The two things that make vacation plans exciting are the beauty and charm of the destination and the memories you bring back with you as souvenirs.
Book our Sikkim Tour Packages from Pune and gift yourself a perfect getaway from city life. Experience the rural Himalayan life in the organic state of Sikkim. Enjoy the assistance of our experienced travel guides and spend a peaceful and budget-friendly vacation exploring all the major tourist attractions of the state.
The best time to book Sikkim tour packages from Pune is considered to be between March to May when Sikkim experiences the Spring Season. If you wish to see the blooming natural beauty in Sikkim then you plan your vacation in this season. If, however you wish to see the clear view of Himalayan Ranges then the Autumn season from October to mid-December can be an appropriate time to visit Sikkim.
How to Reach Sikkim from Pune
This northeastern state lacks proper railway network and operational airports. New Jalpaiguri is the nearest railway to Sikkim. Private Taxis take you from outside the station to Gangtok in about 5hrs. It would cost around Rs. 2500-Rs. 3500. Shared Jeeps are also available that carry about 10 passengers and cost Rs. 200 per person. You can also take an SNT bus from Siliguri Bus terminus to Sikkim.
Pune-Kamakhya Suvidha Express
The tickets cost between Rs.490-Rs.12,419
You can also travel to Mumbai and then board a train to New Jalpaiguri.
Mumbai LTT – Kamakhya AC SF Express
The train runs only on Sundays and the tickets cost between Rs.2,065-Rs.5,220
Mumbai LTT – Guwahati Express (via Katihar)
The tickets cost between Rs.750-Rs.2,960. The train runs on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Mumbai LTT – Guwahati Express (via Malda Town)
The tickets cost between Rs.770-Rs.3,055.The train runs on Fridays.
Mumbai LTT – Kamakhya Karmabhoomi Express
The tickets cost between Rs.835-Rs.3,225. The train runs on Wednesdays.
If you wish to save travel time. Take a flight to Mumbai then a flight to Bagdogra, the nearest airport to Sikkim. Private taxis are available from outside the airport to Sikkim. It costs around the same as from New Jalpaiguri. You can also take an auto-rickshaw to Siliguri Bus stand and catch a bus to Sikkim. It should cost around Rs. 150-Rs. 300 depending on the bus you board.
Things to see and experience in your Sikkim Tour Packages from Pune
Top Attractions :
NathuLa- Situated at a distance of 54Km from Gangtok, NathuLa is one of the most popular tourist attractions. Visit the place is an entire day trip which is often completed by visiting nearby attractions like Tsomgo Lake, Baba Mandir, Mera Bharat Mahan Hill, Mandakini Falls. A special permit is required to visit the place. It can be attained through registered travel agents.
Rumtek Monastery- The monastery belongs to the Kagyu sect of Buddhism. The monastery is 23Km from Gangtok and has vantage points that offer beautiful sights of the entire city. You can take a private taxi from Gangtok. A more economical option would be to take a shared taxi or jeep that is available from the NH10 stand. The entry fee to the monastery is Rs.10 and it stays open for visitors from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm.
Enchey Monastery- The monastery is 200 years old and is famous for its Chinese Pagoda style design. You can reach the monastery by booking a taxi or sharing one. The monastery stays open from 6:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Ban Jhakri Falls- The 100-foot high waterfall is about 4km from Gangtok. It has an Energy Park which ismade on the Shaman culture theme. The man-made lake in the park allows tourists to indulge in boating. You would have to book a taxi to reach the place. The entry fee to the park is Rs. 50 and you would have to pay extra if you wish to carry a camera with you.
Gangtok Ropeway- While in Gangtok, one should not miss experiencing the 1Km long cable car. The ride offers an impeccable view of the city underneath. There are three stations. First being Deorali which is where you can buy the tickets and get on-board. The next two being Namnang and Tashiling. Tickets cost Rs. 110/- for adults and Rs. 70 for kids below 6 years of age.
Pemayangtse Monastery- One of the oldest and most famous monasteries of Sikkim. The monastery is famous for hosting the Charm festival. The monastery is about 2Km from Pelling. You can easily get taxis from Pelling or Gangtok to reach the monastery. People who visit the place often visit the Rabdentse ruins.
Singshore Bridge- The second highest hanging bridge in Asia. It is a great experience one shouldn’t miss. The spectacular view of the surrounding greenery and the water breaking against the rocks underneath is amazing. The place is 5km from Pelling. You can take a bus or shared jeep to reach Pelling. From Pelling, you would have to trek up to the place. You can also book a taxi to reach the bridge directly.
Khecheopalri Lake- The holy lake of Hindus and Buddhists is famous for the legends surrounding it. It is a popular belief that if someone prays at the Lake and sprinkles its’ water on oneself, their wishes are bound to come true. You would have to get a taxi to the Khecheopalri village from where you would have to trek for 5 hours to reach the lake.
Lachung Monastery- Belonging to the Nyingma sect. The monastery is situated at an elevation of 9,600 feet. It is surrounded by Apple and Peach orchards. The backdrop of the snow-covered mountains makes the sight even more beautiful. The monastery is famous for hosting the famous masked dance every year. It is about 118Km from Gangtok.
Yumthang Valley- Popularly known as ‘Valley of Flowers’, is often visited on a joint trip to Lachung and Zero Point. People who visit Sikkim should travel to Lachung and rest overnight. Start an early morning journey to Yumthang Valley and Zero Point. The place offers stunning views of mountains and rivers alike of which you must have only read in books. The valley has a beautiful cover of rhododendrons. Vehicles by registered tour operators are only allowed in the area. Make sure to visit the local markets in Yumthang.
Gurudongmar Lake- The highest alpine lake in the world that is sacred for Buddhists, Hindus, and Sikhs. It offers breathtaking and stunning views. Permits are required to visit the place which should be attained 24hrs in advance.
Solophok Chardham- The place is unique not just for the 87 feet tall statue of Lord Shiva but also due to the 12 jyotirlingas and models of four sacred pilgrim dhams of Hindus. The place is visited by hundreds of devotees each year. The place is 5Km from Namchi.
Temi Tea Estate– Growing on the steep slopes of Tendong Hills. The best time to visit the place is in Summers when you get to see the mesmerizing views of Khangchendzonga. Situated in Ravangla the place is easily accessible via taxis and buses.
Ralong Hot Springs– Situated in Ravangla that place is popularly known as ‘Ralang Cha-Chu’. Besides the charming scenery. The water of the spring is known to have therapeutic properties. One can take a bus or a taxi to reach Ravangla. One can take a taxi to reach Ralong Hot Spring. One can also trek from Ralong Monastery to reach the hot spring.
Why Book Sikkim Tour Packages from Pune With India Tourism
Our Sikkim Tour Packages from Pune are tailored made to meet your budget and needs. With our 15 years of Sikkim Tourism experience, we make sure that the tourists get to explore the Sikkim in the best and the most convenient way possible. If you are planning a trip to Sikkim then contact our Pune Sikkim Tourism Experts to decide on the best hotels, travel options, a sight to explore, and more.