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Sikkim is a must-visit for both the quiet reader sitting in a cozy corner at a quaint café or the social media buff sharing visual travel diaries on Instagram(Gurudongmar Lake clicked by @farawaylens on Instagram)

World Tourism Day 2018: Sikkim: Paradise Untapped – Top 15 Places To Visit In Sikkim

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Saumya Sharma
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2018 02:01 PM IST
As the monsoons bid adieu and the winter season is ahead of us, it’s the best time to visit the land of picturesque glaciers and quaint meadows, Sikkim. As perfect timing has it, with the inauguration of Pakyong Airport this Monday, September 24, one can expect a surge in tourism in the area.
The Pakyong airport is spread over 990 acres and is the first greenfield airport to be constructed in the Northeast.(PMO India/Twitter)
The Pakyong airport is spread over 990 acres and is the first greenfield airport to be constructed in the Northeast.(PMO India/Twitter)

Travelling to Sikkim now simpler than ever, PM Narendra Modi tweets pictures of the picturesque locales

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Saumya Sharma
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2018 05:41 PM IST
With Pakyong airport, inaugurated today by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Sikkim in no time is going to be on the world aviation map.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi after inaugurating the Pakyong airport in Sikkim.(Twitter/BJP LIve)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi after inaugurating the Pakyong airport in Sikkim.(Twitter/BJP LIve)

Highlights: A century for country, says PM Modi as he inaugurates India’s 100th airport in Sikkim

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2018 04:54 PM IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday inaugurated Pakyong airport, about 30km from state capital Gangtok, bringing Sikkim on to the aviation map and liberating the tiny Himalayan state from its critical dependence on a sole highway for connectivity with the rest of the country. Landlocked Sikkim has no rail link . The nearest airport in West Bengal’s Bagdogra is 125 km away. Commercial flights would begin from October 4 when SpiceJet would start its daily Kolkata-Sikkim flights. The project was built at a cost of cost of Rs 605.59 crore. Here are the highlights:

The Pakyong airport is spread over 990 acres and is the first greenfield airport to be constructed in the Northeast.(Picture courtesy: PMO India/Twitter)
The Pakyong airport is spread over 990 acres and is the first greenfield airport to be constructed in the Northeast.(Picture courtesy: PMO India/Twitter)

Engineering marvel at 4,500 feet: PM Modi inaugurates Sikkim’s Pakyong airport

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Pramod Giri
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2018 01:39 PM IST
Sikkim’s Pakyong airport, which Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated on Monday, is spread over 990 acres and is the first greenfield airport to be constructed in the Northeast.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate Sikkim’s first airport on Monday.(Picture courtesy: PMO/Twitter)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate Sikkim’s first airport on Monday.(Picture courtesy: PMO/Twitter)

PM Narendra Modi to inaugurate Sikkim’s first airport in Pakyong today

New Delhi | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2018 09:38 AM IST
Pakyong is a Greenfield airport that will circumvent the need for a five-hour journey through mountainous roads and bring citizens of Sikkim closer to the state capital.
Tourists enjoy the view of snow covered hills around the Changu Lake after fresh snowfall, some 40 kilometres from Gangtok, in Sikkim.(PTI File Photo)
Tourists enjoy the view of snow covered hills around the Changu Lake after fresh snowfall, some 40 kilometres from Gangtok, in Sikkim.(PTI File Photo)

Sikkim’s first airport to be inaugurated by PM Narendra Modi on Sunday

Gangtok | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2018 05:00 PM IST
Until now, tourists as well as local travellers had to spend 4-5 hours to reach the nearest airport Bagdogra in West Benga.
The new airport is coming up at Pakyong, about 35km from Sikkim’s capital Gangtok.(I&PR department, Sikkim)
The new airport is coming up at Pakyong, about 35km from Sikkim’s capital Gangtok.(I&PR department, Sikkim)

Sikkim’s Pakyong airport to become 100th functional airport in India: Jayant Sinha

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAY 02, 2018 11:22 PM IST
Low-cost airline SpiceJet has been granted permission to fly to Pakyong from Kolkata under the civil aviation ministry’s regional connectivity scheme.
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