Open Your Gangtok & Pelling Dairies
Sikkim is India’s 22nd state which came into existence with effect from 26th April, 1975, situated in the Eastern Himalayas sandwiched between the kingdom of Nepal in the West and Bhutan in the East. Gangtok is the Capital City of Sikkim and is located in the eastern part of Sikkim. Whereas, Pelling is one of the biggest tourist destinations in the state of Sikkim after Gangtok situated in the western part of Sikkim. Pelling connects to several towns of Jorethang, Namchi and Kalimpong through regular jeeps.
Importance of Pelling in Tourism Industry
Pelling is the second most important town after Gangtok where people from all around the world gather to spend their vacations. In the words of a world poet, Rabindranath Tagore – “The artist is the lover of nature; therefore he is her slave and her master.” can go right with this beautiful destination of Sikkim. Tourist/travelers around the world explore the beauty of this paradise.
Prime Attractions in Pelling are Kanchenjunga falls, Pemayangtse Monastery, Khecheopalri lake, Singshore Bridge, Rabdentse ruins, Rimbi waterfalls, Sewaro Rock garden, Changey waterfall, Sangachoeling Monastery, Yuksam, etc. These are accommodated with well budgeted night stay with reasonable traveling fare helping the cause of tourism to flourish at Pelling.
Route to Pelling from Gangtok
Normally, in the driveway there are three routes available for reaching Pelling from Gangtok. One route is via NH510 which will take 127 km in about 5 hr 9 min to reach from Gangtok to Pelling. Another way is through Gangtok-Rangpo route taking 132 km in about 5 hr 22 min which is also called as the longest route.
Whereas, the fastest route is of about 117 km travelling in about 4 hr 24 min although, route through Kalimpong takes 91 km and covers near about 4 hr 15 min lesser time compared to Gangtok route. But it cannot justify the reason why we prefer Gangtok route to reach Pelling. As from Gangtok we can reach Pelling while observing the beauty of nature, places that attract tourists/travelers while travelling for Pelling, like -Ravangla, Yangthang, Geyzing, Singtam, Tadong, and many more which no travelers want to miss.
Comparison of Gangtok to Pelling Taxi Fare
There are several agencies that are assisting the taxi rental services from Gangtok to Pelling in a reasonable rate that can be negotiated by contrasting with different fares of travel agencies and contrast transport facilities. Here I explained about some taxi services provider with Gangtok sightseeing taxi fare and Gangtok to Pelling taxi fare which is personal during the Sikkim trip in October 2016 with my family where I experienced the different between fare and services most important the behavior of the taxi services. Maximum taxi services provider could not follow the government fare chart and if you go for the negotiation then OMG I can’t explained the language and behavior of the taxi services provider and their executives. So you must be go for the professional and proper hand with proper information to avoid taxi rental related specially the fare for the journey since some of the agency and taxi services providers still honest and responsible about their services.
Make My Trip is a leading cab agency that gives reliable services through Tata Indica, Maruti Wagon-R, Toyota Innova from the Gangtok taxi stand. The fare for the services are approx Rs.3,123/-, Rs.3,178/- and Rs.3,850/- respectively.
Royal Sikkim is one of the most promising cab operator offering taxi quality rental services from Gangtok to Sikkim. They have vehicles like – Luxury MUV (7 pax), Ecomony MUV (10 pax) and Small Car (4 pax). During high season the care from Gangtok to Pelling taxi fare are approx Rs.3,500/-, Rs.3,000/- and Rs.2,200/- chronically.
Rent-a-cab is one of the quality taxi rental service providers for the travelers from Gangtok to Pelling rendering favor through 3 pax cars, 8 pax Sumo and 6 pax Innova. The cost fare for the rental service from Gangtok to Pelling are approx Rs.4,000/-, Rs.4,500/- & Rs.5,000/- respectively.
Sikkim Darjeeling taxis are one of the most reputed taxi service providers offering taxi services in Gangtok. The vehicles like – small car, Bolero/Max/Sumo and Xylo cars are available for the trip of Gangtok to Pelling costing a travel fare of in about Rs.3,500/-, Rs.4,000/-, and Rs.4,500/- approximately.
Cab in Sikkim also has a rapport of rendering quality taxi service from Gangtok to Pelling by the vehicles provided by them. 4 seater small taxi, 8 seater normal taxi and luxury 6 seater taxi charging fares of approx Rs.3,200/-, Rs.3,400/- and Rs.3,800/- respectively for the trip.
Utkash Travels are one of the reliable cab agent offering services from Gangtok to Pelling. They provide Small 4 pax taxi, Normal 8 pax taxi and Luxury 6 pax taxi as per requirement costing of about – Rs.3,000/-, Rs.3,500/- and Rs.4,000/- approx.
Netaxi in Gangtok it is one of the reliable cab agency providing taxi services through 4 pax Waganor /Alto, 9 pax Sumo/Max and 7 pax Innova, charging a fare approx Rs.3,500/-, Rs.4,000 and Rs.4,500/- respectively.
Namaste India trip.com is also one of the relevant taxi service provider offering suitable taxi services for Pelling from Gangtok. The vehicles provided by them are – Innova/Xylo, Sumo/Max and Waganor and the fare costs of the tour are approx Rs.4,300/-, Rs.4,000, and Rs.3,800/- respectively.
Aayush Holidays is one of the leading cab operators, providing better accommodations for taxi services from Gangtok to Pelling through Small 2 pax car, normal 8 pax taxi and luxury 6 pax taxis. The cost fare for the trip to Pelling from Gangtok are approx Rs.3,200/-, Rs.3,500/- and Rs.4,000/- approx.
Chiwabhanjang Travel gives us the opportunity of travelling from Gangtok to Pelling assisting with quality service through – Small cab (4pax), Standard vehicle (9 pax) and Luxury vehicle (6 pax). Rate fares of the vehicles through the straightway from Gangtok to Pelling are near about Rs. 2,800/-, Rs.3,000/- and Rs.3,400/- respectively. And from Gangtok to Pelling via Namchi will cost near about Rs.3,800/-, Rs.4,400/- and Rs.4,500/- chronologically.
Sikkim Taxis are one of the best cab operators rendering premium service to the travelers from Gangtok taxi stand till Pelling. 4 seater small car/taxi, 8 seater Sumo, 7 seater Innova/Tavera and 24 seater coach are provided from Sikkim taxis. The fare for Gangtok to Pelling journey is about Rs.3,700/-, Rs.4,700/-, Rs.5,500/- and Rs.8,900/- respectively.
Sheeya Tour & Travels is a one of the leading cab operator offering car rental services from Gangtok to Pelling through 4 pax car, 8 pax Sumo, 7 pax Quails / Tavera and 24 pax Coach. The fare of the travel from Gangtok to Pelling are as follows may be Rs.3,700/-, Rs.4,700/-, Rs.5,500/- and Rs.8,900/- .
Disha Tour & Travels is reliable cab operator offering taxi services from Gangtok to Pelling, through taxi/cars of 2 pax, 4 pax, 5-10 pax, 10 pax available for the travelers. For travelling from Gangtok to Pelling we may be have to pay for taxi fare as – Rs.2,500/-, Rs.3,000/-, Rs.3,400/- and Rs.4,000/- approximately.
Nature Beyond is one of reliable travel agency offering services from Gangtok to Pelling through its vehicle accommodations. Through Toyota Innova (AC) basic tariff per day – Rs. 3,500/- and Rs. 6/- per 120 km, Mahindra Scorpio (AC) basic tariff per day approx Rs. 3,500/-and Rs.6/- per 120 km, Tavera (AC) basic tariff per day – Rs. 3000/- and Rs.6/- per 120 km & so on.
Prepaidcar.com is a cab operator rendering taxi rental service through Innova/Xylo, Chevrolet 7pax car, Sumo / Max Sumo Victa, Tavera 8-9 pax car and Waganor / Alto 4 pax Tata Indica, Maruti van car from Gangtok to Pelling. The fare cost of routing from Gangtok to Pelling through those vehicles is near about Rs.3,500/-, Rs.3,000/- and Rs.2,200/- chronologically.