People who wish to have a peaceful vacation and ones who wish for an adventurous one, both will find Sikkim an ideal place to satisfy them. The mesmerising landscape and peaceful ambiance offer a perfect opportunity for the tourists to relax and rejuvenate. While the amazing treks and several sporting activities make sure you never get bored. Due to its proximity and easy accessibility, several tourists from Siliguri visit Sikkim year after year.
If you are planning a visit to Sikkim. Then, book our Sikkim Tour Packages from Siliguri to enjoy a hassle-free vacation. Our packages take care of everything from travel and lodging to sightseeing. Our 15 years of Sikkim Tourism experience and our equally experienced tour guides ensure you make the most of your holiday without much strain on your pockets.
Best time to book Sikkim Tour Packages from Siliguri
The best season for booking Sikkim Tour Packages from Siliguri would be Summers. The period between March to May is often considered ideal for traveling to Sikkim. The state experiences its natural blooming season. The temperature in the state stays between 5 degrees Celsius to 25 degrees Celsius. The landscape seems to come alive with the fresh bloom.
September and October are also ideal for planning a trip to Sikkim. The state experiences Autumn season which is characterized by clear skies, picturesque views of Himalayan Ranges, and several festivals which bring out a different side of Sikkim.
How to Reach Sikkim from Siliguri
Sikkim Nationalized Transport (SNT) operates several buses from Siliguri to Gangtok. The first bus departs at 6:30 am. It takes about 4-6hrs to reach Sikkim from Siliguri in a bus, depending on the bus you board. The tickets cost around Rs. 150-Rs. 300. You can board the bus from the bus terminal at Siliguri.
4 1/2 hrs
4 1/2 hrs
3 1/2 hrs
By taxi- Private taxis are available from New Jalpaiguri Station and Bagdogra airport to Sikkim. The taxis should cost around Rs. 2500-Rs. 3500.
By Jeeps- Shared Jeeps are available from New Jalpaiguri Station and Siliguri Stand. It usually carries 10 people in one trip. Charges per head are around Rs. 200-Rs. 300.
Things to see and experience in your Sikkim Tour Packages from Siliguri
Top Attractions :
NathuLa Pass- The place is 54Kms from east Gangtok and is situated at a height of 4310 m. It is the place through which the famous silk route operates between India and Tibet. You can also visit the border market at Sherathang. Trips to Nathu La will take an entire day. Usually, people visiting the place also visit nearby attractions like Tsomgo Lake, Baba Mandir, Mera Bharat Mahan Hill, Mandakini Waterfalls. You can book a round trip package from an authorized tour operator in the area. Also, there are group tours organized by tour operators in peak season that cost Rs.900-Rs. 1000 per head.
Tsomgo Lake– The lake with its emerald blue water against the snow-capped Himalayan backdrop is often visited by tourists when visiting Nathu La. The place is best for sightseeing, relaxing and indulging in some delicious tea made of buttermilk, hot maggie, and steamed momos.
Baba Mandir- Baba Harbhajan Singh Memorial was built to pay homage to the brave Indian Soldier who laid his life in the region. Stories and legends surrounding the temple and the soldier attract tourists to the place. People visit to pay their respects to the brave soldier. Protected Area Permit is required to visit Nathu La, Tsomgo Lake, and Baba Mandir. The permit can be obtained through registered tour operators. Permits should be applied for 24 hours in advance.
Rumtek Monastery- It is one of the largest monasteries in Sikkim. It belongs to the Kagyu sect. It is 23Kms from Gangtok. You can book or share a taxi or board a bus to the monastery. The monastery is situated at the hilltop. The trek to the monastery can be a bit tiring. The path has several eateries and souvenir stalls with benches where you can rest your legs for a while.
Enchey Monastery- At about 3km from Gangtok. Another famous monastery of Sikkim belonging to the Nyingma sect. It is about 200 years old and is beautifully decorated with spinning prayer wheels and prayer flags. The monastery stays open for tourists from 6 am to 4 pm. You can book a taxi or share it on the place. It takes about 10 minutes to reach the place from Gangtok.
Ban Jhakri Falls- It is a 100-feet tall waterfall in a landscape park which is about 4Km from Gangtok. The park is themed in Shaman Culture. You get to see Sikkimese architecture throughout the park. You can book a cab to the place. The man-made lake allows tourists to engage in boat rides. The park has an entry fee of Rs. 50/- per person.
Gangtok Ropeway- You cannot miss this one experience when in Gangtok. The 1km long ropeway. You can board the cable car from Deorali near the Institute of Tibetology. It has 2 other stations, Namnang and Tashiling. It provides a mesmerizing bird’s eye view of the city. It operates from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm and costs around Rs. 110/- per person.
Pemayangtse Monastery- One of the oldest and most important monastery. It is about 2km from Pelling and located on a hilltop by the Rangit River. Thick forests surround the monastery. The place hosts the charming festival in the 12th month of Tibetian Calendar.
Singshore Bridge- The second highest hanging bridge in Asia. It is about 5Km from Pelling. It is a must visit. Walking on the bridge surrounded by the spectacular view of greenery is an experience you will never forget. You can get a bus or shared jeep to reach Pelling from where you would have to trek to the bridge. The most convenient way would be to hire a taxi to the place.
Khecheopalri Lake- The lake considered holy by both Hindus and Buddhists. Legend has it someone prays at the Lake and sprinkles its’ water on oneself, his or her wishes will come true. You can take a taxi to the Khecheopalri village from where you would have to trek for 5 hours to reach the lake.
Lachung Monastery- Situated at an elevation of 9,600 feet, the monastery belongs to the Nyingma sect. It is 118Km from Gangtok on the North Sikkim Highway.
Yumthang Valley- ‘Valley of Flowers’ is located at 11,600 feet above sea level. Take a taxi or share one to reach the valley. A trip to the valley takes two hours from Lachung and the journey is not feasible after 5:30 pm as the roads become foggy and dark.
Kate- About 28Km from Lachung, Katao is a must-visit by wanderlust seekers. Here you can try many adventure sports like skiing, snowboarding, and snow tubing.
Gurudongmar Lake- It is the highest alpine lake in the world. The lake has breathtaking views. It is considered sacred by Buddhists, Hindus, and Sikhs. One needs to obtain a permit 24 hours in advance. Permits can be obtained through a registered travel agent.
Chopta Valley- While visiting Gurudongmar Lake you can also visit the picturesque and beautiful Chopta Valley that is popular for its alpine orchards, enthralling lakes, and snow-capped Himalayan peaks
Colophon Chardham- The unique place has an 87 feet tall statue of Lord Shiva surrounded by 12 jyotirlingas and models of four sacred pilgrim dhams of Hindus. Located at a distance of 5Km from Namchi the place is a must-visit when in Sikkim.
Samdruptse Hill- Popularly known as the ‘Wish-fulfilling Hill”, the place houses the tall statue of Guru Padmasambhava and is visited by many tourists and devotees each year. The place has a beautiful prayer hall and garden that is visited by the tourists. Temi Tea Estate- The only tea estate in Sikkim is popular for its large variety of organic tea plantations. Against the backdrop of Tendons Hills the site of Sikkimese women plucking the tea leaves is a beautiful sight. The place is a must-visit for tea lovers and do not forget to take a packet of tea with you when leaving the place.
Why Book Sikkim Tour Packages from Siliguri With India Tourism
Our Sikkim Tour Packages from Siliguri ensure you a fun-filled, relaxing vacation without the hassle of worrying about the travels and hotels. Our packages can be customized to fit your budget. If you are planning a trip then feel free to get in touch with our Siliguri Sikkim Travel Experts to talk about the itinerary, travel queries, hotel bookings and more.