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Beauty of flowers - must see

Beauty of flowers - must see  Video Review

Flower Show Museum

Ankush Sunkale
8th May 17

Changu Lake

Changu Lake  Video Review

Tsomgo Lake

Padmanava Chatterjee
22nd Dec 17

Must visit Buddha Park

Must visit Buddha Park  Video Review

Buddha Park

Ankush Sunkale
10th May 17

Must visit temple

Must visit temple  Video Review

Hanuman Tok

Ankush Sunkale
9th May 17

Nice stupa - 60 years old

Nice stupa - 60 years old  Video Review

Do-Drul Chorten Stupa

Ankush Sunkale
8th May 17

Surprising spa opposite seven sisters

Surprising spa opposite seven sisters  Video Review

Seven Sister Waterfalls

Aiban Lyngdoh
4th Jun 18

Witness the connection of waterfalls

Witness the connection of waterfalls  Video Review

Seven Sister Waterfalls

Aiban Lyngdoh
4th Jun 18

Beautiful Nathula Pass

Beautiful Nathula Pass  Video Review

Nathula Pass

Padmanava Chatterjee
22nd Dec 17

Must see waterfall

Must see waterfall  Video Review

Kanchenjunga Falls

Ankush Sunkale
12th May 17

Must visit place to know Tibetan culture

Must visit place to know Tibetan culture  Video Review

Namgyal Institute Of Tibetology

Ankush Sunkale
9th May 17

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Reasons to go to Sikkim

1Amidst beautiful scenery and crystalline lakes - Sikkim
Amidst beautiful scenery and crystalline lakes - Sikkim

Sikkim is a paradise for nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts. For this year’s summer vacation beat the heat by visiting Sikkim and try out something different as a family by going river rafting, mountain biking, paragliding, etc. A religious experience at the Solophok Hill Siddheshvara Dham, a unique Pilgrim Center will be enriching or head to the picturesque Tsomgo lake to ride on colourfully decorated yaks and mules by the lakeside for a definite one of a kind family outing.

HolidayIQ reviewer Ankur says, “Stayed in Club Mahindra Baiguney resort for a family vacation in April. It's a nice property! There is a 'fun room' with some activities for kids and also helps adults from getting bored. Their rooms are very big, airy and have a very nice view of a valley

The service staff is excellent and loved how quick they were for anything we asked and were very courteous.”

If you are looking to de-stress with the family in a locale surrounded by lofty mountains, and on the banks of a gushing river, Club Mahindra Baiguney resort in Sikkim is the quintessential family vacation spot. Located in West Sikkim this will be a mesmerizing family holiday, no doubt!

This resort has 21 stunning rooms overlooking the majestic mountains and a multi-cuisine restaurant for ravishing family meals. Read a book by the riverside, listen to the birds’ chirp or play a game of water volleyball with the family in the pool for a different summer afternoon.

HolidayIQ traveler Yash Pal Mehta says, “Quite scenic with the nearby river, a well maintained swimming pool, a nice garden and big area for activities for kids. Food is good and buffet spread was great."

Keen to know more about the opulent Club Mahindra Baiguney resort? Do check out what other happy Club Mahindra members have to say.  


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2Rumtek, Sikkim
Rumtek, Sikkim

A small village just 25 km from Gangtok, Rumtek is home to one of Sikkim’s largest monasteries. Besides the luxuriously sprawling green landscape and mild weather, there are some important Buddhist institutions here.

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3Start your journey at Gangtok
Start your journey at Gangtok

Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim treats you with amazing views of the Kanchenjonga. This beautiful hill station is perched on a steep mountain ridge, offering spectacular views and serves as base for many treks in the region. The tourism department organises a special winter festival every year, a great chance to learn more about the local culture.

HolidayIQ reviewer Manjeet says, "people who love mountains should visit it atleast once in their lifetime. We visited tsongo lake, nathula passnamgyal institute of tibetology, tashi view point, baba mandir, rumtek and other monasteries. best market place adorned with orchids and flowers."  


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4Enchanting Ravangla
Enchanting Ravangla

A 2 hour drive covering about 70 km from Gangtok  is the quaint town of Ravangla. This is a very picturesque place nestled in the mighty Himalayas, it is for "peace seekers, natural beauty connoisseurs and photographers paradise, perfect for birdwatchers also. It has perfect views of Mt. Kanchenjunga and many other mountain peaks." says HolidayIQ reviewer Arjun Paul. 

Ravangla also attracts a lot of Himalayan birds such as verditer flycatchers, blue-fronted redstarts, blue whistling thrush, green-backed tit and white-browed fantails. Also, the 'Cha-chu' or hot sulphur springs at Ralang and Borong are winter spas with healing properties are a must visit.


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5Splendid and idyllic Pelling
Splendid and idyllic Pelling

50 km from Ravangla you reach a place with a brilliant view of the Kanchenjunga, Pelling. The is base camp for expeditions into Khanchedzonga National Park and to the Mighty Mountain itself. HolidayIQ Pallab describes Pelling as "a very good destination for mountain & nature lovers. Pelling provides a magnificent view of Mt. Kanchenjunga"


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Reviews (184)

Alok kumar sarkar

Alok kumar sarkar5.0/5

2 reviews

Tour to Sikkim

Sikkim is very good place to visit. Everybody love touring should once visit Sikkim. Changu lake, snow covered mountain within reach, Nathula pass, Lachung, Yumthang valley, Zero point etc. Is unbelievable, spectacular. High and heavy water falls in the way side between Gangtok and Lachung will last long in memory. There are hundreds of springs in between. Mountains and way side between Yumthang and zero point is covered with snow, rododendron flower. When rest of India in summer is tired in terrible hot can feel chill weather and minus zero temperature at Nathula and Zero point. As the places are border area and under Army control requires inner line permit. The visitors should carry voter card/ aadhaar card for inner line permit.

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Bhim Mandal

Bhim Mandal5.0/5

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Recommended Duration in Sikkim

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Sikkim Overview

Sikkim is the second smallest state of India. It was an independent monarchy ruled by kings called Chogyals till 1975, when it joined the Indian union. Sikkim has borders with Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan and the Indian state of West Bengal. Situated in the Himalayan ranges, the state is entirely hilly with elevations ranging between 300m and 8583m. The highest elevation is Mt. Kanchendzonga, the third highest peak in the world, which is worshipped as the guardian deity of the state.   Lepchas are considered to be the oldest inhabitants of Sikkim. Then came the Bhutias from Tibet, and later Nepalis, and the people from Indian plains. Sikkim is home to the Mahayana form of Buddhism and its colourful Gompas (Buddhist monasteries) are a major attraction. Of these, Rumtek monastery near Gangtok, and Tashiding & Pemayangste monasteries in West Sikkim are the most important.   Gangtok is the main city and the capital of Sikkim. It is a cosmopolitan place with views of snow-covered Himalayas, botanical gardens and monasteries. Gangtok is also an ideal base to visit the southern parts of the state where most of the tourist sites are located. Approachable from Gangtok, Tsongo Lake is located 3720m above sea level and is frozen during the winters. The Chinese border at Nathula Pass is close by. The town of Pelling is in west Sikkim and is a popular tourist spot. The Kanchendzonga National Park is a habitat for the snow leopard, red panda, Tibetan antelope and wild ass.   Phang Lhabso and Losoong are the main festivals of Sikkim. Phang Lhabso is dedicated to the worship of Mt. Kanchendzonga and is celebrated in August/September. Losoong is celebrated in December/January and marks the end of the harvest season.   Foreign nationals visiting Sikkim must obtain an Inner Line Permit. The permits are available at Indian missions and tourism offices in Delhi and Calcutta.  

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