Sikkim Tourism

Country: India | State: Sikkim

Top Places to Visit: Gangtok, Lachung, Yuksom, Pelling, Sanga Choeling, Nathang Valley, Yamthang Valley, Lachen, Goecha La

Ideal Trip Duration: 3-5 Full Days

Top Attraction : Gangtok, Yamthang Valley, Nathula Pass, Tsongma Lake, Baba Mandir, Tashi View Point, Banjhakri Falls, Pelling

Best Time to Visit : March to June

Peak Season: April to May

Sikkim

Overview

Sikkim is India's smallest state, and is located in the country's northeast. Sikkim is bordered by Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet, so there is no shortage of tourist spots in Sikkim, without a doubt. Sikkim is renowned for its spectacular scenery, green meadow, crystalline lakes and majestic mountain ranges, being the gateway to the Himalayas.

This mountain kingdom has its own personality, you'll be lost in the state's fascinating locations, and you'll also see the harmony of Hinduism and Buddhism that has given rise to the state of Sikkim's unique and peaceful culture. Sikkim is a land of monasteries, like every inch of state beautiful structures. You'll find it difficult not to fall in love with this land, its clean, green roads, valleys, mountain tops and meadows. The eastern Himalayan state is accompanied by clematis orchards and thick forests, orange and apple orchards, whose peaceful atmosphere hits anyone who visits it hard. When the rest of the country burns during the summer months, Sikkim is the place to visit, the mountainous state proves to be an amazing getaway from the heat and a mundane life in the plains. During the summer you'll see a horde of wild flowers, these fill the valleys and make your visit really worthwhile.

Sikkim is your ticket to the Himalayas for trekking and river rafting on the Teesta and Rangit. You'll see at a higher altitude that monsoon clouds always cover the tops of the mountains, giving the area a hypnotic look and feel. Sikkim is a wildlife sanctuary, home primarily to snow leopards, wild goats, black bears, blue sheep, flying squirrels and the famous red panda. The state's cultural and ethnic history makes it a destination for curious visitors throughout the year; in winter, Sikkim is as stunning as it is during the summer months.

Best time to Visit Sikkim

The best time to visit Sikkim is March through June, and September through December when the weather is favourable. Sikkim gets snowfall in the months of January and February and it is best to stop visiting in the moonsoon months (July to August), as there is a chance of landslides. In summers the temperature remains balmy. We observe snowfall in the winter month (late December to February).

How to Reach Sikkim

Sikkim is an ultimate stay destination. Easily accessible by air, rail and road, to get to this incredible travel destination, you can choose your favored mode of transport. Sikkim, India's third-largest state, has a lot to give to avid tourists, nature lovers and history lovers. Take a look at the available transport modes and start chalking out your travel plans.

By Road - Sikkim is an ultimate stay destination. Easily accessible by air, rail and road, to get to this incredible travel destination, you can choose your favored mode of transport. Sikkim, India's third-largest state, has a lot to give to avid tourists, nature lovers and history lovers. Take a look at the available transport modes and start chalking out your travel plans.

By Train - Sikkim is an ultimate stay destination. Easily accessible by air, rail and road, to get to this incredible travel destination, you can choose your favored mode of transport. Sikkim, India's third-largest state, has a lot to give to avid tourists, nature lovers and history lovers. Take a look at the available transport modes and start chalking out your travel plans.

By Air - Sikkim's nearest accessible airport is in Bagdogra which is about 124 km from Gangtok, Sikkim's capital city. For the onward journey, Bagdogra airport has both public and private transport options. The local taxi stand is located 50 meters from the terminal building and has shared and private jeeps for Darjeeling, Siliguri, Gangtok etc. Further down, about 700-800 km from the taxi stand, the availability of public buses and shared cars for the same is fine.

Top Tourist Attractions in Sikkim