Sikkim is totally opposite to the typical city life people experience on a daily basis, featuring some towering peaks and aesthetic monasteries which win hearts with their sheer beauty. On their trip to Sikkim, tourists can witness such sceneries which they usually see in movies. Here is what Sumanosar has to say about his Sikkim local sightseeing trip where he came across some jaw-dropping waterfalls, lakes, and temples. Here’s what they experienced!
The summer season really tests your patience sometimes. So, to escape the heat we chose to visit Sikkim for some local sightseeing in Sikkim & Gangtok. I had visited Sikkim before and was expecting the same experience this time as well but my second experience in Sikkim was much better than my previous ones since, we got to witness so much, from the mesmerizing lakes to the enlightening monasteries.
Table Of Content
- Details Of Our 8 Days Trip To North East
- Special Itinerary For Family Trip To Sikkim
- Sikkim Weather In March
- Here’s What We Experienced On Our 4 Days Sikkim Trip From Delhi
- How To Reach Sikkim
- What To Pack For A 4 Days Sikkim Trip
- Useful Tips For Visiting Sikkim
- Do’s And Don’ts For A Group Trip To Sikkim
- Our Experience With TravelTriangle
- Some Queries You May Have While Planning A Sikkim Trip
Details Of Our 8 Days Trip To North East
Trip Type – Family Trip
Cost – INR 29,999
No. Of People – 4 Adults
Duration – 4 Days
Inclusion – Breakfast, Transportation, Parking, GST, Transport Tax
Exclusion – Lunch, Dinner, insurance, Laundry
Special Itinerary For Family Trip To Sikkim
Day 1 : Arrival In Gangtok
Day 2 : Sightseeing At Tsomgo Lake and Baba Mandir
Day 3 : Sightseeing At Ban Jhakri Falls, Enchey Monastery and Proceed To Pelling
Day 4 : Sightseeing At Kanchenjunga Waterfall and Pemayangtse Monastery
Day 5 : Departure back home
Sikkim Weather In March
The weather during March in Sikkim will be quite soothing to a person who is an inhabitant of a hot city like Delhi. During this period, the temperature ranges from 20 Degrees Celsius to 27 Degrees Celsius making for a pleasant vacation.
Here’s What We Experienced On Our 4 Days Sikkim Trip From Delhi
Our Sikkim local sightseeing trip brought us across some astounding moments full of joy, peace, and adventure. Have a look at my 3 experiences from my Sikkim Trip that made my holiday worth remembering.
1. Indulging In The Scenic Beauty Of Tsomgo Lake
One would fall short of words to describe the serene beauty of Tsomgo Lake. We visited this spot for camping near Tsomgo Lake on our Day 2 and were pretty amazed by the view of and around the lake. We were quite lucky that we visited the spot during summers because the lake generally remains frozen during winters. After this, it was time to head to the Baba Mandir which was built in honor of a brave army soldier, Baba Harbhajan Singh. This was surely a good start to some Sikkim local sightseeing during our trip.
2. A Day Of Exploration In Gangtok
Our exploration on Day 3 commenced with a visit to the charming Banjhakri Falls whose magnificence gave us chills. The waterfall was so easy on the eye that I couldn’t stop myself from getting some perfect shots with my phone. The visit was accompanied by a visit to the Enchey Monastery which is known to be one of the largest monasteries in Sikkim. The monastery was a fine example of some iconic piece of architecture featuring ornately carved windows, beautifully engraved pillars, and colorful walls. We made sure that we could make the most of our last day in Gangtok before we proceed to Pelling.
3. Another Day Of Exploration But This Time In Pelling
Our 4th day in Sikkim began with an alluring view of the Kanchenjunga fall which was pleasing to the eye. The water was crystal clear and the atmosphere around was quite amusing. We wish we could have stayed around the falls for long but it was time for us to head to the Pemayangtse Monastery which offers an alluring view of snow-capped mountains at the back. The monastery is decorated with beautiful paintings and sculptures.
How To Reach Sikkim
You can take a flight to Bagdogra Airport in West Bengal and the ride to Sikkim via a private/state-run bus or a taxi. You can also take a train to New Jalpaiguri Railway Station in Siliguri and travel to Sikkim via bus or taxi. You can choose to travel to Sikkim by taxi or cab from the nearby places like Siliguri and Darjeeling, or from anywhere in the country for that matter.
What To Pack For A 4 Days Sikkim Trip
One should carry light woolens that can be worn as layers. Carry clothing like thermal inner-wear, sweaters, jackets, mufflers, scarves, woolen gloves, cap, and woolen socks during your vacation in Sikkim.
Useful Tips For Visiting Sikkim
- Pack sufficient warm clothing.
- Wear comfortable footwear that would help you walk around and exploring the destination easily.
- Do not rely on ATMs or mobile wallets. Keep cash handy.
- Avoid traveling in the hills after dark to avoid accidents.
- Keep a tab on the weather conditions at all times.
- Opt for freshly made street food.
- Take along over the counter medicines for emergencies.
Do’s And Don’ts For A Group Trip To Sikkim
- In Sikkim, there are very high chances of tourists getting sick from drinking contaminated water. Travelers should carry mineral water bottles with them whenever they head out from their hotels.
- Stay disciplined whenever you visit the local areas in Sikkim. Sikkim people are really proud of their culture and tourists should respect their rituals and their way of living to learn about the local culture.
- Do not take a city life mindset along to Sikkim since the people here are really attached to their culture and the areas where they live.
Our Experience With TravelTriangle
The guides were extremely helpful and were well-versed with every tourist spot in Sikkim. They provide us with many worthy suggestions regarding where should we go on our leisure time and what should we do at the attraction spot we were supposed to visit. All the arrangements made by the agency were up to the mark and they gave us no chance to question their effort. I have just one thing to say, Good Job TravelTriangle!
With so much in its reserve, Sikkim is surely a heaven on Earth. Boasting some of the most striking attractions in India, Sikkim stands apart from other tourist destinations in terms of beauty and cultural significance. One can not get enough of the destination and would end up falling in love with its mountains, temples, lakes, monasteries, and markets. So, if you wish to have a similar experience of local sightseeing in Sikkim, plan your Northeast trip with TravelTriangle right away!
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Some Queries You May Have While Planning A Sikkim Trip
What are the most beautiful attractions in Sikkim?
If one tries to make a list of some mesmerizing tourist spots in Sikkim then he/she may end up with hundreds of names. But according to me, the most beautiful spot one can choose to visit is SkyWalk in Pelling. It is a glass bridge located over 10,000 feet above sea level which offers you so breath-taking views of the enormous Bhaley Dunga Cliff and is the highest glass bridge in the world.
What is the best time to visit Sikkim?
The best time to visit Sikkim is from March to May before the arrival of the monsoon season. The spring season during this period is perfect for a vacation with family and friends. However, one can also consider visiting Sikkim between October and December to witness snowfall.
What is so special about Sikkim?
Sikkim is home to some of the most astounding temples, monasteries, museums, sightseeing spots, and shopping streets making it a paradise for the traveler. The local people are friendly and welcoming, not like the typical city people. Therefore, Shopping in Sikkim is truly a wonderful experience for shopaholics!
What are the best places to stay in Sikkim?
Some of the best places to stay in Sikkim according to the locals include the Summit Norling Resort & Spa, MAYFAIR Spa Resort & Casino, and The Pelling Resort. However, we spent our nights at the Golden Star Continental & Spa and Hotel Golden Sunrise & Spa which were some extremely comfy accommodations.
How many days are enough for Gangtok?
Ideally, a duration of 3-4 days is enough to see all the major attractions of Gangtok as well as indulge in the myriad activities this place has to offer.
Which is the best season to visit Sikkim Darjeeling?
Summer is the best season to visit Sikkim Darjeeling. The months from April to June are ideal for taking a trip to Sikkim. One can also visit in the winter season that starts in November and ends in February to experience snowfall in this paradise in the North-East.
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