Me and wife have had huge plan of going to north east and exploringits beauty after our trip to ladakh and greece . But unfortunately we havent been able to find times from our mundane working life to get there . Finally we have found a way for next month - wherein we'll be going to Dhanbad 1st for personal visit and then take a direct train to siliguri . Now obviously as per common knowledge siliguri has nothing much to offer - so we.ll immediately take a cab from station to Gangtok . Now the important question - we'll be taking this cab on 19th august and we have been told that sometimes these cabs gets cancelled because gangtok roads are announced closed or shut due to landslides occoured due to heavy rainfalls . Is this true ?? Also how is the weather condition that bad in august that it could play spoilt sport to my really long dream of going to Gangtok !!!!???
2 nd question - in case we do reach gangtok , does it rain the entire day and night ? Is the city full with puddles of mud and water and impossible to step out or explore any beauty ? Are the shops , casinos , food joints , hotels all shut ?