Sikkim: Where Nature Smiles

Sikkim has been given many names. The Lepchas, original inhabitants of the land called it Nye-mae-el `The Paradise'. The Limbus named it Su Khim or `New House' while to the Bhutias it was Beymul Demazong `The Hidden Valley Of Rice'.

A land where nature's beauty is at its epitome and culture so vivid once you reach there you'll find yourself mesmerized and unwilling to go back.

The serene and traditional monasteries of Tibetan Buddhism coexist with Hindu shrines of the ever-growing Nepali community, with both religions creating some of the most exotic sculptures inspired by these cultures throughout Sikkim.

We have curated special packages for you where you can explore Sikkim. We take you on a surreal journey from Gangtok - Lachen - Lachung - Nathula - Zuluk.

We have two types of packages: 1) Sikkim Bike Trip   2) Sikkim Car Tour

These both tour takes you diving straight into the world of the natural beauty of Sikkim.

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Sikkim Bike Road Trip - Tour

Sikkim Bike Road Trip

  • 6 Nights 7 Days
  • Siliguri, West Bengal
₹ 28,000View Details
Sikkim SUV Tour Package - Tour

Sikkim SUV Tour Package

  • 6 Nights 7 Days
₹ 20,000View Details

Places To Visit On Sikkim Tour

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. Is it the fresh vibes emitted by the thick forest you just crossed? Or is it 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 the northeastern part of India, Sikkim is often referred to as the "brother" to "seven sisters" states of the region.

GANGTOK

The first place that comes to one's mind when thinking about visiting Sikkim is its capital city of Gangtok. Boasting off its pristine natural surroundings and the adequate amount of modernization, Gangtok is rightly known as the "Gateway to Sikkim".

Gangtok at a glance

Weather: Temperatures range from an average maximum of 22 °C in summer to an average minimum of 4 °C in winter.

Elevation: 1,650 m

Total Population: 100, 286

Local Language: Bhutia, Lepcha, Nepali, Hindi, English

When to visit?

Summer months from March to June and early winter months from September to December serve as the best time to visit the Gangtok. Monsoon season should be avoided as landslides are always a possibility in mountain regions.

How to reach?

For frequent flyers, Pakyong airport will seal the deal as it is located about 30 km away from the capital city of Gangtok. After reaching the airport you can either book a taxi or take a bus to Gangtok city. 

If you are a fan of train rides then you can take a train to Siliguri as it is the nearest train station from Gangtok. Siliguri is connected to all major train routes of the country.

You can also opt for a traditional road trip, finding your way through the curvy mountain roads while enjoying the scenic beauty of the state.

What to eat?

Gangtok offers a rich blend of both local and foreign cuisines. You should definitely go for local delicacies like Momos, Thukpa, Wonton, Gyathuk, and Thenthuk while sipping a local alcohol-based drink called Chang. Gangtok also offers Indian, Tibetan and Chinese cuisines like none other.

Places to visit?

Nathula Pass

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 panoramic view of the region that Nathula offers makes up for the efforts.

Rumtek Monastery

Built atop a hill, looking over the Gangtok city, the Rumtek Monastery is one of the largest monasteries in Sikkim. It showcases a beautiful Tibetan architecture style and also houses a number of rare artifacts. Along with a picturesque view of the Gangtok city, the Rumtek Monastery engulfs the visitors with a rare sense of peace.

Tsomgo Lake

The snow from the mountains melts and forms the crystal clear water of Tsomgo lake. It is located on the Gangtok-Nathula highway with snow-capped mountains in its backdrop and lush meadows surrounding it. The pure scenic beauty and the rich atmosphere around it makes Tsomgo lake a sought after tourist location.

ZULUK

Zuluk is one of the lesser-known tourist locations of Sikkim. A natural paradise offering subliming views of snow-capped mountains, lush meadows, and authentic Himalayan vibes, Zuluk can rightfully be called an underrated jewel of Sikkim. 

Zuluk at a glance

Weather: The average temperature in summers would be near 20 °C while winters see snowfall of 3-4 feet. 

Elevation: 3000 m

Total Population: 700

Local Language: Bhutia, Lepcha, Nepali, Hindi, English

When to visit?

Summer months from August to September and winter months from January to April serve as the best time to visit the Zuluk. Monsoon season should be avoided as landslides are always a possibility in mountain regions.

How to reach?

Zuluk is situated about 90 km away from the capital city of Gangtok.

For frequent flyers, Pakyong airport will seal the deal as it is located about 30 km away from the capital city of Gangtok. After reaching the airport you can either book a taxi or take a bus to Gangtok city. From Gangtok, you can take a taxi or a bus to Zuluk.

If you are a fan of train rides then you can take a train to Siliguri as it is the nearest train station from Gangtok. Siliguri is connected to all major train routes of the country. From Gangtok, you can take a taxi or a bus to Zuluk.

You can also opt for a traditional road trip, finding your way through the curvy mountain roads while enjoying the scenic beauty of the state.

What to eat?

Zuluk is not as rich as Gangtok when it comes to offering a rich cuisine. But you should definitely go for local delicacies like Momos, Thukpa, Wonton, Gyathuk, and Thenthuk while sipping a local alcohol-based drink called Chang. 

Places to visit?

Thambi View Point

The Thambi viewpoint is a major tourist attraction around Zuluk known for its 32 zig zags turns making your head spin and heartbeat with excitement. You can also locate the famous and ancient Silk Route. Zuluk offers picturesque views of the Himalayas. It also provides the best view of the rising sun from the peak of Kanchenjunga. 

Lungthung

If you are a fan of picnic spots then Lungthung will serve your purpose. With lush green meadows and the ever attractive tea estates surrounded by serene mountains, Lungthung is the best possible getaway from your hectic city life. Lungthung is just 4 km away from Zuluk.

Kupup Lake

Ever heard about the famous elephant shape lake of Sikkim? At a height of about 14000 feet, the Kupup lake is shaped like an elephant. It offers a panoramic view of the surroundings and will definitely serve as the perfect background for your travel pictures.

LACHEN

Lachen is a beautiful town in Sikkim famous for its natural surroundings and as a trekking point for the nearby tourist locations. Its apple orchards, flower clad meadows, and a picturesque mountain backdrop makes it a must-visit place for everyone. 

Lachen at a glance

Weather: The average annual temperature is 9.7 °C

Elevation: 2,750 m

Total Population: 1325

Local Language: Bhutia, Lepcha, Nepali, Hindi, English

When to visit?

Summer months from March to June and early winter months from September to December serve as the best time to visit Lachen. Monsoon season should be avoided as landslides are always a possibility in mountain regions. If you visit during the summer season then you will get to enjoy the annual Yak race.

How to reach?

Lachen is situated about 129 km away from the capital city of Gangtok.

For frequent flyers, Pakyong airport will seal the deal as it is located about 30 km away from the capital city of Gangtok. After reaching the airport you can either book a taxi or take a bus to Gangtok city. From Gangtok, you can take a taxi or a bus to Lachen.

If you are a fan of train rides then you can take a train to Siliguri as it is the nearest train station from Gangtok. Siliguri is connected to all major train routes of the country. From Gangtok, you can take a taxi or a bus to Lachen.

You can also opt for a traditional road trip, finding your way through the curvy mountain roads while enjoying the scenic beauty of the state.

What to eat?

Lachen is not as rich as other tourist locations of Sikkim when it comes to offering a rich cuisine. But you should definitely go for local delicacies like Momos, Thukpa, Wonton, Gyathuk, and Thenthuk while sipping a local alcohol-based drink called Chang. 

Places to visit?

Gurudongmar Lake

Located northeast of Kanchenjunga, one of the highest water bodies of the world, Gurudongmar Lake is a sight to behold. Being a freshwater lake, it creates a mirror image of surrounding mountains on its surface leaving tourists in awe of marvels of nature.

Tso Lhamo Lake

After taking permission from the army you can begin a 5 km trek from Gurudongmar Lake to another freshwater lake called Tso Lhamo Lake. It offers a beautiful view of the surrounding mountains and a glimpse of the natural scenic beauty of the state.

Thangu

Thangu is a small town located north of Lachen. Tourists stop at this town to rest before trekking to Gurudongmar lake and surrounding areas. People are nice and friendly and you will get to see how locals live in traditional houses.

Lachung

Lachung is one of the famous tourist destinations of Sikkim. It is a beautiful town surrounded by snow-clad mountains, lush green valleys, and gorges. Lachung’s markets are filled with local handicraft stores offering unique and memorable artworks to tourists at reasonable prices. Lachung with the right amount of hustle and bustle and the ever overwhelming natural marvels is a tourist delight. 

Lachung at a glance

Weather: The average annual temperature is 9.4 °C

Elevation: 2,700 m

Total Population: 2495

Local Language: Bhutia, Lepcha, Nepali, Hindi, English

When to visit?

Summer months from March to June and early winter months from September to December serve as the best time to visit Lachung. Monsoon season should be avoided as landslides are always a possibility in mountain regions.

How to reach?

 Lachung is situated about 113 km away from the capital city of Gangtok.

For frequent flyers, Pakyong airport will seal the deal as it is located about 30 km away from the capital city of Gangtok. After reaching the airport you can either book a taxi or take a bus to Gangtok city. From Gangtok, you can take a taxi or a bus to Lachung.

If you are a fan of train rides then you can take a train to Siliguri as it is the nearest train station from Gangtok. Siliguri is connected to all major train routes of the country. From Gangtok, you can take a taxi or a bus to Lachung.

You can also opt for a traditional road trip, finding your way through the curvy mountain roads while enjoying the scenic beauty of the state.

What to eat?

Lachung offers local delicacies like Momos, Thukpa, Wonton, Gyathuk and Thenthuk along with a local alcohol-based drink called Chang.

Places to visit?

Lachung Monastery

The spiritual vibes, authentic architecture and sublime surroundings make the Lachung Monastery a treat for every tourist. Established in 1880, Lachung Monastery has ever since stood out as a religious center in the area. 

Yumthang Valley

Flowers blooming from every corner, green lush meadows spread like a carpet with Yaks grazing on the grass, the Yumthang Valley looks like a paradise right out of fiction. The hot springs and nearby rivers only add to the experience of Yumthang Valley. 

Chungthang

Chungthang is a small town with not so small share in the mythological legends of the state. It is believed that Guru Padmasambhava blessed this small town with his presence and locals say that there is a stone that still has his footprints. Tourists stop at Chungthang before trekking to Yumthang Valley.

SILIGURI

Siliguri, often referred to as the Gateway to Northeast India, is a metropolitan city in West Bengal. From a tourist’s perspective, Siliguri acts as a transit point owing to its close proximity to the Northeast states and a well-connected transport system. You can stopover at Siliguri to enjoy a wide variety of authentic cuisines. Siliguri also offers a number of places for sightseeing such as Salugara Monastery, ISKCON Temple, the Science City, and the Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary. 

Siliguri at a glance

Weather: The average annual temperature is 24 °C

Elevation: 140 m

Total Population: 701, 489

Local Language: Bengali, Hindi, English

When to visit?

The months from October to February serves as the best time to visit Siliguri. Being a hilly area, the temperature drops to around 10 °C during these months and works as a great escape for the tourists. 

How to reach?

Siliguri’s Bagdogra airport will serve the frequent flyers. You can take a taxi from the airport to reach your accommodation in Siliguri. 

Siliguri is well connected to major train routes of West Bengal and neighboring states. You can opt for a train journey to Siliguri and enjoy the wonders of West Bengal and other states along the way. 

But if you are looking for an authentic wanderlust experience then you will be happy to know that Siliguri has well maintained and well-connected roads. You can take your own vehicle and have a smooth and serene journey to Siliguri. 

What to eat?

Being a transit point for most tourists, Siliguri offers an amalgam of different kinds of cuisines. You can go for Bengali, Chinese, North Indian, South Indian and even Nepali cuisine owing to a significant population of Nepali migrants in Siliguri. 

Places to visit?

You can pay a visit to the Salugara Monastery which is famous for its 100 feet Stupa or you can visit the ISKCON temple and get engulfed by the spiritual and serene vibes. The Nature Interpretation Centre and the planetarium of the North Bengal Science Centre provide its visitors an attractive and informative glimpse of science and nature.