One of the most scenic holiday destinations in India. Sikkim truly deserves the title of ‘Traveler’s Paradise’. Despite being one of the tiniest states in India, with an area of about 7096 sq Km. Sikkim has no dearth of physical features, be it the lofty hills or beautiful lakes. A trip to Sikkim is an experience people hardly ever forget. The state has amazing treks, scenic valleys, and several top attractions which attracts hundreds of tourists each year. If you yearn to explore Sikkim then book our Sikkim Tour Packages from Bagdogra. All you have to do is decide the place you wish to explore and we take care of the rest. With our 15 years of Sikkim Tourism experience, we organize a fun-filled budget-friendly vacation to ensure you have an unforgettable time in Sikkim.
Best time to book Sikkim Tour Packages from Bagdogra
The best time to book Sikkim Tour Packages from Bagdogra is in Summers. The period from March to June is ideal to visit Sikkim. The temperature is not too low ranging between 5 degrees Celsius to 25 degrees celsius. The weather is comfortable and ideal for sightseeing. All major tourist attractions can be visited. You can also witness Sikkim’s beautiful blooming season that brings the entire state alive.
How to Reach Sikkim from Bagdogra
Buses are available from outside the Bagdogra airport. It is advisable to opt for a Sikkim state registered bus instead of a West Bengal registered vehicle. As you will have to change buses at Deorali to reach Gangtok. SNT has regular buses running from Siliguri bus terminus to different cities in Sikkim. A journey bus would take 5-7hrs and would cost around Rs. 150-Rs. 300, depending on the bus you board.
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Several private and shared taxis are available from Bagdogra to Sikkim. The journey would take 5hrs to reach Sikkim. You can board either Sikkim state registered or Bengal state registered taxis. But, the latter would take you till Deorali from where you will have to change taxis. Private taxis would cost around Rs. 3000-Rs. 3500. Shared Jeeps services are also available which carries 10 passengers at a time. They are easily available from outside the airport and would Rs. 200/- per person.
Things to see and experience in your Sikkim Tour Packages from Bagdogra
Top Attractions :
NathuLa- One of the most popular tourist destinations in Sikkim. It is situated at a height of 14,140 feet. The place is not just scenic but also rich in history. The old silk route used to operate through the pass. The eastern horizon has beautiful views of the peaks of Chomolhari of Bhutan. Tourists can visit the Sherathang border market and the second highest golf course Kupup. Only Indian Nationals with special permits can visit the place. Permits can be obtained through registered tour operators. It is about 56Km from Gangtok. The cost for NathuLa tours can vary depending on the season. Shared vehicles for a joint trip to NathuLa, Tsomgo Lake and Baba Mandir should cost around Rs. 900-Rs. 1000 per person. Reserved vehicles should cost around Rs. 8000 including permits.
Rumtek Monastery- Belonging to the Kagyu sect of Buddhism, the monastery is one of the largest monasteries in Sikkim. The monastery is situated at Rumtek. The place has several vantage points that offer a magnificent view of the entire city. The shared or private taxi will drop you at the base of Rumtek. You’ll have to trek uphill to the monastery. There are several souvenir shops and eateries along the way.
Enchey Monastery- The monastery is located on high-altitude. The place has a unique architecture. It resembles the Gyanak Riwo Tse-Nga in China, a spiritual place of Jampelyang. The monastery belongs to the Nyingma order of Buddhism. The monastery is often included in the tours offered by local taxi drivers. You can also book a taxi from Gangtok. It takes about 10 minutes to reach the place in a taxi from Gangtok.
Ban Jhakri Falls- The beautiful 100-foot tall waterfall is located in a landscaped park. The place is a wonderful recreation center and is made on the Shaman Culture theme. The place has several figures reflecting Jhakri mythology. Sikkimese architecture is evident throughout the park. The place has a man-made lake where tourists enjoy paddle boating. You would have to book a taxi to the place. The entry fee to the park is Rs. 50/- per person with additional charges for cameras.
Gangtok Ropeway- One mustn’t miss the exciting 1Km long cable car ride. You can board the cable car at Deorali. Tickets are easily available at the counter. It would cost around Rs. 110/- per person for adults and Rs. 70/- for children below 6 years of age. The ride has 2 other stops, Nanmang and then Tashiling, which is the last stop. The ride offers stunning views of the entire city.
Pemayangtse Monastery– About 2Km from Pelling and hence people can easily hike up to the place. The monastery is a three-story building visited by several tourists each year in the summer season to admire the rich architecture, solitary environment, and stunning views of Himalayan ranges. It is about 300 years old. The monastery has statues of saints and the main prayer hall is painted in traditional Tibetian designs.
Singshore Bridge- The second highest bridge in Asia is situated at about 5km from Pelling. You can either trek from Pelling to the bridge or can hire a private taxi to the bridge. If you are visiting Pelling then you shouldn’t miss visiting the bridge. The surrounding greenery is mesmerizing and awe-inspiring. It becomes difficult to distinguish between lowlands and mountains. The view of the water breaking against the rock underneath is stunning. The scenic beauty of the place is perfect as a picture.
Khecheopalri Lake-The serene lake is considered holy by Hindus and Buddhists. The sacred lake has several beliefs attached to it. One of the most popular being if you pray at the lake and sprinkle water on yourself. Your wishes come true. The lake stays clean even when surrounded by several trees.
Lachung Monastery- It is one of the oldest Nyingma Buddhist Gompas. The monastery is perched at an elevation of 2570m. The monastery is famous among tourists not just for the beautiful scenery surrounding it or the Apple and peach orchards. Bur, the monastery acts the base for Green Lake trekking.
Yumthang Valley- When visiting Sikkim, your itinerary must contain a visit to Lachung, Yumthang Valley, and the Zero Point. The trip should be undertaken for the sole reason that the views of the snow tampered mountains and beautiful rivers witnessed in the trip is something you will hardly witness anywhere else. The journey from Gangtok to Lachung has several scenic places like the Chungthang that forces you to halt and soak its beauty. Yumthang Valley should be visited in the spring season to witness its rhododendron blooms. Zero Point is the end of civilization. The place stays covered in snow and you might get lucky to witness snowfall in the place, even in June.
Solophok Chardham-The The place is visited by hundreds of devotees each year. It has 87 feet tall statue of Lord Shiv surrounded by 12 jyotirlingas and imitations of char dhams, Badrinath, Jagannath, Dwarka, and Rameshwaram. It is 5km from Namchi.
Temi Tea Estate- Situated on the steep slopes of Tendong Hills, the estate is the only tea plantation in Sikkim. It is a must-visit for all tea lovers. The place has a beautiful backdrop of majestic mountain peaks. Adventure lovers can embark on treks to Tendong Hill and Maenam Hill. The produce from the plantation are of top-quality and are in high demand in the international market.
Ralong Hot Springs– Ralong Hot spring or the ‘Ralang Cha-Chu’ in Ravangla is a popular tourist attraction. People visit the place to enjoy its charming scenery and also take a dip in the waters known to have therapeutic properties.
Why Book Sikkim Tour Packages from Bagdogra With India Tourism
Our Sikkim Tour Packages from Bagdogra include all popular tourist attractions and several fun-filled activities. Our packages are custom-made to fit your budget. With the added advantage of our experienced tour guides, we ensure that you get to explore the best of Sikkim most comfortably, including as many top attractions as time permits. If you are planning a trip to Sikkim then contact our Bagdogra Sikkim travel experts to customize your trip and clear any other travel-related query.