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Sikkim Weather And Best Time To Visit Sikkim
Guarded by Mount Khangchendzonga, under immaculate blue skies, Sikkim embodies a chilly North and a humid and serene south. The best time to visit Sikkim is from March to June and September to December. Here's a snapshot of Sikkim weather to help you plan your trip to this thumb shaped North Eastern state of India.
Summer (March to June)
Summer lasts from April to June. The summery Sikkim weather is fragrant but moist. This is also the time for Sikkim's renowned International Flower Festival that displays close to 600 species of orchids and 240 varieties of other trees, ferns, shrubs and flowers. A fun food fair is also organised to go along with the flower festival and this marks one of the most coveted tourist spots during summer. Summer is also the best time to plan a trek and traipse through the farmlands to view the blooming Orchids growing in the green expanse.
Monsoon (July to September)
Monsoons start from July and last till September. It is highly recommended that you do not visit Sikkim during monsoons as the state is prone to landslides. By the end of August people celebrate the post monsoon ambience, the cat and dog weather again transforms into a tranquil and calm surrounding.
Autumn (October to November)
With the advent of autumn, pristine and clear blue skies invite you to explore and experience the refreshing milieu of this North Eastern terrain. The temperature during this time ranges from 15 to 20 degrees. In November, the temperature drops slightly to 12 degrees. The mild and pleasing weather during these months makes it the best time to visit Sikkim.
Winter (December to February)
Sikkim receives uninterrupted and immeasurable snowfall in December that lasts till February. It is a haven as the mountain peaks and roads are enveloped with white sparkling snow.