Spirited, yes that is the perfect word for Sikkim. While a Sikkim tour sounds very offbeat and quaint, it’s much more than that. The gorgeous trekking trails, mystic lakes, prayer flags that set the very sky aflutter and those thousands and thousands of butter lamps. Sikkim is sheer love, with such infinite energy that spirited is just the word for this state.
While we have already flitted across the very gorgeous Rajasthan, Gujarat, Kerala and many other places in the 5 Senses Trip Series, there’s nothing that can beat Sikkim. Just nothing. Let me dissect it all for you, sense by sense!
A Touch For The Soul
Some trips change you for life. Much more than a vacation as we might call those. Plan a tour to Sikkim and you’ll know what I mean. While you listen to the lamas chanting at Tashiding and Pemayangtse monastery, you might find the silence that you have been looking for. And if that read too spiritual to you, the sheer simplicity of its people will tug at your heart strings. Book a home stay and you’ll know what it feels like to snap out and away from the world that’s a tad too fast.
Some Tingle For The Tastebuds
Unlike much of India, Sikkim is quite hip when it comes to music. Inspired much by the Western school of music, Sikkim buzzes alive with guitars and drum beats. And if you’re searching for a place to join in the fun, you really don’t need to scour much. Almost every pub and food joint here, especially in Gangtok, has people swooning to live music. Most of these invite travellers for live sessions, and in all probability, you might find yourself strumming on a leisurely evening at one of the pubs. Go, swoon.
With that musical note for a perfect end, I’m now off to plan another one of such 5 Senses Trip. Suggestions, comments, tips, any insight is welcome. Just pitch in with some words in the comments section below, and I’ll be happy to read it all.
Till then, happy travelling.
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