Bakhim Cave Sikkim

Another wild, wild experience is the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary in the state of Kerala where in the course of a day’s drive, you can expect to see elephants, gaur, herds of deer and wild pigs, may be a leopard or, if you are lucky, even a tiger. This Sanctuary is a paradise of birdwatching and you can look for the crested hawk eagle, the king vulture, the crested serpent eagle and the Malabar grey hornbill. Ofcourse, you could avail of a jeep safari!

Yet another rolling direction and a new destination!Bakhim Cave Sikkim

Drive to the border of southern Sikkim and the delightful drive through the foothills to the former capital of Yuksom! From Yuksom, you engage either porters or yak herder’s to carry your loads on the trail. Before doing so, you may spend some time at leisure doing some sight-seeing in this capital, as there are some important locations such as the Dub-di monastery or the hermit’s cell, the coronation throne of Norbugang, and the tiny Katok Lake nearby. The Khecheopalri Lake is a `wishing lake’ and is situated in a bowl-like declivity. The chief attraction of the Tashiding Monastery is its holy chorten, a monolith shaped like a sarcophagus and the most common religious symbol in the region, called Thong-Wa-Rang-Dol, the very view of which is supposed to wash away of sins. You may take a diversion to Gangtok just for a short visit to the Tibetan Buddhism’s most important centres, the magnificent Rumtek Monastery, a repository of countless invaluable artefacts , precious metal statues, gem-studded cenotaphs, exotic ritualistic paraphernalia, stacked within its cavernous portals. The official, though currently vacant, seat of the revered Karmapa Lama, the monastery is especially attractive during the Mahakala Dance in February, when giant figurines of protector deities raise hell in the courtyard and fight off evil demons. Revel in this epitome of adventure on the Beautiful Hilly Vacation Package!

The trek to Bakhim can take several hours so for the first day a packed lunch may be the order of the day. You may follow a well marked forest trail that winds high above the Rathong river. The trail winds through forests of conifer and oaks, mosses and ferns and past frequent side streams that tumble down the hillside. En route there are plenty of opportunities for bathing and some rest as the trail crosses a substantial bridge just upstream of the confluence of the Rathong River and the Prek River. From the bridge, it is a further one hour ascent to the small settlement of Bakhim, where a single Lepcha family lives, these being the original inhabitants of Sikkim who moved to the remote regions when large numbers of Tibetans migrated to Sikkim in the century. The Lepcha Heritage Museum has an offbeat collection of Lepcha treasures and is best likened to rummaging through the attic of a grandfather’s house, if he were their tribal elder. A guide will explain Lepcha creation myths, while pointing out the religious texts, sacred porcupine quill hat and several old pangolin skins. Although there is a Rest House in Bakhim, you normally camp in the forest immediately below the village.

Sikkim Sightseeing

From Bakhim, you ascend the meadows above before reaching the village of Tsoska. Tibetans who were granted this tract of land by the Sikkim government founded the village about a generation ago. From Tsoska the trail ascends steeply through magnificent rhododendron forests to the grazing meadow at Pethang, and enjoy the cold and calm weather enwrapping yourselves in the bliss of nature’s sparkling environs! A short stage, but necessary for acclimatisation before continuing to Dzongri. After some rest, an early start is imperative, the trail ascends steeply for an hour before you gain your first uninterrupted views of the peak of Kangchenjunga and Pandim . From the vantage point it is a further two to three kilometers, across the open meadows to the camp at Dzongri. Here you gain views of the main peaks of Khangchendzonga for sunrise views along the Singali Ridge, the impressive divide between Nepal and Sikkim. The panorama includes Kokthang , Rathong and Kabru. A more strenuous option is to descend on down to the Rathong Valley and from there complete a circular trek!

North East India Tourist Attraction

Nagaland in the north eastern part of India is a trekker’s paradise and this thrilling land offers bountiful trekking opportunities. The physiology of this region is hilly and mountainous with lush green surroundings and the environment is salubrious, providing a healthy atmosphere to the tourists. For a driving and daring leisure seeker, few destinations in the world would match the trekking dimensions of Nagaland.

It is a delightful treat for the tourists, who keep interest in the nature, to come across some very rare and exceptional steep mountainous ranges that you could have ever imagined! Here you will not converse with the only snow laden stiff mountains, but also with mountains bounded with soft extended greeneries, abundant lilies in full bloom, surrounded by bountiful  of rare orchids. But, if you really want to go for a challenging mountaineering trip, then northeast India does possess that itinerary in its bag. Sikkim is the place with frozen surroundings and some of the tallest peaks of the world to provide you with the most tantalizing, mountain peaks, those which are highest in the world. This a dream place for the mountaineers, who are passionate about this challenging adventure. 

North East India Tourist Attraction

If you are in the extreme north east India, then you don’t have to crush the glaciers, nor do you need to carry heavy woollens to avoid the biting chill to go ahead, but, you will be impelled to cherish the abundant ambience around. This is the best choice for the tourists, who are inclined towards mountaineering, but have to resist because most of the destinations available for mountaineering around are snow covered throughout the year.

White water rafting has become one of the most liked attractions in this region and In the past few years, it has been accepted by the few states of northeast India and can be experienced at the mighty Brahmaputra river.

For shopping, fabrics such as muga silk, cotton, kantha work and handlooms are very famous purchases in the North-East region. There are shops lined up with bamboo and cane products, and colourful stalls are full with local village produce such as forest honey, souvenirs like handmade knives, bags, shawls, bamboo cutlery and other crafts, including fruit such as saying and saflang, sold wrapped in banana leaves. You may also pick up the Jainsayem, the traditional Khasi skirt or Khasi jackets, pullovers and shawls! Packets of dried wild apples and gooseberries are also available for the tourists to carry along with them. Artefacts made of wood, bronze, brass, metal and stone and thangkas, curios and statues of different deities are also tempting purchases!

Sikkim Sightseeing City Tour Attractions

For the gastronomical fare, there are restaurants serving simple food like noodles, vegetables, dal, rice, roti, tandoori food and snacks. You would also find fast food spots selling éclairs, cookies, ice-creams, sundaes, cakes, pastries, croissants, pizzas, pastas, sandwiches, muffins, pancakes, milk shake, cold coffee, hot tea and coffee. Excellent Chinese, Japanese and Korean food is served in some outlets. Piping hot momos and ubiquitous little shops selling a rice-and-pork preparation would be an interesting experience. Ofcourse, multi-cuisine fare consisting of Indian, Chinese,Tibetan and International food  along with khasi specialities is also available!

The cold weather lasts from October to February and the rest of the year is rainy-Assam. The climate in Arunachal Pradesh is highly hot and humid at the lower altitudes and in the valleys wrapped by marshy thick forest particularly in the eastern region, while it becomes too cold in the higher altitudes. The rainfall is amongst the heaviest in the country. The Meghalayan sky seldom remains free of clouds and it is neither too warm in summer nor too cold in winter,The climate  is temperate with cool summers and not-so-cold winters in Mizoram. Rains are heavy in Nagaland but the climate is pleasant.  Tripura enjoys a typical monsoonal climate with differences ranging from sub-tropical to temperate conditions in hilly areas. Manipur has a pleasant climate throughout the year and rainfall from June to October. In Sikkim, for most of the period in a year, the climate is cold and humid as rainfall occurs in each month.