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Sikkim

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4 ★
PlaceSikkim
AreaSikkim, India
Language Nepali, Hindi, Sikkimese, Lepcha, English
WeatherSummer 20°C to 28°C, Winter 4°C to 7°C
Plan before:153 days
Prices starting: 1800/night
Best Time: March, April, September
Ideal Duration4 - 7 Days
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Sikkim Overview
71 customer reviews | 3 answered questions

Rating
Excellent (38)
Very good (14)
Average (4)
Poor (6)
Terrible (9)
Do's & Dont's in Sikkim
  • Must See
    96%
  • Comfortable clothes
    88%
  • Parking
    86%
  • Food Joints
    89%
  • Hidden gem
    74%
  • Cleanliness
    90%
Ranking
Ranked 2 out of 8 Places to visit in Sikkim
Ranked 5 in Hill Stations tours
Best time to visit for Solo - March, September, December
Best time to visit for Couple - March, April, September
Best time to visit for Family and Friends - March, April, May

Ideal duration for holidays in Sikkim is 4 - 7 Days, Best for Weeklong trips
Popular amongst travelers from kolkata, mumbai, siliguri, new delhi, lucknow
Where to Eat?
Things To Do In Sikkim:
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Sikkim extends many interesting activities to do and makes your vacations truly memorable. Here are some of the activities that you can enjoy while your stay at the landlocked state of India  

Trekking in Goecha La Trek

If you love adventures the treks in Sikkim offer you the best adrenaline boost. Each trek is different from another and demands extreme precaution be covered. Covered with the snow clad Himalayas the trek routes are tranquilizing. The trek takes you to a height of 13693 km from the sea levels and through a dense forest of rhododendrons.  

River Rafting On The Teesta

The best way to get in touch with the panoramic natural splendor of this place is through river rafting. The wild flow of the river satiates your thrill thirst completely and you get an experience of a lifetime. The river path is bordered with green patches, dense forests , and white sand beaches.

Bird Watching In Kewzing

Like the flora of the state, the fauna is equally rich and splendid. Sikkim is celebrated as the birding paradise and accommodates more than 200 types of bird species. Puff-throated Babbler, Fire-tailed Myzornis, Streaked Spiderhunter and  Sultan Tit are some of the commonly found bird species in the state. Scarlet Finch, Scaly Laughingthrush, Red Faced Liochichla, Red Faced Liochichla are some exotic bird species.

Yak Ride Near Tsomgo Lake

Located at the height of 12400 ft this lake is a very eco-friendly place. The lake is known for its changing appearances as it becomes a snow-ridden plain during winters and during spring the water sets up a tranquil beauty. The yak ride here is pretty awesome that offers sightseeing and an amazing experience.


Places to see in Sikkim:
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Gangtok

Gangtok is the capital city of Sikkim and is nestled in the eastern Himalayas. It has everything to admire about it from lush green forests to scenic beauty to rippling rivers and serene solace. You can enjoy the cable car ride while you are in Gangtok.

Yuksom

This is the origin place of many enthralling treks of Sikkim including the treks to Kanchenjunga. It is in the western part, this was the former capital of the state. It is also celebrated as the “Meeting Place of Three Lamas”.  

Nathula Pass

It is one of the highest motorable pass in the world the Nathula pass is located at a height of 4310 km above the sea level. An Indian has to seek permission from the tourism department before visiting this pass.

Lachung

If you are a fan of snow then this is the right place for you. The untouched and surreal beauty of the snow capped place makes it a must visit place on your list. The Lachung Chu River is an integral part of its paramount beauty.

Rumtek Monastery

One of the oldest and the largest monasteries in Sikkim, Rumtek Monastery is a must visit place to admire the Buddhist culture and religion. It is also known as Dharma Chakra Center and is an exemplary testimony of Buddhist architecture.

Do-Drul Chorten

Built in the year 1945 this is the largest stupas in Sikkim. It was built under the guidance of Truslshi Rimpoche and has 108 Mani Lhakor prayers laced on its prayer wheels.


Food & Shopping in Sikkim:
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Food in Sikkim

Welcome to the land of delicious food and cuisines. Sikkim has a rich culture and the effect of it can be seen in its local delicacies . You can enjoy the famous Bhutia Momos here and relish the originality of the recipe. Thukpa, Phagshapa, Sael Roti,  Niguru with Churpi are some other popular and local delicacies. The common diet of Sikkimese consists of Dal –Chawal, beef or chicken, noodles, and veggies.

Shopping in Sikkim

You can shop many things for your home from Sikkim. It can be a handmade craft, the famous Thangkas paintings, Choksee tables made of wood or traditional Tibetan and Sikkimese garments.

The Lepcha weaved bags are also loved by the tourists and the yak’s cheese is something to try on.  


How to reach Sikkim:
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By Bus - The state owns a well-connected road network. The national Highway 31A and National Highway 31 connects Gangtok to Siliguri. The Sikkim National Transport runs many buses to and fro Sikkim.

By Taxi - There are many agencies and private run firms that offer you taxi services in Sikkim. You can easily connect to Siliguri through taxies in the state.

By Train - Sikkim does not own a very good rail network and you might have to fight for a train travel. Though, the New Sikkim Railway Project has been launched to make the connectivity better.

By Air – Because of the rough terrain that the place owns, Sikkim does not have an operational airport as of now. The nearest airport is Bagdogra Airport located at a distance of 124 Kilometer in Siliguri, West Bengal.

Sikkim Distance From Nearby Places

Delhi  1627 Km

Darjeeling 126.2 Km

Kolkata 700.7 Km

Siliguri  145.5 Km


Shopping in Sikkim:
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You can shop many things for your home from Sikkim. It can be a handmade craft, the famous Thangkas paintings, Choksee tables made of wood or traditional Tibetan and Sikkimese garments.

The Lepcha weaved bags are also loved by the tourists and the yak’s cheese is something to try on.  

How to reach Sikkim by Bus

The state owns a well-connected road network. The national Highway 31A and National Highway 31 connects Gangtok to Siliguri. The Sikkim National Transport runs many buses to and fro Sikkim.

How to reach Sikkim by Taxi

There are many agencies and private run firms that offer you taxi services in Sikkim. You can easily connect to Siliguri through taxies in the state.

How to reach Sikkim by Train

Sikkim does not own a very good rail network and you might have to fight for a train travel. Though, the New Sikkim Railway Project has been launched to make the connectivity better.

How to reach Sikkim by Air

Because of the rough terrain that the place owns, Sikkim does not have an operational airport as of now. The nearest airport is Bagdogra Airport located at a distance of 124 Kilometer in Siliguri, West Bengal.

 

Sikkim Distance from nearby Places

Delhi  1627 Km

Darjeeling 126.2 Km

Kolkata 700.7 Km

Siliguri  145.5 Km


Air Distance from places (in Kms)
Sikkim Reviews (71)
Sattu tank
from Gandhidham Gujarat, India
1 ★
My overall experience in Sikkim was Poor.
Satyaprakashnayak
from gangtok, india
4 ★
Good
Somenath Bhattacharya
from Asansol, India
2 ★
No photography is allowed here.
S Debnath
from NJP, India
1 ★
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Aloksandhangogoi
from guwahati, india
5 ★
Nice trip with nice places
S R Agarwal
from Siliguri, India
1 ★
My overall experience in Sikkim was Poor.
Suman Surendran
from Chennai, India
5 ★
Washroom facility is not so good. There is no entrance fee.
Dheerajshobhraj
from haldwani Nainital, india
5 ★
grea
Anand Rathi
from Kolkata, India
2 ★
Good
traveler
1 ★
Washroom facility is not so good. My overall experience in Sikkim was Poor
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Traveler Questions & Answers
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Q : Where I can get Pure veg food in Sikkim?
A :
Taste of Tibet, Apna Dhabha, Snow lion Restaurant, Chopsticks, Roll house and Thakalli are few options, where you can satisfy your taste buds with amazing pure veg food.
By Mohit on 21st May, 2018
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Q : Is Sikkim have Tibetan market?
A :
The New Market at MG Road in Gangtok is the replica of true authentic Tibetan market and one can get every Tibetan stuff they want to shop for friends, family and loved ones.
By Sakshi on 19th May, 2018
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Q : What is local food of Sikkim?
A :
Sikkimese cuisines are filed with rice and are served in many varieties like Dal Bhaat, Dhindo, Thukpa, Momo, Phagshapa, Sha Phaley. All of these are authentic Sikkim food.
By Arpit on 14th May, 2018

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