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An Ultimate Guide to Sikkim Tourism To Plan Your Next Holiday

By Amirthavarshini - August 11, 2020
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If you can’t find peace in the place where you live, head to Sikkim. It’s the place where you will truly believe in the goodness of nature and humanity. Relive your enthralling dreams amidst majestic mountains, captivating views and sub-zero temperature. Take some sun-kissed pictures while enjoying the morning bliss and admiring the dewdrops dripping from the leaves. In this article, you will briefly understand more about Sikkim Tourism. This is the best state you must visit after the lockdown. Because such beauty cannot be missed for no reason.

Lachung pass in Sikkim
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Why visit Sikkim?

This northeastern state is a hub for a diverse spectrum of flora and fauna, scenic views, natural wonders, and ancient monuments. Gifted with a beautiful location, Sikkim is bounded by Tibet on its north and northeast, Bhutan on its east, Nepal on its west, and West Bengal on its south. If you really wish to gulp a cocktail made up of natural beauty, adventure, and history, Sikkim is surely the best pick. Being the least populated and second smallest Indian state, the place is a true delight for people wanting a private and secluded trip. If you are planning a Honeymoon vacation, we bet you, Sikkim is the best choice your romantic escapade.

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People and Culture of Sikkim

Little monks playing instruments
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Make friends with the warm-hearted locals in Sikkim and get to know all about the traditional Tibetan culture. Take a glimpse of the authentic Tibetan culture and a flavour of Buddhism. The peculiar rituals with thangkas and Tantric objects, thigh-bone trumpets, human skulls, and ancient manuscripts will surely take you back in time. Also, if you visit Sikkim during the months of May and June, you will be lucky enough to enjoy the festivals namely Saga Dawa, Tharpu Monsoon Festival, Gangtok Winter Festival, Losar Festival, and more.

Permit of Sikkim

Indian tourists are free from any permit to explore Sikkim. However, in order to visit Nathula Pass, Zuluk, Tsomgo Lake, Dzongri and Goechala, you will have to take a travel permit. But foreigners will have to take a tourist permit to explore Sikkim.

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Highlights

Buddha statue- Sikkim Tourism
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You can enjoy a lot of things in this beautiful place. Packed with numerous attractions and adventurous activities, Sikkim is indeed one of the best states to visit. Next on the Sikkim Tourism article, we bring the curated list of places to visit and things to do.

Places to visit

Things to do

  • River rafting on Teesta river
  • Cable car rides
  • Yak rides
  • Trekking
  • Paragliding
  • Mountain biking
  • Bird watching
  • Hiking and much more

Food in Sikkim

Relish the lip-smacking cuisine from Sikkim’s best restaurants. The freshly prepared delicious food with a perfect blend of flavours and ingredients will surely spice up your days at Sikkim. Since it is majorly influenced by the cuisines Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet, food in Sikkim is mostly made of rice. Do not miss treating your tongue for the momos, Thupka, Chang and the local beer. 

Accommodation in Sikkim

Though Sikkim is filled with beautiful things everywhere, the stay you pick adds more beauty to your vacation. There are plenty of resorts in all the touristy spots of Sikkim. However, you can choose the ones near Chumbi Mountain, MG Road, Rumtek road, Pelling and hilltop regions around Pemayangtse Gompa, so that you can roam around the state.

What are you waiting for? Book your tickets to the most gorgeous place in the nation. We hope this article on Sikkim tourism will surely be an eye-opener for everyone in your family. The enchanting landscapes, lush valleys, majestic mountains, pristine lakes and breathtaking monasteries will surely put you in a sweet shock. Head to Pickyourtrail website to plan a visit to the paradise land and vibe with the peaceful aura of Sikkim. Get Packing to the beautiful Himalayan state and you can connect with us via WhatsApp if you have any travel queries.

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