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Sikkim Tourism

Sikkim Tourism offer wide potential of tourism in north eastern part of India like Sikkim, Darjeeling, etc. The state is one of the prominent destination for travel enthusiast simply because the Himalayan environment, Gurgling streams, snowcapped mountains, its richness of culture, monasteries, flora and fauna. Our Packages are managed in such a manner that offer you opportunity of enjoy untouched nature beauty and bask in the glory of all its freshness. Further our guidance will always be there to ensure most pleasant tour for lifetime. A Himalayan wonderland, Sikkim is nestled in the foothills of the eastern Himalayas and nature has gifted this state with unique beauty. The state is bestowed with a greater variety of vegetation and undisturbed valleys, five climatic zones, total sanitation, peaceful environment, hospitable and humble people and a rich cultural heritage – which is unmatched and would be hard to find anywhere else. Among its mountains is the fabulous Kanchenjunga is the third highest mountain in the world. Sikkim is also the least populous state in the Indian union. Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim is situated at a height of over five thousand feet above sea level.

History
The history of Sikkim an area in present-day North-East India, began in 1642 as a kingdom established when India and Nepal were still many princely states with many rulers at that time and had not unified to the present Union of India and present country of Nepal. At that time Sikkim had already solidified into country then with a king known as a Chogyal or dharma king, and till 16 May 1975 was an independent country ruled by the monarchs. Sikkim had twelve kings; Palden Thondup Namgyal was the last king of Independent Sikkim. There was contacts between ancient Hindus and Tibetans, followed by the establishment of a Buddhist kingdom or Chogyal in the 17th century. Sikkim emerged as a polity in its own right against a backdrop of incursions from Tibet and Bhutan, during which the kingdom enjoyed varying degrees of independence. In the early 18th century, the British Empire sought to establish trade routes with Tibet, leading Sikkim to fall under British suzerainty until independence in 1947. Initially, Sikkim remained an independent country, until it merged with India in 1975 after a decisive referendum. Many provisions of the Indian constitution had to be altered to accommodate the international treaties between Sikkim and India.

Fairs & Festivals
Sikkim, Buddhism and Hinduism are the predominant religions. The Nepalese people are mostly followers of Hinduism, whereas the Sikkimese, Bhotias and Tibetans are mostly followers of Buddhism. On account of this, various festivals are celebrated all through the year in the state. The Fairs and festivals in Sikkim reflect the rich history and culture of this erstwhile kingdom. They are also major contributors towards tourism in Sikkim, attracting numerous tourists from all over the world.

Best Time to Visit
The temperature in this town during the months of May to September is moderate with the maximum temperature being 28 to 30 degrees Celcius. North Sikkim experiences mild to heavy rainfall during the months of July and September. The weather during the winters is very harsh with the temperatures falling to sub-zero and it is not advisable to visit this town during this time.

How to Reach :-

planeBY AIR - Nearest airport from Sikkim is Bagdogra Airport at a distance of 124 km. This airport is connected to major airport of India and Bangkok. Airline companies like Indian Airlines, Spice Jet, and Go Air etc are functional here. You can further reach Gangtok by availing helicopter service, which is subjected to weather conditions. You can hire a taxi otherwise (Approximately 4 hours drive).

trainBY RAIL - Sikkim does not have a proper train network also. The nearest major railway station is New Jalpaiguri (NJP) which is about 6-7kms from Siliguri and 130 km from Gangtok. Very few selective trains also pass through Siliguri, which is approx. 114 km from Gangtok. Onward journey from Siliguri or New Jalpaiguri railway station is also possible by road.

basBY ROAD - Siliguri is more or less the main gateway to Sikkim. National Highway 31A connects Gangtok with Siliguri. The scenic lush green forests on the banks of river Teesta on one side and the Eastern Himalayan range on the other side make the drive worthwhile. As stated earlier, public vehicles including buses, shared jeeps and auto rickshaws are available from Siliguri to Gangtok, Kalimpong, Kurseong, etc. at frequent intervals. You can also opt for a private cab from Siliguri to travel further.

Sikkim Tour Packages

Sikkim Tourism India offer wide potential of tourism in north eastern part of India like Sikkim, Darjeeling, etc. The state is one of the prominent destination for travel enthusiast simply because the Himalayan environment, Gurgling streams, snowcapped mountains, its richness of culture, monasteries, flora and fauna. Our Packages are managed in such a manner that offer you opportunity of enjoy untouched nature beauty and bask in the glory of all its freshness. Sikkim holiday packages come fully packed with adventure sports like trekking, paragliding, mountaineering, river rafting and hiking. Besides, our wonderful tour of Sikkim also gives you a chance to have a face-off with the rich culture of Sikkim.