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First Airport for Sikkim

World Journeys report that the state of Sikkim in northeast India has just opened its very first airport – Pakyong Airport, 35km south of the state capital of Gangtok. Connecting to other major cities in India, the new airport will make travel to Sikkim a lot easier as the closest airport was previously a 5-hour drive away. Sikkim is bordered by Bhutan, Tibet and Nepal and being part of the Himalayas, is home to India’s highest mountain, glaciers, alpine meadows and picturesque hilltop monasteries. Sikkim also has the distinction of being the first state in India to be fully organic as of 2016, having made a decision to protect its fragile ecosystem in 2003. Contact World Journeys for tailor-made travel to Sikkim and other regions of India 0800 117311 or info@worldjourneys.co.nz

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