About the Jawaharlal Nehru Botanical Garden
Jawaharlal Nehru Botanical Garden is one of the very popular tourist hangouts in Sikkim. Situated near Rumtek Monastery, the botanical garden is conserved by the Department of Forest of the Sikkim Government. Foreigners need a permit to enter Sikkim which can be taken from Siliguri.
The Jawaharlal Nehru Botanical Garden at Sikkim is only 24 kilometers away from Gangtok and is accessible easily by road. The nearest airport to the botanical garden is Bagdogra in Siliguri which is 124 kilometers away from Gangtok. The nearest rail head to Jawaharlal Nehru Botanical Garden is Siliguri and New Jalpaiguri. You can get down at any one of them though the latter one is most preferable. You can also take up private bus or cars or any other mode of transport which are available from Siliguri.
Jawaharlal Nehru Botanical Garden in Sikkim is a favorite tourist spot for nature lovers especially for those who are too fond of plants because the garden is adorned with various species of flora including some rare species as well as the ones who are facing the danger of getting extinct.
Jawaharlal Nehru Botanical Garden of Sikkim is a perfect retreat from the noisy and crowded city life. Moreover, the serene nature and the calm and pleasant weather makes it the finest spot for spending some quality time with your near and dear ones.
Though you can visit the Jawaharlal Nehru Botanical Garden of Sikkim during any time of the year, but you can enjoy its luxurious beauty only in between March to mid-May and October to mid-December.
Journey to Jawaharlal Nehru Botanical Garden in Sikkim
Being close to the Rumtek Monastery, the Jawaharlal Nehru Botanical Garden Sikkim can be easily approached form Gangtok, the capital city of Sikkim, India. Rumtek Monastery is just 24 km from Gangtok.
Airport : Nearest airport is Bagdogra in West Bengal( 124 kms.), from where scheduled flights operates to and fro from Kolkata, Delhi, Guwahati. The Bagdogra airport is connected to Gangtok by a helicopter service operating between Gangtok – Bagdogra – Gangtok.
Railhead : Two nearest railway station are at Siliguri (114 km) and New Jalpaiguri (125 km) stabilizing link to Calcutta, Delhi, Guwahati, Lucknow and other important cities in India.
Road Transport : Gangtok is connected with all weather mettaled road with Siliguri, Kalimpong, Gangtok etc. Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim is connected by all weather road to Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Siliguri and also to all the District headquarters within Sikkim.
Private Taxis, Jeeps and Landrovers ply regularly on the Gangtok- Siliguri Highway and are available for transfer of passengers between Gangtok and Siliguri/ New Jalpaiguri Junction/ Bagdogra, and also for local sightseeing at fixed rates and may be reserved through Tourist Bureau, Govt. of West Bengal, Gangtok.