Yes, that is the question most of the first timers in Gangtok have in mind. The first question while booking our stay in a hotel comes in is that where to take the hotel or which is the best place to stay in Gangtok. This is really a common question among all travelers to Gangtok town in Sikkim. I receive so many queries on this topic every month and so I have decided to come up with this post which clarifies everything.

MG Marg - GangtokGangtok is a very beautiful town on hills and I can say that it is one of the most well maintained and designed hill towns in India. Gangtok is the most visited tourist destination in Sikkim. The journey from NJP to Gangtok by road along the river Teesta is fabulous. Most of the tourist places in Sikkim can be visited from Gangtok. Huge number of tourists visits the place all through out the year and all of them think of where to stay in Gangtok while making the Gangtok tour plan. So let me now talk about the places to spend nights in Gangtok town.

MG Marg and Development Area are two most favorite and popular places to stay in Gangtok town. Both the places have so many hotels and restaurants with beautiful scenic beauty all around which makes a perfect stay but both the places have its own positive points. Let me cover the places one by one with their positive points and then we can compare.

MG Marg – A Market Place in Gangtok

MG Marg area is the most happening place in Gangtok. MG Marg is the name of a street. It is the main market place of Gangtok and the heart of the town.

MG Marg - Gangtok

There are hundreds of hotels, multi cuisine restaurants, eateries, shops, markets etc. in and around MG Marg. The street is always busy with locals, travelers from other parts of Sikkim and tourists.

If you want to stay near the market place or a happening place then MG Marg area would be the best place to take your hotel and spend the nights in Gangtok.

Development Area in Gangtok

Development Area is around half an hour walk from the MG Marg area along the national high way 31A. A cab takes few minutes from MG Marg to Development Area or vice versa.

Gangtok view

Development Area is away from the chaos that you find in MG Marg. Development Area in Gangtok is serene and a tranquil place with a breath taking scenic view all around. The natural beauty all around is just awesome. There is nothing happening, so if you want a happening place, Development Area is not the place to stay in but if you are a nature lover, it is the best place to stay in Gangtok. The view of the sleeping giant – Mt. Kanchenjungha from Development Area with no chaos anywhere but complete peace is really appreciable and enjoyable.

Gangtok city

The Gangtok city looks superb at night from Development Area. You can have an aerial view of the city on the hills. So if you love and prefer serenity and natural beauty to artificial things, I would always suggest you to stay at Development Area in Gangtok.

Development Area - Gangtok

I personally prefer to stay at Development Area because I love serene places and I love to stay close to the nature and away from chaos. Each time I visit Gangtok I stay at Development Area because I love the scenic beauty there all around.

 

136 thoughts on “Which place to stay in Gangtok – MG Marg or Development Area?”

  1. Hi,
    I am going to Gangtok on 5th June with my family for 3 nights. Can you kindly sugget some budget hotels in the development area & sghtseeing places? Also, if you can give some contact numbers for cab booking & hotel/sightseeing it will be great.

    Thanks,
    Suman

     
    1. Hi Suman,

      The trip plan can be like this:
      Day 1: Reach Gangtok, stroll around in MG Marg in evening, O/N stay
      Day 2: Full day Gangtok city sightseeing, O/N stay
      Day 3: Day trip to Tsomgo Lake, Baba Mandir and Nathula Pass
      Note: Make sure Day 3 is not a Monday or Tuesday because Nathula Pass is closed on these 2 days.

      When you ask for a hotel in Development Area, I will surely share the details of the hotels I stay in and I have the personal experience. Just shoot me a mail at “uvreachedavi@gmail.com” with number of heads and exact dates and I will share the contact number of the owner of the hotel. The hotel manager will help you with the car for sightseeing. I will share the approx cost with you. Just mail me and I will revert back there.

       
      1. Hi Abhijit

        I am planning to visit Gangtok in nov month.
        Can you pls advise what are the places to be visit and guide us if psbl for u that how can we communicate and approx cost and good hotels as we are two couples want to visit thr. My email I’d response.prashant@yahoo.com

        Thanks

         
  2. hi..came to your blog from tripadvisior..could you suggest good places to stay in gangtok, pelling, kalimpong. we are looking to go soon in 2 weeks.!
    also, if you have any good contacts for car rentals.

    regards
    S

     
    1. Hi Shilpa,

      Thanks for visiting TravelDias. Hope you have enjoyed your stay on my personal Blog.

      I have mailed you your remeasurement to your mail ID provided here. Do have a look. If you have any further query, do mail in that thread only. I will surely revert back.

       
  3. Sir,
    We are looking for a Honeymoon trip from 20th June’14 for Gangtok.We are looking for a 6-7 days trip to sikkim. Kindly suggest us some Nice hotels and important contact numbers so that we can make our journey memorable.It is a kind request from us.
    Request to kindly revert us as early as possible.

     
      1. We are looking for a Honeymoon trip from 20th April 18 for Gangtok.We are looking for a 5-6 ays trip to sikkim. Kindly suggest us some Nice hotels and important contact numbers and places where should we visit. so that we can make our journey memorable.It is a kind request from us.
        Request to kindly revert us as early as possible.

         
        1. Thank you for landing on my blog. It would be my pleasure to help you with all details and make your trip a memorable one. It’s better if we speak over the phone rather than writing long emails. Please call me any day after 9.30 pm on my mobile. I can surely help you out.

           
  4. You provided the correct information about place. Now im very clear about my tour.
    Thanks to Mr.Abhijit Gupta.

     
  5. hello abhijit sir,
    i have asked you about best hotel in budget like 1000rs per night earlier im confused where to stay..which hotel is best for couple in, development area for staying in standard room with good hotel management and parking as well as good power facilities and also a best balcony view of mountains.. nature… i want to stay for 3-4 days dates are flexible also not far away form MG marg.

    P.S i knw one hotel -name is like hotel shibam something. but tarif is hight for standard room.

     
    1. I don’t stay around MG Marg because I like to stay in a calm place away from chaos. Development Area is the best place and it is 10 min drive from MG Marg. You can stay at Shivam Resort there which is one of the best budget hotels I have found in Gangtok though there are hundreds of more hotels/resorts.

       
  6. Hi Abhijit,

    Can you please let me know which would be a nice place to stay in Gangtok and my budget is around 1500… also would it be possible to hire any 2 wheelers as such??

    Looking forward for your response, thanks in advance

     
  7. Hi Abhijit,

    we are planning to visit sikkim in the 1st week of May,2015(1st May-6th may)
    we have 8 persons (7 Male,1 female) .we are planning for a 5nt 6days trip.Will May be a good season to visit the place
    and we want to cover gangtok,north sikkim, nathula,Thansgu,memencho lake,any chance of snowfall that time?

    we are budget travellers. please help us in itinerary with current tarrif and bookings.What is the approx budget required for this trip
    pls suggest a plan
    .

     
  8. Hi Abhijit

    We are planning to visit Sikkim on May 3-7. Can you please suggest us. We are budget travelers from Thailand, and we want to have a trip in the north of Sikkim like 2N3D, or 1N2D since we are not allowed to reach Gurudongma.
    Our group is 3 persons. Do you have any idea for this plan?
    please suggest us

    KB.

     
  9. Sir,
    I wish to visit Gangtok from 11th -17th May 2015. effective 5 days in hand. hv planned for north Sikkim trip for 2N/3D. Then 1 day local S/S in Gangtok. Next day Sanghu Lake, Nathula Pass and Baba Mandir.
    Is this Itinerary good enough.
    Is it good to visit North Sikkim / Gangtok considering the recent earthquakes.
    If not north Sikkim, can u suggest any other good place to visit in Sikkim.

    Thanks

     
    1. Hi Shyam,

      I apologize that I couldn’t reply you earlier. Hope next time I ca surely help you with all information when you make your next trip. Stay tuned to TravelDias and keep traveling.

       
  10. Hi Abhijit ,
    We planing a tour on31st may ,15 for 3 night with my family including 2children below 5yr .total candidate is 10.please give me suggestions about the weather, lodging fooding and tour plan.

     
    1. I apologize that I am late to reply because I was out of city without internet connection. Let me know if you still need any information. I can surely share my experience and all information on Sikkim you need. You can drop me a mail directly to my inbox at “uvreachedavi@gmail.com” else you can call me directly at my number. Find my number on my Facebook page.

       
  11. want to visit gangtok, peling after 10 days, please suggest best budget places to stay in development area , please suggest good food places also..thanking you in advance…waiting for your reply..

     
    1. Hi Kalpesh,

      Couldn’t replu you earlier because I was out of city without internet connection. Let me know if you still need any information on your Sikkim trip. I would love to help you out and frame a tour plan for you. Mail me directly at “uvreachedavi@gmail.com” with all information and with reference to this conversation.

       
  12. Hi,
    I will be travelling to gangtok on 15-16-17 May. Could you please suggest best locality to stay. I also like to stay close to nature but it should be safe. Also if you could share some cab details. Any help will be appreciated. I am looking for budget hotel

     
  13. hello sir,
    i will be traveling to Gangtok on 30th of may and will be staying there for 3 days since i will also be wanting to spend a couple of days in Darjeeling and around,its a family trip with parents and relatives so no hardcore adventure or trekking but as i came across through my search i found north sikkim around Kanchenjunga, yumsemdong, gurudongmar lake extremely attractive so i would want you to suggest me how should i go about planning this in the minimum time that i have & cover all thee possible beautiful locations in the north too.along with this since i have never travelled to the north east kindly suggest me where should i stay in where i can get minimal tariffs with the GOOD SCENIC VIEW through windows and balconies with ofcourse a decent infrastructure (it doesnt have to be great or even good but if i look out the window i should forget the world! i hope u get my point) and should also be close to the market place which i suppose is mg marg, ive looked up a few places in deorali and near the dc court but i am not too sure about their availability and distance from the market place and other similar places where food and other stuff is available, and also guide me the same if you can about darjeeling ,and sir kindly let me also know in gangtok and darjeeling where we can find tasty food and by that i mean north is too bad with its oil and taste so if the cuisine is similar if not exactly like mumbai delhi or punjab it will still be a blessing cause food is an extremely major problem with my family and me while travelling north and so i assume will be in the north east as the culture is totally different and lastly sir whatever points you would like to suggest for me to keep in mind while travelling around sikkim and darjeeling i will be utmost grateful to you sir if you can help me sort out with all these bunch of queries though i understand as i am keying this it might be so much of a torture to you! thanking you and waiting for your kind reply asap.

     
    1. Hi Arjun,

      North Sikkim is really beautiful. North Sikkim needs a minimum of 2 nights – 3 days. North Sikkim trip is done on package system. As you are less in number visiting with your parents, you will have to go for shared trip to make the trip economic. If you reserve a vehicle for the 2 nights – 3 days trip it will be expensive. There won’t be much choice for food because it is remote area and there are no restaurants or other developments. You will have to rely on what you get at your resort/hotel.

      In Gangtok there are good options for food. I feel you should skip Darjeeling this time and focus on Sikkim only. I can share a detailed itinerary only when you let me know what places you want to cover and how many exact number of days you have in hand.

       
  14. Hi, I am going to Gangtok on 2nd OCT, 2015, with my family for 4 nights. Can you kindly suggest some nice hotels (3500-4000 INR/night for 2 people) in the development area & sightseeing places?
    Also my mom is asthmatic, so please suggest hotels (rooms) with minimum or no stairs.
    And do you have any special recommendations (weather&climate), as I would be travelling with my 1 year old baby.
    TIA 😉

     
  15. Hi Abhijit,
    I am planning to visit sikkim in the beginning of october for 5 days. so can you help me with the place to visit during my stay and how to get a share jeep there for travwelling as i am looking ofr a budget travel.

     
    1. Hi Gaurav,

      Wish I could help you with all details but I just checked your comment. Actually I was out of city and couldn’t reply you earlier. Let me know if you still need any info.

       
  16. Hello Sir,

    We have a plan to visit Gangtok on 31st October to 3rd November. So i want your help sir . i want to know whether we will get snow fall at that time or not . The second is Nathula pass is open or close on Sunday ?? and we have a plan for paragliding there so how can we do that . Waiting for your reply.

    Thanks

    Santosh sahoo

     
    1. Hi Santosh,

      For your information, Gangtok never receive snowfall and Paragliding facility is not available at Nathula Pass. Nathula is a border between India and China, restricted place. Nathula is closed on Monday and Tuesday as per updated information to me.

       
  17. Dear Mr Abhijeet,
    See lots of good travel guiding details and your rich experienced shared with prospective travellers.
    We are planning to visit Gangtok on 22.10.2015 for 2 days, any good Hotels at Development Area and sight seeing places to recommend, We want to experience Snow nearby Gangtok area-any suggestions please.
    thanks & regards

     
    1. Hi Niraj,

      I am late to reply in this regard. Wish I could help you earlier in making your trip plan. It is already 19th and you are visiting on 22nd, so I feel everything has been confirmed. If you still need any help, just call me on my number. I will surely help you out.

       
  18. Hi,

    Me and my husband will be visiting Sikkim from 20/12/2015 to 26/12/2015 . Please suggest itinerary and hotels in Gangtok. Kindly help as so far we have only manage to book flights. Thanks

     
    1. Wish I could help you but I was stuck with other things and I just checked this comment. Please don’t mind and let me know if you need any information in future. Keep traveling and stay healthy.

       
  19. Hi, Abhijit I am intending to travel Gangtok, Pelling, Lachung and darjeeling from 17-27May. Can u please give me a detailed itinerary with Hotels with good veg food and kids friendly? My Hotel budget is Rs.4-5K per room per nite with Breakfast. Also if u can give me details for hiring car at all places. We will be 3 couples and 3 kids below 5 years of age.

     
    1. The trip plan can be:
      NJP/Bagdogra >> Darjeeling (2 nights) >> Gangtok (2 nights) >> Lachung (1 night) >> Lachen (1 night) >> Gangtok (2 nights) >> Pelling (2 nights) >> NJP/Bagdogra

      You can get reserved vehicles for all transfers and sightseeing. The hotel desk can help you with this. If you need further details or contact details, you can let me know. Drop me a mail at “uvreachedavi@gmail.com” for further information.

       
  20. Hi abijit

    We are planning for gangtok march21to march28
    Plz tell me where should we stay… We are only two…so how we can get share vehicle for economy tour….what should be watched….we are confused in between Pilling n lachung…we also want to go Dalmellington
    ..how we manage plz suggest

     
    1. Hi,

      You have so many days from March 21st to 28th. If you are looking for a budget trip, then plan the places where you can get shared vehicle. I suggest you Gangtok, Pelling and Darjeeling. The trip plan can be:
      NJP >> Darjeeling (3 nights) >> Gangtok (3 nights) >> Pelling (2 nights) >> NJP
      Mail me at “uvreachedavi@gmail.com” for further details if needed.

       
  21. Hi,

    Good afternoon. We (Couple with daughter) are planning to reach Gangtok on 25th March(Fri), afternoon and shall leave on 30th March (Wed)early morning, a total 5 nights stay in Gangtok. Could you suggest us an itinerary with few descent hotel names in MG Marg or close to Mg Marg.

    Best Regards,

    Sajal

     
    1. I don’t suggest you 5 nights in Gangtok, rather you can spend 3 nights in Gangtok and 2 nights in east Sikkim. When you have 5 nights in hand, cover the famous Silk route. You can make the following trip plan:
      NJP/Siliguri >> Mankhim >> Padamchen >> Gangtok >> NJP/Siliguri
      In east Sikkim shared taxis are not available, you will have to reserve a vehicle for all transfers.
      If your budget is constraint, you can focus on Gangtok and Pelling and the trip plan can be 3 nights in Gangtok + 2 nights in Pelling. Both these places are connected with shared taxis and Siliguri/NJP is connected with shared taxis too with these 2 places.
      You can mail me at “uvreachedavi@gmail.com” for further details if needed.

       
  22. Like to visit gang to in last week of this april. Can u suggest good hote/home stay in development area which is good on price and comfort. Place should be easily accessible from city center. Budget 2500 with beakfast

     
  23. Hi, i will be visiting Gangtok later this month, i had few queries as to how far is development area from main market of Gangtok and do we have to inform or make arrangements in prior if we r planning to visit nathula pass. Which would be the preferable hotel to stay wid family?

     
    1. Development Area is 35-40 minutes away from MG Marg if you take a walk, it takes 8-10 minutes by car. You can stay at Development Area or take a hotel near MG Marg at any lane. Yes, you must inform the hotel desk or any local agent about your trip plan to Nathula Pass. Permit for Nathula Pass is given via authorized agencies only. There is no surety of Nathula permit, it is on he discretion of Indian Army that allows visitors there. If you don’t get Nathula Pass permit, you can visit Tsomgo Lake (Changu lake) and New Baba Mandir which is on the same route. If you want I can share contact details of the hotels I have experience to stay at. You can mail me at “uvreachedavi@gmail.com” for further details.

       
  24. hi Abhijitji,
    I am planning for a 3 days tour to gangtok from May 8,
    can you please suggest me the best areas i can cover during the trip, nathula pass is compulsory.
    along with the names of some hotels and their contact number in gangtok.

    Looking forward for your kind reply.

     
    1. Bullets are not available, rather I must say that bikes are not available on rent. A biker must carry his own bike to get permission. Permission is given from Gangtok office.

       
  25. I want to visit darjiling 25 to 27 may 16 and gangtok 27 to 30 may Pl send some information about buget hotel and buget cab for station pickup and local sidesieen.

     
  26. Hi.. I plan to visit Sikkim in October with my parents I want to cover places like Gangtok, north Sikkim, ravangla,namchi,pelling. I have good 10days in hand can u suggest an itinery?? And please suggest me some hotels within 1500-1700 in Gangtok near mg road.

     
  27. We are a group of 6 and will be visiting Gangtok by end of June for 4 nights. Can you update me the following?
    1. Car fares from NJP to Gangtok . Both reserved and shared.
    2.Best budget hotel with good view from room windows.
    3. Two trips from Gangtok (Considering Gangtok the base). i)Zuluk overnight with Tsongo Lake,Baba Mandir, Nathula . ii)Lachen overnight with Gurudongmar Lake. Details with Cost Breakdown.
    4. What should be the per head budget considering the total Gangtok-Sikkim tour plan
    5.Weather in the mentioned places. Any chance of snow in anywhere mentioned? and last but not the least, Alcohol price there 😛

     
  28. Hi Abhijeet,
    We are planning for north and east Sikkim .
    I want to know that September last say 28 to 5th October will be the right time to visit the place or not.. We are 4 friends

     
  29. Hi ! We (4 adults and 5 kids) are planning to visit Sikkim and Darjeeling in end of August, and 1st week of September for 7 days. Keeping in view the weather and 5 kids (youngest being 2 years and eldest being 11), can you suggest an itinerary, keeping in view that Gangtok and Darjeeling are must. Can we go to Nathula Pass during that time, I am aware of kid restriction (one couple will make a sacrifice)

     
  30. Hi Abhijit,
    you seem to be a right person to approach for darjeeling sikkim trip. I am planing to make a visit from 10th dec to 18th dec(7 nights 8 days). I want to visit darjeeling,gangtok, pelling. I request you to help me with itinerary and hotel details.
    I want to stay in hotels close to nature. we are a couple and our budget is not more than 1500 – 2000 per night. Please also helpme with travelling details and what all places we can visit and how can we hire rental cab?

     
    1. Hi,

      It is better if you hire a cab for the entire trip as I do when I travel. The trip plan can be:
      NJP/Bagdogra >> Darjeeling (2 nights) >> Gangtok (3 nights) >> Pelling (2 nights) >> NJP/Bagdogra

      You can get good hotels within that range. Once you confirm your trip plan I can surely help you with my contacts, hotel details and car details. You can mail me at “uvreachedavi@gmail.com” for further details.

       
  31. Hi Abhijit,

    I am planing to visit Gangtok, Pelling, Namchi (Rabangla). Reaching Bagdogra on 25th Mar’17 ((Around 12PM) and return flight on 31st Mar’17 at 3:00PM.

    My father can travel at a stretch 3Hrs by giving break he can travel 6 to 7 Hrs.

    I am planing to stay 3 nights at Gangtok, 1 Night at Rabangla//Namchi, 2 Nights at Pelling.

    Total Member: 4 Adults 1 Child 6yrs.

    Need your guide for planing and hotel.

    Thank You,
    Burman

     
  32. Hello Abhijit..
    We are planning to visit Sikkim from 2nd. to 12-13 th. of Nov.
    Can we cover lachen lachung north sikkim pelling with gangtok? We have our return train on 13th night from New Jalpaiguri…what is the latest time by which we should leave Sikkim? Can we exit via pelling or any other place ? Our train time is around 9 pm on 13.11.16.
    Please advise…
    Thanks

     
  33. Hi abhijit
    I am planning to visit Gangtok from 11th oct 2016 to 13th oct 2016 with my family.We are 3adults and planning to stay for 3 nights in Gantok.
    We want a good luxury hotel with a budget of approx Rs10,000 per day.I want a really nice spacious popular resort or hotel where my parents are also very comfortable and good food. Please suggest some great hotel at both MG Road and Development Area.
    Please share the contact details as well so that we can ask them to book our cabs as well.
    Hope to hera from u soon
    Thanks already!

     
  34. Hi Abhijit,
    I am travelling to Gangtok 8-11 October. Travelling alone so looking for economical hotels to maintain budget, possible or not? but dont want to compromise on scenery and location. Any suggestions?

    Also, have been informed transportation is on the expensive end, so any suggestions over scooty bike rentals?

     
  35. Hi abhijeet, we 6 people(3 couples) planning for 6 days trip to gangtok-pelling and nearby places.Can you provide eternery. And we want a budget stay like 3500 each day for all 6 people. Is it possible? Can you provide details of hotels or resorts?

     
  36. Hi Abhijit,
    we are planning to visit sikkim in the 1st week of May,2017(2ndMay-8th may)
    we have 6 persons (4 Male,2 female) .we are planning for a 6nt 7days trip.Will May be a good season to visit the place
    and we want to cover gangtok, sikkim, nathula,Thansgu,memencho lake and darjeeling.
    we are budget travellers. please help us in itinerary with current tarrif and bookings.What is the approx budget required for this trip. Please informe me Best budget hotel at development area and mg marg area .
    pls suggest a plan

     
  37. Hi Abhijit,

    I have send you a detailed email. Please do check your inbox and revert back on the proposed itenary for me and my family.

    Thx

     
  38. Hi Abhijit,
    we are planning to visit sikkim in the 2nd week of May,2017(12ndMayto19th may)
    we have 7adult 4 children 0f age10,10,9,4 .we are planning for a 7nt 8 days trip
    and we want to cover gangtok, sikkim, nathula,Thansgu,lachung,peling and darjeeling.
    we are budget travellers. please help us in itinerary with current tarrif and bookings.What is the approx budget required for this trip. Please informe me Best budget hotel at development area and mg marg area .
    pls suggest a plan

     
  39. Hi Abhijit,

    We hv planned a trip to Gangtok, darjleeng on 12th to 18th June, 5-6 days. Can u plz suggest, how should we plan to visit all places in these 5 days actually. And where should we stay, the hotel n other details.

     
  40. Hi Abhijit,
    I’m traveling with my brother and parents to Gangtok on the 28th, I will check out on 31st and proceed to Darjeeling for two nights.. My stay is Darjeeling is already booked. However I’m very confused about Gangtok. Like you, we’re all nature lovers and would prefer to stay in Development Area. I just need your advice on which hotels to book in that area.. And also, which places to visit in the two whole days that we will be there for?

    Your response/suggestions will be much appreciated.

     
    1. I really apologize for such a late reply. Wish I could reply earlier but unfortunately I was going through a tight schedule. Please let me know if you are still looking for any detail or information. I would love to help you.

      I have sent you a mail. Please revert back there. I would suggest further accordingly.

       
  41. Hi Abhijit,
    We have planned to be in Gangtok from 3rd to 9th June.
    We are a group of 10 friends and want to visit Shivalik peaks, Lachung, valley of heaven and Nathula pass as well. How should be our schedule?
    Also, if you could suggest medium budget accommodations / resorts for stay in Gangtok and Lachung.
    It would be great if you could help.
    Thanks,
    Shivraj

     
    1. I really apologize for such a late reply. Wish I could reply earlier but unfortunately I was going through a tight schedule. Please ping me when you plan a holiday next time. I would love to help you.

       
  42. Hi, I have the planned trip for Darjeeling (3day) and Gangtok (4day). We are 3 people. Is it possible to do a cab for the entire trip from njp to destinations and back. If yes can do you know any such good service provider?

     
    1. I really apologize for such a late reply. Wish I could reply earlier but unfortunately I was going through a tight schedule. Please let me know if you are still looking for any detail or information. I would love to help you.

      I have sent you a mail. Please revert back there. I would suggest further accordingly.

       
  43. Want to know what are the places which i must visit in gangtok?
    We r 4 person going in puja time sep 27-2 oct ..
    We need cheap n best hotel.
    Whther at that time if i reached directly there and find hotel then can we get??
    What will be the cost if i booked my own cab and visit all the places.
    What should be the plan 27 check in 2 check out..
    Darj plus gangtok..

     
    1. I really apologize for such a late reply. Wish I could reply earlier but unfortunately I was going through a tight schedule. Please let me know if you are still looking for any detail or information. I would love to help you.

      I have sent you a mail. Please revert back there. I would suggest further accordingly.

       
  44. Hi Abhijit,
    Planning to have a trip with family to Darjeeling and Ganktok from June 22 17 for 4days..please suggest a cosy budget hotel at Nh 31 developing area and places to visit and a rough estimate

     
  45. Hello abhijit i am planning a trip to gangtok in the month of august please suggest me some hotels and what to visit in sikkim and some numbers and an approx cost my email id is aridaman7@gmail.com

     
  46. Hii Abijit,

    hi..came to your blog from tripadvisior..could you suggest good places to stay in gangtok and nearby as per below mentioned date schedule for a couple with a 7-8 year kid.
    26th Sep 2017 boarding train from Kolkata
    27th Arr NJP > Gangtok
    28-31 will be in Sikkim
    1st oct. – return train from NJP to Kol.
    With some good hotes in development area in gangtok and other hotels as per suggested places.
    also, if you have any good contacts for car rentals.
    Regards
    Manoj

     
    1. Hello Dear,

      Couldn’t reply earlier as I was busy with some stuff. Please let me know if you are still looking for any information. I would love to help you with all details and information.

       
  47. Hi Abhijit,

    I have planned for Gangtok visit from 08 sep to 12 sep so please suggest me to where I should stay and where I need to roam….

     
    1. Hello Dear,

      Couldn’t reply earlier as I was busy with some stuff. Please let me know if you are still looking for any information. I would love to help you with all details and information.

       
  48. Hi abhijit..
    We are planning our 9 days trip to sikkim darjiling in 1st week of December 2017 and looking for some suggestions.. can we visit North sikkim during December.. and some stay options in gangtok.
    Please revert asap.
    Thank you

     
    1. Considering the present scenario (political unrest) in Darjeeling, I would not suggest this place. You better focus on Sikkim. I am sure you would have great time there. Do give me a call on my mobile for further discussions. I can surely help you out.

       
    1. Apologize that I couldn’t manage to reply earlier. I was busy with some stuff. I hope you understand that it is so difficult for me to check and respond to each query. I think it is better if we speak. Please call me on my mobile after 9 pm any day. I can surely help you with all details.

       
  49. Hello Abhijit,

    I will be travelling to Sikkim, Gangtok and need some help for the same. I have sent you an email on uvreachedavi@gmail.com address.

    Can you please reply to my email so that I can share further details with you.

    Thanks.

     
    1. Apologize that I couldn’t manage to reply earlier. I was busy with some stuff. I hope you understand that it is so difficult for me to check and respond to each query. I think it is better if we speak. Please call me on my mobile after 9 pm any day. I can surely help you with all details.

       
  50. Hi Abhijit,

    If you have some time, could you please help me plan my honeymoon trip. I am planning to visit gangtok on 28th of March 2018 for 4 days. I want to cover best locations and stay in a hotel which is safe, has a good view and is not that expensive.

    Could you please suggest me something?

     
    1. Apologize that I couldn’t manage to reply earlier. I was busy with some stuff. I hope you understand that it is so difficult for me to check and respond to each query. I think it is better if we speak. Please call me on my mobile after 9 pm any day. I can surely help you with all details.

       
  51. Hi Abhijit,

    We are planning a 7 day trip to Gangtok and Bhutan. Landing on a Monday, April 30 and finishing off on May 7. We are thinking of Gangtok from Monday till Thursday. Please could you help me plan my trip. Which are the best places we should be seeing? Are there permits required?

     
  52. Hi Abhijit,

    I am planning to travel to sikkim in the month of may or in june for a maximum of 7 days including my journey from Bangalore ,please advise are these two months good to visit. I would like to visit gurdongmar lake, yamthang valley, Nathu la pass. Please suggest me how can i plan this and any further plans if you have. Also the good hotels to stay in Gangtok.

     
  53. Hi.. We are a family of 3.. Me, mom and dad.. Reaching Gangtok on 22nd and return flight is from Bagdogra to Mumbai on 27th.. Do let us kno wen to leave from Gangtok and also help me plan itinerary and is Nathula pass still closed on Mondays and tuesdays??

     
  54. I am reaching gangtok on 4th june(morning. NJP at 8 am) with my family (all 3 adults) and stay upto 10th june’18(evemomg). I want following information :
    1. Budget hotels in development area. (1000-1500 rs).
    2. good reliable travel agency for north sikkim tour. What will be cost for sharing and exclusive vehicle.
    3. send me good itenary for 7 days.
    4. how can i do tours to local gangtok,north sikkim, nathula/babamandir/tsongo lake and if feasible pelling.
    5. I will be returning on 10th evening (8 pm train) from NJP.
    6.good sikkimise food restaurant
    7. how will be the climate. Can we see snow anywhere ?

     
  55. We are looking for a Honeymoon trip from 25 May2018 for Gangtok.We are looking for a 6-7 days trip to sikkim. Kindly suggest us some Nice hotels and important contact numbers so that we can make our journey memorable.It is a kind request from us.

     
  56. Hello Abhijit,

    I’m planning to visit gangtok & some more beautiful places nearby to gangtok in 17th of October’2018 with my 2 male friends. Please suggest me best places to stay in hotel (My budget is between 1000-2000/day for 3 persons in 1 room).

    As well as suggest me some best places to visit between 17th to 19th October’2018.

    One more question. What will be the temperature at that time in Gantok.

    Please revert me in my given below mail id:

    ikundan05@gmail.com

     
    1. There are many good hotels in Gangtok. You can Google it. I can suggest you only properties that I have stayed at and have good experience. I would like to understand your requirements and expectations. I would suggest accordingly. Let us have a conversation over the phone. Do give me a call on 9831540384. I can surely help you. I would also let you know the places to visit.

       
  57. Hi
    Can you please suggest us any good hotel in Gangtok Sikkim we are going for our honeymoon on 16th of November 18 and we planned for 5 days stay in Gangtok actually we are confuse according to marketing mg Marg is best and for pleasent stay development area and we are planning to visit 0 point and changu lake kindly suggest us local travel person and best hotels please mail me.
    Thanks
    Aamish
    nayoanique@gmail.com

     
  58. Hi Abhijit,

    I am planning to visit Darjeeling on 17th to 19th March & Gangtok on 19th to 22nd March with my family. Total heads will be seven including two children up to 13 yrs. Please suggest me some good hotels within Rs.1500 to 2000 per day per room.

     
    1. Hello Raja,

      Thank you for reaching out to me. I distinctly remember, your last trip to Sikkim was cancelled. I have replied to your query through email. Please write back. I would love to help you again with your trip to Gangtok and other places in Sikkim.

       
  59. Hello sir,I want to visit gangtok in next June with my 2.5 year kid.plz help me with some budget hotel with a good services in my marg area.and what is d best tour plan for 3 days.my mail ID sroy97@gmail.com

     
  60. Dear Abhijit,
    I read your Blog and liked it.
    how do you rate Denzong Shangrila Gangtok in the Development area?I am planning to book it.The other alternative is Maple Resort near Palzor Stadium.
    My wife and adult son is traveling for a short family vacation.We love walking in natural surroundings and do not want to stay in a crowded and busy place.All three of us are nature lovers.
    We plan to base ourselves in Gangtok and go for day trips.
    Two of these are more or less finalized;ie. Tsango Lake and Baba Mandir on day 2 and Rabalanga and Temi tea estate on day 3.
    On day 4 ,the last day we are in Gangtok ,I really do not know what to do.We are not at all interested in visiting the local sight seeing places consisting of Stupas ,monasteries ,temples and view points. Instead do you suggest Rumtek and Banjhokri waterfall will be Ok ? Or we could go for some adventure sports like river rafting or just camping near the Teesta for Lunch. Are there any adventure sports places near Gangtok?

     
    1. Hi,

      Thanks for reaching out. Both properties are good. Maple resort is better.
      You must visit Rumtek. You can enjoy river rafting while coming back from Gangtok. It is done near Rangpo in Teesta river.

       
  61. Hi Abhijit,
    This is sayantika. Actually we around 25 people want to visit north Sikkim in this October. I have few questions-
    1) will we get snow in October in North Sikkim?
    2) we will visit lachen from gangtok so which will be the right place to stay at gangtok to go lachen.
    3) please also suggest me for some reasonable hotel in lachen.
    My mail I’d is sayantika0605@gmail.com

     

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