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A Rendezvous With Sikkim ?
Ritco ToursLocated in the eastern Himalayas, Sikkim is surrounded by Tibet in the north, West Bengal in the south, Tibet and Bhutan in the east and Nepal in the west. The state is at the foot of Mt. Kanchenjunga ( 8534 m), the third highest peak in world. The locals worship the mountain as a protective deity. The elevation of the state ranges from 300 to over 8540 m above sea level. A journey to Sikkim awakens the senses and discovers the pristine and mystic beauty of the land. The journey itself is fascinating-a continuum of sights, sounds, and feelings. It is a state cloaked in the mystery of remoteness, well perched in the hills in a horseshoe formation, with mountains varying in altitude and cut off from the hustle and bustle of the modern world.

Things You Can Do in Sikkim ?
» Sightseeing : Sikkim is a beautiful Himalayan state cradled by the snow lapped Himalayan mountain ranges. The natural surroundings, the inviting people, the peaceful monasteries, the wildlife, the valleys, the rivers, the lakes adds to the beauty of this captivating land perched high amidst the Himalayas mountains ranges. The state is also close to Nepal and Bhutan.

» Shopping : Knotted woolen carpets with the traditional motifs, wood carvings, Lepcha handloom in traditional designs and rich colors, leather jackets and handbags, articles of homemade paper, Thanka (religious scroll paintings), exquisitely-carved 'Chokste', and Sikkimese Dragon Jewelery, inspired by an age old culture, are some of things one can look forward to buy in Sikkim.

» Eating Out : The food found is typical north eastern in style. Momos and Thukpa/Gya-thuk (a typical Tibetan style noodles in soup) are very common. The usual food is very similar to the one taken by the Northeast Indians, though it has its own style of making and carry its own unique taste.

» Adventure Sport : Adventure sports like Trekking, Rafting, Wildlife Safaris, Mountaineering, Bungy Jumping, Hot Air Ballooning, Rock Climbing, Para Gliding are very popular among tourists coming to Sikkim. Bird Watching is another thing which you will love doing here.

Sightseeing in Sikkim ?
» Gangtok : Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim has emerged into the mainstream of the Tourism Industry, with large number of tourists visiting this little Himalayan state every year. Gangtok has developed into a cosmopolitan flavour where old-world charm and hospitality exist along with the Internet Age.

» Monasteries : At Sikkim sighting the monasteries are a must, as they are the most captivating of all the attractions in Sikkim. There are numerous ancient and modern monasteries, which are places worth visiting. The Rumtek Monastery, Pemayangtse Monastery, Enchey Monastery, Phensang Monastery, Phodang Monastery, Tashiding Monastery are some of the monasteries which you should not miss during your Sikkim visit.

» Yumthang Valley : Yumthang is a valley in the high reaches of Himalayas also known as the valley of flowers. The Yumthang valley is situated at an altitude of 1180 ft ( 35564 m) with a close proximity of Tibet. Yumthang is a beautiful destination, covered with Rhododendron and Primula flowers.

Ritco Tours» Yuksam : This was the first capital of Sikkim, where according to the historical records, the first Chogyal of the Kingdom of Sikkim was consecrated in 1641 A.D. by three learned lamas. The evidence of the consecration ceremony is still intact at Norbugang Chorten in the form of stone seats and a foot-print of the Head Lama on a stone. Since the history of the state began from this place, this area now considered sacred by the people of Sikkim

» Orchid Sanctuary : The Orchid Sanctuary in Gangtok is famous for its rare and extensive collection of orchids. The sanctuary's collection also varies depending on the seasons. This wide spread orchid sanctuary has almost 454 species of orchid found in Sikkim. This is an interesting and informative place to visit especially for botanists and nature lovers

» Sikkim Research Institute of Tibetology : The Institute is at a walkable distance from the main town of Gangtok. The building accommodating the Institute is an example of Tibetan architecture. This world renowned institute was established to promote research on the language and traditions of Tibet as well as the Mahayana sect of Buddhism. There are about 30 thousand volumes, mostly xylographs translations of the original teachings of the Lord Buddha, and treatises by distinguished Buddhist scholars from different parts of the world. The museum at the Institute consists of rare collection of antiques like statues, coins and thangkas which are scrolls with paintings on them.

Excursion from Sikkim ?
Sikkim is adjacent to the state of west Bengal which offers some interesting places for the tourists to visit. The various places included here are Siliguri, Darjeeling, Jhalapada, Kalimpong and Mirik. While you are in Sikkim, you can include these places in your tour and be rest assured that your trip will be worth all your time that you will spend there.

Most Ideal Time to Visit Sikkim ?
In Sikkim, the climate ranges from sub-tropical in the south to tundra in the northern parts. However, the inhabited regions, enjoy a temperate climate, where temperatures rarely exceed 28°C (82°F) in summer or dropping below 0°C (32°F) in winter. The state enjoys five seasons namely winter, summer, spring, and autumn, and a monsoon season between June and September. 18°C (64°F) is the average annual temperature for most of Sikkim which receives regular snowfall. The snow line is around 6,000 meters (19,600 feet). In the northern region, during winters, temperatures drop below -40 °C in winter.
March to August is the best time to visit this Himalayan state.

Getting There ?
» By Air : The nearest airport from Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim, is in the town Bagdogra ( West Bengal) at a distance of 124 kms connects it to Kolkata and Delhi by daily flights. Bagdogra also receives flights from Guwahati and Patna..

» By Rail : The nearest railway stations from Gangtok are New Jalpaiguri (125 kms) and Siliguri (144kms) connected to Delhi, Kolkata, Guwahati and other important cities in India.

» By Road : Gangtok is connected by road to Darjeeling, Kalimpong and Siliguri. The Sikkim Nationalized Transport runs a regular bus service. Siliguri is the hub for the picturesque drive along the Teesta River to Gangtok, on NH31A. Owning the road in tour own vehicle is the best ay to discover Sikkim.

» Private Vehicles : You can contact us for this, as we are well established with an extensive number of cars and coaches (ranging from luxury to budget and between) for the tourists from all over.

Anchoring in Sikkim ?
Ritco ToursSikkim is a destination of its kind which is secluded from rest of the nation and is famous for its pristine locations, natural beauty and breathtaking views. People from all across the world come here to spend time amidst its rare charm and indulge in its various adventure sports. If you love peaceful and quiet environment then Sikkim is the right place to be in.

The climatic conditions here varies from region to region and during winters some of the regions experience very low temperature and at some places temperature drops below 0 degree C and in northern areas it may fall down to -40 degree C. It is therefore advisable that you carry proper clothing specially heavy woolens during the winters.

You can also participate in the various adventure sports here by observing necessary precautions.

Sikkim is reachable via air, rails and roads and to move around one requires public transport. There are tourist taxis available for visitors to move around the place with comfort. In addition to this we are here with our fleet of cars and coaches, which are well equipped to make your journey excellent. Book with us as soon as you decide to visit the state and be rest assured for full return for your money.

Accommodations ?
Sikkim has a lot of options as far as accommodation is concerned. The accommodations available are good enough to make your stay comfortable.
Hotel Tashi Delek
Hotel Tibet
Norbu Ghang Resort
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