Sikkim, a tiny hill state situated in the Northeastern part of India, Sikkim is home to the third-highest peak in the world and the jewel of the state, Kanchenjunga is visible from almost anywhere you stand. The state is highlighted by the thick woodlands to colorful meadows to panoramic views of the snow-capped mountains. Blessed with warm-hearted people offering some of the best hospitality, magnificent treks, scenic landscapes, Sikkim is truly a place people fall in love with.
Sikkim is bounded by Tibet on its North, West Bengal on its South, Bhutan on its east and Nepal on its West. Being the least populated and second smallest Indian state, this place is a true delight for people wanting a private and secluded trip. Sikkim is a paradise for adventure junkies, offers various activities like trekking, mountaineering, and more. Don't forget to take a glimpse of the authentic Tibetian culture and a flavor of Buddhism. The bizarre rituals with thangkas and Tantric objects, human skulls,thigh-bone trumpets, and ancient manuscripts will surely take you back in time. Make friends with the warm-hearted locals and get to know about the traditional Tibetian culture.
Coming to the cuisines of Sikkim, it is famous for Momos, which are stuffed with everything starting from meat to cheese and even tofu. You must also try Thukpa (a delectable noodle soup), Phagshapa (pork), and Sha Phaley (deep-fried bread stuffed with beef and cabbage). One cannot forget to make time for a cup of some of the world's finest tea from Temi Tea Garden, a sprawling, hillside plantation. Whether you are looking for a relaxing holiday or seeking a fun-filled adventurous holiday, Sikkim will never disappoint you.
Languages Spoken -
Nepali, Bhutia, Lepcha, English
Things to do
Paragliding in Gangtok
Bungee Jumping at Singshore Bridge
Take a Yak Safari Ride
Rafting in Teesta River
Ropeway in Gangtok
Cycling on Silk Route
Drive on Nathula Pass
Caving in the North Lha-Ri-Nying Phu
Best time to visit
The best time to visit Sikkim is between March to May and October and mid-December