Tsomgo Lake - Gangtok

Tsomgo Lake – Gangtok

Sikkim is a small state of India located in the north eastern part of the country. Sikkim shares its border with Bhutan in the east, Nepal in the west & Tibet in the north. The name derived from the word ‘Su Him’ means beautiful home. 40% of its area is covered with forest. Snow capped peaks, meandering rivers & beautiful valleys are the identity of the state.

Places to visit in Sikkim:

Gangtok – it is the capital city of Sikkim located in East district. Read more….

Tsomgo Lake & Nathula Pass – Just 32 km away from Gangtok , Tsomgo Lake is the prime attraction of North Easter India. Another 20km drive will take you to Nathula Pass connecting Chumbi Vally in Tibet. Read more….

Zuluk – an upcoming destination in East district. Located near the silk route connecting Lhasa in Tibet with Kalimpong. Read more….

Pelling – A small village & main attraction in West Sikkim. Pelling offers a spectacular view of Mt.Kanchendzonga.  Read more….

Namchi & Ravangla – located in South district. Siddheswar Dham (Char Dham), Samdhuptse Monastery & temi tea Garden are the main attraction of this area. Read more….

Gurudongmar Lake – a high altitude lake near Lachen in North Sikkim at an altitude on almost 18,000ft. (5,500mtr.). Read more….

Yumthang Valley –   a beautiful flower valley in North district near Lachung. Read more….

Tour packages….

Best Time to Visit

Best time to visit Sikkim:

You can plan your travel to Sikkim at any time of the year. Every season will offer you a different flavor. Weather in Sikkim varies from sub-tropical in the south to tundra in the north. Sikkim mainly has five seasons.

Spring (March to April): it is considered a very good season with moderate temperature. This is the time for rhododendrons, orchids & various flowers. Snow will also be visible in some parts of the state.

Summer (May to Jun): as summer is not very hot in Sikkim Indica/ WagonR draws the maximum no of tourist. Most of the regions of the state experience a temperature clime & it ranges from 18C (64F) to 25C (78F).

Monsoon (Jul to Mid Sep):  this is the time when the state gets maximum rainfall. Sikkim is a n ideal place to enjoy Indian monsoon with lush green valleys, hills along with beautiful clouds & fog. But heavy rain increases the risk of landslide during monsoon.

Autumn (Mid Sep to Nov):  Just after monsoon this is probably the best time to visit Sikkim with clear sky & moderate temperature.  It is also a good time for photography.

Winter (Dec to Feb):   These are the coolest months & some part of state receives a good volume of snowfall. One can have snow in North district & part of East district. Sikkim is a place with some of the highest snow capped peaks of the world.

Temperature Chart :

Month o Celsius Gangtok Geyzing Yumesamdong
January

 

Max

Min

12

4

14

6

0

-18

February

 

Max

Min

13

5

16

7

1

-16

March

 

Max

Min

18

8

20

11

2

-11

April

 

Max

Min

20

11

23

13

6

-7

May

 

Max

Min

21

13

23

15

9

-2

June

 

Max

Min

22

15

24

17

12

1

July

 

Max

Min

22

16

24

18

12

3

August

 

Max

Min

22

16

24

18

12

2

September

 

Max

Min

21

15

23

17

10

0

October

 

Max

Min

20

12

23

14

7

-6

November

 

Max

Min

17

8

19

10

4

-12

December

 

Max

Min

14

5

16

7

2

-16

To Reach

Access to Sikkim:

By Air:

Currently Sikkim does not have any operational airport or railway station. An airport is being constructed in Pakyong. The nearest operational airport in Bagdogra (IXB) located in West Bengal. Bagdogra to Gangtok is 125km, Pelling 145km & Namchi is approx 110km. Bagdogra is directly connected with Delhi, Kolkata, Guwahati & Bangkok & it is indirect connection all major cities in India.

By Rail:

Due to the geographic nature Sikkim does not have any railway connectivity. The nearest railway station is New Jalpauguri (NJP) located in neighboring state West Bengal. NJP is well connected with all major cities in India. NJP to Gangtok is 120km, Pelling 135km & Namchi is 98km.

By Road:

Sikkim is connected with Siliguri/Bagdogra/NJP through national National Highway 31A. It connects West & South district through Melli & Gangtok (East) through Rongpo. Sikkim National Transport (SNT) operates regular busses from Siliguri to various destinations in Sikkim. Private buses are also available from Tenzing Norgay Bus Terminus.

MAP

Sikkim MAP


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