4 Night & 5 Days ( Gangtok to Gangtok )
Sikkim is a landlocked Indian state located in the Himalayan Mountains. The state borders Nepal to the west, China's Tibet Autonomous Region to the north and east, and Bhutan to the east. The Indian state of West Bengal lies to the south.With 610,577 inhabitants as of the 2011 census,Sikkim is the least populous state in India and the second-smallest state after Goa in total area, covering approximately 7,096 km2 (2,740 sq mi). Sikkim is nonetheless geographically diverse due to its location in the Himalayas; the climate ranges from subtropical to high alpine, and Kangchenjunga, the world's third-highest peak, is located on Sikkim's border with Nepal.Sikkim is a popular tourist destination, owing to its culture, scenery and biodiversity. It also has the only open land border between India and China.Sikkim's capital and largest city is Gangtok.According to legend, the Buddhist guru Padmasambhava visited Sikkim in the 8th century AD, introduced Buddhism and foretold the era of the Sikkimese monarchy. Sikkim's Namgyal dynasty was established in 1642. Over the next 150 years, the kingdom witnessed frequent raids and territorial losses to Nepalese invaders. In the 19th century, it allied itself with British India, eventually becoming a British protectorate. In 1975, a referendum abolished the Sikkimese monarchy, and the territory was merged with India.Sikkim is the only state in India with an ethnic Nepali majority. Sikkim has 11 official languages: Nepali (which is its lingua franca), Bhutia, Lepcha, Tamang, Limbu, Newari, Rai, Gurung, Magar, Sunwar and English. English is taught in schools and used in government documents. The predominant religions are Hinduism and Vajrayana Buddhism. Sikkim's economy is largely dependent on agriculture and tourism, and as of 2012 the state has the third-smallest GDP among Indian states,although it is also among the fastest-growing
Day 1: NJP Rly Station / IXB Airport - Gangtok (125 kms / 4 hrs)
Wel come to Sikkim – lost kimdom, up on arrival Meet & greet on arrival at NJP Railway Station / IXB Airport & transfer to Gangtok, check-in to hotel & Evening at Leisure of the day is at leisure. Dinner & Stay overnight at Gangtok.
Day 2: Gangtok - Excursion to Tsomgo Lake & Baba Mandir
After breakfast at Hotel, pick up form the excursion to Tsomgo Lake (12,400 ft.) & Baba Mandir (13,200 ft.) which is 55 kms one way from Gangtok city. Evening free for shopping and leisure, dinner & Stay overnight at Gangtok hotel.
Day 3: Gangtok Local Sightseeing - Pelling (120 kms / 5 hrs)
After breakfast at Hotel ,you will be transfer for a half day trip of Gangtok city covering Banzakhri Falls, Cottage Industry and Handicraft Centre, Flower show, Dro-dul Chorten & Institute of Tibetology (maximum 3-4 hours). Afternoon drive to Pelling (6,100 ft.). On arrival check in to the hotel. Evening at leisure. Dinner & Stay overnight at Pelling.
Day 4: Pelling Sightseeing
After breakfast at hotel start for full day sightseeing for Pelling. You are visiting 1st half tour - Darap village, Rimbi water Falls, Sewaro Rock Garden, Khecheopalri Lake & Khangchendzongha waterfalls. In afternoon start for 2nd half tour - Pemayangtse Monastery, Rabdantse Ruins, New Halipad Ground. Evening back to hotel. Dinner & Overnight stay at Pelling.
Day 5: Pelling - NJP Rly Station / IXB Airport (145 kms / 5 hrs)
After breakfast in the mooring, check out from hotel in time and take the departure transfer to NJP Railway Station / IXB Airport for your onward journey
Gangtok at The Sikkim Retreat or Similar
Pelling at Hotel Touristo Or Similar
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