Ahmedabad, situated on the banks of the Sabarmati river, is a hub for cotton textiles and diamond cuttings. People of the city planning for a getaway from this business center wish to head to places that offer natural beauty and respite from city life. What better place can satisfy both these needs than the “Traveller’s Paradise”, Sikkim. If you are planning a trip to Sikkim. Then, book our Sikkim Tour Packages from Ahmedabad to enjoy a fun-filled vacation. Our packages cover flights, hotels, travel, and sightseeing with an added advantage of our experienced Sikkim tour guides. With our 15 years of Sikkim Tourism experience, we make sure that you get to see the best of Sikkim in your budget and at your leisure.
Best time to book Sikkim Tour Packages from Ahmedabad
The best time to book Sikkim Tour Packages from Ahmedabad is in the Summer season. You can escape the heat and enjoy a comfortable vacation in this north-eastern state. The period from March to May is the ideal time to plan a trip to Sikkim. The state experiences a major outburst of tourists during this season who come to the state to enjoy its blooming spring season. The temperature is between 5 degrees Celsius to 25 degrees Celsius.
How to Reach Sikkim from Ahmedabad
You can board the Okha-Guwahati Dwarka Express(15635) to New Jalpaiguri Junction, the nearest station to Sikkim. The ticket should cost around Rs. 770 for sleepers, Rs. 2060 for AC 3-tier and Rs. 3055 for AC 2-tier. The journey will be of 48hrs 15mins and you can book a taxi from the junction to Gangtok.
Okha-Guwahati Dwarka Express
Tickets cost around Rs.770 – Rs.3055. The train is more punctual and runs on Fridays.
Tickets cost around Rs.770-Rs.3055. The trains runs on Saturdays.
From Ahmedabad, you can board a flight to Bagdogra Airport in Siliguri. The morning flights by IndiGo is non-stop and should cost around Rs. 4000. You can take a cab or taxi from outside the airport to Sikkim.
05:00, 05:20, 06:15, 06:35, 07:00, 08:45, 23:45
Rs.8,631 – Rs.14,653
Maximum number of flights throughout the day. Connecting flights with layovers at New Delhi.
Rs.9,620 – Rs.10,186
Connecting flights with layovers at New Delhi.
Rs.10,368 – Rs.13,338
Connecting flights with multiple layovers
Rs.6,342 – Rs.9,740
The morning flight is connecting while the one in the evening is non-stop.
Things to see and experience in your Sikkim Tour Packages from Ahmedabad
Top Attractions :
When you travel from “Manchester of India” to one of the most popular tourist destinations in the north, there must be a list of things you wish to experience. Below mentioned are some of the top attractions in the state.
NathuLa Pass– About 54Km from Gangtok. You can drive to this location in a rented car or can share a cab to this location. Vehicles from Sikkim Government approved tour operators are only permitted to this place. The shared vehicle should cost you around Rs. 700 per person and reserved vehicles cost Rs. 7000 for a trip to Tsomgo Lake, Baba Mandir and NathuLa pass.
Tsomgo Lake– While visiting NathuLa you must also visit the enchanting Tsomgo Lake which is about 30 mins away from the pass. The stunning snow-covered summits and the crystal clear lake will transport you to a different world. While there do not forget to treat yourself with mouth-watering Yak milk and butter, maggie and steamed momos.
Baba Mandir- Baba Harbhajan Singh Memorial is dedicated to the martyr Baba Harbajan Singh who lost his life in the 1965 Sino-Indian war that took place in the region. The temple is usually included in a day trip to Tsomgo Lake and NathuLa pass. You would need a registered tour operator or travel agency to organize the trip. Make sure to obtain the permit and carry a photo ID proof and two photographs.
Rumtek Monastery- Located at a distance of 23Km at a height of 5000 feet is the mystical Rumtek Monastery. It belongs to the Kagyu sect. You can take a taxi or book a cab to the base of Rumtek, the place where the monastery is situated. You will have to walk up-hill to the main monastery. The entry fee is Rs. 10/- per person. The monastery stays open from 6 am to 6 pm.
Enchey Monastery- Enchey is a little closer to the main city at a distance of 3km. The monastery belongs to the Nyingma sect. The monastery is decorated with beautiful spinning prayer wheels and prayer flags. The place has become a religious center. The monastery remains open from 6 am to 4 pm and has no entry fees.
Ban Jhakri Falls- About 4Km from Gangtok, the beautiful waterfall is situated amidst a lush green valley. The falls and Energy Park is a recreation center and a major tourist attraction. The place document the Ban Jhakri, a traditional shamanic healer who worships spirits. The places remain open from 8 am to 6 pm.
Gangtok Ropeway- One of the major tourist attractions in Sikkim. It is a double-cable zig back ropeway in which each cable car carries 24 passengers. The ride is 1Km long and has 3 stations in between. The nearest being Deorali followed by Namnang and the topmost station is Tashiling next to Secretariat. Tickets can be bought on the spot, but in the peak season which is in springs, you are bound to encounter a long queue at the ticket counter.
Kyongnosla Alpine Sanctuary and WaterFalls- People from Ahmedabad would be fascinated by the ‘Kyongnosla Alpine Sanctuary’ one of the best high altitude scenic wildlife sanctuaries in India. It is located near the Tsomgo Lake area. The sanctuary stays open from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm.
Ganesh and Hanuman Tok- About 6km from Gangtok, Ganesh Tok is a shrine of Lord Ganesha situated on a hilltop at 6,500 feet. 4Km further up is the Hanuman Tok maintained by the Indian Army. People can easily reach the temples via a local taxi or bike.
Zero Point- The endpoint of Yumthang Valley is called the Zero Point. The place stays covered in snow all year round. It will be fascinating for the people of Ahmedabad to visit the place and see the white sheet of snow. If you are lucky you can even witness snowfall, which takes place throughout the year in the region.
Lachung Monastery- It belongs to the Nyingma sect. It is about 118Km from Gangtok. Situated at an elevation of 9,600 feet, the Monastery stands erect at the meeting point of Lachen River and Lachung River. Permits are required to visit the place.
Yumthang Valley- The valley is famously called ‘Valley of Flowers’. It is located at 11,600 feet above sea level. Tourists can book a full vehicle or share one to the valley. A trip the valley takes two hours from Lachung and the journey is not feasible after 5:30 pm as the roads become foggy and dark.
Katao- Another valley situated at a distance of 28Km from Lachung is a must-visit by wanderlust seekers. Here you can try many adventure sports like skiing, snowboarding, and snow tubing. Remember to obtain a permit from the Army at least 24 hours in advance.
Gurudongmar Lake- The highest alpine lake in the world. It offers breathtaking views and is considered sacred by Buddhists, Hindus, and Sikhs. The road to the lake is through rugged terrain and one needs to obtain a permit a day in advance to visit the place. It can be obtained through a registered travel agent who can also arrange a trip to the place.
Chopta Valley- While visiting Gurudongmar Lake you can also visit the picturesque Chopta Valley that is popular for its alpine orchards, enthralling lakes, and snow-capped Himalayan peaks.
Rabdentse Ruins- Rabdentse was the second capital of the former capital of Sikkim. The town and the royal palace now lies in ruins. The place is close to the Pemayangtse Monastery. It is about 1 hour from Pelling and about 10-15 minutes from Pemayangtse Monastery.
Temi Tea Estate- The estate is 20Km from Ravangla. It is the only tea estate in the state. It produces top-quality tea which is in high demand in the international market. The place can be visited anytime between 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. You can reach the place in a bus or taxi from Ravangla.
Ralong Hot Springs– The place is visited by several tourists who love to take a dip in this water. The place is close to Ravangla. It is about 4Kms from Naya Bazar. You can easily hike up to the place. The hot water of the spring is believed to possess curative properties. Tourists love to take a dip in the hot spring.
Why Book Sikkim Tour Packages from Ahmedabad With India Tourism
Booking Sikkim Tour Packages from Ahmedabad with India Tourism guarantees you a laid-back and fun-filled vacation. We ensure that cover as many top attractions as time permits. If you are planning a trip to Sikkim then feel free to get in touch with our Ahmedabad Sikkim Travel Experts for customizing your itinerary and any other travel-related query.