and Nepal, comes under restricted area regime. And so, foreigners are required to obtain Inner Line Permit (I.L.P) to visit this beautiful state.

Fee & Required Documents
It is free of cost and just takes less than twenty minutes if you have proper documents like the photocopies of your passport and visa along with the original and two of your recent passport-sized photos. Which can be procured while on your arrival enroute to Gangtok at Rangpo ( Sikkim and West Bengal Border). Which will take 15 Minutes to half an hour to procure it.

The validity of the permit is for 15 days which can be extended further for 30 days by the approval of the state Government. The extension can be acquired from the F.R.O (Foreigners' Registration Office) at Gangtok and office of Superintendent of Police at District Headquarters.

If you have time at New Delhi, Kolkata then you can get I.L.P at Sikkim Tourism Offices

ILP Rules for Exceptional Countries
For the nationals of Pakistan, China, Myanmar & Nigeria the formalities for acquiring the Inner Line Permit (ILP) get little more elaborate, as they have to get a written approval from Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, New Delhi before the Restricted Area Permit can be issued.

However, national of Bangladesh can and Diplomatic Official Passport holders should get permission from Ministry of External Affairs, Govt of India New Delhi.

Nearest Rail Head: New Jalpai Guri in West Bengal and it is 114 Kms from Gangtok.