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Sikkim Tourism Guide

Visit the Amazing Mountain Kingdom of Sikkim
Tourism in 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.

Cities in Sikkim

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  • Sikkim - Gangtok - Darjeeling ( 5D & 4N )

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    ₹ 20,302/-₹ 24,231/-

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  • Sikkim ( 2D & 1N )

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    ₹ 5,499/-₹ 5,913/-

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  • West Bengal ( 6D & 5N )

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    ₹ 7,749/-₹ 8,332/-

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  • Sikkim ( 3D & 2N )

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    ₹ 7,749/-₹ 8,244/-

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  • Sikkim ( 3D & 2N )

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    ₹ 9,500/-₹ 10,326/-

    • Pelling
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  • Sikkim ( 3D & 2N )

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    ₹ 10,500/-₹ 11,290/-

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  • Sikkim ( 3D & 2N )

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    ₹ 10,500/-₹ 11,290/-

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  • Sikkim ( 4D & 3N )

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    ₹ 11,499/-₹ 12,364/-

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  • Sikkim ( 4D & 3N )

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    ₹ 11,499/-₹ 12,365/-

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  • Sikkim ( 4D & 3N )

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    ₹ 11,499/-₹ 12,365/-

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  • Sikkim ( 4D & 3N )

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    ₹ 11,500/-₹ 12,500/-

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  • Sikkim ( 4D & 3N )

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    ₹ 11,500/-₹ 12,500/-

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  • West Bengal ( 3D & 2N )

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    ₹ 11,625/-₹ 12,500/-

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  • North East ( 4D & 3N )

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    ₹ 11,680/-₹ 12,835/-

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  • Sikkim ( 4D & 3N )

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    ₹ 11,999/-₹ 13,186/-

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  • Sikkim ( 3D & 2N )

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    ₹ 12,360/-₹ 13,733/-

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  • Sikkim - Gangtok - Darjeeling ( 5D & 4N )

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    ₹ 12,999/-₹ 13,829/-

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  • Sikkim ( 4D & 3N )

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    ₹ 13,999/-₹ 14,893/-

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  • Sikkim ( 4D & 3N )

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    ₹ 14,000/-₹ 15,217/-

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  • Sikkim - Gangtok - Darjeeling ( 4D & 3N )

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    ₹ 14,420/-₹ 15,846/-

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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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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....

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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How to Reach Sikkim

Read about the best & quickest routes to save time & money, as suggested by our travelers

By Air

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.

By Train

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.

By Road

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 - Darjeeling

      Last minute hotel changes are big surprises and forced to accommodate only with that hotel
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      Manjunath

      Chennai, 15 hours ago

    • Trip to Sikkim - Gangtok - Darjeeling

      One hotel in Gangtok and darjiling services not good. Hotel Parli Boutique services is excellent. One can driver in Gangtok is talking way and services is very poor. Very nice nature and weather in Sikkim.
      KM

      Kapil Mca

      New delhi, 2 days ago

    • Trip to Sikkim - Gangtok - Darjeeling

      Mr. Pempa Gurung, driver at Gangtok trip was too much reserve, rude and we can say non- caring in nature. Even he was not bothered to have any co-ordination with taxi driver of sharing taxi during the visit at NATHULA. On returning from Nathula, sharing taxi driver left us at the same place where we took sharing taxi. However Mr. Pempa was nowhere, mobile network was also not working at about 14000 ft. height. For some time we were helpless. After some time we found some taxi were parked at helipad about 250 to 300 meters distance. We had no choice and to walk there. There was Mr. Pempa standing carelessly. On the other hand Driver at Darjeeling Mr. Jyoti was nice person, caring and co-operative in nature. Any how trip was OK, it could be better if any nice person like Mr. Jyoti be there in Gangtok with us.
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      Pkg

      Lucknow, 2 days ago

    • Trip to Sikkim - Gangtok - Darjeeling

      Hotels which you are booking , was not the best I think so.. Best memories was in Darjeeling .. , please confirm the cab driver knows at least English language.. it's the most difficult which I met.. thank u
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      Shanulokesh

      Chennai, 2 days ago

    • Trip to Sikkim - Gangtok - Darjeeling

      just now I had booked Lungba travels through travel triangle for Darjeeling and Sikkim trip. The trip went ok as planned. But while dropping us to the airport which was part of our itinerary, the driver came 3 hours late and we missed our return flight. We had to spend Rs 22000 additional money to book new flights. Mr Deepak had accepted it was their mistake and committed to pay us the complete amount of Rs 22000. But he payed only half amount of Rs 11000. It has been more than 1 year I still have not received my Rs 11000. Mr Deepak is also not committing to pay me that money. I have evidence of this on WhatsApp. He is making excuses that it was driver's fault and they are not ready to pay and he is paying from his own pocket. Travel triangle did not support in getting my money back and said the issue was between me and Lungba travels and they will not interfere. So while booking Lungba travels don't get surprised if the driver comes late to pick up and Lungba travels not taking any responsibility of the consequences happening due to it. Sikkim and Darjeeling have the best sightseeing pointa
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      Atif Bhagat

      Pune, 2 days ago

    • Trip to Sikkim - Gangtok - Darjeeling

      My trip was great. Thanks to all the organisers, members and wonderful people of Sikkim and Darjeeling. The stay was great, cabs were comfortable, all the drivers were so good at their work and very hospitable especially AMIT SHARMA who took us from Gangtok to PELLING and PELLING sightseeing. Dipankar, our contact from TRIPS TO NATURE was very helpful at all stages of our trip. It was a memorable trip with my family. There were some inconveniences at some points but all's is well that ends well. I hope you will take care of those things in our next trip which I hope to do again with Travel Triangle and Trips to Nature also if possible. Thank you all guys and Amardeep too who kept track of our trip to make it go smooth and fine. Had a Great time.
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      Tauqueer Azhar

      Lucknow, 3 days ago

    • Trip to Sikkim - Gangtok - Darjeeling

      hotel was ok .we enjoyed sightseen.people and place were good. Nathula and bab mandir both are excellent place.mainly in summer season.
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      Subrat Kumar

      Sambalpur, 3 days ago

    • Trip to Sikkim - Gangtok - Darjeeling

      Tour Dates: 10th to 15th June 2019 Our tour to Sikkim & Darjeeling was organized very well. Though our train reached NJP late by 7 hours, pick-up driver (Mr. Darmenbhai) was very co-operative - he halted at the NJP station overnight to receive us. Stay at Siliguri, Gangtok, Lachung & Darjeeling was also in good hotels. Sightseeing cars and drivers were good. Ms. Mayee of Tour Angle supported us very well (over phone) throughout the trip which made us feel more comfortable & care-free during our tour. [only problem we faced was - for visiting Lachung, car did not pick-up/drop us from/to the Gangtok hotel, we had to make our own arrangements to & fro Vazra Stand for that we had to spend Rs. 600/- extra for taxi]. Overall experience : very good & fulfilling.
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      Harihaswani

      Mumbai, 4 days ago

    • Trip to Sikkim - Gangtok - Darjeeling

      Travel Triangle and Himalayan vacation planned my Sikkim and Darjeeling trip very professionally and i would strongly recommend them.However it would have been nice if the itinerary for sightseeing at Gangtok and Darjeeling was shared with me and the taxi driversbecause none of the cab drivers knew about the plan of the day.Rest all was good.
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      Neeraj Singh

      New delhi, 4 days ago

    • Trip to Sikkim - Gangtok - Darjeeling

      Very comfortable and nice experience with the trip to nature. Rakesh and Abhishek from the trip to nature are really helping and organised it well.
      NV

      Nitin Vats

      New delhi, 4 days ago

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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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