In an age dominated by technology, Rachna bookstore has managed to keep alive the magic of shelves filled with books. An extremely well-stocked bookstore where you can find books on Buddhism and mystic tales of the mountains, Rachna bookstore is a stop that you must make. If you’re not too fascinated by books, you can head here during evenings when the bookstore becomes a stage for spoken poetry and music performances.
After dinner at the the bookstore's cafe, take a stroll around and experience Gangtok by night.
How to reach:
Air: The closest airport to Gangtok is Bagdogra, which is located at a distance of 125km or 5 hours away. Bagdogra is well connected with New Delhi, with numerous airlines like Indigo, GoAir, Spice Jet and Jet Airways servicing between the two. From the airport, you can easily hail a cab that will cost you about ₹2500- 3000.
Train: The closest railway station to Gangtok is New Jalpaiguri Railway station, Siliguri, located 148km away. It takes about 5-6 hours from the station to reach Gangtok; a cab here will cost you about ₹2700 - 4500.
Road: If you're planning to take a road trip to Gangtok, the distance between the two is 1,571km. The route that you'll follow from Delhi is: Delhi: Taj Express Highway, Agra – Lucknow Expy and NH27 to Araria – Jokihat Rd/Madanpur – Araria Rd/SH63 in Sisauna – Follow SH63 to NH327 in Chekarmari – Take NH27 and NH10 to Indira Bypass Rd/Ranka Rd – Gangtok.
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