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What is the best time to visit Sikkim?


The ideal time to visit Sikkim is during the summer season that prevails from April to June. Besides being an ideal time for trekking, you can see bright rhododendrons and orchids. Even autumn is also a perfect time with the atmosphere remaining conducive to tour Sikkim. You find clear skies and pleasant climate to enjoy the beauties of this state.

How long does it take to reach Shillong from Guwahati? How can I travel from Guwahati to Shillong apart from air?

The total distance from Guwahati to Shillong is around 104 kilometers. After you arrive at Gopinath Bordoloi Airport in Guwahati you need to avail the buses run by Meghalaya Transport Corporation, which operate from 6 am to 5 pm. It is just over 3 hourís journey to Shillong by road. You also have the option to avail shared taxis from the Guwahati Railway Station harging somewhere around Rs. 250.

I am planning for a trip to Conoor to Ooty. Since I stay in Bangalore, can you tell me the distance from Bangalore to Conoor and Ooty?

If you are coming from Bangalore, you need to travel a distance of around 300 km to reach Conoor. This famous hill station is just 17 km from Ooty. Coimbatore is the nearest airport located around 110 kms from Conoor taking two hours to reach there by driving.

I will be visiting Jaipur in the coming month for an official purpose but since there are time constraints I cannot spend much time and visit the whole of Rajasthan. Can you tell me some specific places which I can visit in short time?

Since you will be visiting Jaipur, paying a trip to Amber Fort and Jal Mahal should be your priority. Going southward to Sawai Madhopur district will let you visit the famous Ranthambhore National Park. Bundi Fort in Bundi is not very far so that will not take much time. From Jaipur you can move to west and visit Mehrangarh Fort and Umaid Bhawan in Jodhpur. While returning to Jaipur you can halt at Ajmer and visit the Ajmer Fort.

What are the preparations I should take before going for a trip to Arunachal Pradesh?

It is a rule in Arunachal Pradesh that both the tourists and Indians need to have ILP (Inner Line Permit) before visiting the state. You can get this permit from the AP Houses located in New Delhi, Kolkata & Guwahati. You get the permit based on the sectors in AP like Bomdila & Tawang, Itanagar, and Namdapha.

When is the 2008 Bikaner Camel Festival Going to be held?

In fact, every year the Bikaner Camel Festival is held in January and this year it is slated to take place on 21st and the 22nd of January.

Traveling to Gujarat this January. How do I go to Hingalgarh Bird Sanctuary?

You can travel to Hingalgarh Bird Sanctuary from Rajkot. Situated at 80 km, it is a three hour journey from Rajkot. You can hire a car from here to arrive at the bird sanctuary.

What are the necessary things we need to carry before going out for camping?

Whether you are camping at the wild greens or at the desert or at the snow bathed sheen of the cold mountains, you essentially need to carry along first aid kit, a multi utility knife, the topographic maps, relevant books on nature, sunscreen and the washcloth. Make sure to carry abundant quantity of trash bag is necessary, disposable plastic bags, bug repellant and torch light with extra batteries.

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