Sikkim Tourism Guide
Visit the Amazing Mountain Kingdom of Sikkim
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Best time to visit
Mar - Jun, Sep - Dec
5 - 6 Days
Religious in Sikkim
Seek divine intervention in the spiritual landscapes of Sikkim where you will find a variety of monasteries and sacred sites. One of the most popular monasteries you must explore is the Buddhist monastery Rumtek, that is located near the capital Gangtok. You will get to enjoy the peace and mental solitude of this monastery that is filled with a plethora of metal statues, gem-studded cenotaphs and historical artifacts.
Other popular monasteries you must pay a visit to include the ancient Pemayangtse Monastery, the Enchey Monastery, Phensang Monastery and the Phodang Monastery. Most Buddhist pilgrims pay a visit to the Guru Padmasambhava Statue in Samdruptse Hill, that is considered one of the most sacred sites here.
You can also explore Hindu pilgrimage sites like the Solophok Chardham complex that has four temples; twelve replicas of Jyotirlingas and a giant statue of Lord Shiva. The Kirateshwar Mahadev Temple is also a sight to behold, especially during the Bala Chaturdesi Festival in November and December.
There are also some pretty and ancient churches here like the Hope City Church, St. Thomas Church, the Sacred Heart Church and the St.Mary Roman Catholic Church. There also a few mosques like the Anjuman Islam Mosque and Barelwi Jama Masjid as well as Gurudwaras like Sarva Dharma Sthal, Nanak Lama Chungthang, and Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir.
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FAQ's of Sikkim
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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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