Sikkim-one of the smallest states of India situated in the north of West Bengal like a Crown. Sikkim is a crown of jewels for all the wandering souls. Small in size but vast one to explore. This is a one stop solution for every kind of travellers be it family vacation, romantic gateway, paradise for adrenaline junkies. So let's unfold the beauty of Sikkim a bit by bit.
Based on tourist attractions, Sikkim can be divided in three parts- North Sikkim, East Sikkim and South-West Sikkim. Here we will explore North Sikkim along with Gangtok.
How to reach:
Now Sikkim got its own airport, Pakyong Airport, one of the most picturesque airport as you can enjoy flying over the almighty Himalaya. This airport is connected by direct flight from Kolkata and Guwahati airport. Also there is Bagdogra airport near Siliguri, West Bengal 124 km away from Gangtok. The nearest railhead is New Jalpaiguri(NJP) from where you can get shared/hired taxi for Gangtok. There is also regular Sikkim State bus service from Siliguri. It's 4-5 hrs journey from NJP or Bagdogra to Gangtok.
North Sikkim Itinerary with Gangtok
Main attraction: Yumthang valley, Gurudongmar Lake, Lachen, Lachung, Katao valley, Zero point, Tsomgo lake, Nathula pass, Rumtek Monastery etc.
The best time to visit: March end to mid June.
North Sikkim tour starts from capital city Gangtok. Generally it is a 2 nights 3 days trip. Many a tour operators are there in Gangtok as well as in Siliguri from where one can book this package. Transportation, stay and foods are included.