How To Plan Your East Sikkim Trip from New Jalpaiguri

East Sikkim

When you visit East Sikkim, you get more than you seek

One of the four administrative districts of the state of Sikkim, East Sikkim is probably the most bewitching one. It is also the most popular part of the state because of Gangtok which is the capital of the Sikkim. A lot of tourists prefer to visit here to enjoy trekking, enchantment, condolence, and sightseeing as well.

The warm and hospitable locals of Sikkim are often considered to be the happiest people on earth with an everlasting smile on their face. The capital town of Sikkim, Gangtok has earned much popularity in terms of being a hot favorite tourist destination.

It also plays a big role in the cultural, educational, and commercial development of the district as well as the state. Along with that, East Sikkim has some of the most captivating destinations which are worth visiting at least once in a lifetime. So, hurry to book NJP to Gangtok car service and enjoy a wondrous trip to East Sikkim.

Weather of East Sikkim:

Summer (April-June)– Summer which extends from April to June is considered to be the perfect season for visiting Bhutan as the temperature varies from 5 degrees to 25 degrees. However, nights become frigid and you may need some woolen warmers.

Monsoon (July-September) – Monsoon brings the medium to heavy rainfall in East Sikkim and very few tourists travel during this season. Hence, you can visit it to explore the less crowded tourist destinations and enjoy the beauty of nature in a pleasant weather.

Winter (October-March)– Winter in East Sikkim extends from October to March and is generally very harsh as the temperature varies between -5 degrees to 7 degrees Celsius. In case you are a winter lover and want to enjoy freezing cold, then you can travel to East Sikkim.

There are many tour and travel agency in Siliguri, with whom you get connected and avail NJP to Gangtok car service with Sikkim tour packages.

Now that you have your seasonal options to choose from, let us discuss the sightseeing places that you must visit during your trip to east Sikkim:

1-Gangtok:

Gangtok is the capital of the East Sikkim district and the state as well. When anyone speaks about Sikkim, the name Gangtok has to come up. The MG Marg in Gangtok is one of the best places for relaxing and shopping souvenirs. The nightlife of Gangtok is like a glamorous buzzing metro city and it looks like so during the night with colorful lights.

You can avail car booking from NJP to Gangtok and further East Sikkim is just 28 km away from Gangtok and takes 1 and half-hours drive.

2-Flower Complex:

Flower Complex is one of the most important places of attraction in East Sikkim. Several flower exhibitions and orchid shows are organized here throughout the year. If you visit it during the summer season, you can witness numerous verities of orchids, and other flowers and during the spring season the government of Sikkim organize an annual flower show contest where many neighboring states of Sikkim participates.

3-Enchey Monastery:

Enchey Monastery which is popularly known as “Solitary Monastery” is located above Gangtok. It is popular for offering a breathtaking view of the Kanchenjunga peak. It is believed that the monastery has been blessed by Lama DrupthobKarpo who was a renowned tantric. In the 12 the month of the Lunar Tibetan Calendar, annual festivals which is known as Cham Dance Festivals is held here in the 18th or 19th day.

4-Do-drul Chorten:

Do-drul Chorten is one of the most important as well as the biggest Stupa in Sikkim. Constructed in the year 1945, Do-drug Chorten has been alluring travelers for many decades now. Along with the sacred Kan-Gyur relics, the stupa has lots of holy books and other religious elements including the complete mantras or Zung.

5-Himalayan Zoological Park:

Himalayan Zoological Park is among the most rapturous of its kind in the world. Established with the purpose of preserving wildlife animals, the park is now one of the most interesting places to visit in East Sikkim. Animals that can be found here are Blue Sheep, Red Panda, Barking Deer, Musk Deer, Himalayan Black Bear and many more.

6-Ganesh Tok:

Ganesh Tok Gangtok
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Ganesh Tok is a small temple which is dedicated to Lord Ganesha. Even one person cannot fit the temple, such as the size of it. However, the surrounding view from here is splendiferous and the view of the Kanchenjunga from here is unimaginable.

When your lungs inflate with the onrush of the scenery of mountains, greeneries, and people, that is “Happiness”!!

The magical East Sikkim is packed with several other destinations as well such as

  • Jelepla Pass
  • Old Baba Mandir
  • Nathang Valley
  • Rangpo
  • Nathula Pass

and many more which are equally staggering. And when nature mixes up with the modernism that is Sikkim what you can’t afford to miss.

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