Sikkim is the Himalayan Shangri-La. The North Eastern state is an unexplored natural beauty. Blessed with backdrop of snow-capped mountains especially Mt Kanchendzonga, it is home to crystal clear lakes, ancient Tibetan Monasteries, lush spreads of rhododendron, adventures and beauty beyond words. March is a suitable time to visit. The chilly winters are over and the sultry summers are yet to come. It is the month of warm sunshine and pleasant holidays. The Lampokhari Tourism Festival is organized during this month. Relish the secret pleasures of the mountain heaven.
About Sikkim Tourism and Tours
Sikkim is the top most tours & travel destination in India. It is one of the most politically stable and peaceful place in India. This landlocked state is blessed with some of the most spectacular landscapes, flora and fauna making it a haven for adventure enthusiasts and naturalists. Lying at an elevation of 8,586 metres, the state's highest point is the summit of Kanchenjunga, the third highest peak of the world. Sikkim tourism has lots to offer a discerning traveller. Foreigners here can visit Gangtok, Rumtek, Phodong, Pemayangtse and the Yuksom -Zongri trekking route on the basis of restricted area permits which can be obtained. There are numerous Lakes and Monasteries which make the hill station vibrant and lively. To experience complete rejuvenation, Sikkim is a perfect place to travel for holiday.
North Sikkim, a land full of unfamiliar experiences is a treat to visitors. The journey starts from Gangtok and as you travel north the landscape changes rapidly on every curve, as your road winds upwards. North Sikkim is one of the most beautiful districts of Sikkim where visitors can travel overland through temperate to alpine landscape and experience the unique preserves of Lachung and Lachen valley. The age old traditions of these valleys have kept intact the pristine beauty of this place.
East Sikkim is one of the most important districts in terms of governance and its relative importance in tourism. Gangtok is the sub divisional headquarters and also the state capital. Apart from the modern urbanization, one will find beautiful natural areas of tourism importance and wild life sanctuaries. East District is the gateway to North Sikkim.
West Sikkim is a significant heritage and adventure tourism destination where all the historical landmarks of Ancient Sikkim are found. It served as the capital for almost 50 years from the beginning of 1642. This region lives up to its proverbial name as being wild and free as it is the base camp from where all treks into mountainous region begin.
The South District is the smallest of the four districts. It's an escapade into the countryside with endless waves of agricultural fields and the terraced slopes, intercepted by spring patched forests. Although small, some of the oldest Kagyu monasteries are found here. The Biggest stature of Guru Padmasambhava stands towering at 108 ft overlooking the township of Namchi.