Sikkim

Sikkim, India
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by Somnath Dutta, Kolkata
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Climate & Best time to visit Sikkim

Climate in India:

Number of rainy days:

J Jan
F Feb
M Mar
A Apr
M May
J Jun
J Jul
A Aug
S Sep
O Oct
N Nov
D Dec
2
2
2
1
3
5
10
10
6
1
0
1

Best time to visit Sikkim:

Summer (March to June): Summers in Sikkim are generally mild and pleasant, especially in the lower altitudes. Daytime temperatures range between 15-25°C (59-77°F) in most areas, offering a comfortable climate for exploration.

Monsoon (July to September): Sikkim experiences heavy rainfall during the monsoon season, especially in higher elevations. The lush landscapes come alive during this period, but landslides and road blockages might occur, affecting travel plans.

Post-Monsoon (October to November): After the monsoon, the weather becomes more stable and pleasant. Days are cooler with temperatures ranging from 10-20°C (50-68°F). It's a great time to explore with clearer skies.

Winter (December to February): Winters in Sikkim are cold, especially in higher regions. Daytime temperatures range from 5-15°C (41-59°F), and nights can be much colder. It's a good time for snow lovers but might not be suitable for some outdoor activities.

Money & Prices

Currency in India:

Indian rupee (INR)

How expensive is a trip to Sikkim?

Eating out:
Simple meal:
3.12 USD
Fast food meal:
4.33 USD
Mid-range meal:
7.26 USD
Bottle of water:
0.24 USD
Soft drink:
0.45 USD
Cappuccino:
1.99 USD
Local Beer:
2.29 USD
Transportation:
Public transport - one way ticket:
0.44 USD
Taxi - 1km:
0.37 USD
* Prices are approximate. Make sure to check the latest exchange rates when planning your trip.

General information

India general information:

Electricity:
Voltage: 230 V, Frequency: 50 Hz
Sockets:
  • Type C (European 2-pin)
  • Type D (Old British 3-pin)

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