For all adventure-seekers, Sikkim would definitely be nothing less than paradise for you. Discover a mystical wonderland of amazing natural beauty. Buddhist monasteries, trekking trails and mountain views of Darjeeling will surely mesmerise you. Tripoventure offers the widest range of customizable Sikkim tours to suit every kind of traveller from Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai or Bangalore. Explore our tour packages to Sikkim with unbeatable deals and discounts. The variety of Sikkim tour packages we offer will please any traveller and offer something unique in every package.
Things to do in Sikkim:
It’s no wonder the most popular activities you could do while in Sikkim are on every person’s Travel Wishlist.
From backpackers to lovebirds or families with children, peace-seekers, nature lovers and travel photographers, the activities listed below in Sikkim suit everyone. So, take a closer look at these things to do in Sikkim and choose what activities will be happy to indulge in on your Sikkim tour.
- Monastery Tours in Sikkim — Rumtek Monastery, Enchey Monastery, Ralang Monastery, Phodang Monastery, Pemayangtse Monastery
- Yak Ride in Sikkim — Changu Lake or Tsomgo Lake
- Popular Trekking Trails in Sikkim — Goechala Trek, Khangchendzonga Base Camp Trek, Dzongri Trek, Hilley Varsey Trek, Green Lake Trek
- Pilgrimage Places in Sikkim — Char Dham Namchi, Tsomgo Lake, Gurudongmar Lake
- Village Walks in Sikkim — Pelling, Singhik, Dzongu, Bhulong, Rodhu Khandu
- Ropeway Ride in Sikkim — Gangtok
- White Water Rafting in Sikkim — Melli, Triveni, Rangpo
- Helicopter Ride in Sikkim — Gangtok
- Paragliding in Sikkim — Gangtok
- Birdwatching in Sikkim — Rumtek Gompa, Fambong Lho Wildlife Sanctuary, Tsomgo Lake, Kyongnosla Alpine Sanctuary, Khecheopalri Lake, Pelling, Maenam Wildlife Sanctuary
- Hot Spring Experiences — Reshi Hot Spring, Borong and Ralong Hot Spring, Yumthang Hot Spring, Yumesamdong Hot Spring
Famous food of Sikkim:
Sikkim is known for its excellent variety of foods, a delicious mixture of Nepalese and Tibetan food. Savour the street food in Sikkim or try the latest restaurants serving Sikkim-special cuisines. We are sure you will not want to leave the place once you savour the sweet and spicy flavours of Sikkimese food. So, explore Sikkim’s food and culture, book your vacation to Sikkim with Tripoventure and savour the many delightful local flavours.
- Chang: A Fermented Drink
- Thukpa: A Flavourful Noodle Soup
- Sishnu Ko Soup: The Famous Nettle Soup
- Thenthuk: A Popular Tibetan Soup
- Sel Roti: Sweetened Rice Bread
- Dal Bhaat: Sikkim’s Traditional Food
- Momos: A Scrumptious Snack
- Niguru with Churpi: A Sikkim Dish
- Bamboo Shoot Curry: A Delicious Curry
- Shimi ko Achar: A String Bean Pickle
- Sha Phaley: Packed With Minced Meat
- Phagshapa: A Popular Sikkimese Cuisine
- Gundruk and Sinki: A dish made in an earthen pot
- Kodo Ko Roti: Delicious Pancakes
- Sikkim Tea: Rich in Flavours
Best time to visit Sikkim:
Sikkim is a beautiful place to visit any time of the year because the weather is generally cool and pleasant. But, in general, the best time to travel to Sikkim is between March and June and September through December. However, if you need to plan a visit and want to know the most suitable time to go to Sikkim, these details could be helpful.
March through June (5degC to 25degC): The duration between March and June is the beginning of summer in Sikkim. However, the summers within Sikkim aren’t as savage as in other parts of India. This season’s weather is pleasant and makes it the perfect time to travel to Sikkim for specific areas within the state. At this time, one can also enjoy the festival of flowers. The summer is mild and warm and is the perfect time for hiking, where you will discover blooming orchids and rhododendrons throughout the stunning Himalayan kingdom.
July through October (4degC to 17degC): The monsoon season makes this region appear more appealing. It is advised to avoid visiting during this time or be careful when you travel here since this area is susceptible to landslides during monsoon season. However, one can plan one’s visit during the end of the monsoon to enjoy the tranquil greenery.
November through February (-5degC to 7 deg C): The winter season is charming and perfect for vacation, as the whole area is covered in snow. Most areas of the state receive snowfall and get engulfed in thick snow, thus luring tourists. Even though it does not snow in November, the temperature is quite apt for sightseeing.
How to reach Sikkim:
One of the most frequently asked questions is how to get to Sikkim. Sikkim’s connectivity to other parts of India makes it easy to reach.
Bagdogra Airport is located approximately 125km from Gangtok. It is the closest airport to Sikkim’s capital. You can hire taxis and cabs from the airport to get to Gangtok. It takes less than five hours to drive there.
Sikkim also has its airport, the Pakyong Airport. It was inaugurated in May 2018. However, the airport was recently opened but isn’t well connected to major Indian cities. However, the airport will soon be connected with other parts of the country.
Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim, enjoys excellent road connectivity with nearby and neighbouring cities like Darjeeling (96km), Siliguri 118 km and Kalimpong 75 km. You can get luxury, roadways, and state-run buses to Gangtok from Siliguri and Darjeeling, Kalimpong, and Kurseong. Though buses take a little long time, you won’t regret the journey because the roads are scenic and pretty. Moreover, buses are economical too.
Taxis from New Jalpaiguri NJP are another option that is less time-consuming but can be more expensive. They take approximately 4 to 5 hours. You won’t be disappointed by the roads and the stunning views of the lush fields and hills along the way.
Those travelling to Sikkim by train can book their tickets up to New Jalpaiguri railway station, nearly 120 km from the capital city of Gangtok. Several trains run on the route connecting the destination with the rest of the country. Regular trains are available from prime Indian cities like Kolkata, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru and Kochi. Cabs and buses for Gangtok are easily available from outside the railway station.