People of Kolkata have a spirit for traveling and experiencing the unexplored. The travelers and wanderlust seekers from “The City of Joy” would hence love the hilly state of Sikkim with its picturesque sceneries, mouth-watering food, and mystical legends.
Book our Sikkim Tour Packages from Kolkata and we will take care of everything from flights, hotel bookings, travel, sightseeing and more. You get an added advantage of our experienced tour guides who help you to explore Sikkim in the best possible way.
Best time to book Sikkim Tour Packages from Kolkata
The best time to book Sikkim Tour Packages from Kolkata will be from March to June. Sikkim offers respite from the sweaty summer season of Kolkata and hence is the ideal time when people of Kolkata should travel to Sikkim.
How to Reach Sikkim from Kolkata
The nearest railway station to Sikkim is New Jalpaiguri in West Bengal. You can board the Howrah-New Jalpaiguri Shatabdi Express (12041) from Howrah. It takes 8hrs to reach and runs on all days except Sundays. You can take a private taxi from outside New Jalpaiguri to reach Sikkim.
Howrah-New Jalpaiguri Shatabdi Express
Tickets cost between Rs.1,135-Rs.2,175. The train runs everyday except Sundays.
KSR Bengaluru – New Tinsukia Weekly SF Express
Tickets cost between Rs.350-Rs.1,300. The train runs on Wednesdays.
Bengaluru Cantt. – Agartala Humsafar Express
Tickets cost between Rs.1,045-Rs.1,522. The train runs on Saturdays and Wednesdays.
Kolkata – Haldibari Triweekly Intercity Express
Tickets cost between Rs.200-Rs.745. The train runs on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.
You can board a flight to Bagdogra, the nearest airport to Sikkim. It takes about 1hr to reach Sikkim by flight and costs around Rs.2000. It is the fastest way of traveling to Sikkim from Kolkata. Air Asia, Go Air, SpiceJet, IndiGo, operate direct flights between the two places. You can book a private taxi or cab from outside the airport. It would take around 4-5hrs to reach Sikkim from Bagdogra.
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Rs.1,797 – Rs.1,953
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Things to see and experience in your Sikkim Tour Packages from Kolkata
Top Attractions in Sikkim for package tour from Kolkata :
NathuLa Pass– The mountain pass is situated about 54Km from Gangtok. The place is one of the prime tourist locations in the region. Located on the Old Silk route the pass is one of the three trading posts between India and China. People who visit the pass often visit the nearby areas. These include Tsomgo Lake, Baba Mandir, Mera Bharat Mahan Hill, Mandakini Waterfalls. Special permission from Army Authorities is required to visit the place. This can be applied through registered travel agents. The pass remains open from Wednesday to Sunday.
Tsomgo Lake– It is about 38Km from Nathu La. The place can be visited only by India Nationals who have obtained permission from the Tourism and Civil Aviation Department of Sikkim. The permission can be obtained through a registered travel agent. You can also ask your agent to organize a joint trip to Nathu La, Tsomgo Lake, and Baba Mandir.
Kyongnosla Alpine Sanctuary and WaterFalls– The wildlife sanctuary is located in the area near Tsomgo Lake. It is about 31Km from Gangtok. Located at a high-altitude place, the sanctuary has beautiful flora and fauna. The place also offers breathtaking views of the snow-capped Khangchendzonga peak. The sanctuary is open from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm.
Baba Mandir- Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple is built to pay homage to the brave soldier who laid his life in Nathu La in 1968. Tourists visiting Nathu La often visit the temple to pay their respects. There are many legends attached to the temple and the soldier.
Rumtek Monastery- About 23Km from Gangtok the monastery is situated at a height of 5000 feet. It belongs to the Kagyu sect. The monastery offers mesmerizing sights of the whole Gangtok. The monastery stays open for tourists from 6 am to 6 pm. The uphill walk to the monastery can be a bit tiring but the path has several eateries and souvenir shops to engage you. You can also sit at some of the eatery stalls and give your legs a rest before moving on.
Enchey Monastery- The 200-year-old monastery is another famous monastery in Sikkim. It is 3Kms from Gangtok. It belongs to Vajrayana Buddhism. Buddha, Loketeswara, and Guru Padmasambhava are worshipped in the monastery. It remains open from 6 am to 4 pm and has no entry fees.
Ban Jhakri Falls- The 100-feet tall waterfall is about 4km from Gangtok. It is surrounded by a landscape park with a Shaman culture theme. Sikkimese architecture is visible throughout the park. The manmade lake in the park allows tourists to engage in boating. You can visit the place between 8 am to 6 pm.
Gangtok Ropeway- The 1Km long ropeway from Deorali to Tashiling is something that tourists cannot miss. It offers a spectacular view of the whole Gangtok Township. Each cable car carries 24 passengers. Tickets cost around Rs. 110/- per person.
Gurudongmar Lake– The high-altitude lake close to Tibetian border is sacred to Buddhists, Hindus, and Sikhs. The place is 3hrs away from Lachen and 6hrs away from Gangtok. It is the best place to spot Yaks, blue ships, and other high-altitude animals. Only Indian Nationals with a permit obtained through an authorized tour operator can visit the area.
Ganesh and Hanuman Tok- Ganesh Tok is situated about 7Km northeast of Gangtok. The place looks wonderful decorated with beautiful prayer flags. There are several eateries selling tea and snacks. 4km further up is the Hanuman Tok. The temples are usually included in a sightseeing tour to Nathu La. You can take a taxi or cab to the place. The stairs to the temple have benches where you can rest while climbing.
Zero Point- The place seems like the endpoint of civilization. Zero-points is about 23Km from Yumthang Valley and the roads end here. This place is a must-visit for the tourists. Devoid of any population the roads to the place passes through curving mountain roads. The place is the meeting point of three rivers. The backdrop is made up of snow-clad mountains and white clouds. You can share a taxi to Zero points which will also cover the Yumthang valley. A trip to the place is a once in a lifetime experience. Special permission is required which can be obtained through registered travel agents.
Temi Tea Estate- The estate is on the steep slopes of Tendong Hills. Situated in Ravangla, you can reach the estate on a bus or shared taxis. The place offers awe-inspiring sights that are worth witnessing. Tourists can embark on a trek to the Tendong Hill and Maenam Hill while visiting the estate. The estate can be visited on a joint trip to Ralong Hot Springs, Khecheopalri Lake, Rabdentse Ruins, or Khangchendzonga Waterfalls.
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