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Trip to Visit Sikkim of tranquility and diversity with an adventurous experience :-

Visit Sikkim is located in the northeastern part of India, in the eastern Himalayas; bordered by the Tibet Autonomous Region of China to the north and northeast, Bhutan to the southeast, the Indian state of West Bengal to the south, and Nepal to the west. 

About Districts of Sikkim

Sikkim has six districts. They are Gangtok, Mangan, Namchi, Gyalshing, Pakyong, and Soreng. Pakyong and Soreng Districts were included after  2021. 

The People and Language of Sikkim

In Sikkim, there are three ethnic groups – Lepcha, Bhutia, and Nepali. Communities of different hues intermingle freely. Visit Sikkim these societies have produced a definitive Sikkimese Culture.The majority of the population is rural, living in scattered hamlets and villages. Gangtok is Sikkim’s largest population. Other towns include Singtam, Rangpo, Jorethang,  Naya Bazar, Mangan, Gyalshing, and Namchi.

Cultural Life of Sikkim

Sikkim’s cultural life shows strong Tibetan influences, derived from their pre-Buddhist customs. Visit Sikkim Namgyal Institute of Tibetology (1958) has one of the largest collections of Tibetan books in the world. Many monasteries are repositories of wall paintings, thangkas (religious paintings mounted on brocade), bronze images, and other artworks.

Weather of Sikkim

Thirds of Sikkim consists of snow- covered mountains, dominated by the Kanchenjunga massif, the world’s third mountains, thus a variety of climatic types, from tropical conditions in the south to severe cold climates in the north. In Gangtok, temperatures in January (the coldest month) drop to a low of about 0 °C; in August (the warmest month), temperatures may reach a low of about 28 °C. Depending on elevation and exposure, annual precipitation varies from 50 to 200 inches, most occurring during the months of the southwest monsoon (May through October). Tourism time is mostly seen in winter(November to January) or summer(July to August). It’s best to go to Sikkim according to season. 

Things to do in Sikkim:-

Sikkim is a land of mountains, where you can enjoy snowfall and sunny days ; where the traditions, cuisine, festivals, and cultures vary from district to district, from religion to religion. Here is the list of all the things to do in Sikkim:

  • Gondola Ride – Gangtok
  • River Rafting at Teesta River
  • Seven Sisters Waterfall – Gangtok
  • M.G. Marg for Local Cuisine – Gangtok
  • Tashi View Point – Gangtok
  • Rumtek Monastery – Gangtok
  • Pemayangtse Monastery – Gangtok
  • Ranka Monastery – Gangtok
  • Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary – Yumthang
  • Hand Gliding/Skiing – Yumthang
  • Mt Brumkhangse for hiking – Yumthang
  • Paragliding – Gangtok
  • Mahatma Gandhi Marg
  • Himalayan Zoological park
  • Yumesamdong
  • Khangchendzonga Biosphere Reserve
  • Menmecho Lake
  • Chombu – Yumthang
  • Zero Point Adventures – Yumthang Valley
  • Dzongri Trek – Base Camp Yuksom
  • Kanchenjunga Mountains – Pelling
  • Chenrezig Sky Walk Pelling
  • Chenrezig Statue, Pelling
  • Kichipudi Lake – Wishing Lake
  • Char Dham in Namchi, Ravangla
  • Mountain Biking Tour – Gangtok
  • Singalila Trek – Darjeeling
  • North Lha-Ri-Nying Phu
  • Hot Spring – Yumthang
  • The Namgyal Institute of Tibetology
  • Valley of Flowers – Yumthang
  • Do Drul Chorten – Gangtok
  • Bird Watching – Kewzing
  • Tsuk La Khang Monastery – Gangtok

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Attractions in Gangtok:

Gangtok apart from others has more resources, a population, diverse cultures, and vast facilities for tourists. I always thinking an adventure type, I can do paragliding, mountain biking, camping, trekking, enjoying Khangchendzonga Sunrise view, tasting local cuisine at M.G Marg. If you want to enjoy the tranquility of nature, you can visit the khecheopalri Lake, Zero Point, the Valley of Flowers in Yumthang, the seven sisters waterfall, Tashi view Points and many more. If you are into spirituality and want to learn more about ancient history, you can visit the Rumtek monasteries, Rumtek Monastery, Pemayangtse Monastery, Ranka Monastery, Char Dam, and many more holy grounds of Hindus and Buddhists.

 From savoring local cuisine to buying traditional souvenirs, from serene nature sightseeing to adrenaline-pumping paragliding and mountain biking; Sikkim is filled with boundless mysteries that will make you crave more. 

Transportations in Sikkim:-

If you are visiting or sightseeing, It’s best to rent local cars. If you are Bangladeshi and want to visit Sikkim via train, watch my videos on Sikkim- 

 

Restaurants and Hotels in Sikkim:-

Gangtok has the best hotels and restaurants. Other districts have motel-like places for accommodation. It’s best to check into hotels with proper websites and reviews for safety and comfort. If you are traveling via an agency, It’s better to check for their verification to not get scammed.

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Some things you need to keep in mind in your Sikkim Tour

  • Some places are high so the altitude may affect you. It’s better to keep some anti-emetic drugs, saline, water, etc.
  • Some high locations lack facilitated hotels, bathrooms, and sanitation, even water for bathrooms is colder.
  • While tracking, avoid heavy backpacks & heavy foods. Keep spare water bottles.
  • There are some places, that are off-limits to tourists, and only natives or Indians can visit.
  • Always need warm clothes,  some place might be colder.
  • Avoid biking mountain at night, especially during winter and rainfalls.
  • It’s fun to try out various local cuisines, but opt for light energetic meals to avoid feeling tired throughout the journey.

For all the nature enthusiasts out there, Sikkim holds an inevitable spot for you to enjoy the best time of your life. So, Enjoy and have safe travel. 

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