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Siliguri to gangtok in august

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Siliguri to gangtok in august

Hi all,

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 ?

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1. Re: Siliguri to gangtok in august

Hi Nik

Its great that you have spared some time from your busy schedule to visit Sikkim and its surroundings. Sikkim is very beautiful and a memorable experience to go there.

Since it was your long dream of going to Gangtok and enjoy the beauty out there, from my side i think you have chosen wrong month for going there. Please don't misunderstand me but its monsoon time. Its very hard to predict the weather conditions of any place on day to day basis but landslides do occur and chances are rain playing a spoil sport.

Its not that city full with puddles of mud and water and impossible to step out or explore any beauty. you can chalk out your plan once you reach there and plan accordingly after seeing the weather conditions.

Casino is open at Mayfair and its open round the year. Mayfair is a nice property but a bit far from the main area. Shops , Restaurants will be open. It doesn't rain continuously through out the day.

Overall if you wanted to visit Sikkim from a long time and really enjoy the full beauty what it has to offer consider some other dates.

Cheers

Sanchit

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2. Re: Siliguri to gangtok in august

Nik

SANCHIT PERFECTLY EXPLAINED . according to me he is right . but don't pre book cab . you get lot of cab from NJP railway station .

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