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Singtam is located in Sikkim
Location in Sikkim, India
Coordinates: 27°09′N 88°23′E / 27.15°N 88.38°E / 27.15; 88.38Coordinates: 27°09′N 88°23′E / 27.15°N 88.38°E / 27.15; 88.38
Country  India
State Sikkim
District East Sikkim
Elevation 1,396 m (4,580 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 5,431
 • Official Nepali, Bhutia, Lepcha, Limbu, Newari, Rai, Gurung, Mangar, Sherpa, Tamang and Sunwar
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 737 134
Telephone code 03592

Singtam (Nepali: सिङ्ताम) is a town in East Sikkim district in the Indian state of Sikkim about 30 kilometres (19 mi) from the state capital Gangtok.


Singtam is located at 27°09′N 88°23′E / 27.15°N 88.38°E / 27.15; 88.38.[1] It has an average elevation of 1396feet).


As of 2001 India census,[2] Singtam had a population of 5431. Males constitute 56% of the population and females 44%. Singtam has an average literacy rate of 71%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 75%, and female literacy is 66%. In Singtam, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.



The nearest airport to Singtam is 124 kilometres (77 mi) away at Bagdogra in West Bengal, where scheduled flights operate to and from Kolkata, Delhi and Guwahati. Bagdogra airport is connected to Gangtok by a helicopter service operating between Gangtok-Bagdogra-Gangtok.


The two nearest railway stations are at Siliguri 114 kilometres (71 mi) away and New Jalpaiguri 125 kilometres (78 mi) away. They provide links to Kolkata, Delhi, Guwahati, Lucknow and other important cities in India.


National highway NH-31A passes through Singtam and connects to the rest of the nation. Long distance buses ply from major towns in Bihar, West Bengal and other neighbouring states to the area. The drive takes 3 hours from Siliguri to reach Singtam. Private taxis, jeeps and landrovers ply regularly on the Gangtok-Siliguri Highway and are available for people want to travel between Gangtok and Siliguri/New Jalpaiguri Junction/Bagdogra, and also for local sightseeing at fixed rates.

Note: foreigners need a permit to enter Sikkim which they can easily get at Siliguri.