6 Reasons Why You Must Choose A Sikkim Tour Package Before Switzerland

Visiting Switzerland is on every traveller’s bucket list. But, do you know that there is a ‘Switzerland of India’ which is pretty much as magnificent as your dream destination- ‘Switzerland’?

Sikkim Tour Package

Yes, you guessed it right. We are talking about Sikkim which is generally regarded as the ‘Heaven on Earth’ by every traveller visiting the state. From the snow-capped mountains to the lip-smacking food there are numerous things that Sikkim can offer you, making it a must-visit for every traveller.

Here are some reasons why planning a Sikkim trip before visiting Switzerland can be your best travelling decision ever!

Few Great Reasons Why You Should Opt For A Sikkim Tour Package Before Visiting Switzerland

  1. Mountains

We understand that the beautiful Alps are one of the biggest reasons why you wish to visit Switzerland. But trust us; the Himalayas are far more grandiose when you opt for a good North Sikkim tour package. Be honest- if you do not try snowboarding before, doing it in Switzerland while you are on a vacation, isn’t a wise decision. If you want the mountains and snow, Sikkim has got both for you.

  1. Hiking

Sikkim tour

Treks are as great in Sikkim as they are in Switzerland. What makes this north-eastern state apt for you is that there is one trek to suit the expertise of every tourist. Just the way there is Dzongri Trek for every mountaineer, there is Khangchendzonga trek for travellers who really want challenges.

  1. Food

Sikkim Food

It’s obvious that you will not go to Switzerland for famed cuisine, isn’t it? Well, by opting for a good Sikkim tour package, you can get food prepared from incredibly fresh ingredients along with delicious momos and fancy chocolates. Moreover, if you wish to try delicacies, you can get yak cheese too!

  1. Shopping

Shopping in Sikkim

Though Switzerland is famous for its clocks and watches, you can obviously have a remarkable shopping experience during your Sikkim trip. Stroll down Gangtok’s MG Road and you will find a splendid array of stylish shoes and clothes. What’s more, shopping here is cheaper too.

  1. Lakes

Sikkim Lakes

Just like Switzerland, even this north-eastern state boasts of some of the most beautiful lakes. Both the Gurodongmar Lake and the Changu Lake are incredibly stunning. All you need is a permit to visit the former and enjoy the picturesque lakes.

  1. Wines

rice beer

So what if Switzerland boasts of some great wines? In Sikkim, you will get home-produced rice beer, served in bamboo along with some awesome local wines, hugely popular among tourists. Not only do these taste good, but are even much stronger than you can think of.

Don’t you think Sikkim is as splendid as Switzerland? Time to opt for the right tour package, then!

Also, go through 5 Interesting Things No One Tells You About Sikkim Tour (But Should!)

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4 Things You Must Do In Sunderbans during Weekend Gateway

West Bengal is undoubtedly a treasure trove for the passionate travelers who love to have a brush with the tiny yet enticing and offbeat things of mundane life. And this obviously includes art and culture, history and heritage, natural beauty and of course wilderness – and West Bengal is just the perfect combination of all these traits. Be it the capital – Kolkata, Shantiniketan, Darjeeling or Sunderbans – the state has a lot to offer to the adventurous travelers.

Sunderban – A small note

Let’s talk about Sunderbans as of now. Sunderbans, also called as Sunderban, is a Bengali word that refers to a ‘beautiful forest’. And yes, Suderban is beautiful – Suderban is dangerously beautiful. It’s not a commonplace green-retreat – it is the biggest mangrove forest in the world. It is the key habitat of a number of rare and endangered animal species including birds, reptiles and mammals. And when it comes to mammals, we must talk about one of the most prominent and gorgeous members of the Cat family – The Royal Bengal Tiger. They are really royal in their look, appearance, movements, actions and everything. Besides Suderban offers a rare flora community that includes Sundari – a mangrove species which the forest is basically named after.

Must to do in Sunderban

There is no dearth of natural beauty in Sunderban. But there are a couple of things that you must not miss during your trip to Sunderban. Here is a brief list of some of them.

  1. Spotting tigers at Sunderban National Park

This UNESCO Heritage site is the key reason for a traveler to visit the somber forest. This is the core area of the Tiger Reserve and consists of countless canals, islands, waterways and creeks. Here you have to go on a boat cruise for sightings. The journey is mesmerizing yet uncanny as you wander through the waterways surrounded by dense forest. You can plan your trip to Sunderban throughout the year, but September to March would be the best time to explore the beauty of Sunderban.

2. Bird watching in Sajnekhali Bird Sanctuary

This is an unruffled river island located in the heart of Sunderban – it’s like a paradise for the birder-watchers, and undoubtedly a glistering feather in Sunderban’s cap. There’s a watch tower in this eco-friendly sanctuary to spot over 200 birds including sandpipers, plovers, herons etc.

3. Visiting Netidhopani

The place is famous for its picturesque lake and a watch tower from where you can view the remains of centuries old Shiva temple, which has got almost a pilgrimage status with a number of worshippers.

4. Walking with the turtles at Kanak

This is surely going to be a great experience. The Kanak Island in Sunderban is the nesting reserve for Olive Ridley turtles. They travel almost 100 km. inland from the sea to lay eggs here. December to March is the nesting season of the turtles. If you come during this time, you can definitely walk with them.

So if you’re still thinking about whether or not to visit Sunderban, just set your mind and talk to a reputed travel agency who offers Sundarban Tour Package. The perfect time to visit the forest is just knocking at the door!

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Opting For North East Holiday Packages? Know What To Expect!

Are you planning to have some breathtaking experiences this holiday season? Is this the reason you are opting for northeast tour packages? It’s time to know what you can expect out of your tour, then!

Popularly called as the ‘Land of the Seven Sisters’, Northeast India is known for its untouched beauty. Be it the massive floodplains of Assam, Shillong’s colonial backdrop or the picturesque Himalayan ranges or the wet savannas of Kaziranga, you are bound to be left mesmerised by the beauty here. Each of the seven states offers unique scenic magnificence and beautiful landscapes; helping you to have a memorable travelling experience.  Further, you will even have the chance to meet some of the friendliest people in the world!

Take a look below to know about the things you should expect out of your Northeast India tour!

5 Things To Expect From North East Holiday Packages

  1. Tibetan culture and cuisine

While travelling to northeast, you will see the prevalence of Tibetan culture and food in most parts. Being nestled up against the Tibetan border, you can have the opportunity to experience the serene, enchanting and colourful Tibetan culture.

From the prayer wheels to historic monasteries and stupas, you can witness Tibetan religion too. You can even taste amazing delicacies like thupkas and momos.

  1. Difference in language and culture

Though a majority of Indians speak Hindi, you will be shocked to see that most citizens in northeast do not even understand Hindi. While each tribe has its own language, people here usually speak Tibetan and Burmese. Due to their immense love for K-pop, some even know Korean.

  1. Kindness and exceptional hospitality by tribal people

One of the best things you can expect from your north east holiday packages is the kindness of the tribal people. Such high is their hospitality that they even invite tourists to their home so that they can have a better experience of the culture there. Prefer going around with a local guide who has familiarity with some of the locals.

  1. Difference in dress

Though you will find Assamese women wearing saris, in other areas you will come across women clad in tribal costumes. In areas dominated by Tibetan culture, you will find women clad in long hand-woven wraparound skirts. While men here love flaunting Korean hairstyle, youngsters can be seen in skinny jeans and leather jackets.

  1. Permits

Though the government has relaxed several rules to encourage tourism here, you must check the latest information. While Indians can travel with Inner Line Permit, foreigners need to go through a long process. For visiting Arunachal Pradesh, you require protected area permits which have 30 days validity. However, even with this permit, tourists are still prohibited from visiting certain areas of Arunachal Pradesh. The conflict areas near the International Border are strict ‘no-entry’ zones.

Visiting Northeast becomes quite easy once tourists know what they can expect out of their trip. So what are you still waiting for? It’s time to get in touch with reputed travel agencies!