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Tourist Information - Sikkim

A fantasyland springs to life

Location

It is a landlocked Indian state set in the Himalayas. Sikkim is bordered by Nepal to its West, China to the East and the North, Bhutan in the Southeast and West Bengal to the South.

Climate

Summer - 12 °C - 23 °C OR 53 °F - 73 °F
Peak Summer Months - March to Early May
Winter - 4 °C - 14 °C OR 39 °F - 57 °F
Peak Winter Months - November to February
Monsoon - 325 cm from June to September

Best time to visit

Is from March to June and September to December

Tourist offices

Sikkim Tourist Information Centre

Mahatma Gandhi Marg,
Gangtok
Phone: +91-03592-22064, +91-03592-23425, +91-03592-25277
Fax: +91-03592-25647

Sikkim Tourist Information Centre

New Sikkim House
14, Panchsheel Marg, Chanakyapuri,
New Delhi - 110021
Phone: +91-011-3015346

Sikkim Tourist Information Centre

SNT Colony, Hill Cart Road,
Siliguri
Phone: +91-0353-43646

Sikkim Tourist Information Centre

Bagdogra Airport, Bagdogra

Sikkim Tourist Information Centre

4C Poonam Building, 5/2 Russell Street
Kolkata - 700017
Phone: +91-033-297516, +91-033-298983
Fax: +91-033-2458479

Other Useful Telephone Numbers

STD, ISD, PCO Enquiry - 182
Railway Booking & Enquiry - 131, 22014, 50555
Indian Airlines - 23354
Telephone Complaints - 198, 50798, 57298, 34298

Police

Gangtok - 100, 22033
Singtam - 33762
Mangan - 34246
Namchi - 63722
Gyalshing - 50744
Jorethang - 57358

Fire

Gangtok - 101, 202001
Singtam - 233722
Mangan -234266
Namchi - 263888
Gyalshing -250810
Jorethang - 257327
Ravangla - 2607827
Rangpo - 240155

Hospital or for an Emergency Ambulance

Gangtok - 102, 22944
Singtam - 33757
Mangan - 34244
Namchi - 63729
Gyalshing - 50823
Jorethang - 57233

Short description

The alluring landscape, the legendary mountains and the endless vistas that are beyond a mere mortals imagination all seem to be chiseled to perfection by the supreme power himself.

Sikkim is a nature lovers paradise, tucked far away in the Himalayas. The grandeur of its mountains, valleys and ridges seem reminiscent of a fairytale. There is never a dull moment in this land of unsurpassed beauty.

An ecological hotspot, Sikkim, the Garden Kingdom of the Himalayas has all this and a lot more to offer. Discover God's own country.

Trivia

It is a well-known fact that the serene and the awe-inspiring surroundings of Sikkim have inspired many a writer and poets. But, did you know that this was the place which inspired the nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore as well. Tagore found his muse among the hills of Rinchepong. This was a place that he visited often and where portions of his famous work "Gitanjali" were composed.

Languages

Hindi, English, Nepali, Bhutia, Lepcha, Limboo, Magar, Rai, Gurung, Sherpa, Tamang, Newari, Sunuwar (Mukhia)

 

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