The beauty of Sikkim is impeccable to any other hill station. I can say this with utter confidence as at the end of the trip I had found my hands-free at the same place as I kept at the starting of the trip. Music is something that keeps me alive during the journey and connects me to the landscape of the place.
Gangtok like any other hill station has very kind and generous people but the beauty of this place is held by the views of giant mountain peaks which includes some of the highest peaks in the world. The only difference is if you want to roam around the place you need to book packages which are easily available by the help of your hotel people or the cab person, they're the most reliable people to have a look around the place.
To reach Gangtok there are two ways, firstly you can choose to fly to Bagdogra Airport and then share a cab to Gangtok or you can choose to board a train to New Jalpaiguri or Siliguri Jn. and share a cab from there to Gangtok (Sharing price from NJP to Gangtok is INR 300 & from Siliguri Jn. to Gangtok is INR 250). The duration from Jalpaiguri to Gangtok is around 4 hrs. The best trains to reach NJP are Teesta Torsa Exp. & Darjeeling Mail.
We reached Gangtok Bus stand and met our driver Mr. Amit, he is a very helpful and kind person and helped us settle in a good place i.e. Sukhim Guest house which was just at the end of the main M.G. Road and also had a reasonable price and spectacular view from our room. He also helped us arrange our trip itinerary with a package from his brother who worked as a travel agent.
Day 1 : 5 place sightseeing (Hanuman Tok, Ganesh Tok, Zoo, Tashi view point, Gonjang Monastery) which costed us INR 1200 for 3 pax. Day 2 : Leave for Lachung and sight seeing of waterfalls on the way. Day 3 : Leave for Katao Military base, Zero Point & Yumthang Valley & return back to Gangtok. Day 4 : Leave for NJP.