DAY 1There isn’t a functioning airport at Gangtok yet. We traveled to Bagdogra Airport on 18th March 2018. From there you can easily get private cabs or shared vehicles to Gangtok. It is a four hour drive from Bagdogra Airport to Gangtok City. Like a friend suggested, the best place to stay at Gangtok is undoubtedly at M.G. Marg, the heart and business center of the city. Now, M.G. Marg, being the city’s first eco-friendly area, doesn’t allow vehicles to enter the place. Hence you gotta walk your way to the hotel. ????We reached our hotel at 8 o’clock in the evening. It is advisable not to plan anything on the first day since the uphill drive takes a toll on your body. We spent the day at leisure, taking a stroll at M.G. Marg only, visiting some local shops.
Take a hotel in the vicinity of M.G. Marg since this is the most beautiful place to stay and has the best dining options. Do check if the hotel has hot water facility since it is a common problem. Book a cab for Nathu La and Baba Sahib Mandir for the next day. The drivers need permit since it is in a close proximity of China border and only a limited number of cars are allowed.
8) M.G Marg MarketThis a compulsory visit . If you came to Gangtok and never visited this, your tour will remain incomplete. It is the heart of Gangtok. Here you will get everything. It is the most cleanest market in India. It is very clean and in evening it itself a beauty. Very nice to sit in evening. An unforgettable place.You can try some varieties of street foods from here like at The Roll House, Taste of Tibet and much more..