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Sikkim

By becoming India’s first 100% organic state, Sikkim is leading the country towards a sustainable path. This erstwhile Himalayan kingdom state boasts of some striking landscape with a perfect blend of mighty mountains, rolling hills, sparkling rivers, clear lakes, and roaring waterfalls. For the adventure seekers, high altitude treks, white water rafting, and rock climbing opportunities are aplenty. Organic tea estates, community-run farms, tribal homestays make Sikkim a frontrunner of impact tourism in India.

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Things to do

Tribal Homestay With Organic Food - Stay at a Lepcha home in the mountains of North Sikkim and eat fresh from the kitchen garden. Enjoy waterfall hikes and a view of the mighty Kanchenjunga. Weather permitting, obviously.

Morning Prayers at Rumtek - Wake up early morning and witness the lighting of hundreds of lamps being lit and the harmonious hymns of the monks at Rumtek. Truly spiritual experience and gives an insight into Buddhism.

Teach at a school for orphans - Spend some time with the kids and teach them a subject of your choice. Participate in the school activities with the children and inspire them towards a brighter future.

Related Trips

  • The evergreen hill station of Darjeeling still hasn't lost its charm. The tea-infused air that you breathe, coupled with the gorgeous views of the hills and mountains around, rejuvenates you. The holiday then proceeds to the organic state of Sikkim. Of high-altitude lakes and sprawling monasteries, Gangtok is one beautiful place. Explore the city and learn more about Buddhism and the culture of the tribes here.

    6 Days | INR 22,597 per person
  • The tea-covered hills of Darjeeling is a sight that will never feel old or cliched. The tea-infused air that you breathe, coupled with the gorgeous views of the hills and mountains around, rejuvenates you. The holiday then proceeds to the organic state of Sikkim. The pride of West Sikkim, Pelling welcomes everyone with some beautiful views of the Kanchenjunga and some roaring waterfalls.

    7 Days | INR 24,380 per person
  • The old Silk Route isn't just a trade route; it is the road that connects some of the heavens in the world. A part of this international passage with historical significance is now part of East Sikkim and West Bengal. The route is also a rare confluence of natural beauty and history of human civilization; definitely, it is world's first information superhighway.The most scenic journey begins from Reshi, a place where you can enjoy nature at its fullest.

    7 Days | INR 31,050 per person
  • A journey to the organic state of India is an experience that remains etched for a very long time. While the capital city of Gangtok represents the varied culture of the state while a trip to its northern region gives you a peek into the original tribes of Sikkim. Experience the monasteries and the Buddhist culture of the region while being mesmerised by the stunning landscape of the pristine land of Lachung.

    8 Days | INR 40,710 per person
  • The North-East of India is a hidden gem that is yet to see the crazy influx of tourists. The landscapes of Arunachal Pradesh are proof enough that the beauty here is virgin. This trip is designed to offer you the best of the West Kameng and Tawang Districts of Arunachal Pradesh.

    6 Days | INR 27,777 per person
  • On this journey across the north-eastern snow-cloaked mountains you get to enjoy the various hill station paradises of northern India. Start off with Lataguri and its tiny, bustling and border-hugging villages of Jhalong and Bindu.

    7 Days | INR 25,800 per person

Best time to visit October to March

Late September to early November is the best time to visit here after the rains have subsided. The chilly winter arrives by late November and stays on till the end of February.

Clear skies through March till the haze by mid-April and mid-June rains. Frequent landslides are the only dampener till the monsoons end.

How to reach

Air

  • The nearest airport is Bagdogra Airport (IXB) which is situated in Siliguri West Bengal. Bagdogra Airport is at a distance of 124 km from Gangtok. This airport is connected to Kolkata, Delhi, and Guwahati. Helicopter services are also available from Bagdogra to Gangtok, but only once during the day.

Rail

  • The nearest railhead is New Jalpaiguri (JPG), which is nearly 148 km from Gangtok. New Jalpaiguri is in Jalpaiguri city in the Indian state of West Bengal. New Jalpaiguri is well connected to most of the major cities in India.

Road

  • The roads of Gangtok are well maintained for a self-drive. The highway 31A connects this place with the neighbouring cities and many others too. Bus services are also available on daily basis from major nearby destinations.