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Sikkim is a magnificent state situated in north-eastern India, nestled in the lap of the Himalayas. Its breathtaking landscapes, vibrant culture, diverse flora and fauna, and ancient monasteries make it one of the most enchanting places to visit. The capital city, Gangtok, is a bustling hub surrounded by majestic mountains, housing monastic treasures like Enchey Monastery and the Namgyal Institute of Tibetology. Sikkim has natural wonders like Tsomgo Lake, Yumthang's Valley of Flowers, and Nathula Pass on the Indo-China border. It's a place that offers a lifetime experience.

Sikkim offers panoramic views of Kanchenjunga in Pelling, high-altitude gems in Lachung and Lachen, and spiritual heritage at Rumtek Monastery. Come and explore its beauty and treasures.

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Sightseeing in Sikkim

Img Credit: Indrajit Das on Wikimedia Lachung and Lachen

Lachung and Lachen

These two picturesque villages in North Sikkim serve as gateways to high-altitude destinations like Gurudongmar Lake and Zero Point. Lachung is also known for the Yumthang Valley.

Img Credit: soumyajit pramanick on Wikimedia Yumthang Valley

Yumthang Valley

Known as the Valley of Flowers, Yumthang is a high-altitude valley surrounded by snow-capped mountains. It's famous for its colorful meadows and the Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary, which blooms in spring.

Img Credit: Indrajit Das on Wikimedia Tsomgo Lake (Changu Lake)

Tsomgo Lake (Changu Lake)

This glacial lake is surrounded by mountains and is known for its pristine beauty. It freezes during winter, creating a stunning landscape. Tsomgo Lake is on the way to Nathula Pass and is a popular stop for tourists.

Img Credit: Prof Ranga Sai on Wikimedia Rumtek Monastery

Rumtek Monastery

Located near Gangtok, Rumtek Monastery is one of the most important and largest monasteries in Sikkim. It is a seat of the Kagyu sect of Tibetan Buddhism and offers a peaceful and spiritual ambiance.

Img Credit: Ambuj.Saxena on Wikimedia Nathula Pass

Nathula Pass

Located on the Indo-China border, Nathula Pass is a high-altitude mountain pass that offers stunning views of the snow-capped Himalayas. It requires a permit to visit, and the journey is an adventure in itself.

Img Credit: Rangan Datta Wiki on Wikimedia Pelling

Pelling

Pelling is a charming town in West Sikkim, offering panoramic views of the Kanchenjunga mountain range. Visit the Pemayangtse Monastery, Rabdentse Ruins, and the Khecheopalri Lake for a tranquil experience.

Img Credit: Masum Ibn Musa on Wikimedia Ravangla

Ravangla

Nestled in the South Sikkim district, Ravangla is known for its tranquility and stunning views of the Himalayas. Visit the Buddha Park, Rayong Sunrise Viewpoint, and the Ralong Monastery.

Img Credit: Kailas98 on Wikimedia Gangtok

Gangtok

The capital city of Sikkim, Gangtok is known for its picturesque landscapes, vibrant markets, and monasteries. Explore the Enchey Monastery, visit the Namgyal Institute of Tibetology, and take a stroll along MG Marg, the popular shopping street.

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Permits

Indian tourists need an Inner Line Permit (ILP) to enter Sikkim. This permit can be obtained at the borders or designated entry points.

Foreign nationals require a Restricted Area Permit (RAP), and some areas may be entirely restricted.

How to Reach

By Air : Bagdogra Airport (IXB) in West Bengal is undeniably the closest airport to Sikkim. Upon reaching Bagdogra Airport, you can hire a taxi or take a pre-paid taxi to Gangtok, which is roughly 125 kilometers away.

By Rail : The nearest major railway station to Gangtok is New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) located in West Bengal. From NJP, you can easily hire a taxi or take a shared cab to reach your destination.

By Road : Sikkim has a well-connected road network, enabling easy access to Gangtok and other towns by bus or hired vehicles. For transportation between towns and remote areas, shared jeeps and taxis are the most convenient and widely used modes of transportation.


The best time to visit

The best time to visit Sikkim is from March to June and September to November when the weather is generally pleasant.

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