Pakyong, Sikkim, India



Sikkim, India

A safe haven for nature lovers, Pakyong is surrounded by meadows dotted with tall conifer and pine trees, terraced paddy fields & mountain peaks. The view of the town’s fluttering religious flags peeking from lush greenery binds you to its simplicity & serenity. With agriculture being the main source of income, Ginger & Dalle Khorsani (indigenous species of chilies) are cultivated on a large scale in the region.

Pakyong Travel Tips

Plan your trip When The Weather Is Fine.
Packing Essentials. 
Be A Part Of Sikkim Culture.
Get Border Permits In Advance.
Plan a viable Itinerary.
Keep Documents Handy. Documents Required for Protected Area Permit.
When In Sikkim, Respect Sikkim Culture & Landscape.

Pakyong Facts

Pakyong is the district headquarters of Pakyong District in the Indian state of Sikkim located in the foothills of the Himalayas. It holds many Government Offices. Pakyong Airport is the only airport of Sikkim. The "National Research Centre for Orchids" (ICAR Institute) is also located here.

There is a missionary run school called St. Xavier's, which ranked as one of the top two schools in Sikkim during the 1990s. Notable among its alumni are the Padma Shri  awardee footballer Baichung Bhutia who captain India.

How to Reach

Flight By Air

Pakyong is the nearest airport at a distance of 1 hr 11 min (26.9 km) from Gangtok city.

Train By Train

the nearest railway station to Gangtok would be New Jalpaiguri in Siliguri, about 148 km away. From New Jalpaiguri, either hire a taxi to Pakyong or go via the "Siliguri Bus Station, catch a bus to Pakyong which shall take 5 to 6 h.

Car By Road

If we take nearby places like Kalimpong, Kolkata, Darjeeling and Siliguri into consideration, travellers prefer a nice drive to Pakyong. The roads are in good condition, except for a few places here and there. There are a lot of scenic places to drop by in Pakyong but some places of special attraction include Rumtek Monastery, Saramsa Garden, Jawaharlal Nehru Botanical Garden and the Sikkim Science Centre.

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