Sikkim produces a natural spa for its guests throughout the winters, with kilometres of tea gardens and fog covering the surrounding area. And, while Sikkim is beautiful in all four seasons, the ideal time to visit is in March. You might be wondering why I say this. This is because March brings the finest of both the winter and spring seasons together. The icy cold that pulls your spine dissipates, and bright sunshine shines through the snow-capped mountains. Most areas that were previously closed due to heavy snowfall may now be visited, and thrilling adventure activities can resume.
While snowfall is still possible in Sikkim’s higher elevations, you may spend your day roaming around tea farms and engaging in pleasant activities without any restrictions. You can spend more time outside in March than you can beneath the covers in your hotel room. Believe me when I say that the winters here are brutal, and it takes a lot of guts to venture out and see the state. So, if you’re looking for comfort when travelling, March is the best month to visit Sikkim.
Here are all that Sikkim offers to its travellers during the month of March
Festivals in March
In the month of March, Chaitey Dasain, also known as Ram Nawami, is one of the most auspicious festivals. In different regions of Sikkim, it is commemorated in honour of Lord Rama. This festival honours Lord Rama’s birth day and is celebrated with great zeal and splendour. As a tourism event, the entire state gets together to commemorate this important anniversary. Devotees from all over the world gather at Tendong, South Sikkim, to commemorate this.
Mahotsav Lampokhari Parayatan
This is an auspicious celebration held in Sikkim’s Aritar district. Tourists may have even more fun during the event because Aritar is surrounded by beautiful green woods, lovely lakes, and waterfalls.During this event, you may also enjoy the breathtaking view of Kanchenjunga while dancing to the melodies of folk music. If you’re in Aritar for the event, take the opportunity to explore the nearby monasteries and gorgeous lakes.
Bumchu Festival is a festival that takes place in Bumchu
The Bumchu Festival is generally held towards the end of February or the beginning of March. This auspicious day is commemorated in Tashiding Monastery, which is located in West Sikkim. It’s an unusual celebration that honours sacred water in the sacred pot of Bumchu. Measuring the level of water in the pot determines the state’s fate. During this event, devotees from all over the globe go to Sikkim.
Fun activities to take part in March
A trip to Kanchenjunga National Park
Do you prefer being surrounded by gorgeous vegetation and fauna while viewing wild animals? If that’s the case, you should visit Kanchenjunga National Park while you’re in Sikkim. It is a UNESCO world heritage site and Sikkim’s largest wildlife reserve. Kanchenjunga National Park, popularly known as the “five snow peaks,” is home to some of the most spectacular glaciers in the world. Wild species such as the Black Bear, Blue Sheep, Musk Deer, Tibetan Wolf, Himalayan Thar, and others may be seen here. Trekking in the national park is also an option.
Tsomgo Lake and Baba Mandir
While in Sikkim, you should visit Tsomgo Lake and Baba Mandir, which are two of the greatest places to visit. They’re at a height of around 12400 feet above sea level. You may relax while admiring the wonderful view of the snow-capped mountains that surround the lake by spending some time in the lake.
Spend some time rafting in the rivers here
Spend some time rafting along the Teesta and Rangit rivers while in Sikkim. While in Sikkim, you should participate in this experience. Rafting against the choppy water here will give you a sense of tranquilly and tranquillity.
Trekking on the hills
The greatest way to appreciate the beauty of the hills is to go hiking. Spend time hiking in Sikkim’s several hills, including Kanchenjunga Peak, Dzongri, Green Lake, Sandakphu, and Goecha La. The view you’ll receive once you’ve reached the summit is what makes the adventure worthwhile!
Walk the streets of MG Marg
Some of the most stunning cafés and restaurants can be found on Sikkim’s MG Marg Boulevard. Spend your nights with a steaming cup of tea and a plate of succulent momos. You may also buy for gifts and woollens while you’re here. Get your hands on some delectable street cuisine and enjoy the lovely evening.
Visit the beautiful Monasteries
Tibetan culture has always been deeply interwoven in Sikkim’s civilizations. So, if you’re in Sikkim, make a point of visiting the magnificent Monasteries and taking in the cool wind and tranquil atmosphere. You’ll also have the opportunity to learn about gorgeous ‘Tibetology’ and the Buddhist way of life.
Spend a day hiking
Explore the region’s unique vistas and lakes on a bushwalk through the lush green trees. Alternatively, follow one of the various trails formerly utilised by residents for commuting. The hike from Yuksom to Khecheplari Lake is very beautiful and ideal for photos.
Into the forests of Varsey and Singba
In the month of March, the woods of Varey and Singba in North and West Sikkim are at their most picturesque. A trip through these lovely canopies, which are draped in vibrant colours, is an experience you should have when in Sikkim.
A few things to keep in mind
So go ahead and enjoy the start of a new season on Sikkim’s lonely planet.
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