Sikkim Tour Tips – Everything You Need To Know For An Amazing Sikkim Tourby Sukriti Srivastava Travel Blogger
Looking out of the window of your vehicle as it is moving on what looks like a typical mountain road, you feel something new and you start wondering what it could be. Maybe it is the fresh vibes emitted by the thick forest you just crossed? Or maybe it is the serenity of the meadow you saw before? Or is it the mightiness of the Kangchenjunga itself? You keep wondering but can’t seem to decide on one feeling and that’s the beauty of Sikkim, it’s one of a kind.
Located in northeastern part of India, Sikkim is often reffered to as the “brother” to “seven sister” states of the region. Owing to its high altitute and proximity to the Himalayas, summer months from March to June and early winter months from September to December serve as the best time to visit the state. Monsoon season should be avoided as landslides are always a possibility in mountain regions.
Sikkim is accesible by road from any of its neighbouring state. You can board state transport or private buses or opt for the all time favourite car ride. For frequent flyers, Pakyong airport will seal the deal as it located about 30 kms away from the captial city of Gangtok.
The first place that comes to one’s mind when thinking about visiting Sikkim is its captial city of Gangtok. Boasting off its pristine natural surrondings and the adequate amount of modernisation, Gangtok is rightly known as the “gateway to Sikkim”.
Tracing back its origin to the ancient Silk route, Nathula pass is one of the highest motorable roads in the world and is a hotspot for the tourists visiting the state. Although one needs to take a permit from the concerned authorities in Gangtok to visit Nathula but the panormic view of the region that Nathula offers makes up for the efforts.
Built atop a hill, looking over the Gangtok city, the Rumtek Monastery is one of the largest monasteries in Sikkim. It showcases beautiful Tibetan architecture style and also houses a number of rare artifcats. Along with a picturesque view of the Gangtok city, the Rumtek Monastery engulfs the visitors with a rare sense of peace.
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