Sikkim was founded by the Namgyal dynasty in the 17th century and was later been used as a trade route to Tibet by the British Empire. Initially, Sikkim was an independent country ruled by the Chogyal Dynasty which was later recognized as the 22nd state of India in the year 1975 with Gangtok being declared as the capital city of Sikkim.
Summer : During summer Sikkim offers pleasant weather making it an ideal time to visit the northern parts of the Sikkim. During this season, tourists can enjoy a clear view of the beautiful landscapes and lush greenery.
Monsoon : Sikkim receives a decent amount of rainfall during the monsoon season which offers a unique and fresh perspective of Sikkim. However, due to heavy rainfall Sikkim is also prone to landslides that can lead to road blockages for days.
Winter : Offering the scenic beauty of snow-capped mountains and access to various ranges of activities, winter is one of the best times to visit Sikkim. The northern part of Sikkim receives rainfall during the winter and welcomes tourists from all over the world. Yumthang Valley is the best place to visit in Sikkim during winter.
Air : Bagdogra Airport is the nearest airport located in Siliguri that can be reached through major cities in India.
Train : There are no major railways to reach Sikkim. New Jalpaiguri (NJP) located at a distance of 118 km from the city of Gangtok is the nearest railway station.
Road : National Highway 31 is a major road that connects Sikkim to the other states of India which can be reached by travelling to the city of Siliguri in West Bengal.