Sikkim Tourism Guide
Visit the Amazing Mountain Kingdom of Sikkim
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Sikkim Travel Guide
Enjoy an incredible holiday experience in the Northeastern Himalayan kingdom Sikkim where the natural beauty, opulent history and vibrant culture will mesmerize you. Before making a Sikkim tour plan, make sure to find out the best time to visit Sikkim. Explore the clean lush green valleys, rhododendron groves, subtropical woodlands and the white-top peaks of the eastern Himalaya in this distinctive mountain kingdom, which are only some of the Sikkim tourism places to visit. Sikkim tourism encompasses the beauty of the snowy mountain tops, the Changu Lake and Gurudongmar Lake, scenic treks like the Dzongri trek and the Khangchendzonga trek, majestic dairy farms, enchanting monasteries, cosmopolitan centers, diverse landscapes and much much more! Sikkim tourism development corporation also assists tourists in chalking out a suitable plan so that they can enjoy their trip to the fullest, without missing out on any of the fascinating places. One can also make a west Sikkim tour plan, specifically to visit the lush green mountainscapes.
There are plenty of sights and sounds in this beautiful kingdom that you can explore as well as plenty of adventurous and fun activities to indulge in. The best time to visit Sikkim is during the summer season from March to June as the weather is pleasant and cool and suitable for sightseeing in Sikkim. You should try and avoid going to Sikkim during the monsoon season from July to September as this area is prone to landslides during this time of heavy rainfall.While booking a package of your choice, it is advisable to look for Sikkim tourism packages rates, so that you can get a great deal that imparts you an amazing vacation.
Pack your bags and head out to Sikkim to view iconic tourist spots like Tsomgo Lake, Baba Mandir, Nathula Pass, Enchey Monastery, Hanuman Tok, Tashi View Point, Ganesh Tok, Do - Drul Chorten, Rumtek monastery, Zoological park, Flower Show, Lachung, Yumthang, Lachen and Gurudongmar Lake. There are also plenty of things to do in Sikkim including river rafting on Teesta river, cable car rides, yak rides, trekking, paragliding, mountain biking, bird watching, hiking and much more.
This town has a variety of restaurants and cafes where you can try a variety of local dishes like gundruk ka jhol, sisnoo, scrumptious pork curry, fermented soyabean chutney, and a variety of local drinks like the delicious Tongba. You can also party the night away at nightclubs like Cafe Live & Loud, Lounge 31a, Pub 25, Orthodox, and Indulge. These are some of the oldest and most vibrant clubs in Northeastern India and the acoustic music is definitely worth grooving to.
Spend time with the warm-hearted locals in Sikkim and learn all about the traditional Tibetan culture. You can also get a glimpse of the authentic Tibetan ethnic culture and Buddhism at the Namgyal Institute of Tibetology. Here you will get to view thangkas and Tantric ritualistic objects like bowls, thigh-bone trumpets and human skulls, as well as ancient manuscripts. Buy local souvenirs like carpets, wooden and bamboo items, hand woven carpets, Chinese Feng Shui items like Laughing Buddhas and Dragons from MG Road. You can also pick up authentic Sikkimese items from the Tibetan Handicrafts Centre to take back home. Make sure you visit Sikkim during May and the beginning of June to enjoy the vibrancy and pomp of festivals during this time. The lama masked dances, religious rites, dance, beliefs, customs, ethnic touches, costumes of festivals like Saga Dawa, Tharpu Monsoon Festival, Gangtok Winter Festival, Losar Festival and more are definitely a sight to behold. Book your holiday to Sikkim now to view the majestic beauty of this Northeastern paradise where the enchanting landscapes, lush valleys, gorgeous mountain peaks, pristine lakes and breathtaking monasteries will leave you in awe. Enjoy the peaceful aura of this kingdom and make some great memories in this beautiful land.
Buy local souvenirs like carpets, wooden and bamboo items, hand woven carpets, Chinese Feng Shui items like Laughing Buddhas and Dragons from MG Road. You can also pick up authentic Sikkimese items from the Tibetan Handicrafts Centre to take back home.
Make sure you visit Sikkim during May and the beginning of June to enjoy the vibrancy and pomp of festivals during this time. The lama masked dances, religious rites, dance, beliefs, customs, ethnic touches, costumes of festivals like Saga Dawa, Tharpu Monsoon Festival, Gangtok Winter Festival, Losar Festival and more are definitely a sight to behold.
Book your holiday to Sikkim now to view the majestic beauty of this Northeastern paradise where the enchanting landscapes, lush valleys, gorgeous mountain peaks, pristine lakes and breathtaking monasteries will leave you in awe. Enjoy the peaceful aura of this kingdom and make some great memories in this beautiful land.
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Places To Visit In Sikkim
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Yumthang Valley in Gangtok
For any man looking to experience a lifetime enchantment, the Yumthang Valley, Sikkim is the perfect destination. It is a nature sanctuary with rivers, yaks, and hot springs. All this and the Himalayan peaks surrounding the place add to the magical experience. The valley is at an elevation of around 3500 meters above sea le...
Banjhakri Waterfalls in Gangtok
The Banjhakri waterfalls in Sikkim are without any doubt one of nature's many beautiful wonders. It is a hundred foot waterfall located to the Ranka Monastery. The park where the waterfalls are located is in a thickly forested area of Swastik, which is about seven kilometers away from Gangtok.
Banjhakri falls are naturally...
Gurudongmar Lake in Gangtok
Located at a height of 17100 feet above sea level, Gurudongmar Lake, Sikkim is the second highest lake in India. Needless to say, with an altitude of such magnitude, the lake defies all description. Located just about 5 kms south of the Indo-China border and about 190 kilometers from the capital city of Gangtok, the lake ha...
Hanuman Tok in Gangtok
Situated in Gangtok, Hanuman Tok has its interesting meaning. The literal meaning of Tok is ‘temple’. Hanuman Tok (mandir) is devoted to Lord Hanuman. Hanuman Tok in Gangtok is the most renowned temple in Sikkim, managed and maintained by a division of army department of India. The temple is popularly known as a wish fulfil...
Rumtek Monastery in Gangtok
Rumtek Monastery includes an exquisite shrine temple and a monastery for monks, embodies vision and aspiration of Sixteenth Karmapa (head of monastery), Rangjung Rigpe Dorje, to establish his seat-in-exile to help spread the teachings of Buddha throughout the world.
The architecture of the Rumtek Monastery in Gangtok is on...
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Things To Do In Sikkim
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Cable Car Ride in Gangtok
Gangtok is the place where you can get memorable adventurous station and worship places. Gangtok is the combination of unforgettable things and worship temple. Cable car ride is one of the greatest attractions in Gangtok and should not be missed. It's a double-cable zig back ropeway which is operational since December 2003....
Helicopter Rides in Gangtok
We all have had the dream of flying. We have often seen a bird and felt bad for not able to fly like that on this wide spread spectacular sky. Now we have helicopter to explore how it is like to fly on the sky. Helicopter rides are the most exciting thing to do. When on flight, you will be packed in a closed atmosphere but ...
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Mountain Biking in Gangtok
Gangtok is the mountain city that gives anyone a new level of excitement. Mountain Biking Gangtok really excites the travelers as it is a real challenge to ride through the dramatic and rugged terrain of the Sikkim Himalayas. The trail for biking is beautiful and exciting. The lush green hills and dales and the colorful cul...
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River Rafting in Gangtok
From gentle rides through amazing landscape to thundering rapids that only the most experienced rafter navigates. River rafting in Teesta can be most adrenaline pumping adventure ever. The turbulent waters of Rangit with its multidimensional rapids provides the rafters the scopes of practicing their skills and the spectacul...
Yak Safari in Gangtok
Yak Safari is a very unique and unforgettable experience that are organized in various parts of Sikkim. Tsomgo lake of Gangtok is one of the popular areas that host Yak Safari. Yak Safari in Gangtok is an attractive thing for any traveler to do. The popular trail for Yak safari is from Bagdogra covering Gangtok, Lachen, and...
How to Reach Sikkim
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For those wondering how to reach Sikkim by air, there is no airport in Sikkim itself so you will have to travel to the nearest airport in Bagdogra in West Bengal. This airport is about 124 kilometers from Gangtok and it takes about 5 hours from Bagdogra by buses or cabs. If you want to travel in luxury, you can travel by helicopter service from Bagdogra to Gangtok that takes about 30 minutes. This helicopter service is run by the Sikkim tourism Development Corporation at 2pm from Bagdogra to Gangtok. Book these services in advance as they can get pretty full fast and the rates may go up.
If you are traveling to Sikkim and looking at how to reach Sikkim by train, you will have to travel to New Jalpaiguri and Siliguri rail stations. Sikkim does not have its own station and these are the two nearest rail stations located in West Bengal. You can easily get cabs or taxis from these stations till Sikkim as they are well connected. It takes about 5 hours to travel from these stations till this Himalayan kingdom. You can book your train tickets at the Sikkim Nationalized Transport office on weekdays.
If you want to know how to reach Sikkim by road, consult the following information. You can travel by taxi or cab from the nearest states that are Siliguri and Darjeeling, both in West Bengal. This is a scenic route as well as the Teesta river flows on one side while the other side is encompassed by lush green mountains. As you get closer to Gangtok, you can enjoy the beautiful sight of multi coloured flowers on this magical journey.
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Trip to Sikkim - Gangtok - DarjeelingI along with my family members really enjoyed the trip. All the arrangements were made as planned with travel junkies. Weather plays an important role in your trips success in these areas and overall it was on our side.Travel junkies worked professionally to made our trip memorable one. I will not hesitate to choose travel triangle and travel junkies once again if needed. Three cheers for both........
Trip to Sikkim - Gangtok - DarjeelingIt's been great experience with you. The trip is amazing. Great management. Never wait for cabs . Really enjoyed lot. Special thank you for the alternative sight seen because of unavailablity of mentioned spots. Changu lake is one the best experience of my life. Experienced snowfall first time.
Trip to Sikkim - Gangtok - DarjeelingOverall good experience we had. Thank you Lachung and way to yumthng vally. Actually yumthung valley was blocked so could not arrived there.
Trip to Sikkim - Gangtok - DarjeelingHad a good Holiday other than few issues. Hotel Royal Lachung in Lachung no way three star category. It should be dropped. Hotel Golden Dolma and Spa in darjeeling had no approach road as it was one way traffic but rooms were good. Palri Boutique and Tracon Retreat were good places in Gangtok to stay.he car and the driver at Darjeeling was not as per taste. The driver was swearing through entire journey to others crossing him on roads and the car was non ac when for entire trip was paid for ac cabs. Moreover so many driver and car changes was not required as the entire journey which was in two states could have been managed in 2 cars. Still 4/5 as my family enjoyed
Trip to Sikkim - Gangtok - DarjeelingOverall it was a nice & memorable trip Gangtok was the best destination , because of non availability of permit we could not visit Nathula pass.
Trip to Sikkim - Gangtok - DarjeelingWe would like to appreciate the hotel accomodation and the travel facilities arranged by our travel agent Raisoone travels. To get decent accommodation along with food in remote places like Lachen and Lachung is not easy and they have done a good job in arranging that. However, We couldn't say the same about our entire trip. Our main interest was to explore north sikkim and it's top places - gurudongmar lake, yumthang valley, and chopta valley. Though these places were present in our itinerary, we couldn't visit it. We were informed about this by our driver only after we reached lachen. Due to heavy snowfall in the previous days, the police officers didn't give us permission to go there. We have had multiple interactions with Raisoone travels with respect to the itinerary and how best to accommodate all the places we wanted to visit within the span of 4 days. And not once they mentioned that there could be a possibility that we might not be able to go to these places due to extreme climatic conditions. On contacting them they didn't even offer to provide us with a back up plan as to what next is to be done. This was very upsetting for us. Had we known about this earlier we would have made necessary changes to the itinerary accordingly. Our driver being good natured took us to Mount Katao so that we do not end up seeing nothing after going all the way there! We felt the trip was not worth the money we spent. Would like to request for a call back to discuss this further.
Trip to Sikkim - Gangtok - DarjeelingOverall it was nice trip but we missed some important spots because of blocked roads due to snowfall.
Trip to Sikkim - Gangtok - DarjeelingOur trip went really smooth. Thanks for all the arrangements. I would like to appreciate the people involved with Travel Triangle who listened to our requests and promptly took the required action to facilitate us in the best possible way. Good Keep it up.
Trip to Sikkim - Gangtok - DarjeelingHad a very good trip. The travel agent coordinator Nishitji always stood in contact with us and he always talked so politely and helped as and when required. Just one thing tso ensure that please dont force us to pay full amount before the trip completion.. Atleast 10% can be given on last day. Even after discussing at the time of booking only that some part will be paid at end of trip indrajit sir senior coordinator forced us to pay full amount... We somehow got the permit to changu lake though not till the lake...enjoyed the weather and snow there...also...Nishitji upgraded our hotel and the upgraded one was at the best location exactly at the Darjeeling toy train station and hotel was so good. we got a permit to go up baba mandir
Trip to Sikkim - Gangtok - DarjeelingThe hotels that you booked we're good(hospitality, locality) and the cab drivers were also good. Even though the weather is out of condition,but you guys especially Deep found alternatives and made our trip awesome. irrespective of time and situation, Deep used to receive our calls and used to reply properly by finding alternatives when the weather is not good and overall it was a good trip for us and without you guys, our trip wouldn't be successful Thanks to travel triangle and tour angle once again Hope we will surely get back to you for our another exiting trip
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Savor the delicious dishes of Sikkim on a holiday here. The most famous dishes one must try here are Momos, Thukpa, Thenthuk, Gundruk and Sinki, Phagshapa, Sael Roti and Churpi.
Yes, tourists will require vaild permits to visit the top tourist hotspots, especially in East and North Sikkim. For a permit, tourists should ideally carry around 10 photos and ID proofs. The permits will be made within 1-2 hours so it is advisable that tourists speak to tour agents beforehand so that there is no delay.
Carry warm clothing along with you on this holiday in Sikkim, especially from October to April. It is important that tourists stay layered and carry clothing like sweaters, jackets, shirts & cotton inner linings, walking shoes. Heavy woolens and thermals are essential during October to April.
The ideal duration for a Sikkim tour depends on the destinations that the tourists wish to cover and the experiences they want to choose. A 4 nights, 5 day trip would ideally cover all major destinations in a hassle-free manner. However, if tourists wish to explore more offbeat destinations then a longer trip can be arranged. Consult the travel agents at Travel Triangle for more information regarding the same.
Tourists should visit Sikkim during the off-season from October to December to avail good discounts.
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