How to Reach

By Air: The nearest airport is in Bagdogra, West Bengal. From Sikkim, it is located at a distance of about 124 km. A cab or taxi can be availed from there to Pakyong which takes just 2 h. From Bagdogra, you can hire a “TSA helicopter” as well.

By Rail: Again the nearest railway station to Gangtok would be New Jalpaiguri in Siliguri, about 148 km away. From New Jalpaiguri, either hire a taxi to Pakyong or go via the “Siliguri Bus Station, catch a bus to Pakyong which shall take 5 to 6 h.

By Road: If we take nearby places like Kalimpong, Kolkata, Darjeeling and Siliguri into consideration, travellers prefer a nice drive to Pakyong. The roads are in good condition, except for a few places here and there.

There are a lot of scenic places to drop by in Pakyong but some places of special attraction include Rumtek Monastery, Saramsa Garden, Jawaharlal Nehru Botanical Garden and the Sikkim Science Centre.