Are you the one planning to escape to a place surrounded by natural beauty? If yes, then Sikkim is the best place where you can explore the ethical combination of the Lepchas, Bhutias, Nepalis and diversified culture, tradition, and much more. The Sikkim tour packages will let you drive through the highest mountain passes of the world which is an entirely memorable experience. Check out the authentic information regarding tour packages for Sikkim based on which you can plan a hassle-free tour to Sikkim.
All about Sikkim Tours
Sikkim was a mountain kingdom until 1975, and after that, it retains a very distinctive aura. The presence of several monasteries, multiple Hindu temples, high rising buildings, makes Sikkim the most visited destination. Sikkim is located to the south of Tibet and is between Bhutan to the east and Nepal to the west. Sikkim is one of the top-most tours & travel destinations across the country. The state is blessed with some of the most spectacular landscapes, flora, and fauna and is a perfect getaway for adventure enthusiasts as well. Both Indian and international travelers prefer visiting Gangtok, Rumtek, Phodong, Pemayangtse and the Yuksom -Zongri trekking route on their Sikkim holiday packages. To experience complete rejuvenation, book customized Sikkim packages at Honeymoon Bug.
East Sikkim tour packages
With eye-catching scenery and hypnotizing scenery, East Sikkim is a flawless vacationer’s destination in Sikkim for all ages of travelers. The capital city of Sikkim, Gangtok is the main destination for travelers in east Sikkim tour packages. East Sikkim is the main center point of the tourism activities in the Himalayan area and various key attractions. The rich greenery, entrancing valleys, crystal clear lakes, presence of old monasteries and temples boost East Sikkim popularity among a large number of vacationers.
Main Tourist Attractions of Sikkim
The cosmopolitan capital of Sikkim – Gangtok is a beautiful place surrounded by mountain ridges, deep valleys that remain covered in mist any time of the day. If you are lucky and there is no fog, you can have a glimpse of the snow-capped Kanchenjunga in the distant sky. The social and commercial heart of Gangtok - Mahatma Gandhi Marg or MG Marg has many pretty cafes, souvenir shops, restaurants serving local food, and much more thereby attracting lakhs of visitors every year. Both summers and winters are considered an ideal time to explore the beauty of the place.
TheRumtek Monastery is located at a distance of 23 km from Gangtok. The place provides a spiritual tour to pilgrims and travelers. The monastery is designed using traditional Tibetan patterns, and the interior of the place is beautifully crafted with murals, sculptures, and paintings. This monastery is famous for being the main destination of Buddha teachings.
Yuksom is a small yet beautiful town preferred by the trekkers. From Yuksom, the trekkers can easily access Mount Kanchenjunga Base Camp, and many other trek routes are also organized from this village. Along with being a popular destination for trekking, the town has many monasteries, monuments, waterfalls, gardens to explore, that let you explore the charming beauty of the place.
After Gangtok, Pelling is another most visited tourist attraction in Sikkim and is thus included in your Sikkim package. The main attraction here is Khangchendzonga Festival presenting many adventure activities like white-water rafting, trekking, mountain biking, traditional sports, and bird-watching to all the travelers. Also, you can shop the traditional crafts and ethnic of the region. Yumthang Valley. An enchanting valley girdled with many different kinds of flowers that blossom from February to June mainly. The valley is located at a height of 11800 ft with the proximity of Tibet, where the tree line ends.
The place is located at the height of 8600 feet, which is almost 6-hours’ drive away from Gangtok. The travelers can explore a plethora of adventure sports, and other activities to explore the unique cultures and traditions of Sikkim. One of the main Buddhist pilgrimages, celebrating the Saga Dawa Festival in June, signifies three important events of Lord Buddha’s life related to birth, enlightenment and death.
Rangpo is a beautiful town located in East Sikkim, the town is located closer to the Teesta River and is the principal town in Sikkim NH 10 that connects Gangtok to Siliguri. Rangpo is the main entry door to Sikkim and majority of the vehicles entering Sikkim have to stop here for document verification. If you love cycling then you can take part in the most popular cycling trail of Sikkim, which starts from Gangtok to Rangpo. Since the winters in Rangpo are chilly, thus most of the activities remain closed throughout the winter season. Summers and spring are the seasons of trekking, boating, and cycling.
Ideal time to visit Sikkim
The best time to visit Sikkim is from March till June and then from October to mid-December. If you prefer to get a clearer view of the Himalayas, then you can booknorth Sikkim budget tour packages between October and December. Also, it is the season when the ManiramBhanjyang Tourism Festival is organized and travelers can get homestay at this time of the year. This is also the time when the Red Panda Winter Festival and the Cherry Tea Festival are organized.
Summer in Sikkim
The summer months in Sikkim begin in April and end in June followed by the rains. This period is considered an ideal time to visit Sikkim as the weather is not harsh with sunny days. The day temperature is ideal for excursions, short hikes, and monastery visits while during the night, the temperature drops a bit. During summers you can visit some of the top tourist spots including Goecha La, Lake Tsomgo, Rumtek Monastery, Yumthang Valley of Flowers, etc. The temperature during the day is around 26 degree Celsius while the night temperature drops to around 3 degrees Celsius.
Winter in Sikkim
The winter months start in November and stay until the middle of March. Many travelers booktour packages for Sikkim as they love viewing the high-altitude frozen lakes and heavy snowfalls. But due to heavy rainfalls at certain places, the traveling gets restricted to the lower altitude zones. If you are planning to make a winter visit to Sikkim, make sure you carry sufficient woolens, the temperature during the night drops to subzero levels.
Monsoon in Sikkim
July to September is the monsoon season in Sikkim and the region receives moderate to heavy rainfall. Since landslides are quite common during these months, most travelers don’t book theirSikkim tour packages during this time. Monsoon day temperature ranges between 15 and 16 degree Celsius while the temperature during the night lowers down to almost 4 degree Celsius as well.
How to reach Sikkim
Pakyong Airport in the Pakyong Town, almost 30 kilometer off the capital city, Gangtok, is the main airport serving the mountain state. Bagdogra International Airport is the closest major airport to Gangtok located at a distance of 124 kilometer from it. One can book direct flights from any of the major metro cities of the country including Bangalore, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Delhi to Bagdogra.
The nearest major rail network to Gangtok are the Siliguri and New Jalpaiguri railway stations, both located in West Bengal. The Siliguri Railway Station is almost 145 kilometer from Gangtok while the New Jalpaiguri is almost 200 kilometers away. Both these rail networks are well connected by trains to other parts of the country.
If you are coming from a nearby state and want to enjoy the scenic beauty, then you can opt for the road option as well. The main highway connects Gangtok with Siliguri and Siliguri to other parts of the country by way of a series of highways. Also many buses run on this route connecting Gangtok to other cities like Siliguri, Kolkata, New Jalpaiguri, and Bagdogra. You can also book a taxi to arrive in Sikkim.
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