Get a glimpse of Sikkim
Sikkim is the state that sits above the narrow strip of a corridor that connects the rest of India with its North Eastern wing. Sikkim is home to some of the richest views of the richest blue-hued mountains. Divided into 4 districts, the state is India's first to become a fully organic one, has banned the use of pesticides, plastic & fertilizers by farmers and locals. It is deemed to be one of the cleanest locations in India; with M.G.Marg being India's first spit and litter-free zone.
How to travel to Sikkim
You can travel to Sikkim through the National Highway that connects it with the neighboring state of West Bengal. The nearest airport (Bagdogra Airport), vehicle stand (Siliguri Junction) and railway station (New Jalpaiguri Railway Station) is situated in the town of Siliguri. From there, the capital town of Gangtok is roughly about a five-hour ride.
Nearest places to visit in Sikkim
- The Gurudongmar Lake in Sikkim holds immense religious value for the Sikhs and the Buddhists, who believe that Guru Padmasambhava and Guru Nanak visited and blessed a part of this lake, which never freezes even when the temperature drops down to negative, and covers the entire lake with a thick sheet of ice.
- The Nathu La is the meeting point if the Indo-China border, where soldiers from both the nations can be seen guarding the line of control from their respective side of the border.
- The Tashiding Monastery belongs to the Nyingma sect of Tibetan Buddhism and sits on top of the hill overlooking the Rangeet. You will also discover the caves where Guru Padmasambhava meditated.
- The Solophok Char Dham situated in Namchi. It is one of the most visited Hindu pilgrimage sites in North East India. A sky-touching statue of Lord Shiva sits surrounded by richly decorated temples.