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Sikkim: Massive landslides leave more than 1,200 tourists stranded; 9 lives lost

More than 1,200 tourists, including 15 foreigners, are stranded in Sikkim's Mangan district due to massive landslides caused by incessant rains for over 36 hours, an official said on Friday. Sikkim Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang has convened an emergency meeting at Mintokgang to assess the situation and coordinate relief efforts.


Sikkim Tourism and Civil Aviation Department Principal

For the first time in history, a Royal Bengal tiger was spotted in the Yali forest in Sikkim.
29.05.2024 India SikkimNature

For the first time, photographs of the Royal Bengal tiger were captured in the high-altitude Yali forest, located about 25 kilometers from Gangtok, the capital state of Sikkim. This unprecedented sighting marks a major milestone in wildlife conservation in the region.


The images were captured using camera traps installed as part of a joint initiative between the Sikkim Forest and Environment

Sikkim tackles problem of increasing taxi fares for Gangtok-Nathula trips

Great news awaits everyone who is planning or heading to Sikkim! In a strategic move to curb overcharging of visitors, the government has fixed taxi fares for travel between Gangtok and Natula, an iconic tourist destination. This initiative, effective immediately, aims to ensure fair prices and improve the overall tourism experience.


According to the official order of K.S. Rao, Principal

Sanglaphu Lake in Sikkim has opened to the public for the first time in history!
07.05.2024 India SikkimNature

Great news from Sikkim! This is the first time that Sanglaphu Lake in Mangan district is welcoming visitors. Previously inaccessible to tourists, this high altitude lake is now open to the public, offering a new opportunity to explore the breathtaking beauty of the region. Sanglaphu Cho (lake) is located at a breathtaking altitude of 5,080 m (16,670 ft). It is about 5 km from Yumesamdong, also known

Sikkim has witnessed a record influx of tourists; the number of visitors is forecast to reach 1.2 million by the end of the year

To Sikkim, known for its pristine natural beauty, rich cultural heritage and enchanting weather, in the first quarter of 2024 There was an unprecedented surge in the number of tourists. The appeal of the Himalayan state lies in its unique combination of culture, weather and scenic spots that attract nature lovers, adventure seekers and culture buffs.


Statistics from the Department of Tourism

Sikkim: Pakyong Airport to resume flights from March 31
18.03.2024 India SikkimAvia

According to the latest reports, flights will resume operations from the only airport Sikkim in Pakyong. According to Pakyong Airport Director R.K. Grover, low-cost carrier SpiceJet will operate two flights: one from Kolkata and the other from New Delhi.


Grover said that the airline will operate daily flights between Kolkata and Pakyong, and the New Delhi route will Pakyong will be performed

Sikkim is all set to open its first railway station after a long wait of 49 years!

Sikkim is ready for transformation in the communications sector. It is the only Indian state that does not have a rail link, and that is about to change.


As per the latest news, Prime Minister Narendra Modi plans to lay the foundation stone for the state's first railway station on Monday, February 26 .


Alipurduar Railway Deputy Commissioner Amarjeet Agrawal highlighted the dual

Sikkim opens to tourists after floods, except for northern parks

Sikkim is ready to welcome tourists again. Following the severe floods that recently hit the state, the state government has announced that all its popular tourist spots are now accessible to visitors, except the extreme northern part, which remains temporarily inaccessible.


Bandana Chettri, Additional Secretary Department of Tourism and Civil Aviation in Sikkim has assured that popular

Sikkim in India will be one of the coolest places to visit in 2024

This is good news for India! Recently, National Geographic conducted a study according to which Sikkim in northeast India was included in the list of the coolest places to visit in the new 2024. The list includes 30 destinations from all over the world and Sikkim is the only Indian destination.


Now that the New Year is just a month away, people around the world are planning trips for the

Sikkim government begins issuing permits to visit Natula and Tsomgo Lake

According to the latest developments, the government of Sikkim has already begun the process of issuing permits to tourists to visit Natula and Lake Tsomgo.


According to a tourism department official, although the lower areas near the Teesta River have been hit by flash floods, the high mountain areas remain accessible to tourists.


The official also added that the

Flood in Sikkim: Govt issues travel advisory; urges tourists to postpone travel plans

The government of Sikkim has issued a statement urging people who were planning to visit the Himalayan state in the near future to postpone their trip for now moment. Reports say travelers should postpone their plans until the situation returns to normal.


This request comes in the wake of flash flooding that resulted in tragic loss of life and destruction.


Meanwhile, the state

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