Burpeepal is located close to Gangtok 13.1 kms from the City Centre, M.G. Marg, which is 25 to 30 minutes drive from Burpeepal to the town.
We are located near a small town called Ranipool which in en route from Siliguri to Gangtok (10 kms before reaching Gangtok). As you reach Ranipool take a diversion towards Pakyong.
After driving about 2.2 Kms you will reach Jalipool (Power Colony), take a diversion instead following the main road and come to a small village called Nimthang. We are located right there.
It's located near the town but away from the hustle and bustle of the Touristy Gangtok Town.
Further, Gangtok is connected to the rest of the country by the sole National Highway 31A. It is about 120 kms from Siliguri/Bagdogra/New Jalpaiguri in West Bengal. The meandering Teesta River and its beautiful evergreen valleys is a visual delight along the curvy and thrilling mountain roads leading to Gangtok. However, the present and the only highway is being upgraded and widened and there may be patches of rough roads, slush and heavy dust at stretches. Landslides also occur during the end of the monsoon season but it is cleared timely.
It is also connected by road to Darjeeling (94 kms) and Kalimpong (79 kms).
Guests can contact the hotel for pre-arranged transfer or avail of taxi services (Prepaid) at S N T Premises, Hill Cart Road, Siliguri. Prices of prepaid taxis depending on the vehicle can cost between Rs. 1400 to Rs. 3000. Shared taxis can cost between Rs. 120 to Rs. 150. Better prices can be available on jeeps & cars bearing Sikkim No Plate (SK) at the car parks which would be returning to Sikkim.
Train The nearest major train station to Sikkim is at New Jalpaiguri (NJP) close to Siliguri which is about 120 kms from Gangtok. It is connected by express train services to most major cities in India.
Guests can contact the hotel for pre-arranged transfer or avail of taxi services (Prepaid) at S N T Premises, Hill Cart Road, Siliguri Prices of prepaid taxis depending on the vehicle can cost between Rs. 1400 to Rs. 3000. Shared taxis can cost between Rs. 120 to Rs. 150.
Better prices can be available on from jeeps & cars bearing Sikkim No Plate (SK) at the car parks which would be returning to Sikkim
Air Sikkim does not have a functional airport presently. A greenfield airport at Pakyong close to Gangtok is presently under construction and it is reported to be completed by the end of 2017.
The nearest airport to Sikkim is Bagdogra Airport near Siliguri in West Bengal. It is about 120 kms from Gangtok. There are regular daily flights to Kolkata, Delhi, Guwahati & Chennai on all major domestic airlines.
Druk Air, Bhutan's National Carrier also connects Bagdogra to Bangkok (Thailand) and Paro (Bhutan), nonstop twice a week.
Chopper service is also available from Bagdogra to Gangtok. The ride takes 30 minutes and costs about Rs. 2500. However, the weather conditions apply to the chopper service. Information and Tickets can be availed at Sikkim Tourism Development Corporation Counter at Bagdogra Airport (0353-2531959) at Sikkim Tourism Office, M.G Marg, Gangtok (03592 � 221634).
Better prices can be available on from jeeps & cars bearing Sikkim No Plate (SK ) at the car parks which would be returning to Sikkim. Visas & Permits Besides a valid passport and an Indian visa, there are no special visa requirements. It is advisable to get your Indian visa in your own home country.
It is easy to get permits for Sikkim nowadays. All Indian Missions abroad are authorized to issue a 30-day inner line permit for Sikkim. This can be stamped on the passport at the time of obtaining the visa but one must request it.
You can also get a 30 day permit from any of the Sikkim Tourism Offices located at Delhi, Kolkata or Siliguri. The 30 day permit is issued on the spot without any delay, provided photocopies of passport and visa details along with two passport size photographs of the applicants are made available.
Permits are also easily issued at the state border, Rangpo. The Tourism Officer stationed there will easily issue a permit with a two day validity to enable you to enter the state. This permit is then revalidated for the full 30 days on arrival at Gangtok. The state Government also extends the 30 day permit for another 30 days at a time if you wish to stay longer.
The Cottage can also provide assistance to guests with regard to obtaining permits by engaging a authorized travel agent.
The 30 day permit gives access to Gangtok, and all district headquarters (Namchi, Geyzing and Mangan) and all sub division head quarters (Soreng, Pakyong, Rabongla) except for Chungthang in North Sikkim. Other areas in North Sikkim, Tsomgo lake, Yumthang valley, and the trekking areas in West Sikkim is accessible only to foreigners who form a group of four or more persons. This permit also covers Rumtek, Phodong, Pemayangtse, Khelchopalri Lake and Tashiding. Special permits are required for entering Dzongu in North Sikkim also.
Most permits to places mentioned above can be easily arranged through the hotel travel desk or other local travel agents on arrival in Sikkim.
We were three families and 4 kids. Visited in June. We all loved it. It is a beautiful property. Thoughtfully constructed and very well maintained. The home cooked food was delicious.
The Burpeepal was a find!!. When i booked on Bookings.com, i wasnt sure how it will work out. Right from the time i booked the experience was fabulous.
Stayed for three nights at this beautiful property. It's a huge house built specially for guests who love to stay at serene and peaceful locations.