Himalayan State

One Week in Sikkim – Simplify Your Itinerary

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Misty Mountain in Lungma Dara; Sikkim; UASATISH; lACHUNG;
Misty Mountain in Lungma Dara

Sikkim is the second smallest state in India. The itinerary for one week in Sikkim takes the stress out of your travel planning.  The state is home to India’s tallest mountain, Kangchenjunga (8,586 metres). Sikkim shelters alpine meadows, glaciers and many kinds of wild flowers. It has dramatic Himalayan landscapes. You will also find  …

By Road to Lachung from Gangtok spectacular route

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Bridge in North Sikkim; By Road to Lachung from Gantok; usatish;

By road to Lachung is 102 km from the state capital Gangtok. The journey takes about 4.5 hours. Most visitors stay overnight at Lachung enroute to the beautiful Yumthang Valley. It is a scenic route with charming villages and waterfalls along the way. Visitors climb from Gangtok at 5,118 feet to Lachung at 8,610 feet. We travelled in a Tata Sumo driven by a Nepali driver. …

Gangtok – Alluring Hill Town in Sikkim

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Young Monks

Gangtok is the capital of Sikkim. It is connected to Siliguri via NH 10, a distance of 114 km. The route can be covered in four hours, but may take longer if there is traffic. The nearest airport is Bagdogra. New Jalpaiguri in Siliguri is the closest railway station. Work has started on a broad gauge railway line between Sevoke in West Bengal and Rangpo in Sikkim. …

Char Dham: Religion, Travel and Beyond

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Badrinath Dham

Char Dham or Sidheshwar Dham was built by Sikkim government to promote religious tourism. It threw its doors open to the public on November 2011. Char Dham temple complex is on Solophok Hill, 5 km from Namchi in Sikkim. You can reach Namchi in 3 hours 25 minutes from Bagdogra airport. It is established at an altitude of 1,675 m (5,500 ft) above sea level.