Bestowed with a rich cultural heritage, archeological sites, and natural beauty, Sikkim is one of the picturesque hill stations in East India. Explore the beauty of the majestic snow-clad Kanchenjunga mountain peaks and exuberant green valleys.
The best time to visit Sikkim is from March to September as the weather is cool and pleasant. Book the best hotels in Sikkim on Oyo rooms for a memorable stay. Oyo rooms hotels are taking all necessary precautions to ensure a safe stay for all their guests as per W.H.O guidelines.
Wondering what to do in Sikkim on your summer getaway? Check out the top activities to enjoy in Sikkim during your holiday:
Take a leisurely stroll across the scenic mountain trails dotted with silver-fir trees. Explore the local culture, history, food, breathtaking mountain views, and much more.
Book hotels in Sikkim with mountain view rooms to wake up to the captivating views of the Kanchenjunga peak.
Easiest Route: Take a cab for 148 km from New Jalpaiguri railway station. The nearest airport is Pakyong airport.
Peak travel season: Plan your trip from October to June.
Treat your eyes to the captivating views of the pristine Tsomgo lake, which is located just 38 km away from the capital city of Sikkim, Gangtok. Plan an adventure trek to Tsomgo Lake with your travel buddies this summer. You can hire a local guide to help you out with the route to the lake. You can stay at a hotel in Sikkim while exploring these thrilling sightseeing destinations.
Easiest Route: Take a cab ride from Gangtok which will take approximately 2 hours.
Peak travel season: Jan to Mar for snow;
April to May for Rhododendrons and Orchids
Oct to Dec for autumn beauty
Nestled in the outskirts of Sikkim, Yuksom is a picturesque historic town to explore. Escape the hustle-bustle of city life and visit the scenic hill town in Sikkim in the lap of nature. This scenic tourist spot in Sikkim offers breathtaking views overflowing with natural beauty.
Easiest Route: 6 to 7 hours by a train ride from Jorethang to Jalpaiguri. You can travel by flight to the nearest Pakyong airport.
Peak travel months: Summer travel season from March to June and Autumn/ Winter travel season from September to November.
As one of the scenic tourist spots in Sikkim, Nathula pass connects India with Tibet. The interesting fact is that the pass is at an elevation of 4,310 m above sea level, which is a part of the prehistoric Silk Road. You can enjoy breathtaking mountain views from the top of the Nathula pass. Book hotel in Sikkim where you can stay while planning a trek to the Nathula Pass. If you have respiratory illnesses, monitor your oxygen levels before trekking to the Nathula Pass.
Peak travel season: The months of May and October are ideal for trekking. The pass remains open for Indians exclusively from Wednesday through Sunday.
The infamous winter home for Tibetan nomadic tribes, Lachen is a picturesque hilltop village attracting tourists from all around the world. Lachung is also a high-altitude village of Tibetan and Bhutia people in North Sikkim. Bask in the majestic mountain views of snow-clad mountain peaks and lush greenery. Yumthang is a picturesque valley bounded by verdant mountains.
If you are planning a trip to Sikkim, add these three destinations to your travel itinerary. If you have respiratory issues, monitor your oxygen levels.
Easiest Route: Take a taxi from the nearest railhead is New Jalpaiguri (Siliguri). The nearest airport is Pakyong airport.
Peak travel season: March and June are the best months to visit during summer. During the winter months, visit in December and January to experience snowfall.
As one of the most scenic tourist spots in Sikkim, Zuluk is a quaint hamlet perched in the lap of the Himalayas. This village is located on the historic silk route. Enjoy spectacular views of the snowcapped mountain ranges especially during winter and exuberant green meadows during the summer.
Easiest Route: Take a private cab ride from the nearest railway station, Jalpaiguri.
Peak travel season: August and September
The pristine Teesta River is a captivating sight to behold both in the summer and winter. Be mesmerized with glistening waters in the sun rays and wildflowers growing around the river.
Easiest Route: Take a cab from Darjeeling railway station to reach the Teesta river.
Peak travel season: Summer visit during April-May; and Winter travel during November
These are some enjoyable activities to enjoy in and around Sikkim on your next summer getaway.
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