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Flying to Pakyong
Pakyong Airport is a relatively new airport having only opened up in September 2018, with flights beginning a month later in October. Due to its very high elevation, the airport has recently ceased commercial operations due to the unreliable local weather conditions. Flights were previously handled by SpiceJet but have been discontinued until further notice as of June 2019. The airport itself is housed within a single passenger terminal which can handle up to 100 passengers at a time. The airport has been noted as an engineering marvel due to the difficult terrain in the region. Amenities and facilities at the airport are fairly limited but you’ll find all of the essentials including a couple of snack bars and convenience stores.
Arriving in Pakyong
Upon arrival in Pakyong you will be able to find local taxis and autorickshaw services to reach your destination. Taxi fares in the area tend to be fixed, so be sure to agree upon a price with your driver before setting off. The airport does not currently benefit from any public transportation links, so you’ll need to rely on a taxi to travel. Alternatively, if you are staying with a local hotel you may want to contact them as they can provide their own transfer service.
Reasons to Visit Pakyong
Pakyong is a small town situated in the state of Sikkim and the home of Pakyong Airport, the sole airport in Sikkim and the main entry point for travelers looking to explore the many wonders in the region. Located high up in the mountains at the foothills of the Eastern Himalayas, Sikkim is becoming an increasingly popular travel destination famed for its unforgettable landscape, exciting outdoor activities and rich heritage. Enjoy active pursuits such as trekking and mountain climbing or check out the many temples and monasteries which populate the land. Pakyong Airport is less than 40 km from the state capital Gangtok, a beautiful hill station with a bustling city atmosphere.
Pakyong Travel Information
Before traveling to India, many nationals including those from the UAE can apply for an e-visa online which allows stays of up to 60 days. The weather in Pakyong is a lot cooler than most other places in India with average highs of just 22 degrees during the summer between May and September. The rainy season in the region is lengthy and brings with it heavy rainfall from April to September, while temperatures over the winter can get quite cold in the evening so you will need something warm. The cost of living in Pakyong is a lot cheaper than it is in the UAE so you can easily make do with a tight budget.
Where to Stay
* This information is correct as of June 2019
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