• Continuous rains and landslides in Sikkim leaves 200 tourists marooned

     Friday, October 14, 2022

    Continuous rains and subsequent landslides in Sikkim left 200 tourists marooned, impacting piped water supply in Gangtok. The incessant rains have damaged NH-10 connecting the rest of India via Siliguri to Gangtok at 19 and 20 mile between Singtam in …

  • From Oct 2022, foreign tourists can apply RAP & PAP online

     Thursday, August 18, 2022

    From now one, international tourists from October 2022, who are coming to the Himalayan state of Sikkim, can apply for Restricted Area Permit or RAP and Protected Area Permit or PAP online, an official confirmed on this. From October 2022, …

  • Tourism back on track in Sikkim after lockdown dismissal

     Tuesday, July 26, 2022

    Tourism industry is the backbone of Sikkim’s economy.The industry is once again back on its feet with the taking away of the COVID 19-induced lockdown late last year. Tourism department records say that as many as 3.08 lakh domestic travelers …

  • Sikkim inviting US investors and companies for investing in tourism, agriculture, livestock products

     Saturday, April 30, 2022

    Sikkim is inviting US investors and companies for finding out business opportunities in tourism, agriculture, horticulture, and livestock products in the state. Sikkim’s Minister of Agriculture and Horticulture, Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services Departments Lok Nath Sharma is currently visiting …

  • Sikkim Minister B.S.Panth has contracted coronavirus

     Monday, January 10, 2022

    Yesterday i.e. on Sunday, B S Panth, the Sikkim Tourism Minister, stated that he has tested positive for coronavirus and currently he is in home quarantine. The 69-year-old minister in a recent social media post has explained, “I have tested …

  • BTC proposes partnership with Sikkim

     Monday, December 27, 2021

    For promoting tourism, the Bodoland Territorial Council, has proposed a new partnership with Sikkim. In this regard, the BTC has submitted a formal proposal to the Sikkim government. The proposal was submitted by BTC chief, Promod Boro, to the Sikkim …

  • Sikkim to welcome tourists again with inter-state movement from July 5

     Monday, July 5, 2021

    Sikkim will welcome tourists again with inter-state movement allowed from July 5. The relaxation is permitted for those who are fully vaccinated and can submit RT-PCR negative report at Melli and Rangpo check-posts. The relaxation is applicable till July 12. …

  • SOP issued by Sikkim for reopening to domestic tourists

     Saturday, October 17, 2020

    A 23-page Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) has been issued by the Sikkim government with the state reopening to domestic tourists from October 10. This tourism reopening will take place in various phases. The principal focus will be on successfully managing …

  • Sikkim reopens for tourism activities with COVID-19 protocols in place

     Monday, October 12, 2020

    In a relief to the tourism sector, Sikkim reopened for tourism from October 10 (Saturday). The Prem Singh Tamang government has allowed hotels, homestays and other tourism-related services to restart operations from the above-mentioned date. The bookings for hotels and …

  • Sikkim to open for tourism from October 10

     Monday, September 21, 2020

    The Sikkim government recently provided allowance to hotels, homestays and other tourism-related services to restart operations from October 1.


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