Sikkim is one of the nicest places in India. There are very few social and economic problems like discrimination against women being faced by other states. Even though Sikkim is a part of North East Council, it does not share its border with anyone of the of the other seven North Eastern States and mercifully the state is not very much affected by insurgency like the other North East states. Sikkim has declared itself an organic state with the ban on the use of artificial fertilizers and pesticides. The literacy rate is also quite high here. If you are planning to visit Sikkim then do book your travels from Country Route Holidays as they are the best travel agency in Sikkim, Bhutan and Darjeeling.
There is a good road network within the state and it is possible to reach Gangtok from places as far flung using reliable shared Taxi facilty. Everyone seems to know Hindi and English even though Nepali is the most widely spoken language in Sikkim. Even though development is being done at a rapid rate, Sikkim continues to be a small place and everything about it is simple including the names of its four Districts-Norths, South, East and West. Some of their on-demand packages are 6 Night 7 Days Darjeeling Gangtok Package and 5 Night 6 Days Darjeeling Sikkim Package.
Some of the Exciting Things not to Miss in Sikkim:
Water Rafting in Teesta
Teesta is the holy river of Sikkim as this river is not only beautiful but also offers enormous adventurous activities for tourists. The fierce rapids of the Teesta River offers thrilling experience of River rafting. Teesta River will offer you twist and turn craggy rapids, which will make your rafting experience more exciting. If you are a rookie, then you can try range 2 and 3, however if you are a professional then you can try 2 and 4. The bank of the river is surrounded with green paddy fields, dense forest and scattered white sand where you can set your night camp. It is probably one of the best weekend getaways where you can experience thrill and excitement both.
If you are in the capital and in a dilemma as to which place to visit first, then go for Rumtek Monastery. This amazing monastery will not only attract you with its beauty but will also impress you with its impressive architectural structure. Dharma Chakra Centre is the other name of this monastery. It is one of the largest monasteries of the Sikkim. The main attraction of this shrine is the Golden Stupa, which holds the remains of the sixteenth Karmapa. There is a monastery complex too which includes monk quarters, college and many more things. This holy place will not only touch your soul but will also rejuvenate your energy where you will feel relaxed and fresh.
Mountain Biking from Rangpo to Gangtok
Rangpo – Gangtok cycling route is the longest cycling route in Sikkim. This route is favorable for those cyclists who love cycling through dramatic and rugged trails of the Himalaya. There are a variety of flora and fauna. You can also join a group of cyclists in Sikkim. If you want to go for solo ride then you can do it anytime in any season. There are many other beautiful route options like Rangpo to Yungthum and many more. This adventure is quite famous in youngsters.
Local Cuisine of Sikkim
The mouth watering cuisines of Sikkim are really mouth watering and you must try these dishes. The food and hospitality will impress you here. The spices are fresh and give the dishes a unique and wonderful taste. Some of the local dishes include Gundruk ka Jhol, Soyabean Chutney, delicious and Spicy Pork and Sisnoo. If you are in Sikkim you should definitely try Tongba, it is the local drink of Sikkim made up of fermented grain millets. Tongba is served in bamboo glass and warm water is poured to make complete drink. This drink is offered mainly during festivals.
Trekking at Goecha-la
Sikkim is filled with mountains ranges and this north east state brings lots of trekking options. Backpackers always add this trek in their things to do in Sikkim list. This place offers brilliant opportunity to test the strength of your legs. Trekking in Sikkim is full of thrill and excitement. Trekking in Sikkim offers you maximum fun and excitement like the trail Goecha La is the best and unbeatable experience you will ever come across. The trek starts from Yuksom, which is on the height of 5700 ft and in between you will witness the most amazing scenery, dense forest of Sachen, monastery and the lush green grazing lands of Dzongri.
At the highest point of Goecha-La you can calm yourself with the view of the deep blue color of Samiti Lake. The mighty peaks of Pandim and Kanchenjunga will make this trekking worthy and delightful. If you love being a backpacker then this trek is best weekend getaway for you.
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