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Raj M
  • Raj M
  • Lives in Gandhinagar
  • 2 Reviews

"Buddhist Destination"

  • Posted Mar 29, 2011
Beautiful place. You need to go here if you are going to the Himalayas. A really wonderful experience. The place is so colorful with flowers and it is naturally beautiful.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Many many many places to go sightseeing in Sikkim. You need to stay here atleast for 1 week

Activities & things to do: Trekking, Hiking, River rafting, Motorbiking, walks, realxing and a lot more.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Camera is vital.
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Mk Gautam
  • Mk Gautam
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 1 Review

"Land of Lamas"

  • Posted Dec 29, 2010
Best place to spend holidays in Himalayas. Orchid flowers, clean and green mountain with excellent view of the Himalayan range.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: There are lot's of places are for sightseeing, no doubt, you need minimum 04-05 days to explore Sikkim

Activities & things to do: There is trekking, Hiking, Motorbiking, river rafting and many more.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Always keep very good camera to click nice pic and taste bud to enjoy Sikkimi food
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Rahul
  • Rahul
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 13 photos
  • 2 Reviews

"Trip To Namchi in South Sikim"

  • Posted Apr 4, 2010
Hi All
Recently I went for my Honeymoon to a resort, which I found after spending a long time online, which is situated in South Sikkim. We booked for 4 nights for a relaxing Honeymoon.... off from crowded places.
The place was fantastic. Namchi a very upcoming area, very soon will be very popular. This small & beautiful place is very beautiful and having a very small & sweet Mall, well decorated with flowers. There are lots of things to see. We liked the beautiful Tea Garden, named TEMI TEA Garden. We visited a beautiful monastery, a beautiful Rock Garden, a place called solofok (in sikkimese) which is basically an excellent architecture of char dham on a hill top. its very good. Moreover, a copper plated statue of Gurudev Padmasambhava(137ft height), visible from all locations in Namchi is also very good & photogenic. The most beautiful place, which I liked was a place called Tarey Bhir. It was excellent. As a whole I liked this destination. The resort where we stayed was also very nice. We had a gala time in Namchi, a very beautiful place, out of the world, completely in the nature, full of greenery...flowers....birds.....much away from the crowded cities. I would definitely recommend this place to ALL NATURE LOVERS & HONEYMOONERS. To get an add on effect, you must stay on the hill top resort, named Seven Hills resort, where we stayed. Its outstanding!

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Best food available at the restaurant at Seven Hills Resort. Other places are not having quality & standard in foods.
Best items to eat are Veg/Non Veg Tandoori items, Momos, Chinese, Indian & Tibetan dishes!
The mall is very beautiful for shopping (but honestly nothing much to shop other than few souvenirs)
Sightseeings : The most beautiful and must seen places are Temi Tea Garden, Tarey Bhir, Samdruptse (Padmasambhava Statue of 137ft height), solophok (Chardham on hill top), a very old monastery (name I forgot), Rock garden, etc.

Activities & things to do: Most suited for Nature Lovers, interested in relaxing holidays with all comforts.... among the nature... in the greenery... with the birds chirping... out of the crowded daily life.
Also recommendable to Honeymooners. Its fantastic. But to get the complete taste and make it perfect, must stay in the hill top resort, Seven Hills Resort. Its excellent!

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: NJP station / Bagdogra Airport to Namchi is only 3 hours drive. A private sumo/max will cost single way transfer Rs 2200(approx). Sight seeing charge for full day is Rs 1500 (approx). Sharing transfer rate is Rs 120/- per person (but car conditions for sharing taxis are not good.) Namchi is just 1& half hrs from Pelling & 3 hours from Gangtok.
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Poppy Sarkar
  • Poppy Sarkar
  • Highlander
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 13 photos
  • 5 Reviews

"Kaluk"

  • Posted Feb 4, 2010
Rinchenpong, Kaluk in West Sikkim is situated between 88� - 20� East longitude and 27�14� North latitude and falls at an elevation of 5576 ft. above MSL.

The area surrounding Rinchenpong has got significant historical, cultural, natural and religious importance and thus has been considered as Eco-tourism thrust area in Sikkim by the State Forest, Environment & Wildlife Department

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Though slowly becoming a tourist destination, it is still in isolation and amidst natural beauty. This place is best for nature lovers as well as for people who are looking for some peaceful experience. As it is still a remote village you will not find any restaurant but there are a few resorts which provide excellent food. You can do lot of sight seeing such as the Pemayangtse monastery, Rabdentse Ruins, Pelling, Khecheopalri Lake, Sinsore Bridge, Yuksom, Ravangla etc.

Activities & things to do: Kaluk is a heaven for nature lover, You can go for trekking across the valley or just sit quietly enjoying the magnificent view of Mt. Kanchanjanga

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: You can reach Kaluk from NJP via Denthan, or you can reach kaluk from gangtok, via pelling, ravangla and reshi. It is a beautiful journey for about 5 hours from NJP via Jorthan. As it is in a high altitude and you need to take the circuitous routes around mountain, you could get a headache due to the altitude. So pls do not travel on empty stomach.
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Reena Engineer
  • Reena Engineer
  • 1 Review

"Sikkim in December"

  • Posted Jan 15, 2010
I was very apprehensive about the cold weather in December but I think December is one of the best time to go there as there was no rain, and it was bright and sunny. We were there from 19th Dec to 29th December.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: We enjoyed the local food of Momos, noodles and Tibetian cuisine.

Activities & things to do: I think the best part of our trip was a visit to Gurudongmar lake from Lachen, Zero point beyond Lachung and Nathula pass. Walk to Rabdentse palace in Pelling was also very interesting.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Weather can change near Nathula after 1 noon so it is best to leave nathula early. At 2.30 in afternoon we were almost stuck for 1 hour in the snowstorm on 24th January but were lucky to escape, the other 30 cars after us were stuck and reached Gangtok the next day.
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