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Places To visit in Sikkim:
East Sikkim: Gangtok, Rumtek, Tsomgo lake, Baba Mandir, Nathula Pass (china Border)
North Sikkim: Lachung, Yumthang, Lachen, Gurudongmer
West Sikkim: Paymayangste(Pelling), Yoksum, Namchi
South Sikkim: Ravangla

The climate Info
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Ranges from sub-tropical in the south to tundra in the northern parts. Most of the inhabited regions of Sikkim, however, enjoy a temperate climate, with the temperatures seldom exceeding 28 °C (82 °F) in summer or dropping below 0 °C (32 °F) in winter. The state enjoys five seasons: winter, summer, spring, and autumn, and a monsoon season between June and September. The average annual temperature for most of Sikkim is around 18 °C (64 °F). Sikkim is one of the few states in India to receive regular snowfall. The snow line is around 6 000 metres (19,600 feet).
During the monsoon months, the state is lashed by heavy rains that increase the number of landslides. The state record for the longest period of non-stop rain is eleven days. In the northern region, because of high altitude, temperatures drop below −40 °C in winter. Fog also affects many parts of the state during winter and the monsoons, making transportation extremely perilous.

Places To visit Sikkim:
East Sikkim: Gangtok, Rumtek, Tsomgo lake, Baba Mandir, Nathula Pass (china Border)
North Sikkim: Lachung, Yumthang, Lachen, Gurudongmer
West Sikkim: Paymayangste(Pelling), Yoksum, Namchi
South Sikkim: Ravangla

 
Entry Formalities:
Foreigners must obtain Inner Line Permit (ILP) to visit Sikkim. These can be obtained from all Indian Missions, Sikkim Tourism Offices at New Delhi, Kolkata, District Magistrates Office of Darjeeling, Siliguri, and Rangpo on the strength of an Indian Visa. The 30 days duration Permit is issued on the spot without any delay provided photocopies of the passport and visa along with two pass port photos of the applicants are made available. The permissible duration of the stay for foreign tourists is 30 days initially. 

The State Government is authorized to extend the same by a further period of 30 days. The extension of the permit can be obtained from FRO at Gangtok and office of Superintendent of Police of the North, West and South Districts.

For those interested in going for trekking in the interior region of the state, the Tourism and Civil Aviation issues Protected Area Permit (PAP) at Gangtok which is available for certain specified area for groups consisting of two or more foreigners subject to condition that the trekking programme is arranged through a registered travel agency.
 
DO’S & DON’TS in Sikkim
DO’S 
•Always travel with a guide.
•Vegetation is fragile; follow designated trails.
•Avoid littering and deposit garbage at designated places.
•Keep all pollutants away from streams and lakes.
•Respect local culture by taking permission before taking photographs.
•Dress modestly. Be aware of the customs and manners and culture of the local people.
•It is customary to leave a donation at a monastery and to circle shrines in clockwise direction. 

DON’TS 
•Don’t disturb wildlife or its habitat.
•Don’t buy endangered species or antiques.
•Don’t smoke, drink alcohol or talk loudly near sacred places.
•Don’t pluck plants or flowers.
 
Time Fact:
Sikkim is the 22nd state of India and being the part of India, Sikkim follows the same time zone of India. Indian Standard Time (IST) is the time observed throughout India, with a time offset of UTC+5:30. India does not observe daylight saving time, (DST) or other seasonal adjustments. Indian Standard Time is calculated on the basis of 82.5° E longitude. Local time is calculated from a clock tower at the Allahabad Observatory (25. 15ºN 82. 5ºE) though the official time-keeping devices are entrusted to the National Physical Laboratory, in New Delhi. The exact time is broadcast over the state–owned All India Radio and Doordarshan television network.
 

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