Sikkim is the second smallest state of India and so full of wonders that you need multiple trips here to experience all of it's magic. I've been to Sikkim twice this year. Earlier this April, on a 5-day cycle ride along the Silk Route in East Sikkim District and this time in early December, on a road trip to Gurudongmar and Yumesangdong in North Sikkim.
I often have conversations people fellow travellers on these journeys about what makes Sikkim so charming to us. It's India's first fully organic state, it will achieve full literacy by 2018 and it's a football crazy state, what more? It's people and their hospitality, that is remembered by most of the travellers who have visited Sikkim.
Homestays in Sikkim
The best part about travelling in Sikkim is the ample opportunities you get to have local experiences authentically. Many hospitable locals have participated in the government's efforts to create more homestays across Sikkim, you can check out these homestays in the state tourism board's website.
In more and more places, we've seen homestays outnumbering hotels in Sikkim and it ensures that the locals are making the most of the boost in tourism that this place has seen in the recent past.