Namchi-based taxi driver Solomon has a modest car but he is a wonderfully careful driver who understands tourist needs and is ever patient with photo-stops and side trips.
For West Bengal, Bhutan and Nepal, most transport starts from this relatively well-organised private jeep stand, tucked just off the main road 1.5km south of central Gangtok. Ticket booth 4 is for buses, others are …
Sikkim's airport is scheduled to open in 2017 or 2018 at Pakyong, around 35km south of Gangtok.
A five-seater helicopter shuttles from Gangtok to Bagdogra Airport (₹3500, 40 minutes), departing at 11am and returning at 2.30pm.
Tickets for the Pelling-Geyzing-Jorethang-Siliguri bus are theoretically sold from an office in the yellow-cream building near the end of the mani wall that leads down from Geyzing taxi stand. But in reality the bus…
Enfield motorbikes available for rent. A motorcycle license is essential, and various insurance packages are available, starting from ₹150 for two weeks. The bike supply is currently very limited but should grow in …
Jorethang's shared jeeps leave from three different floors of this large, green multi-storey car park – the biggest building in the city centre.
Kuluk's tiny bazaar, where the Rinchenpong road turns off the main Dentam-Soreng road, is a good place to seek out a private taxi. Dentam-Jorethang shared jeeps drop off passengers here fairly regularly.
Formerly the 'middle' station, Namnang is now the only ropeway stop on Secretariat Ridge. It's close to the Assembly Building on Kazi Rd just before that meets Namnang Rd (MG Marg's southern extension).
This one-man outfit can book and print all-India train tickets. It's in the tiny office behind the Pankhuri moneychangers.