Small & Beautiful
Sikkim is sheer magic. This is not just the most
beautiful place in the world but cleanest and safest too. If
once the charms of the state were limited to mists,
mountains and colourful butterflies, they are now
complimented by tangible development and progress with its
unique culture and natural landscape. Sikkim is a picture of
perfection and pristine purity. Nestled in the Himalayas
with Kanchenjunga peaks in the backdrop and endowed with
exceptional natural resources, Sikkim is a hotspot of
biodiversity and development. Though small in size, yet
Sikkim has been identified world over as an important
repository of germplasms of unknown dimensions. Perhaps,
there is no part of the world, which offers a spectacular
scene with every turn of the road as Sikkim. Sikkim is
regarded as the ultimate destination for Eco-tourism.
Getting to Sikkim
Jet Airways, Indian Airlines and Air Deccan operate flights from Delhi, Kolkata and Guwahati to Bagdogra. From Bagdogra airport one can take a taxi to the campus at Majitar, Rangpo/SMIMS Tadong (Gangtok) - the drive takes about three hours to Majitar and four hours to Gangtok. One can also use the services of charter helicopters to travel between Gangtok and Bagdogra.
One can travel by train from any part of the country to New Jalpaiguri or Siliguri. From there the SMIT is three hours and to Gangtok is four hours by bus or taxi.
Long distance buses ply from major towns in West Bengal and Assam to Siliguri. The journey from Siliguri to the campus can be made by taxi or bus via the Himalayan foothills along the Teesta and Rangit rivers and passing through the towns of Teestabazar, Melli and Rangpo.