Sikkim, India

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Everything you need to know about Sikkim

Sikkim, nestled in the eastern Himalayas, is a picturesque and enchanting state in India known for its breathtaking landscapes, Buddhist monasteries, and rich cultural heritage.

The history of Sikkim is steeped in legends and tales of ancient kingdoms. It was once ruled by the Namgyal dynasty and remained an independent kingdom until it became a part of India in 1975. The state's royal heritage is still evident in the form of majestic palaces and monasteries.

Sikkim's culture is a beautiful amalgamation of different communities and traditions. The majority of the population follows Buddhism, and the state is adorned with numerous monasteries and stupas. The festivals of Losar (Tibetan New Year) and Dasain are celebrated with immense joy and religious fervor.

Sikkim is renowned for its mesmerizing natural beauty. The snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas, including the mighty Kanchenjunga, the third-highest mountain in the world, adorn the skyline. The lush green valleys, alpine forests, and pristine lakes make it a haven for nature enthusiasts.

The state's vibrant capital, Gangtok, is a bustling hub of culture and commerce. The city offers breathtaking views of the mountains and is dotted with colorful prayer flags and monasteries.

Sikkim's cuisine reflects the diversity of its people and landscapes. Traditional Sikkimese dishes like Thukpa (noodle soup), Gundruk (fermented leafy greens), and Phagshapa (pork stew) provide a unique culinary experience.

Common QNA about Sikkim:

  • What are the major tourist attractions in Sikkim?
    Some of the major tourist attractions in Sikkim include the Rumtek Monastery, the Yumthang Valley, and the Tsomgo Lake.
  • What are the best trekking routes in Sikkim?
    Sikkim offers some of the best trekking routes in the Himalayas, including the Goecha La Trek and the Dzongri Trek.
  • What are the entry requirements for visiting Sikkim?
    Indian citizens do not require a permit to visit Sikkim. However, foreign nationals need an Inner Line Permit (ILP) to enter the state.
  • What is the best time to visit Sikkim?
    The months from March to June and from September to November offer pleasant weather, making it the best time to explore Sikkim's natural beauty and cultural heritage.

Top rated places in Sikkim
Char Dham Temple

Char Dham Temple

Namchi, Sikkim
Hindu temple Tourist attraction
Flower Exhibition Centre - Ridge Park.

Flower Exhibition Centre - Ridge Park.

Gangtok, Sikkim
Tourist attraction
Ban Jhakri Falls Park

Ban Jhakri Falls Park

Gangtok, Sikkim
Tourist attraction
Buddha Park

Buddha Park

Ravangla, Sikkim
Buddhist temple Tourist attraction
Tashi View Point, Bojoghari

Tashi View Point, Bojoghari

Gangtok, Sikkim
Tourist attraction
Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple

Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple

East Sikkim, Sikkim
Hindu temple Place of worship
Gonjang Monastery

Gonjang Monastery

Gangtok, Sikkim
Buddhist temple Monastery Tourist attraction
Sikkim Himalayan Zoological Park

Sikkim Himalayan Zoological Park

Gangtok, Sikkim
Zoo Tourist attraction
Gangtok Ropeway

Gangtok Ropeway

Gangtok, Sikkim
Mountain cable car Tourist attraction
Bakthang Waterfall

Bakthang Waterfall

Gangtok, Sikkim
Tourist attraction
Do Drul Chorten

Do Drul Chorten

Gangtok, Sikkim
Buddhist temple Monastery Tourist attraction
Sky Walk Pelling Sikkim

Sky Walk Pelling Sikkim

Pelling City, Sikkim
Tourist attraction Monastery
Hanuman Tok

Hanuman Tok

Gangtok, Sikkim
Hindu temple Tourist attraction
Ganesh Tok

Ganesh Tok

Gangtok, Sikkim
Hindu temple Tourist attraction
Taste Of Tibet

Taste Of Tibet $$

Gangtok, Sikkim
Wok restaurant
Baker's Cafe

Baker's Cafe $$

Gangtok, Sikkim
Bakery Cafe Chocolate shop Coffee store Pizza restaurant
Osm Restro & Lounge

Osm Restro & Lounge

Gangtok, Sikkim
Fine dining restaurant Chinese restaurant Family restaurant Fast food restaurant Indian restaurant North Indian restaurant
Samdruptse

Samdruptse

Namchi, Sikkim
Monastery Buddhist temple Tourist attraction
Mahatma Gandhi Statue

Mahatma Gandhi Statue

Gangtok, Sikkim
Historical landmark
Enchey Monastery

Enchey Monastery

Gangtok, Sikkim
Buddhist temple Tourist attraction
Central Park Namchi

Central Park Namchi

Namchi, Sikkim
City park Tourist attraction
Namgyal Institute of Tibetology

Namgyal Institute of Tibetology

Gangtok, Sikkim
Museum Tourist attraction
Rabdentse Ruins

Rabdentse Ruins

Geyzing, Sikkim
Historical place Tourist attraction
Oasis Cafe

Oasis Cafe

Mining, Sikkim
Cafe
Gangtok Groove

Gangtok Groove $$

Gangtok, Sikkim
Restaurant Asian fusion restaurant Asian restaurant Bar Coffee store Live music bar Live music venue Pizza restaurant Pub Sushi restaurant
Jorthang Bazar

Jorthang Bazar

Jorethang, Sikkim
Shopping mall
Nimtho

Nimtho

Gangtok, Sikkim
Nepalese restaurant
Old Harbhajan Babaji Mandir

Old Harbhajan Babaji Mandir

Nathang Valley, Sikkim
Historical landmark Tourist attraction
Nathu La

Nathu La

Kupup, Sikkim
Tourist attraction Border crossing station
Khangchendzonga National Park

Khangchendzonga National Park

Sakkyong, Sikkim
National park Park Tourist attraction