Gangtok Tourist & Travel Information
Sikkim Tourism Development Corporation, Gangtok (Travel Division)
The center is located on MG Marg near the entrance to the road and on the right. Apart from popular sightseeing tours & trips, the center also offers packages for adventure activities, village tourism, vehicle services etc. You can also book helicopter service
between Gangtok to Bagdogra from here.
Sikkim Tourist Information Center, Gangtok
M.G. Marg, Gangtok. Phone: 03592 - 209090; Fax: 03592 - 205647
Ticketing Agencies, Tour & Travel Agents in Gangtok
There is a computerized Railway Out-Agency at the SNT Bus Terminus located at a walking distance from MG Marg where you can buy railway tickets, modify or cancel. However note that sometimes they can't issues tickets due to poor connectivity. So avoid last minute transactions. The agency is open from 8am to 2pm on all weekdays and from 8am to 12noon on Sundays and public holidays. However for cancellation, go only after 10am because they refund money from day's collections.
For air ticket booking, the most well known agencies in Gangtok are Silk Route Tours & Travels
, and Cox & Kings
both located at the first floor of Green Hotel in MG Marg. Another well known airline agency is Josse & Josse
few buildings away. I have discussed all the well known tour operators in Gangtok under Tours & Operators
Gangtok Bus & Taxi Stands
Sikkim National Trasport (SNT) Bus Terminus is located 5 minutes walk from MG Marg. This is the state government bus terminal. You will get buses from here to other important places in Sikkim and West Bengal including Siliguri, Pheuntsoling (Jaigaon) etc.
There are several taxi stands in Gangtok. Taxis from a stand go to designated places and not everywhere. You can get taxis in sharing basis or reserve a taxi. There are smaller taxis like Alto, WagonR and larger vehicles like Sumo, Tavera, Scorpio and even Innovas. The larger and luxury vehicles have higher reserved rates.
The Deorali Taxi Stand (also known as Mainline Taxi Stand) is located at Deorali Bazaar on National Highway NH31A. Here you will get taxis for local sightseeing and also for Siliguri. It's about 2kms from Gangtok town center. While coming to Gangtok by other state vehicles, this is where you need to get off and take a local taxi for hotel transfer. Vehicles from other states like West Bengal are not allowed beyond this stand.
There is a Taxi Stand just below MG Marg. You can get taxis here for tours and trips to South and West Sikkim (like Pelling, Geyzing, Singtam, Namchi, Ravangla etc), as well as for local sightseeing tours.
Another taxi/jeep stand is located near Vajra Cinema Hall (known as North Sikkim Taxi Stand). Here you will get Jeeps and Sumos for visits to North Sikkim (like Phodong, Penlong, Kabi, Mangan, Lachung, Lichen, Yumthang, Tsomgo Lake, Nathula Pass etc).
The taxis from the stand at Children's Park (near MG Marg) go for short distances like Tashi view point (i.e. phatak), Vajra Cinema Hall, Phengla, Penlong etc.
You can take Jeeps from Ranka Taxi Stand (Paljor Stadium Road, Arithang) for visiting Ranka (where Banjhakri Waterfall and Ranka Monastery are located).
Internet Cafes in Gangtok
There are quite a few Cyber Cafes on MG Marg where you can check your emails or do some quick work at an hourly rate. The State Government run Community Information Center at the Main Secretariat charges a nominal rate for internet usage.