After reaching Jalpaiguri, we took a sharing cab all the way till Gangtok, which is much cheaper than hiring a cab alone. Being on a budget trip we were trying to cut down on our expenses as much as possible. Had the opportunity of having the amazing thupka on the way to Gangtok. One of the good things about traveling in Sikkim is that if you are on a shoestring budget you can easily share cabs with likewise travellers. We could manage a decent enough hotel for our stay which was walking distance from the Gangtok market.