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Sikkim

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Nestled in the laps of the Himalayas and home to Kanchenjunga, Sikkim is one of the most popular tourist destinations in India. Away from the hustle-bustle of daily life, Sikkim is bound to leave you awestruck. With just a stretch of hands, it seems you can touch the clouds in this beautiful state.

Sikkim houses rich culture, natural breathtaking beauty, vibrant festivals, adventures- you name them, you get them, here in Sikkim. Welcoming you at all five seasons, Sikkim is the perfect destination for those seeking rejuvenation. Sikkim has a lot to offer to its tourists, thus, the Sikkim tour itinerary must be planned wisely, so that you make the most out of it. There are a variety of Sikkim tour packages available that offer a Sikkim tour itinerary so that you do not miss out on anything, but let’s first delve into some more interesting facts about Sikkim tourism.

Sikkim houses some of the most beautiful hill stations in India, and Gangtok is one of them. The capital of Sikkim, Gangtok is the "Gateway to Sikkim" and is the perfect blend of natural beauty and rich culture and urbanization. Tsomgo lake, one of the highest lakes in India, is always a part of every tourist's Sikkim tour itinerary. Nathu-la Pass is another major tourist spot in Sikkim. A tourist hotspot is Lachung, where two major tributaries, Lachen and Lachung meet. Kanchenjunga National Park is another favorite destination for nature lovers. Other than these, pristine lakes, breathtaking valleys, and elegant monasteries are found in abundance in Sikkim.


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MUMBAI - GANGTOK – PELLING - DARJEELING - MUMBAI
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  • Day 1 - NJP STATION / BAGDOGRA (IXB) AIRPORT– GANGTOK (5500 FT / 120 KMS / 5 HRS)

    On arrival at NJP Railway Station / Bagdogra (IXB) Airport you will be received by ZiniGo Executive who will assist you to board your vehicle to Gangtok. Upon arrival proceed for check-in at hotel. Evening free for relaxation. Overnight stay at Gangtok.


  • Day 2 - GANGTOK - TSOMGO LAKE EXCURSION (12400 FT / 43 KMS / 3 HRS)

    After breakfast proceed for a full day excursion to Tsomgo Lake with an average depth of 50ft. spend a few blissful hours gazing at the absolute perfection of natural beauty at the Tsomgo lake and surrounding scenic view, further drive will take you to another holy site BABA MANDIR visit and return back to Gangtok. Overnight at Stay at Gangtok.

    Optional Visit - One can visit Nathula Pass (Indo-china boarder) by paying supplement, the visit is subjected to Permit and it's not guaranteed, Nathula Pass remains closed on Monday & Tuesday.


  • Day 3 - GANGTOK - PELLING (7200 FT / 125 KMS / 05 HRS)

    After breakfast proceed to Pelling. Evening free for relaxation / self-activity. Overnight stay at Pelling.

    Optional Visit - On the way to Pelling One can go for Namchi Excursion by paying supplement.

  • Day 4 - PELLING (SIGHTSEEING)

    After breakfast start for full day sightseeing. 1st Half tour - Darap village, Rimbi water Falls, Khecheopalri Lake & Khangchendzongha waterfalls. In afternoon start for 2nd half tour - Pemayangtse Monastery, Rabdantse Ruins, New Helipad Ground. Overnight stay at Pelling.

    Optional Visit – Sky Walks visit & Sighshore Bridge excursiont can be made by paying supplement.


  • Day 5 - PELLING –DARJEELING (6700 FT / 80 KMS / 4 HRS)

    After breakfast proceed to Darjeeling. Evening free for relaxation / self-activity. Overnight stay at Darjeeling.

  • Day 6 - DARJEELING – TIGER HILL SUNRISE & CITY TOUR

    Early morning at around 3:45 AM drive to Tiger Hill to view sunrise over Kanchendzonga Peak (subject to clear weather). On the way back visit Ghoom Monastery, Peace memorial & Batasia Loop.

    Back to hotel for breakfast & freshen up – After breakfast proceed to city tour includes Padmaja Naidu Zoological Park, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (Closed on Thursday), Ropeway (Ticket on direct payment basis), Tensing Gumpo Rock, Tibetan Refugee Self Help Centre (Closed on Sunday), Tea Estate (Outer View), Natural History Museum (Sunday Closed), Peace Pagoda. Back to hotel. Evening free to take a tiny walk around mall road - Overnight stay at Darjeeling.


  • Day 7 - DARJEELING - NJP STATION / BAGDOGRA (IXB) AIRPORT (90 KMS / 3 HRS)

    After breakfast departure transfer to NJP Station / Bagdogra (IXB) Airport for your onwards journeys.


Inclusions

Meet & Greet services by our Guest Experience Executive at Bagdogra Airport / NJP Station.

Accommodation on Double / Twin sharing basis on above mentioned hotels/ similar hotels.

Packages are on MAP / half board (Breakfast & lunch or Dinner) basis.

All transfer & Sightseeing by using an Exclusive Chauffeur driven A/C Car (Innova / Xylo / Scorpio) (2-6 head per vehicle) as per itinerary on point to point basis (not on disposal) the vehicle will keep on changing as per sector, AC in vehicle will not be allowed in Hills.

Exclusions

GST 5%.

Cost for add on services, optional tours, Guide services, Sightseeing entrance fees & Porters.

Cost for Airfare, Train fare, rafting, medical urgency, insurance, additional meal / tea snacks.

Cost of personal nature expenses such as bottled water, laundry, incidentals, porter, tips etc.

Difference in cost arising due to extra usage of additional services, changes in taxes by Government or political unrest, natural calamities (Landslide/ road blockage) etc. in such cases extra will have to be paid on the spot by guests.

Cost for anything which is not mentioned under “COST INCLUDES” Column.


THE GOLDEN CREST (DELUXE) / THE REGAL (DELUXE) / SIMILAR

DOKALAM RETREAT (DELUXE) / OAK RIDGE RETREAT (DELUXE) / SIMILAR

RETREAT KARASULLA (DELUXE) / OLIVE HOTEL & SPA (DELUXE) / SIMILAR

PEMALYING RESIDENCY (DELUXE) / SWAGAT HOTEL (DELUXE) / SIMILAR

JAI HOTEL & SPA (DELUXE) / PINK MOUNTAIN (DELUXE) / HIMALAYAN RESORT (DELUXE) / SIMILAR

DIP PLACE (DELUXE) / ROPE RESORT (DELUXE) / SIMILAR


What are some interesting facts about Sikkim?

· Although Sikkim is an Indian state, it was supposed to be included in China, if India had not annexed the state.

· A total of 11 languages are official languages in Sikkim.

· Sikkim is the second-largest producer of cardamom.

· The first and only open defecation-free state is Sikkim.

· Sikkim houses the second-highest suspension bridge in Asia.

· Did you know? Sikkim is home to one of India's highest airports- Pakyong Airport at a height of 4500 ft.

How to reach Sikkim?

Although Sikkim is connected with every mode of transport, i.e. railways, roads, and flights, but reaching Sikkim by road might be the best way. Buses-government or private, taxis and jeeps, are frequently available. Highway 31 is a very developed highway that connects the state to neighboring tourist destinations as well. Although Siliguri and Jalpaiguri, are the only railway stations in Sikkim, they are very well-connected to all the major parts of the country. Pakyong Airport in Sikkim is only connected to Kolkata by flight. However, Bagdogra Airport connects to all the major cities. Thus, while planning your Sikkim tour package, you must wisely choose your mode of travel.

What can you do in Sikkim?

Sikkim not only offers breathtaking landscapes but also some of the best thrilling activities for "adventure junkies". Trekking to Goecha La is one of the most popular activities that tourists have done while visiting Sikkim. Rafting, Paragliding, Ropeway, are some other activities that visitors can indulge in while visiting Sikkim. Or you can just take a walk along the roads of the city, taking in all the mesmerizing scenes.

What is the best time to visit Sikkim?

Monsoons in Sikkim must be avoided at all costs, since there are risks of landslides and flash floods, due to the heavy downpours. Early winters, i.e. September to December, allow you to witness the snowfall, which makes the state more beautiful. March to June, i.e Summer is the best time to visit Sikkim, since the temperatures are moderate and the weather is pleasant. Adventure activities are also enjoyed fully during the summer season.

What is the cuisine of Sikkim?

The cuisine of Sikkim, although less spicy, offers a wide range of tastes and foods that are bound to satisfy your taste buds. Sikkimese Cuisine is a blend of cuisines from Nepal, Bhutan, and Tibet, and captures the taste, culture, and aromas of these cuisines. Momos and Thukpas form the staple diet of the state. Delicious soups, meat, and vegetable delicacies are also included in the diet.

What are some 'must-knows' before traveling to Sikkim?

· Although summer in Sikkim is pleasant, winters can be very harsh. So, you must prepare the necessary woolen clothes before planning your Sikkim tour.

· A Restricted Area Permit (RAP) or Inner Line Permit (ILP) is required for foreign travelers before visiting Sikkim. A Protected Area Permit (PAP) is required for international visitors who want to enjoy trekking in Sikkim.

· Indian citizens require a Protected Area Permit for visiting the whole of North Sikkim and some parts of East Sikkim.

· You must carry ID proofs with you while visiting Sikkim since some tourist spots require Id proofs.

· The present pandemic situation has also made it necessary for visitors to carry a negative RT-PCR report and Covid-19 vaccination certificates.