The far-flung location and scenic beauty of Sikkim make for an ideal vacation. People from the city always feel a refreshing change when visiting the north-eastern state of Sikkim. The beautiful mountains and peaceful valleys offer them peace and serenity that they crave in their city life. Sikkim is an ideal location for both peace-lovers and adventure seekers.
If you are planning a trip to Sikkim. Then, book our Sikkim Tour Packages from Surat. With our 15 years of Sikkim Tourism experience, we are known to organize a fun-filled and budget-friendly vacation.
The best time to book Sikkim Tour Packages from Surat is between March to May or in September and October. The summer season in Sikkim is pleasant. The temperature ranges between 5 degrees Celsius to 25 degrees Celsius. You get to witness Sikkim’s natural beauty. Monsoons should be avoided due to the fear of landslides in the area.
How to Reach Sikkim from Surat
People from Surat can travel to Vadodara and board the Okha-Guwahati Dwarka Express (15635) to New Jalpaiguri. It is the nearest railway station to Sikkim. The train is a weekly train which runs on Fridays and takes 46hrs to reach. Shared Jeeps are available from New Jalpaiguri which cost around Rs. 200/- per person. Private cabs and taxis are also available from outside the station. It should cost around Rs. 2500-rs. 3500.
Okha-Guwahati Dwarka Express
Rs.755 – Rs. 2990
The train halts at Vadodara for 15 mins and at NJP for 10 mins
Rs.755 – Rs. 2990
The train halts at Vadodara for 15 mins and at NJP for 10 mins
There’s no direct flight connectivity between Surat and Sikkim. However, you can take a flight or train to Ahmedabad or Delhi and then a flight to Bagdogra. It is the nearest airport to Sikkim. This is an ideal way of traveling if you wish to save your travel time.
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 Surat
Top Attractions :
NathuLa– The famous pass through which the silk route used to operate. The eastern horizon has magnificent views of Chomolhari of Bhutan. Tourists visiting the pass also visit the border market at Sherathang. Kupup, the second highest golf course in the world, is also in the vicinity. Only Sikkim government-approved vehicles are allowed in the area. You can book a round trip package from authorized tour operators. It is 56Km from Gangtok. Special permits are required to visit the place which can be applied through authorized tour operators. While visiting the pass you can also visit Tsomgo Lake and Baba Mandir.
Rumtek Monastery- About 23Km from Gangtok. The monastery is one of the largest and belongs to the Kagyu sect. It has an admission fee of Rs. 10/- per person. The monastery stays open for tourists from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm. You can book a private taxi to reach Rumtek or take a shared taxi from the stand on NH10.
Enchey Monastery- One of the oldest monastery in Sikkim. Located on a high-altitude the architecture is an adaptation of Gyanak Riwo Tse-Nga in China. The monastery holds famous Charm or masked dance on the 28th and 29th day of the Buddhist calendar which is usually in December.
Ban Jhakri Falls- The 100-foot tall waterfall is a famous recreation center in Sikkim. Energy Park has the Shaman Culture theme. The fall and the park is located in a forest area which is about 4Km from Gangtok. The man-made lake in the park allows people to indulge in paddle boating. People who visit the park also visit the nearby Ranka Monastery. The park has several figures that reflect Jhankri mythology.
Gangtok Ropeway- The 1km long ride on the cable car is one of the best experiences in Gangtok. You can get on the cable car from Deorali. The tickets cost around Rs. 110/- for adults and Rs. 70/- for Kids below 6 years of age. The two other stations in the journey are Namnang and Tashiling, from where the cable car starts its reverse journey. The beautiful top view of the entire city is something you will forever remember.
Pemayangtse Monastery– One of the oldest monastery in Sikkim. Tourists love to see ancient manuscripts and sculptures. You can visit the place and spend a few peaceful moments admiring the beauty and serenity of the place. It is about 2Km from Pelling. People who visit the place also visit the Rabdentse ruins in the vicinity.
Singshore Bridge- About 5Km from Pelling is the second-highest hanging bridge in Asia. The ambiance created by the surrounding greenery and the sound of the water breaking against the rocks underneath is awe-inspiring. The bridge is a must-visit if you are planning to visit Pelling.
Khecheopalri Lake-The holy lake for Hindus and Buddhists have several beliefs attached to it. One of the most popular beliefs being if someone prays wholeheartedly at the lake and sprinkles its water on themselves, the wish is sure to come true. It is a scenic place where one can spend some quality time with friends and family. The lake is surrounded by trees and yet it forever stays clean.
Lachung Monastery- It is at an elevation of 9,600 feet surrounded by Apple and Peach orchards. The backdrop of the monastery is made up of snow-clad mountains. The monastery hosts the famous masked dance every year. The monastery is an ancient Nyingma Buddhist Gompa.
Yumthang Valley- When in Sikkim, you should plan a joint trip to Lachung, Yumthang Valley, and Zero Point. The trip is filled with stunning views of snow-covered mountains and rivers. There are several picturesque places in between Gangtok and Lachung that will force you to halt and soak in its beauty. One such place is Chungthang with its confluence of Lachung Chhu and Lachen Chhu. If you visit Yumthang in spring season you will see the beautiful spread of rhododendrons. Zero Point is the end of civilization. The road ends here. It is covered in snow and if you are lucky you can witness snowfall when you visit the place.
Katao– Mt. Katao is an off-beat tourist location in Sikkim. The place is loved by adventure lovers. The rugged terrain makes it ideal for ideal sports like snowboarding, skiing, and snow tubing. Katao valley is located on Donkila Hill and offers stunning views of snow-capped mountain ranges.
Solophok Chardham- The place is popular for its 87 feet tall statue of Lord Shiva surrounded by 12 jyotirlingas, and the imitations of four dhams, Badrinath, Jagannath, Dwarka, and Rameshwaram. Hundreds of devotees make it a point to visit the place when in Sikkim. The place is only 5Km from Namchi and is accessible by buses and shared taxis.
Temi Tea Estate- The place was established in the year 1969 and is the only tea plantation in Sikkim. The place offers spectacular views of Khangchendzonga clad in snow. A must-visit for tea lovers. The adventure lovers often embark on treks to the Tendong Hill and Maenam Hill. You can also visit the Maenam Wildlife Sanctuary and Tendong State Biodiversity Park when visiting the estate.
Ralong Hot Springs– Popularly known as ‘Ralang Cha-Chu’. The hot spring in Ravangla is known for its charming scenery and therapeutic properties. You can take a private taxi to reach the hot spring. Borong Hot spring is also located at a distance of 7km. Visit the place in the summer months from March to May to take a dip in the water.
Why Book Sikkim Tour Packages from Surat With India Tourism
Our Sikkim Tour Packages from Surat are custom made to fit your budget. You can choose the list of places you wish to explore and we take care of everything else from traveling to lodging. You also get the added advantage of our experienced tour guides who make sure that you get to explore the best of Sikkim in the number of days available to you and in the most convenient way possible. If you are planning to visit Sikkim then get in touch with our Surat Sikkim Travel Experts now to clear any queries regarding traveling, lodging, sightseeing, and more.