SIKKIM TOUR Tour Information

The overview of sikkim:-
The Kingdom of Sikkim was founded by the Namgyal dynasty in the 17th century. It was ruled by Buddhist priest-kings known as the Chogyal. It became a princely state of British India in 1890. Following Indian independence, Sikkim continued its protectorate status with the Union of India after 1947, and the Republic of India after 1950. It enjoyed the highest literacy rate and per capita income among Himalayan states. In 1973, anti-royalist riots took place in front of the Chogyal's palace. In 1975, after the Indian Army took over the city of Gangtok, a referendum was held that led to the deposition of the monarchy and Sikkim joining India as its 22nd state

Districts of Sikkim:
Sikkim has four districts – East Sikkim, West Sikkim, North Sikkim and South Sikkim .The district capitals are Gangtok,Mangan, Namchi and Gyalshing respectively. These four districts are further divided into 16 subdivisions; Pakyong, Rongli, Rangpo and Gangtok are the subdivisions of the East district. Soreng, Yuksom, Gyalshing and Dentam are the subdivisions of the West district. Chungthang, Dzongu, Kabi and Mangan are the subdivisions of the North district. Ravongla, Jorethang, Namchi and Yangyang are the subdivisions of the South district.

 East District:
The east district is the most populated with Gangtok being the main administrative and business centre. Apart from the modern attractions of the capital town, in the east you will also find the beautiful Tsomgo Lake, the historically important Nathula pass, as well as many monasteries and temples. Gangtok is the capital of Sikkim and heart of all the business hubs.
West District:
West Sikkim is replete with history and religion. This is where the first Chogyal of Sikkim was consecrated at Yuksum in 1642 and this is where some of the holiest and most important monasteries of Sikkim were established, including Dubdi and Sanga Choling, the first monasteries to be built in Sikkim. West Sikkim is beautiful terrain abounding in lakes and waterfalls and also has great trekking routes. Gyalshing is the head quarter and town of the West District.

North District:
Perhaps the most beautiful of the districts, the North offers an exquisite experience for the lover of Nature and alpine scenery. Yumthang alone is enough to satiate the most demanding, with its panoramic Valley of Flowers. During springtime the lush meadows abound with delicate wildflowers that carpet the Valley floor in a rich riot of colors. A must-see here are the Hot Springs and the vibrant Sikkimese tribal culture and customs. 67 kms from Gangtok is the Mangan District Headquarter of North District. A three day music festival is held at Mangan in December every year.
South District:
South Sikkim, the smallest district belies its size with its variety of tourist attractions. With stupendous view of the Khangchendzonga range, the south of Sikkim is a fairy tale land of picturesque villages and high hills. Near Namchi, the district headquarters is Samdruptse Hill, the site of the 135 feet tall statue of Guru Padmasambhava. In the south too are Tendong Hill and Maenam Hill, of mythical importance to the Lepchas and Bhutias, as well as the tourist destination of Ravangla which hosts the annual Pang Lhabsol festival with great pageantry. Namchi is the district headquarter of South Sikkim which is 78 kms from Gangtok.

Popular Destinations/ Places in Sikkim
The thrill that Sikkim offers is beyond comparison; marked with 28 mountain peaks, 80+ glaciers, 227 high-altitude lakes, five major hot springs, 100+ rivers and streams, this Northeastern State has enough challenges to quench the thirst for adventure. Sikkim is also home to the third tallest mountain peak, Kanchenjunga, also called Khangchendzonga that measure 8568 m in height. In fact, this smallest state of India does house several 5thousanders, like Frey Peak (5830 Meters), Mount Jopuno (5603 Meters), Lama Wangden (5868 Meters) and Brumkhangse (5635 Meters), evidently making it one of the best destinations for mountaineering for those who relish an added pinch of thrill.

National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries

  • Khangchendzonga National Park
  • Pangolakha Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Fambong Lho Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Kyongnosla Alpine Sanctuary
  • Maenam Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Barsey Rhododendron Sanctuary
  • Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary

Best time to visit Sikkim:
The best time to visit any place depends on the type of activities the traveler wants to indulge in. Sikkim is blessed with quite a pleasant weather and a trip to Sikkim can be planned at any time of the year depending on the interest of the traveler. The best time to visit Sikkim is either between March and May or October and mid-December. If you want to witness the blooming natural beauty in Gangtok best season to visit would be in spring, from March to May. Autumn, on the other hand, brings the clear view of Himalayan Range. If you want to capture the picturesque view of Himalayan Range, then October to December is the best season to visit Sikkim. During this time you can be part of various festivals like the Maniram Bhanjyang Tourism Festival.  You can also be a part of the Cherry Tea Festival as well as Red Panda Winter Festival. These festivals showcase a different side of Sikkim

How to reach Sikkim?
By Air:
Around 125 km from Gangtok is the Bagdogra Airport which is the nearest to the capital city of Sikkim. A number of airlines such as IndiGo, Air India, Jet Airways, AirAsia India, GoAir and SpiceJet operate regular flights from prime Indian cities including Delhi, Chennai, Bangalore, Guwahati and Kolkata for Gangtok. Once you reach outside the airport, you can hire taxis or cabs to reach Gangtok. It’s not more than a 5-hour drive.
Besides, Sikkim has come up with its own airport as well called the Pakyong Airport, which was opened recently in May 2018. The airport is not fully functional yet but soon it will be. (Will keep you updated).

By Road:
The capital city of Sikkim, Gangtok enjoys amazing road connectivity with neighbouring and nearby cities including Darjeeling (96 km), Siliguri (118 km) and Kalimpong (75 km), to name mention a few. One can easily get luxury and roadways and state run buses from Siliguri, Darjeeling, Kalimpong and Kurseong for Gangtok. Though buses take a little long time but you won’t regret the journey because the roads are absolutely scenic and pretty. Moreover, buses are economical too.
Another good, less time taking but a little pricey option would be cabs from New Jalpaiguri NJP which will take around 4 to 5 hours. 

By Train:
Those travelling to Sikkim by trains can book their tickets up to New Jalpaiguri railway station which is nearly 120 km from the capital city of Gangtok. A number of trains run on the route connecting the destination with rest of the country. Regular trains are available from prime Indian cities like Kolkata, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru and Kochi. Cabs and buses for Gangtok are easily available from outside the railway station.


Tour Itinerary

Tour Furnished below

  • Day 01: Arrival into Pelling. This is the start of your Sikkim itinerary for 7 days. ...
  • Day 02: Pelling Sightseeing. ...
  • Day 03: Pelling to Gangtok. ...
  • Day 04: Gangtok Sightseeing. ...
  • Day 05: Gangtok to Darjeeling. ...
  • Day 06: Darjeeling sightseeing. ...
  • Day 07: Depart from Darjeeling.