Tendong Trek

Damthang is 14 kilometers from Namchi on the Gangtok-Namchi (via Temi) road. A number of buses ply this route from Gangtok. To reach Tendong from Damthang one has to walk for about one and a half hours on a footpath through thick forest of the Tendong Forest Sanctuary. Different species of vegetation struggle with each … Read more

Richi La Trek

Can you be in Sikkim, Bhutan and West Bengal at the same time? A visit to Richi la on the trijunction will enable you to do just that. The Pangolaka range defines the 33 km long boundary between Sikkim and Bhutan and meets West Bengal at Richi La. A part of this range and the … Read more

Trek to Khedi

Undertaking the trek on Gangtok’s Western horizon, prompted me to explore the other mountains surrounding Gangtok. Why not visit Khedi at 2800 metres perched on at a vantage point on the mountain towards the South East direction from Gangtok? This mountain lies straddled between the Rolepchu and Takchamchu. Khedi itself offers breathtaking views of the … Read more

Best Season to Visit Sikkim

The best season to visit Sikkim will to a great extent depend on what you are really interested in. If you want to be assured of a clear sight of the snowy ranges as well as clear skies, then the best months to visit this region would be mid-October to mid of January (over the … Read more

Flora and Fauna of Sikkim

Because of the altitudes that vary right from sea level to summits that touch the skies, the flora and fauna naturally cover a wide and myriad spectrum. Nowhere in the world in such a small area can one find flora and fauna of all varieties – tropical to the alpine. Sikkim has one of the … Read more

Top 10 things to do in Pakyong, Sikkim

A holiday in Sikkim to many normally means a visit to Gangtok, Nathula Pass and for those with a little more time, a stay at Pelling or a trip to the Yumthang valley – all terribly crowded with tourists during the season time. But for those who want to beat the tourist rush and venture … Read more

Changu (Tsomgo) Lake

A lake at 3753 m(12,310 ft)! Impossible you will say but it is a fact. Changu lake is situated 35 kilometres from Gangtok on the Gangtok – Nathula highway The stretch of the route just below Karponang, 15 kilometres from Gangtok was particularly dangerous. Its steepness resulted in many mules slipping to their death into … Read more

Rumtek Monastery

The monastery is at a distance of 23 kilometres from Gangtok. In fact, it is located on the hill facing Gangtok. The present monastery was constructed by His Holiness, the Gyalwa Karmapa in the 1960s. Gyalwa Karmapa was the sixteenth Karmapa and came to settle in Sikkim in the late fifties when the Chinese invaded … Read more

Gangtok trek

If you are fond of a little walking, it is suggested that you see Gangtok on foot: the city itself is a trekking trail waiting to be explored. And the distances are not much that calls for an artificial mode of transport.  It will enable you to feel the contemporary life of the town. Most … Read more

Getting around at Gangtok (Country Code-0091, Area Code-3592)

Casinos Sikkim is fast emerging as a new destination for tourists who want to experience the thrills of gambling. Royal Plaza Hotel ((281570) at Syari Gangtok boasts of the first land-based Casino in India and offers Roulettes, Blackjack, and electronic slot machines. Casino Majong in Hotel Mayfair((250128) and Casino Deltin in Hotel Denzong Regency also … Read more