Sikkim, Darjeeling and Gangtok are every traveler’s favourite destinations that can mostly be visited all round the year. The best time to visit Sikkim & Darjeeling can be divided into three different categories:
Spring & Summer in Sikkim and Darjeeling: March to June
This is the peak season to visit Sikkim and Darjeeling. During spring & summer the temperature varies from 12 degrees to 20 degrees centigrade. Travelers plan a holiday during the summer break. It is also a great time for indulging in watersport activities like river rafting or kayaking; and sightseeing amongst other activities.
Monsoon in Sikkim and Darjeeling: July to September
During monsoons, the temperature varies between 13 degrees to 19 degrees centigrade. Most of the charming festivals like Tharpu Monsoon Festival takes place during this time, serving as an ideal time for cultural tourists.
Winter in Sikkim, Darjeeling and Gangtok: October to February
The average temperature is usually around 4 degrees centigrade. Though it's cold, the snow provides excellent scenic landscapes and opportunities for snow based adventure activities like skiing and snowboarding.