Winter Time, Holiday Time
Winter is probably the best season for most of the people who are engaged with their busy and monotonous schedule of life. This is exactly the perfect time to get along with your family, friends and most importantly, you get to vacate openly, without hindrance. So, if you are planning a vacation this winter season then we suggest you stick to the Himalayan state of Sikkim. Of course, you have to start with Gangtok town which is exactly the place where you can actually experience the winter magic.
A trip to Gangtok this winter- why?
The first thing that makes Gangtok so special during winters is its clear weather that offers amazing views of the snow-covered mountain peaks, especially the Mt. Kanchenjunga which appears arguably wonderful, frozen lakes of Tsomgo and Gurudongmar, snowed paths of the Nathu La Pass that will open your eyes in amazement and lastly, the unmatched festive aura of the Christmas and New Year Celebrations.
Another good reason why you should visit this awe-inspiring and charming hill station is that you will be able to indulge into its top attraction places, festivals and adventure sports all in all, in a minimum budget. Since winter is regarded as an off-season in Sikkim, many travel companies come up with the discounted holiday packages to Sikkim. Also, there will be lesser tourists who won’t block your photographs or make you wait on a queue in ticket counters.
Christmas Celebration in Gangtok
The festival of Christmas is amongst the biggest religious events celebrated in Gangtok town. In fact, many of you reading out this blog may find it a bit interesting to realize that only 6.6% of the state`s population belong to the Christian community and still the entire state celebrates Christmas with great joy, excitement and zeal.
MG Marg, the most happening place in Gangtok serves to be the major host to the celebrations with streets and shops hued in decorative lights and Christmas trees inviting all the people to immerse in the jovial mood of the festive season. The celebration starts almost a month in advance and lasts till New Year and even beyond. Centre of the attraction of this beautiful festival is, of course, the churches like St. Thomas the Apostle Church, House of Grace Church and Bethlehem Fellowship Church where hundreds of people offer prayers on this auspicious day which is accompanied by Christmas Carols and Food Carnivals.
Well, this is what makes Gangtok so special during the winter season
- Things to do in Gangtok during Christmas/Winter
- Visiting the monasteries.
- Trekking on its offbeat trails.
- Enjoying a yak safari.
- Indulging in the Sikkimese nightlife.
- Shopping in the most happening place of Gangtok, the MG Marg.
- Attending churches and singing carols.
Apart from these, holiday packages for Sikkim will also cover some of the best and fascinating sightseeing places in Gangtok like:
- Tsomgo Lake
- Gurudongmar Lake
- MG Marg
- Hanuman Tok
- Enchey Monastery
- Do-Drul Chorten
- Rumtek Monastery
So, people who are already vacating in Sikkim or those who have plans for Gangtok are requested to kindly look forward to witness the Christmas snow in order to savor your trip. The winter trip, that will surely haunt you for the rest of your lives.