June 19, 2022
Sikkim, the mystical mountain kingdom that sits comfortably in the lap of the snowy peaks of the Himalayas is one of the smallest and most beautiful states in all of India.
The whole of North-East India has an undeniable charm to the entire region, but Sikkim still manages to stand out with its natural splendor.
Accommodating the world’s 3rd highest peak, Mt. Kanchenjunga; Sikkim is the cleanest state in India while being an organic state. The Himalayan state leaves an essence of tranquility no matter where you go.
There are endless reasons to visit Sikkim. Here are some that avid travellers swear by
Land of the mountains
Sikkim is often regarded as the land of the mountains..It is an infinite sea of mountains- from the high peaks of Kanchenjunga to the soft rolling hills of South Sikkim.. With half the state covered in forests, you are never too far away from a panoramic view.
Cleanest / Organic state of India
Sikkim is the cleanest state of India. Despite being one of the smallest states in India, Sikkim is a fully organic state. It is also one of the sparsely populated while being one of the richest states of India. The cleanliness is distinctly visible compared to rest of the country,
The Kingdom of Spirituality
Buddhist Monasteries are a familiar sight all over Sikkim. Some, located within the capital city of Gangtok. Visit the famed Rumtek Monastery early in the morning to witness the monks reciting their prayers inunison. Let their hymns resonate through your soul.
The Silk Route
The most underrated place to visit in Sikkim, the Silk Route is as old as time itself. It has been in use since the early first century AD. The remnants of the old trade route between India and China make for a once-in-a-lifetime road trip along the snaking roads up snow-clad mountains.
The azure-teal shimmer of Gurudongmar Lake is unparalleled in the entire world.
Sitting at 17,800ft, it is one of the highest lakes in the world and is sure to take your breath away.
Tsongmo Lake, situated further down, is another popular glacial lake to spot in Sikkim is one of the easily accessible lakes from the capital city of Gangtok.
The Mountain Capital
Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim is a stark contrast to the rest of the state.
While still providing you with an amazing view, it can provide you with all the comforts of city life. Nightlife is bustling here. To make the most of the experience, enjoy the bird’s eye view of the city using ropeway rides over the beautiful city.
Hiking and camping on the lap of the Himalayas is a life changing experience that every traveller craves. If that is something that you fancy too, then Sikkim will not disappoint.
The Goechala Trek is one of the most revered treks as it takes you up close and personal with the mighty peaks of “The Sleeping Buddha”.
Meanwhile, the Barsey Rhododendron Sanctuary trek is one of the most beautiful trekking routes in all of Sikkim, all thanks to the rhododendron flowers that bloom all over the region.
Once a necessity for trade, passes have now become famed spots for travelers. They will provide you with the best view of the entry points to China and Tibet. Quite a few of them are housed in the Himalayan Kingdom of Sikkim like Jelep La and Nathu La with easy road access and we are well equipped to take you to the mountain passes.
North Sikkim is where you want to be if you are a true mountain spirit. The valleys here are deep and the mountains tear the sky. Every breath of fresh air here will rejuvenate you as your eyes feast upon the magnificence of nature. With places like Lachen, Lachung, Thangu Valley; you will want to spend weeks here exploring every nook and cranny, each as beautiful as the other.
Valley of flowers
Often called the valley of flowers, Yumthang valley is almost bewitching in its views.
The river Teesta flows through the thick meadow-covered hills that are filled with blooming rhododendrons as the yaks graze. You will feel like you’re in a painting every time you turn your gaze towards the valley. And that’s something to live for, don’t you think?
Sikkim has a very deep sense of culture among its people and its landmarks.
The people here are polite and one of the most hospitable in the country. They take pride in their culture that’s why every landmark in the state exudes the true essence of Sikkimese tradition and culture.
More about Sikkim
Sikkim is a state that morphs itself into something different with every changing season. The winters are blessed with snowfall and summer in the state is pleasant to say the least.
But, despite that, Spring and autumn are the ideal seasons to visit the mystical state of Sikkim.
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How to Get there:
By Air:Pakyong Airport is located 35 km away from the state capital of Gangtok. Bagdogra Airport is located 124kms away from Gangtok and has direct flights available from all major cities. Taxi services are available outside the airport itself. Helicopter service is also available from Bagdogra to Gangtok which can shorten the travel time of roughly 4 hours to just 20 minutes.
By Train:The closest train stations to Sikkim are New Jalpaiguri and Siliguri, in West Bengal. Taxi services can be availed outside these stations too.
By Road:NH-31A is the connecting highway to Sikkim and it is built along the meandering Teesta river which provides you with a taste of what’s to come when you reach Sikkim. Taxis, buses, and rentals are easily available for this route. It takes about 4 hours for the travel time with a rough distance of 145 km from Siliguri, West Bengal.