Aritar lies in East Sikkim and can be reached in just 4 hours from Gangtok via either Pakyong or Rangpo. Bagdogra is the nearest airport and it takes roughly 4-5 hours of drive to reach Aritar from Bagdogra. New Jalpaiguri is the closest railhead and it also takes 4-5 hours to reach here.
The nearest airport is Bagdogra which is around 110 km away from the destination. There are regular flights from Kolkata, Delhi and Mumbai. From the airport, you have to hire a car or a taxi or jeep to get to Aritar. There are helicopter services provided by the government from Siliguri to Gangtok. It takes around 35 mins to reach Gangtok. For the helicopter ride, prior bookings need to be made and it's quite costly as well.
Nearest Airport: BAGDOGRA
- 65 kms from Aritar
Tentative return flight prices to BAGDOGRA from major cities in India.
|Starting city||Return price (approx)|
|Mumbai||₹ 20,310||View Details|
|New Delhi||₹ 9,189 Non-stop||View Details|
|Bengaluru||₹ 14,784 Non-stop||View Details|
|Chennai||₹ 10,915||View Details|
|Hyderabad||₹ 14,402||View Details|
|Kolkata||₹ 9,948 Non-stop||View Details|
There are very few buses which go from New Jalpaiguri to Aritar. However, there are buses which ply from Siliguri to Gangtok. From Gangtok, you can hire a car or jeep to reach Aritar.
The nearest railway station is New Mal Junction which is just 3 hours away from Aritar. However, this station is small and not very well connected. New Jalpaiguri is the biggest station near Aritar. It takes around 3.5 to 4 hours to reach Aritar from New Jalpaiguri.
You should hire a cab to visit Aritar's attractions.