Annual Rainfall :3894 mm
Language: Nepali, Sikkimese, Bhutia, Lepcha, Hindi, English
Best time to visit: October to March
STD Code: 03592
An Overview Of Sikkim
Sikkim is a landlocked Indian state nestled in Himalayas.It is the least populous state in India and the second-smallest in area after Goa.It has been given many names Nye-mae-el - `paradise' or Su Khim - `new house' or Beymul Demazong -`the hidden valley of rice'. The glory of Sikkim is Mt. Khangchendzonga,the third highest mountain in the world.Importance of Sikkim
* Organic, Green and Pollution Free State
* Very rich Culture, traditions, heritage and strong commitment
* Eco-tourism & Wildlife
* Village Tourism
* Adventure Tourism
* Wellness, Health, Yoga, Herbal and medical tourism
* Religious, culture, Heritage and pilgrimage Tourism
* Conference Tourism and many more
Sikkim At a Glance
Districts:Gyalshing,Namchi,Gangtok and Mangan People and Culture:The People of Sikkim consist of three ethnic groups, Lepcha, Bhutia and Nepali.
Climate: * Cold Weather
Season: December – February
* Spring Season: March – May
* South-West Monsoon: June – September * Period of retreating
Monsoon: October – NovemberGangtok
Gangtok,is the capital of Sikkim.It is a modern capital city with shops, universities, a fully equipped hospital and fast food outlets.It is an attractive city where different cultures and religions get together in good harmony. From the town itself one can enjoy beautiful sceneries of mountaintops covered in snow. Gangtok is a excellent place for shopping. Laal Bazar is known for its exotic fruits and handicrafts along with dairy products including cheese made out of Yak's milk.
Locations around Gangtok
Rumtek Monastery (Dharma Chakra)
The centre is the treasure house of some of world's most unique religious scriptures and sacred objects.
Tsango Lake- "Source of the Lake"
It is one of the sacred lakes of Sikkim. Nathula Pass
It is a silk trading route between India and China. One can see The Great Wall Of China from Nathula on a Sunny Day.
Fambong Lho Wildlife Sanctuary
It is situated at a distance of 20km from Gangtok.This place is the home of Himalayan Black Bear, Red Panda, Civet Cat and many rare species of avifauna and butterflies.
The main attraction is the Pemayangste Monastery- "Perfect sublime lotus".Next one is Pemayangtse Monastery: Of all the monasteries of West Sikkim Pemayangtse is considered special because of its purity.
Yuksam is the first capital of Sikkim.It is situated in western corner of Sikkim.It has high forest-covered snow-capped mountains.It is the entry point into the Khagchendzonga National Park. The area is rich in natural diversity & cultural ethnicity and has attracted visitors far and wide. The area surrounding Yuksam is truly a "Birders' Paradise" having more than 250 bird species. Yuksam is well connected by road and is approximately 130 km from Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim.Namchi
Sikkim's South District, is the second largest populated districts of Sikkim gives panoramic views of Darjeeling, Kalimpong and the magic snow-capped mountains in the back. Namchi's flower show, hosted in February, is the largest flower show in Sikkim. The prime attraction of this show is the display of exotic and rare orchids. Namchi is 90 Kms. away from Gangtok the state capital, and 100 Kms. away from siliguri the nearest railways station.
More Places To See
Aritar Lake(Ghati-Tso),Baba Harbhajan Singh Memorial Temple,Bakthang Waterfalls,Ban Jhakri Falls. Borong,Borong Ralong Hot Spring,Botanical Garden,Budha Park,Chakung,Chogyal Park,Gangtok Ropeway,Chakung,Chogyal Park,Darap Cherny Village,Directorate Of Handicrafts & Handlooms (DHH) Do Drul Choten,Dubdi Monastery,Enchey Monastery,Fambong Lho Wildlife Sanctuary,Ganesh Tok Gonjang Monastery,Gurudongmar Lake,Hanuman Tok,Himalayan (Bulbuley) Zoological Park Kewzing Village,Khangchendzonga Waterfalls,Khecheopalri Lake,Kongri-Labdang,Labrang Monastery M.G. Marg,Maenam Hill,Menmecho Lake.
How To Reach Sikkim
By Air:The nearest airport to sikkim is Bagdogra Airport of West Bengal which is only 124 Kms away from Gangtok.
By Rail:New Jalpaiguri and Siliguri are the two rail stations nearest to Sikkim located in West Bengal. NJP is 125 Kms and Siliguri is 114 Kms from Gangtok and is well connected to all the major cities.
By Road:Most of reputed destinations of Sikkim are interlinked by all season roads.