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Bordered by Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan and influenced by all three, the former kingdom of Sikkim is a bastion of the Buddhist religion. The least populated state in all of India it is a modern day utopia boasting some incredible biodiversity. The Hotel Guru's selection of the best places to stay in Sikkim is wide ranging: from heritage to back to nature there are plenty of options.
From the rhododendron valleys of Yumthang in the north, to picturesque Pelling, there is plenty to see and do. One quarter of the state is covered by the Khangchendzonga National Park, home to the Zemu glacier plus four legged creatures such as the elusive snow leopard, red pandas, musk deer and the Himalayan tahr. Gangtok, the state’s capital, is a cultural hub and a mix of modern concrete structures with stunning mountain views.
A friendly and manageable capital city, Gangtok is a pleasant stay for a few days. Make sure to visit the Namgyal Institute of Tibetology. Housed in a traditional Tibetan style mansion it has a comprehensive collection of Buddhist and Tibetan artefacts.
To sample some of Sikkim’s famous teas stop for a cuppa at Golden Tips in Gangtok: a chai institution.
The landscape. That is why travellers visit Pelling. From the unforgettable views of Khangchendzonga and its waterfalls at sunrise, to the sacred Khechoedpaldri hills: its beauty is all encompassing.
June to September welcomes the monsoon but not the travellers. Visit Sikkim between November and May for optimum weather. October through to December sees clear blue skies whilst the spring months of April and May are when a blanket of rhododendrons are in full bloom. Just remember that in the peak months, the best places to stay in Sikkim will be busy. So plan your trip, and book well in advance.
Still not sure which to book? From family to heritage browse though our list of the best places to stay in Sikkim to start to plan your trip. Or contact one of our friendly gurus for advice.
Memorable views and a serene stay await. Take in the captivating Himalayan scenery while sipping tea on your private balcony. Wood-panelled rooms are an inviting blend of modernity and comfort. Unwind in the sauna or hot tub, enjoy a massage, or dine on tantalising local and international cuisine.
Dignified former royal guesthouse lovingly decorated with period furniture, regional symbolic motifs and vibrant hues. Luxuriate in cosy bedrooms with views onto picturesque gardens and mountains. Savour unique local dishes at the in-house Sikkimese restaurant, and be pampererd at the Elgin spa.
Idyllic retreat in stunning mountainscape. Well-appointed rooms tastefully furnished with polished wood and soothing colours. Villas offer privacy and luxury. Architecturally reminiscent of Sikkimese tradition but with a modern twist. Spa, pool, casino, kids club. Enjoy delicious food with a view.