Do you sometimes wish to drive amidst the serene snow capped mountains and reveal the unsaid? Then here is Sikkim holding it’s show of vivid colors changing with every curve in the mountain along with the scenery. The capital city Gangtok offers the best joys of marketing,homestays and other luxuries.Sikkim being the least populated state in the country is a paradise of fairytale destinations and warm hearted people,Sikkim affirms for an incredible holiday experience that is an agglomeration of adventure, culture,history and sheer beauty of nature. During the last two decades tourism has seen a major boost in the state with more than thousands tourists visiting every year. A traveler’s best treat hub with an assortment of adventure activities like trekking,mountaineering,river rafting,rope climbing and yes the best part are the yak rides. The high altitude lakes,roads and mountain passes are enough to make your heart beat fast.If you’re a spoiled foodie,then place will treat you real good with it’s major gastronomical treats. The numb yet speaking views of Mt. Kanchenjunga is to die for. The Mountain state is a home to tremendous species of flora and fauna. The National parks in Sikkim are hugely populated with variety of orchids,several species of butterflies,birds,snow leopards,yaks and others animals. The sanctuaries offers nice treks where huts for trekkers are also available. Overall the perfect place to experiment on you is Sikkim.
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE: Nepali, Sikkimese, Lepcha, Tamang, Newari, Limbu, Gurung, Rai, Sunwar and English.
WEATHER AND RAINFALL:
The state witnesses five seasons: Summer,Winter,Spring,Autumn and Monsoon. The climate here ranges from sub-tropical in the south to tundra in the north. Most of the inhabited region experience a temperate climate with temperatures seldom exceeding 28°C in summer. The average annual temperature for most of sikkim is around 18°C.
HOW TO REACH:
BY AIR: The nearest airport is Bagdogra Airport at West Bengal which is only 124 kms away from Gangtok.
BY RAIL: The nearest rail stations are New Jalpaiguri and Siliguri which are well connected to the major cities. NJP is about 125 kms and Siliguri is about 114 kms away from Gangtok.
BY ROAD: The lifeline of Sikkim,which is National Highway 31A connects Gangtok with Siliguri and this picturesque highway runs through the lush green forests along the bank of river Teesta on one side and sky touching mountain ranges of Himalayan range on the other side. The unique ride of almost two hours will give you the best feeling of contentment.