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Travel to Sikkim – A Mountainous Region in the Eastern Himalayas


Stand in Awe amidst the Mighty Mountains or Live Vicariously when in Sikkim

The Sikkim is located in India’s North-East region resting in the eastern mountain-range of Himalaya. This Indian state measures 112 km in length from north-to-south and 64 km in width from east-to-west. Sikkim may appear small in size. However, it has plenty to offer to the tourists in terms of natural beauty, religious places or adventure sports. It attracts thousands of tourists every year from different corners of India, as this state has something unique for everyone.

Mighty Mountain of Sikkim

Five different mountains are located at the western Sikkim guarding this state with their mighty structure. The 27,803 feet high Mt. Kanchenjunga is the third highest mountain in this world and is located in West Sikkim. The sunlight paints this snow-clad mountain in a palette of colors starting from the early morning to early evening. This mountain even dazzles with the flawless silvery shine at the full-moon nights. The magnificence of Kanchenjunga brings heaven down to this world, and thousands of tourists visit Sikkim to witness her elegance.

The 24,005 feet high Mt. Kabru determines the India-Nepal border and 22,610 feet Mt. Siniolchu is located near the Green Lake. The splendorous view of these mountains can enthrall every tourist. Mt. Thingchinkhang, Mt. Pandim and Mt. Jhopuno are three other majestic mountains located in western Sikkim. The tourists need the permission of the Home Department for Alpine Expedition which allows them to scale the heights of these mountains. The Rathong glacier is another beautiful location to explore when visiting the West Sikkim.

Adventurous Journey

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Sikkim can also quench the thirst of thrill-seekers with plentiful of adventurous activities.

  • The mighty mountain range of Himalaya surrounds the ‘Goecha La Trek’ from all sides. The rugged terrains combined can challenge even the experienced trekkers of this world whilst the enthralling beauty can captivate them on their trekking journeys.
  • The Teesta River is not only the lifeline of Sikkim. Her roller-coaster currents also allow the lovers of adventure sports to enjoy a thrilling journey while rowing the colorful
  • The Yak riding is a unique adventure sport in Sikkim and tourists can enjoy this ride near Tsomgo Lake.
  • The ‘Cable Car’ ride in Gangtok allows the tourists to get a bird’s eye view of the entire Sikkim. The uppermost station is at Tashiling, and the lowest terminal is at Deorali Market. The Nam Nang is the intermediate station. This ride starts from 8 a.m. every morning and continues till 4:30 p.m. every afternoon.
  • The tourists can also try the paragliding or ride on a mountain bike from Gangtok to Rangpo.

Other Attractions

  • The tourists can visit the Namgyal Institute of Tibetology in Gangtok to learn about Tibetan ethnicity.
  • They can visit the Maenam Wildlife Sanctuary in Kewzing to become mesmerized by the colourful
  • They can take some rest in the quiet of Rumtek Monastery which is a picturesque monastery in Gangtok.

Accommodation & Food

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There is no dearth of heritage hotels, luxury hotels or deluxe hotels in Sikkim. A tourist can choose the accommodation according to his/her budget. The locals also rent their homes to the tourists. It is an opportunity for the tourists to taste the local cuisine and home-cooked meals.

Reaching Sikkim

Air:

The Bagdogra Airport is 124 kilometers from Sikkim.

Train:

The New Jalpaiguri station of Siliguri is 148 kilometers from Sikkim.

Road:

The tourists can reach Gangtok from the aforementioned rail-station or airport via rented cars. The Sikkim Tourism can create a personalized itinerary for every tourist according to specific requirements.

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