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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.
STAY AWAY FROM CACOPHONY OF TOWN
12 KMS. FAR FROM GANGOK
◙Rope way ( Joy ride from Deorali
to Hurhuray dara & back)
◙Tashi view point
Singh Memorial temple
◙Srijonga Yuma Mangheem
◙Rong Lungten Lee
◙Guru Dongmar Lake
(135 feet height
statue of Guru Rimpoche)
(125 ft.tall Lord Shiv)
◙Temi Tea garden
◙Phur Tsa Chu
Sai Sarvadharma Kendra
◙Rabdentse old Sikkim palace ruins
◙Sanga Choling Monastery
◙Rangit water world
Uttarey and many more other spots.
How to visit Sikkim ?
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.
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.
2. SILIGURI BOOKING COUNTER. 0353-2511496.
3. SILIGURI GOODS OFFICE.
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.
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.
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Put your questions at
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
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.
These are popular and luxurious hotels at Gangtok. There are other hotels like Bayul, Doma, Dikki, Chumbi residency, Mount Simvo, Green Hotel, Mayur Hotel etc. If any hotelier willing to advertise in this popular website, he or she can contact us at
If you are new visiters and if you have any query, suggestion or complaint, write to us at
phone mobile:9775972432, 9832322584
Address:Bijay Bantawa, Himgiri Prakashan,
Tadong Daragaun, P.O. TadongGangtok,
Sikkim , India