Top 5 Places to Visit in Sikkim

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Introduction

“Happiness can come in small packages or big packages!” if you want to enjoy this happiness then travel is the best key. If you want to witness this happiness, you must visit the majestic state of Northeast Sikkim. Tucked in the lap of the outstanding Himalayas, as this is the second smallest state in India, its magical beauty and amazing charm will make you wonder!

The North-East of India has so many wonders one of them is Sikkim which not only offers to enjoy its enchanting beauty but also offers exciting things to do and places to visit. If you are planning your trip to this mesmerizing state, here is the list of 5 best places to visit in Sikkim that will make a blissful and wonderful trip for a lifetime with Sikkim Sightseeing Tours. Enjoy this beauty with Sikkim Travel Packages.


Places to Visit in Sikkim

Gangtok: The Capital City

Believe it or not, Gangtok is one of the best places to visit in Sikkim because of its blissful charm and amazing beauty which you can’t ignore. The capital city of Sikkim, Gangtok is the perfect mix of urban elegance and natural beauty. This beautiful place serves as the gateway to a bundle of other attractions in the state and offers plenty of activities for visitors in Gangtok Travel Packages or Sikkim Family Trip.

Best Time to Visit: It depends on the interest and choice of visitors whether they want to witness the natural blooming beauty the best season to visit would be Spring from March to May or on the other hand if they want to see a clear view of the Himalayan Range Autumn Seaon is best. 

Ideal For: Families, Honeymooners etc.

Duration: 2-3 Days.

Major Attractions: MG Marg, Nathula Pass, Tsomgo Lake etc.

Things to do: River Rafting on the Teesta River, Paragliding, Trekking etc.

How to Reach: (Delhi to Gangtok)

Road: It will take around 32-35 Hours as the distance from Delhi to Gangtok is approximately 1600 Km. you will drive through NH27 and NH10 passing major cities like Lucknow, Patna and Siliguri.

Air: Fly to Bagdogra Airport from Delhi flight will take 2.5 hours. From the airport, hiring a taxi or taking a car to Gangtok will take 4-5 hours

Train: There is no direct train from Delhi to Gangtok, train to New Jalpaiguri (NJP) station, nearest to Gangtok. The train Journey from Delhi to NJP takes around 20-24 hours, and the road trip from NJP to Gangtok will take 4-5 hours. So total travel time will be 24-29 hours.



Pelling: Gateway to Kanchenjunga

The unusual small town of Sikkim is at the foot of the snow-capped Kanchenjunga. Pelling, an outstanding town in West Sikkim, is famous for its fabulous views of Mount Kanchenjunga, the third-highest peak in the world. It’s heaven for nature lovers and adventure seekers. This state is a highway connecting Gangtok and Yukson and is 125 km west of Gangtok. You can witness this place by including this in your Pelling Tour Packages and you can also it by including it in your Sikkim Honeymoon Packages.

Best Time to Visit: The best to visit this beauty is from March to May and from September to November as the weather during these months is so pleasant, with clear skies, which makes it an ideal destination for sightseeing and adventure activities.

Ideal For: Adventure seekers, Nature lovers etc.

Duration: 3-4 Days.

Major Attractions: Pemayangtse Monastery, Kanchenjunga Falls, Singshore Bridge etc.

Things to do: Paragliding, Trekking, Picnic etc.

How to Reach: (Gangtok to Pelling)

It will take near around 4-5 hours to reach Pelling from Gangtok by road. The journey is approximately 130 km. 



Lachung: Find Your Soul

If you want to recover your soul come to this scenic village of Lanchung with its humble yet beautiful paradise of greenery. Lachung Travel Packages include apple orchards, majestic mountains, varieties of flora and fauna, wonderful hot springs enchanting forests and dropping waterfalls that adore this small village. 

Lachung is a beautiful mountain village in North Sikkim where you can find the best place to shop for woven rugs and blankets. Must visit this place especially if you are a nature lover once in your life because time spent amongst nature is never wasted. Moreover, your holidays in Lachung will be mind-blowing with Sikkim Holiday Deals. 

Best Time to Visit: The weather in Lachung remains quite pleasant with ideal conditions from March to May and you can enjoy sightseeing as the snow begins to melt and colourful blooms are also visible.

Ideal For: Nature Lovers and Peace Seekers.

Duration: 1-2 Days

Major Attractions: Yumthang Valley, Lachung Monastery, Zero Point etc.

Things to do: Trekking at Yumthang Valley, Mask Dance at Lachung Monastery, Picnic at Zero Point etc.

How to Reach: (Gangtok to Lachung)

It will take near around 6 hours to reach Lachung from Gangtok by road. The journey is approximately 100 km. Ensure you have all the necessary permits.



Namchi: Cultural and Spiritual Hub

“Sky High” means Namchi in Sikkimese, is the capital of South Sikkim and a hub of Culture, Spirituality, and Nature. The place is well-known for its amazing monasteries, statues, and gardens. If you are in South Sikkim and a cultural lover do not miss a single chance to visit this place as this is a must-visit place. Namchi is the cherry on the cake place for a spiritual lover and South Sikkim is identified by Namchi mainly.  Namchi Tour Packages Or Sikkim Holiday Tour gives you the best of Namchi which will be memorable for a lifetime. 

Best Time to Visit: March to May is a good to visit because the temperature remains moderate and other good times are between September to November.

Ideal For: Cultural or Sprtiuarl lovers.

Duration: 1-2 Days 

Major Attractions: Samdruptse Hill, Namchi Rock Garden, Temi Tea Garden etc.

Things to do: Trekking, Peaceful Walk, Tea gardening etc.

How to Reach: (Gangtok to Namchi)

It will take near around 3 hours to reach Namchi from Gangtok by road. The journey is approximately 78 km. 



Yuksom: The Historical Town

A small historical town in West Sikkim that is a treasure of this place is Yuksom. This is the most enchanting of all the tourist places in Sikkim. The place is known for its serene environment and historical significance. Here beauty laughs in the scenic villages, serenity gazes at you far from the old monasteries and the lovely breeze of the mountains whispers in your ears and the tales of delightful peace all this you can enjoy in your Yuksom Tour Packages as this place is the best for honeymooners.

Best Time to Visit: March to June and September to October are ideal because you can enjoy the views and do outdoor activities.

Ideal For: Honeymooners and Families. 

Duration: 1-2 Days

Major Attractions: Norbugang Coronation Throne, Dubdi Monastery, Khangchendzonga National Park etc.

Things to do: Take part in Goecha La Trek, Enjoy the peace at Mani Halls, Shopping at bustling Brazzers.

How to Reach: (Gangtok to Lachung)

It will take near around 6 hours to reach Yuksom from Gangtok by road. The journey is approximately 120 km. 



Conclusion

Sikkim is a very beautiful state in the northeast which is a treasure trove of natural beauty, spiritual riches and cultural heritage. Each of these top 5 destinations - Gangtok, Pelling, Lachung, Namchi, Yuskom offers a unique experience that captures the charm of Sikkim.  Whether you seek adventure, tranquillity or a deeper spiritual connection, Sikkim promises an adventure that you will remember long after you leave this magical place.


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