North East India had always been a dream destination, so I decided to explore to see what it had to offer to travels around the world. I quit my 7 to 5 corporate job my only bread and butter to follow my dream. I planned a solo trip on my motorcycle riding from Bangalore Karnataka to explore 7 sisters ( Assam, ArunachalPradesh, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura) 1 Brother that is Sikkim. I was riding for 3 months in rainy season covering a distance of 14.5 k Kms it was the wildest ride of my life. This chapter I will share the experience I had travelling in Sikkim.
Sikkim is an Indian state bordered with Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan. It is connect by road and air, the nearest airport is 30 Kms away from the capital Gangtok. You are allowed to travel till Gangtok freely, however one need to have permit to enter the other parts ( East, West and north) Sikkim.
I was riding from Darjeeling, started my journey late noon as it was about 100kms to Gangtok. The roads takes you around Teesta river flows from the eastern Himalayas. The roads are tuff and curvey filled with heavy vehicle from army to road construction. I was welcomed by heavy thunderstorm and reached at 9.30 PM. My friends had taken a place and the next morning we were supposed to ride to Natula Pass towards old silk route. After a hot shower and yummy meal I was ready to hit the bed.
Note: You can get permit from the capital Gangtok in a day time, also you can apply online. The permit needs one govt photo identification (DL, Aadhar etc ) and couple of photos.