Where is Tag Along Backpackers?
Address: Next to National School of Drama- Sikkim Centre, Development Area, Gangtok, 737101
How to reach?
By Air: Bagdogra at a distance of 123km is the closest airport to Gangtok. Private taxis can be hired from the airport all the way to Gangtok or to SNT Taxi stand in Siliguri. Travellers can take a shared cab from SNT taxi Stand to Gangtok. Local taxis are available from Gangtok Taxi Stand that can drop you to the hostel.
By Train: New Jalpaiguri is the closest train station and is well-connected to all major cities of India. It is 157 km away from Gangtok and shared taxis are available from New Jalpaiguri Railway station to Gangtok or Siliguri. Taxis can be hired throughout the day from SNT Taxi stand to Gangtok.
Where to eat?
Home-cooked breakfast is available during your stay at Tag Along Backpackers. The in-house travel cafe will also offer a freshly made limited menu for travellers who arrive here. Here are a few other places to eat near the hostel that any food lover in Gangtok must try out.
Tripti's Bakery: Just across the road from the hostel, Tripti's Bakery in the Development Area serves delectable bakery items. The cheese puffs that arrive at the bakery at 7am in the morning are something that I highly recommend as breakfast quickies.
Rachna Books: For the book lovers who are on a lookout for a cosy space with coffee and books, Rachna Books and Cafe Fiction is just the idea hangout spot.
Thakali: To try out the authentic Nepali Thali when in Gangtok, head to Thakali at MG Marg. This could be your chance to get introduced to the local cuisine of the Nepali community in Sikkim.
Here's what the traditional Nepali Thali looks like. It includes rice, traditional Thakali Dal, Tori ko Saag, aloo Tareko, spiced karela, moola and golbera achhar.