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.

When to visit Gangtok

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

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Gangtok in August, when the average temperature is 68 °F, and the highest can go up to 71.6 °F. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 39.2 °F, with an average temperature of 46.4 °F. You’re likely to see more rain in July, when precipitation is around 24.8″. In contrast, December is usually the driest month of the year in Gangtok, with an average rainfall of 0.8″.

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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 center.

Airports near Gangtok

Airlines serving Gangtok

United Airlines
Good (2,963 reviews)
Air India
Okay (1,211 reviews)
Good (128 reviews)
Good (74 reviews)
Good (2 reviews)
Okay (25 reviews)
Good (9 reviews)
AirAsia India
Excellent (3 reviews)
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Where to stay in Gangtok

Average rates range from around $29 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $72 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Gangtok

Most booked hotels in Gangtok

The Elgin Mount Pandim
Excellent (8.5, 117 reviews)
The Grand Silk Route
Excellent (8.4, 25 reviews)
Treebo Trend Hotel Orchid
Excellent (8, 277 reviews)
Summit Sobralia Resort & Spa
Good (7.6, 63 reviews)
Hotel Viewpoint
Excellent (8.4, 3 reviews)
The Golden Crest
Good (7.3, 197 reviews)
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Renting a car in Gangtok

Expect to pay $4.85 per gallon in Gangtok (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $58.14 and $77.53.