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SIKKIM as a tourist destination has been very satisfying for all kinds of holiday seekers. Though being such a small state yet we have so much to offer. You name it, we have 3rd highest mountain in the world, Mt. Khangchendzonga to a variety of lakes, different types of tradition and culture and unique species of Flora and Fauna.d

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From a tourist point of view, existence of peaceful environment, panoramic view of lofty mountains, beauty of nature in its natural form and communal harmony itself is the major factor to attract holiday planners. In fact Sikkim has been included in Guinness Book of World Records as the "Most Peaceful State". We have highest number of monasteries in India belonging to different sects and the major one is the Rumtek Dharma Chakra Centre, the seat of the Kagyu Order, which was built in 1960 after the arrival of his Holiness the 16th Gyalwa Karmapa.


TOURS & PACKAGES

 
|Tsomgo Package Tour
|Yumthang Package Tour
|Chopta Valley Package Tour
|Serene Gurudongamar Tour
|Discover Phalung Tour
|Alpine Package Tour
|Khangchendzonga Package Tour
|Nature's Trail
|Nathula Pass - Day's Trip
|Sangrila Tour
     


TREKS

 
|Dzongri Trek
|Goechala Trek + Photo gallery
|Singalila Trek
|Everest Singalila Trek
|Greenlake Trek + Photo gallery
|Greenlake/ Yumesamdong Trek
|North Sikkim Trek
|Kishong Tholung Trek + Photo gallery
|Sandakphu Trek
     


SPECIALISED TOUR

 
| Alexandra David Neal & her Enlightenment
| Hooker's Trail & Sikkimese Flora
| Lama Ananga Rika Govinda & his "Way of the White Clouds"
| Douglas Freshfield & Khangchendzonga
     


RESORTS

 

Our resorts and lodges are located in Gangtok, East Sikkim, Lachung and Lachen, in North Sikkim. Situated amidst quaint villages, it offers a splendid view of the surrounding villages and the wide countryside. Here we provide the best service.
|The Royal Demazong, Mountain Resort
|Snow Lion Mountain Resort
|Gurudongmar Lodge

     


NORTH SIKKIM

 

In whole Sikkim, North Sikkim is considered most picturesque with God like mountains all around. 4-5 days required to fully explore this beautiful place in cars. There are numerous trekking routes.

     


VILLAGE TOUR

 

The concept of Village Tourism has started recently. It is a concept where the Guest are treated like a member of the family and not A Tourist. A person can acquire a wholesome Village experience like Gardening, Farming and Cooking etc. It is a great way to get "Physically Refreshed, Mentally Rejuvenated and Spiritually Elevated."

     


MONASTIC TOUR

 

Monastic tour in Sikkim can be a Great Spiritual Experience. There is no districts in Sikkim that does not have Monastery, after all Sikkim is the land blessed by his holiness Guru Padma Sambhava. The different manifestation of Buddhism can be found no where else better than in Sikkim.

     


MOUNTAIN BIKING

 

Mountain Biking is an ultimate adventure and fun way to explore North Sikkim. From ride comprising of 3/4 days to reach Lachung covering a distance of 115 km and ascending from an altitude of 5500 ft (Gangtok) to 9600 ft (Lachung) this will be an ideal way to discover North Sikkim.

     
   
             
  Overview of Sikkim       Tours  
  Social Indicators       Treks  
  Places of Interest       Resorts  
  Gangtok       North Sikkim  
  Dances & Festivals       Village Tour  
  People of Sikkim       Mountain Biking  
  Flora & Fauna       Jeep Safari  
          Specialised Tour  

 GENERAL INFORMATION

VISA AND PERMITS : In addition to an Indian visa, foreigners must obtain inner line permit (ILP) to visit Sikkim, the permits can be obtained from all Indian missions, Tourism Office, New Delhi, Sikkim Tourism office, Calcutta and Sikkim Tourism Office, Siliguri on the strength of an Indian Visa.

Foreigners are issued  a permit for initial period of 15 days duration on the spot without any delay provided photocopies of Passport and Visa details along with two passport photos of applicants are made available then and there. It can be extended for further 30 days of 15 days each. The extenstion of permits can be obtained from FRO at Gangtok, Superintendent of Police of North, South and West Districts.

 If you are visiting the interior regions, you also require a Restricted Area Permit (RAP) OR Protected Area Permit(PAP) which is obtainable in Gangtok from the Police Check Post and Department of Tourism.
NOTE# This permit is issued to LOCAL GOVT REGISTERED TRAVEL AGENTS ONLY.

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At Marcopolo World Travels, we will handle all the official formalities for you. 

ACCESS:
By Flight : The closest Indian Airport is at Bagdogra,124 kms from Gangtok, where scheduled flights operates from Calcutta, Delhi, Guwahati. Travel time from the airport to Gangtok is 4 hours. Sikkim Tourism Development Corporation also operates a daily helicopter service flight from Bagdogra to Gangtok (20 minutes). From Kathmandu, fly to Bhadrapur in the east Nepal(1 hour), then drive to Kakarbhitta (Nepal-India border,35 kms), to Siliguri(37 kms) and to Gangtok (110 kms,4 hrs). Or fly to Biratnagar also in the east.

By Rail : The closest Railhead is at New Jalpaiguri and Siliguri  which are connected to Calcutta ,New Delhi Guwahati and other major Indian cities.

By Road : Gangtok is at a distance of 110 kms from Siliguri and will take 4 hours from Siliguri to reach Gangtok. Gangtok is connected by road with Darjeeling,(4 Hrs) and with Bhutan, Phuntsholing (6 Hrs). 

BEST SEASON TO VISIT : March to June and September to December

ADVENTURE SPORTS : Trekking, mountaineering, rafting and yak safari

ACCOMMODATION : There are modern hotels and restaurants in Gangtok. Comfortable resort lodges are available in the outlying areas.

TRANSPORT is provided by buses and jeeps. Vehicles are also available on hire. Taxis are available for getting around Gangtok. Sikkim helicopter service operates sight-seeing flights to different points in Sikkim.

 

 JEEP SAFARI

 

Jeep Safari:We also tailor make Jeep Safari from Tropical lowlands(100mts-200mts) to Cold Desert / Alpine Zone ( 4500mts -5500mts) in the Eastern Himalayas (Mahananda Plains to Sikkim / Darjeeling Himalayas). Contact for Itineraries with your arrival & departure date

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Phone : 91-3592-204116/ 229407/ 221723 ; Fax : 91 - 3592 - 205078 ; Email : sikkiminfo@yahoo.com