Sikkim

Sikkim Travel Guide by Baichung Bhutia

Sikkim might be one of the smallest states in India, but offers a wide enough range of destinations and activities to launch a thousand trips. While views of Mt. Kanchenjunga — the third highest mountain in the…



Picturesque Ravangla

Ravangla in South Sikkim is one of the dream escapades in Northeast. With lush green beauty and ice clad peaks decorating this picturesque town, Ravangla is a place not to be missed. Situated at an…




My Kind of Place: Gangtok, Sikkim, India

Why Gangtok? Wedged between Tibet to the north, Nepal to the west and Bhutan to the east, Sikkim is an isolated little Indian state high in the Himalayas. Until as recently as 1975, it was…


The best of Sikkim in a week

No words said or written about Sikkim do justice to its beautiful landscape. I have never considered myself a ‘mountain person’. My idea of vacationing is sitting on a sandy beach and sipping margaritas. Well, that…


Top 10 travel experiences in Sikkim

One of the Himalaya’s best-kept travel secrets, Sikkim is a welcome diversion from all conventional notions of an Indian holiday. Far from Rajasthan’s royal trail, Goa’s beaches and Kerala’s backwaters, this tiny Indian hill state…


Himalayan Beauty in Sikkim

When to Go Most travelers will want to avoid the torrents of monsoon season (June to mid-September) in favor of shoulder season: hundreds of orchids bloom in March and April, and from late September through…


Six ways to stay in Gangtok

When in the capital of Sikkim, choose from family-run hotels, palace hotels and hotels with great views of the Kanchendzonga and Gangtok valley! Mid-range: Hidden Forest Retreat Set in three acres of what is virtually…