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Sikkim

Tiny but most beautiful state with abundant natural resources

Welcome to Sikkim

 

 Sikkim is one of the most peaceful and beautiful state of India. This Himalayan state is bordered by West Bengal, China,  Nepal   and Bhutan in the East. With a total area of 7,096 sq.km, Sikkim covers  0.22 percent of the  total geographical area of India with  a population of 540493 (2001 census). Climate of Sikkim varies from tropical to alpine. The maximum temperature during summer is 25 degree Celsius and the minimum temperature is 13 degree Celsius. During winter, the maximum temperature is 13 degree Celsius and the minimum temperature is 04 degree Celsius. Usually, the best season to visit Sikkim is April to June during pre-summer season and October to December for winter season. During summer, light woolens clothes are ideal to use while heavy woolens clothes are best during winter  season.

 

Tourism Prospect in Sikkim-

 

Sikkim rich in flora and fauna

 

Sikkim is rich in abundant natural beauties bestowed with the beautiful Himalayan glaciers, the snow clad mountains, the lakes, the waterfall and the rich flora and fauna and rich cultural heritage and tradition. There are large varieties, species and type of flora and fauna. The are 150 species of  mammals, 690 species of butterflies, 552 types of birds. Red Panda is the state animal. There are 4500 flowering plants and424 medicinal plants. There are 36 varieties of Rhododendrons and 515 species of orchid.

 

Trade with China and prospect of tourism

Following the resumption of trade with China via Nathula, the prospect of tourism is also increased. Talks are being held to find out the possibility of  tourism development in Sikkim from China via Nathula.

 

 

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STAY AT

 

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AT RUMTEK

12 KMS. FAR FROM GANGOK

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Places of

TouristInterest

 

East Sikkim
 

Deorali Chorten

Tibetology

Rope way ( Joy  ride  from Deorali

 to  Hurhuray dara & back)

cottage industry

Enchey monstery

Rumtek monastery

Saramsa garden

-water garden

Tashi view point

Ganesh tok

Hanuman tok

Himalayan-zoological park

Tsomgo lake

-Baba Harbhajan 

Singh Memorial    temple

Nathula pass

Aaritar-Renock(Lake)

 

North Sikkim
Seven Sisters water falls

Kabi Lungchok

Phesang Monastery

Phodong Monastery

Srijonga Yuma Mangheem

Rong Lungten Lee

Singhik

Chungthang

Lachung

Thangu

Guru Dongmar Lake

 

South Sikkim
Samdruptse

(135 feet height

statue of Guru Rimpoche)

Char Dham(

(125 ft.tall Lord Shiv)

Rock garden

Namchi

Ravangla

Tendong Hill

Temi Tea garden

Maenam Hill

-Sikip

Phur Tsa Chu

Flower festival

at Namchi

 

West Sikkim
Daramdin

Sai Sarvadharma Kendra

Pemayangtse Monstery

Pelling

Rabdentse old Sikkim palace ruins

Sanga Choling Monastery

Khecheopalry lake

(natural lake)

Khangchendzonga waterfalls

-Yoksom

Dubdi monstery

Phamrong waterfalls

Rangit water world

Legship Shivmandir

Tashiding

Kongri Labdang

jureli Dara

Hee burmiok-lake

-Singshore bridge

Uttarey and many more other spots.

 

 

 

 

How to visit Sikkim ?

 

By flight:

 

From Delhi or most of the metropolitan cities of India, one can make a trip up to Bagdogra airport of North Bengal, the nearest port. One can even hire Pawan Hans helicopter service from Bagdogra to Gangtok, otherwise, any one can hire taxi from Bagdogra to Gangtok which is three and half hour journey.

 

By road:

 

The capital Gangtok is well connected by roads with Siliguri, Kalimpong and Darjeeling. Private Buses and taxis are available.Sikkim Nationalized Transport(SNT) bus service run by Government of Sikkim too available from Siliguri to Gangtok and back. Bus and other private taxi services  are available from Siliguri SNT bus terminus, Pradhan Nagar. One take taxi on reservation or by share per head. The present charge from Siliguri to Gangtok is only Rs.140-00, but many tout charge as high as they can do during peak season. As such, tourist always can demand the SNT bus at Pradhan Nagar, Siliguri.

 

 SNT BOOKING OFFICE, SILIGURI.

Phone Number-0353-2515751.

2. SILIGURI BOOKING COUNTER. 0353-2511496.

3. SILIGURI GOODS OFFICE. 0353-2517528 ...
 

Different tourist spots:

There are as many as places of tourist interest in Sikkim. The details of such spots are appended in the left hand box. Local taxis and conveyance are available to visit these places from Gangtok. Permit to visit Nathula is available from Gangtok.

 

Travel agents, trek & tour operators

There are more than 120 travel agents and trek & tour operators  registered and recognized by Government of Sikkim. They are very professional and hospitable who organize everything require for the esteemed tourists visiting in the State. They are well trained and equipped. Complaints can be lodged against any person who unnecessarily harass the tourist. "Tourists are our guest" is the slogan of every Sikkimese people according to their tradition and culture.

 

Do not throw garbage at random

Eco-tourism as a sustainable development is the main objective of tourism in Sikkim. Tourists are requested not to dispose off garbage at lakes and holy places. They must be collected and be disposed off in the garbage bag or containers only.

 

Buy Souvenir from

 

Directorate of handicrafts and handloom

items-Chokchi, carpet, Angora wool products like shawls, scarves, lucky signs and many handmade gifts are available at the selling counter of Government cottage industry located at zero Point near PWD premises.

For enquireies contact: Director, DHH

< Zero Point, Gangtok, Sikkim, India-737101, phone: 203126, 202926.

 

For detail information

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Sikkim Govt Tourist Information Centres:-

Sikkim Tourist Information Centre, Gangtok:

MG Road, Gangtok Ph: 03592-221634/227720

Sikkim Tourist Information Centre, New Delhi:

14 Panchsheel Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi PIN 110021

Ph:011-26115346; 26115171

Sikkim Tourist Information Centre, Kolkata:

4/1, Middletown Street, Kolkata-16 Ph: 22817905

Sikkim Tourist Information Centre, Siliguri:

SNT Colony, Pradhan Nagar, Siliguri,

West Bengal        Ph: 2512646

If you have any complaint, you can always make such complaint at any tourist information centre or nearest police station. However, the policy of Sikkim Government is to give best treatment to all the visiting tourists as guests. However, sometime, over charging of fare by taxi drivers or travel agents have come to the notice which has been amicably settled too.TAAS, an association of travel agents too settled such issue in the past.

 PLEASE BE SINCERE ENOUGH THAT YOUR COMPLAINT IS GENUINE AND SUPPORTED BY EVIDENCE.

View in picture

 

 

The view of Lachung, North Sikkim

during snowfall time in winter

Samdrupse- 135 ft. tall statue

of Guru Rimpochey

 

Photo: Scene from Monastery

 

Photo:A View of  Buddhist stupa at Deoralil

 

   Photo:Sai Sarvadharma Kendra, Daramdin

 

In recent time, the tourist inflow in Sikkim is tremendously increased. After installation of 135 feet tall statue of Guru Rimpoche, Sarva dharma Mandir at Daramdin, construction of lakes at Aaritar, Hee Bormoik and building of many  other new tourist spots, the tourism is marching towards right direction. There is enormous potentiality and prospect of tourism in the State.

 

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