Places to see
- Rumtek Monastery
- Budang Gari Fort
- Dubdi Monastery
- Pemayangtse Monastery
- Ralong Monastery
- Khecheopalri Lake
Best time to visit: October to Mid-December.
Culture: Sikkim has a blend of cultures and traditions of Nepal, India, Bhutan and Tibet. Traditional music and dance forms an important of the local festival and celebration in Sikkim. A popular sport of the Sikkimese, archery is traditionally, played after the harvests. With a total of about 250 monasteries, the culture of Sikkim is closely linked to Tibetan Buddhism. Monasteries represent the monuments and historical places and form an integral part of Sikkim. Population of Sikkim categorized into three major groups namely the Lepchas, Bhutias and the Nepalis; the state automatically becomes a multicultural one.
Food: Tibetan and Chinese cuisines at Sikkim with a very limited range of continental cuisine also available. Rice is the chief food of the Sikkimese. Momo (steamed dumpling), Tomato Achar (Pickle), Thukpa /Gya-Thuk (Noodle soup), Kinema curry (Fermented soybean), Gundruk and Sinki Soup (Fermented vegetable soup), Gundruk ko Achar (Pickle), Chhurpi Soup (Traditional cottage cheese), Chhurpi ka Achar (Pickle), Chhurpi-Ningro Curry (Chhurpi with wild fern).
Highlights: TsomngoLake, International Flower Festival, Trekking (Especially Green Lake Trek).
Top Hotels: Hotel Suhim Portico, My Fair Spa Gangtok Resort, Orange Village Resort, Royal Plaza, Hotel Golden Heights, Hotel Golden Pagoda.
Shopping: Lepcha weave bags, Carpets & Durries with intricate designs, wooden and bamboo handicrafts and other colorful gift items and souvenirs. You can also buy traditional paintings called Thngkas made on cotton canvas and often framed with silk.
Climate: Temperature in summer ranges from 13° to 21° Celsius and in winter 13° to 0.48° Celsius.
How to Reach
By Air: The nearest airport is Bagdogra near Siliguri in West Bengal, is connected by air to New Delhi, Kolkata and Guawahati.
By Road: The state is connected by road to Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Siliguri and also to all the District Headquarters within Sikkim.
By Rail: Siliguri (114 kms) and New Jalpaiguri (125 kms) are the two closest railway stations connecting Kolkata, Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai, Guwahati and other important cities in India with Sikkim.
Duration: 9 Days/8 Nights
Places to visit: New Delhi - Bagdogra - Darjeeling - Pelling - Gangtok - Sikkim - Kalimpong - Bagdogra - New Delhi
Day 1: (Delhi Arrival)
On the arrival at the Delhi IGI airport you will reach Delhi and will be accompanied to the hotel that has been booked in advance. After reaching hotel you can go sightseeing tour in Delhi like go for historical places, shopping in Chandi Chowk etc. After enjoying the day you will return back the hotel for the overnight stay and dinner.
Day 2: (Delhi - Bagdogra - Darjeeling)
After having breakfast you will go for Bagdogra from flight. Then you will go to Darjeeling. You will check into the hotel Guwahati. After refreshment you can see sightseeing of the Darjeeling. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the hotel in Darjeeling.
Day 3: (Darjeeling)
Next day you will proceed for local sightseeing in the afternoon. Then you will see the Ghoom Gompa (10 kms), Museum, Zoological Park, Botanical Gardens. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the hotel in Darjeeling.
Day 4: (Darjeeling - Pelling)
After breakfast you will visit Pemayangatse Monastery, Changay Waterfalls, Dentam Valley and Singshore Bridge in Pelling. After that you will see the Kecheoropalri Lake, Yuksom and Tashiding Monastery. Overnight stay in Pelling.
Day 5: (Pelling - Gangtok)
After breakfast you proceed the tour of Gangtok. You will visit Tsangu Lake (full day Excursion), Rumtek Monastery, Nam Nang View Point, Botanical Garden, Local Craft Centre, Flower Show (Seasonal) and Tibetan Market. Overnight stay in Gangtok.
Day 6: (Gangtok)
After breakfast in morning you will visit to Tashi View point, Ganesh Tok, Hanuman Tok and Pangthang. Overnight stay in hotel.
Day 7: (Gangtok - Sikkim)
Today you will visit in Sikkim. The new destinations are coming up on a regular basis in Sikkim. There is Yuksom, Rinchingpong, Mangalbari and many other places in Sikkim which are off the beaten track and provides excellent sojourn for the tourists. Overnight stay in hotel.
Day 8: (Sikkim - Kalimpong)
Today you will visit in Kalimpong attractions like Flower Nursuries, Durpin Daar,Jang-Dog-Palrifro-Brang-Gompa. You may also do river rafting in river Teesta. Overnight stay in Kalimpong.
Day 9: (Kalimpong - Bagdogra - New Delhi)
Return back to Bagdogra from Kalimpong for go to Delhi.