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 one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. Consider staying at least one whole day in Gangtok to see all of its attractions.

When to visit Gangtok

Gangtok in November
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Gangtok in November
Estimated hotel price
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


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 (4,255 reviews)
Japan Airlines
Excellent (820 reviews)
Air India
Okay (1,955 reviews)
Virgin Atlantic
Good (512 reviews)
Good (128 reviews)
Okay (47 reviews)
AirAsia India
Good (11 reviews)
Good (247 reviews)
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Where to stay in Gangtok

Average rates range from around $45 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $127 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Gangtok

Most booked hotels in Gangtok

Mayfair Spa Resort & Casino
Good (7.9, Good reviews)

Hiring a car in Gangtok

Expect to pay $2.10 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 $25.17 and $33.56.