Sikkim

 

 

Sikkim is the least populated Indian state located in the North-East. It is the second smallest Indian state which borders China in its north and east, Bhutan in its east, Nepal in its west and the Indian state of West Bengal in its south.

Sikkim is also located close to the Siliguri Corridor near Bangladesh. Hence in order to reach the Capital city, Gangtok you have an option to take a flight to Bagdogra Airport in Siliguri.

There are direct flights from Kolkatta to Bagdogra.

From Bagdogra, you have an option to hire a taxi to Gangtok which is gonna be a 6-hr long drive. I suggest you eat light and carry anti-vomit medication as the ghats can make you really sick.

Alternative to this would be taking a Chopper which you need to book from Sikkim Tourism website at least  2 months in advance (Its subjected to availability and last minute changes depending on weather).

So reaching Gangtok is a whole day affair so keep enjoy your evening at the hotel so you are well rested for the next day!!!

Day One: Gangtok

Flower Show

After a hearty breakfast at the hotel we geared up for the day starting with flower show which basically a garden with few exotic flowers.

Its a must visit for plant lovers and those who love taking selfies. Entry fee of Rs 10/- per person.

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If you belong to the city, the peace and quite of Gangtok will lure to take a walk. The city has the most picturesque sidewalks I have ever seen.

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Zoological Park: 

Being a Bhubaneswar girl, I was not much impressed by the zoo here in Gangtok. But for animal lovers and people who miss doing cardio even vacation will relish this spot.

 

Zoo, Sikkim

 

Ganesh Tok in Gangtok

Next stop after the flower show is the Ganesh Tok which is a Ganesh temple approximately 6kms from the city. Apart from the temple, the view around temple is absolutely amazing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day Two: En- Route Lachung: 

 

 

 

 

Day Three: Lachung

Its all about snow. I recommend the maggie here…trust me it tastes a lot better in the snow…!!!

Yamthang Valley and Zero Point are the must visit spots !!!

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Day four : Changu lake and Nathula Pass

 

 

Baba Mandir, Nathu La

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Stop For Some Momos

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Day Five: Return to Bagdogra

 

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