Hey Travelers, I am going to share my first ever solo travel experience with all of you. Guess what, I opted for Sikkim. It was the month of December, kind of vacations time and I needed a break from the ordinary routine. I called up my girl’s gang to make some backpacking plans and unfortunately, no one turned up for such a sudden travel plan.
After a couple of hours, I thought about the North East and thus Sikkim triggered. I told my family about the plan and put across the pros and cons of my travel and somehow the pros outweighed the cons and they agreed. I finally decided to explore Sikkim as a solo traveler.
Immediately, I started browsing the air tickets and I got one for the coming week, though the airfare was a bit on the higher side since it was kind of rush booking. Without looking at the itinerary, I booked my air tickets from Bangalore to Bagdogra (Since direct connecting flights to Sikkim were quite expensive and beyond my budget). I wanted to take at least one week off from work so I booked the tickets accordingly. The first big task was done. Then I started my research about Sikkim as a state and a travel destination. My research revolved around:
1. Sikkim weather
2. Geographic & map information
3. Trip itinerary & permit requirements
4. Interstate & Intrastate Transportation
5. People & culture
6. Hotels, local cuisines and so on
Since I love the winter mode always, the first point was a clear check for me and my travel plan and dates matched exactly. So here is the thing to consider, if you love winters, December 1st week to 2nd week is a great time to see snow wonders in Sikkim. One glimpse of it: