Traveling is always the most amazing one when done with your partner. The memories created during such journey last a lifetime and with similar motivation Ankur Prakash planned a Sikkim trip from Hyderabad en route Darjeeling. Their excursion gave the couple numerous opportunities to gather the most memorable moments in these beautiful hamlets of North East India. Read more to know their story in their words, laying the best experiences of their trip to Sikkim and Darjeeling.
As we were interested in exploring the natural beauty amidst snow-clad mountains, I planned an expedition to Sikkim along with Darjeeling due to its proximity with the former one. Knowing that Darjeeling is known for its cold temperature and tea gardens whereas Sikkim offers the stunning glimpse of nature with enticing weather, we searched for a package that offered the best deal to encounter the beauty of these mesmerizing destinations. I checked the travel trips offered by TravelTriangle on their website and soon I booked a package that was designed according to our expectations. Our this excursion made us encounter the best of these two places, however, I am sharing the 5 most exciting experiences of our Hyderabad to Sikkim trip.
Table Of Content
- Details Of Our Trip
- Trip Itinerary
- Weather In Sikkim In April
- Best Experiences Of Trip
- Hotels In Sikkim And Darjeeling
- Food In Sikkim And Darjeeling
- Shopping In Sikkim And Darjeeling
- Travel Tips
- Our Experience With TravelTriangle
- Common Queries
Details Of Our 5 Day Sikkim Trip From Hyderabad
Trip Type: Tour Package
Trip Cost: INR 34,000
Trip Duration: 5D/ 4N
Inclusions: Breakfast, dinner, accommodation, transfers, sightseeing
Exclusions: Lunch, laundry, entry fee, guide charges, room heater
The Itinerary Of Our Sikkim Trip From Hyderabad
Day 1: Arrival at Bagdogra & got transferred to Gangtok
Day 2: Excursion to Tsomgo Lake & Baba Mandir
Day 3: Transfer to Darjeeling
Day 4: Visit Tiger Hill, Ghoom monastery and local sightseeing
Day 5: Departure
Weather In Sikkim In April
Sikkim climate in April is blissful when one can enjoy the pleasant temperature and relax away from the scorching heat of Hyderabad especially during summer. It is the best time to go on a Sikkim trip from Hyderabad. The temperature in Sikkim ranges between 5-25 degrees Celsius.
5 Best Experiences Of Sikkim And Darjeeling Trip
From temples to lakes, our Sikkim trip from Hyderabad was truly captivating that included an adventurous twirl also. Check out the best of our experiences in journey:
Patriotic Vibes At Baba Mandir
Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple, locally known as Baba Mandir is located between Nathula and Jelepla pass. The heart-touching story of Baba Harbhajan Singh who was a Sentry of Punjab Regiment, lured us to visit this beautiful spot on our Sikkim trip from Hyderabad. Here we visited the Samadhi of Baba Harbhajan whose soul is believed to be still guarding the border. The temple looked like a pilgrimage and is visited by the soldiers of passing army trucks. An office beside the temple is the office of Harbhajan Singh, and other rooms showcasing his belongings. The serene location of this temple was awesome. We also visited the cafe here which served us a few mouth-watering delicacies.
Stunning Reflections By Tsomgo Lake
Tsomgo Lake or Changu Lake is beautiful glacial lake, worth experiencing with your significant other! The lake holds an enormous reverence by local people & Buddhist monks and it tends to reflect different colors with changing seasons. This lake is one of the most stunning high altitude lakes across the continent, exhibiting the panoramic reflections of the surrounding mountains on water. Our travel guide informed us that earlier this amazing spot was a part of old trade route between China & India. This beautiful masterpiece of nature will remain in our memories for a lifetime.
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Snowy Ambiance Of Nathula Pass
The operation house of the famous Silk Route joining Tibet and India, showcases the astounding views of mountain peaks of Chomolhari in Bhutan. It is one of the three open trading border posts between India and China and plays a vital role in Sino-Indian trade. We were expecting quite a cold temperature here but were surprised with the awesome weather as we visited this chilling spot in summer. If you have a love for nature beauty and snow then surely visit this beautiful place while holidaying in Sikkim. There are a few tea shops here where you can sip down the aromatic local teas amidst the impeccable landscapes.
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Plunge In Culture At Namchi
The word Namchi means ‘Sky High’ and this beautiful town showcases a blend of culture, love and diversity typically from an elevation of 5,500 ft. It was a true delight as this place is home to beautiful temples, monasteries, and forests enriched with flora and fauna. It is an essential destination of Sikkim’s culture and our guide narrated the story of Sikkimese princesses. The aura of this place is perfect for a few meditation hours, giving you a chance to revive away from your regular city life. We also checked some local shops here before heading to our next destination on our Sikkim trip from Hyderabad.
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River Rafting At Teesta
Sikkim features electrifying rafting experience with foaming white water of its thriving river Teesta. This adventurous excursion have rapids with different intensity and character. This river originates from Tso Lhamo lake, located in North Sikkim at an altitude of over 5,330 meters and forms the boundary between Darjeeling and Sikkim. The enticing views of dense forests while rafting down Teesta is enthralling.
Our Hotels In Sikkim And Darjeeling
I stayed at Powering guesthouse in Sikkim. It was a full wooden small and cozy property. Staff was very friendly and served at their best. Rooms were good with geyser, tv, phone, closet, water jug with the heater to prepare tea and coffee. Water, tea and coffee were complimentary provided by the hotel. The bathroom was clean and hygienic, towels provided were clean. The hotel also provided complimentary breakfast and dinner which was delicious and you can customize it from so many available options (both veg and non-veg). Food was served hot and fresh. I liked the Sikkim.
In Darjeeling, I stayed at hotel Palbheu which was an average hotel with the same amenities as above. But the staff was a bit lazy in serving, whether it was food or other services. TV and phone were not in working condition. Food was good (both veg and non-veg). Check-in and check-out were hassle-free for both the hotels.
Food In Sikkim and Darjeeling
Breakfast and dinner were complimentary so we ate at the hotel only. Both the hotels served tasty food so preferred to eat at the hotel only. For lunch, we mostly ate street food.
How To Reach Sikkim And Darjeeling
To reach any of these two places, people can take a flight till Bagdogra or train till New Jalpaiguri. Post that you can tak a bus or taxi to reach your desired destination.
Shopping In Sikkim And Darjeeling
From Sikkim we purchased exclusive woolen wear and from Darjeeling, we shopped a fine quality tea and a beautiful tea set. We also bought some Nepal handmade candies which were awesome in taste.
DO’S And DON’TS In Sikkim And Darjeeling Trip
- Always take permission before taking anyone’s photograph
- Dress modestly when planning to visit religious places
- When going for trekking, follow the path made for trek
- Appy sunscreen to protect yourself from harsh sun rays
- Smoking and drinking in sacred sites is not allowed
- Do not litter. Be responsible and keep your surroundings clean
- 2 days in Darjeeling are waste, better spend it in Sikkim. Only 1 day is enough for Darjeeling. You should visit Nepal and Mirik from Darjeeling as local sightseeing is not that good.
- Carry enough warm clothes as both the destinations are quite cold.
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Our Experience With TravelTriangle
Our overall experience was very good with TravelTriangle. I had to only pay the amount and rest every arrangement was done perfectly. On-time pick up and drops, good vehicles, nice drivers, nice hotel and the agents from TravelTriangle were very good. Communication was very good, and we used to get details of driver and vehicle a day before the journey. We had a pleasant holiday without any worries. Thank you TravelTriangle and will surely recommend it to my relatives and friends.
Our Sikkim trip from Hyderabad was truly delightful, giving us the lifetime memories. We look forward to planning our next trip soon with TravelTriangle. Book a trip to Sikkim with TravelTriangle and get a chance to share your travel story.
Common Queries You May Have About Sikkim Trip From Hyderabad
Which is the best train to reach Sikkim from Hyderabad?
There is no direct train between Hyderabad and Sikkim. However, the best train to reach here is by taking Malakpet Kcg and get down at New Jalpaiguri. From there you need to take a taxi to Gangtok. The complete journey will take 41h 4m.
Which is the best month to explore Sikkim?
Summers are the best to explore Sikkim, especially between April to June.
What are the best places to visit in Sikkim?
You can plan a visit to Tsomgo Lake, Yuksom, Nathula Pass, Lachung & Yumthang Valley, Ravangla, Namchi, Zuluk, and Teesta River.
Which part of Sikkim is best for a holiday?
Yumthang Valley is also known as the Sikkim Valley of Flowers sanctuary that features river, hot springs, and yaks inhabiting the meadows amidst the Himalayas.
Why it is called Zero Point in Sikkim?
Yumesamdong is called Zero Point as it is located at an altitude of 15,300 feet with no motorable road connecting this spot to the other parts of the country. The visitors are not allowed to travel beyond this point due to its proximity to the Chinese border.
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