The distance between Gangtok and this small town named Mangan is 67 Kms. The administrative headquarters of the North District is located in this small town. One can observe some breathtakingly beautiful sights around this place. By keeping Mangan as a base, one can visit other places in this area.
During the month of December, Mangan hosts a music celebration each year. This celebration lasts for three days. Music bands and groups participate in the festival. These bands generally hail from this area and also from the other Northeastern states. A competition is also held and all the bands take part in order to win the first prize. The backdrop of the place, which is the majestic mountains combined with the chilling weather, provides an exciting environment for the musical festival.
Some of the other crowd pullers of the place are the fare, where the local handicrafts are put up for exhibition and also sale, a presentation of the traditional songs and also dance forms and also a festival of different type of food.
HOW TO REACH MANGAN
By Air: The closest air terminal is situated close to Siliguri.
By Rail: There is no railway station in Mangan. The nearest railway station is located in New Jalpaiguri, which is set at a distance of 101 Kms from Mangan.
By Road: Road transportation includes local shared jeeps, buses and private cars.