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General Information

 

The beautiful hill state of Sikkim lies on the eastern tip of the Himalayas bordered by Bhutan, Nepal and Tibet. It is believed that the name Sikkim is derived from the Limbu word "suhim", meaning "New House" or "Happy Home". Sikkim’s size belies the richness of culture, customs, heritage, flora and fauna which will enrich you. Sikkim is a small stretch of rugged land just 115 km by 65 km sandwiched between the kingdom of Nepal in the West where the Singalila Ridge forms a natural border and the Kingdom of Bhutan in the East. Towards its Northern border is the plateau of Tibet whereas in the South, the Tista and Rangit River forms a natural boundary with the Indian state of West Bengal.

 

Total Area

7,096 sq. kms.

Latitude

27.33? North

Longitude

88.61? East

Population

4,91,000

Nearest Airport

Bagdogra 130 kms.

Nearest Railway Station

New Jalpaiguri 114 kms.

 

 

Important Phone Numbers

Air

Indian Airlines : 0353-2511495
Bagdogra Airport : 0353-2551666
Jet Airways : 0353-2435876/2435877
Silk Route : 03592-203354/204049
Josse & Josse : 03592-204682
(Heli Service) Sikkim Tourism : 202634

Train

Enquiry (NJP) : 0353-2691555
Reservation : 0353-2691223
Train Enquiry : 131

Bus

S.N.T (Gangtok) : 03592-202016
N.B.S.T.C. (Siliguri) : 0353-2514920
Tenzing Norgay Bus Terminus : 0353-2514920

Emergency

Police (Sadar Thana) (Gangtok) : 202033
Police Control : 100
Fire Brigade : 202001/101
HOSPITAL S.T.N.M. Hospital : 202945
Sikkim Manipal C.R Hospital : 232041, 231938
AMBULANCE : 202944
Blood Bank : 227691
(Chiranjilal) : 229680

Banks

AXIS Bank : 221809. ATM facilities available
SBI Bank : 202666. ATM facilities available
Allahabad Bank : 201289
Union Bank : 203172
UCB : 203164
ICICI : 203812
IDBI Bank : 221182
Corporation Bank : 221336, ATM facilities available
Bank of Baroda : 203216
Bank of India : 204388
Canara bank : 203589
Central Bank of India : 221544
Punjab National Bank : 280170
UCO Bank : 203164