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Workation in Sikkim

Author: TourGenie
Date: 2022-06-17

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Workation (work + vacation) is becoming quite the trend lately and more and more people are opting for an extended stay in the hills because the appeal is just too strong to resist.

Charming secluded stays in the midst of nature, Wi-Fi, ready meals, jolly conversations with the locals (or the stray dog or goat), and numerous opportunities to meet with strangers or go off on your own are the many reasons the free-spirited are flocking to the hills.

Why Sikkim is an ideal destination

It takes a plane or train ride to Siliguri in West Bengal and then 4 hours more by car before you finally plant your feet in Sikkim. This distance in itself is what makes Sikkim an ideal destination as it avoids the usual rush of tourists who are looking for one-stop landings.

There are plenty of homestays in Sikkim that are open for short and long stays. Some homestays are converted homes or hotels close to the commercial city of Gangtok, while others are set amidst rural locations overlooking terraced paddy fields, farms, and rolling hills and valleys. The choice between modern and traditional is yours for the taking. All the homestays provide basic amenities and meals. Wi-Fi is mostly available in modern homestays but a dongle is needed for the remote locations (which is totally worth the hassle once you land there).

Gangtok Workation packages: 

Short workation in the hills of Sikkim

Month-long workation in the hills of Sikkim

A homestay with a beautiful view from the balcony

A homestay with a beautiful view from the balcony

Spoilt for Choice

Each district of Sikkim offers different kinds of homestay, environment, and activities. In East Sikkim, homestays are generally modern. Homestays come with a clean room, desk, Wi-Fi, and meals. Evenings can be spent at the market where you can relax at the numerous cafes or enjoy the cacophony of shoppers after a quiet day of work. Reserve the weekends for excursions to different waterfalls, lakes, and streams and also cycle/bike rides.

West Sikkim is where you’ll find some of the most traditional homes in the state, from the original wooden structures and painted windows and doorposts to decorative ram horns, notched tree trunks for ladders, and traditional mud kitchens. There are a lot of cardamom plantations, orange farms, and trout farms found here. Apart from acres of farmland, pine trees, and streams, there are not many “touristy” places for sightseeing, unless you are in Pelling (there's quite a bit to see there), so a good hike and smoking trout for dinner should do the job for weekend relaxation.

Pelling Workation packages:

Work from the hills of Pelling

1-month Pelling workation

Homestay in Pelling

 Homestays in Pelling are cosy and peaceful

Enjoy the tea gardens of South Sikkim with homestays close to the famous Temi Tea Garden. Most of the homestays have pretty farms on their property where you can dive into some gardening or picking veggies for dinner. A walk along the long winding roads is pretty awesome too.  Temi Tea Garden has some fun activities like ziplining, cycling, and paragliding you can try out during the weekends.


North Sikkim is on the remote side and needs a special permit to enter but it provides the right kind of isolation and scenic charm that will make you look forward to getting out of bed every morning. The cosy hamlets of Dzongu and Lachen are good places to settle in as they have good internet connectivity. Hikes and treks in different valleys and national parks, a stroll around the local market, visiting monasteries, and whiling away your time staring at basically nature make up your weekend activities. You can take a special trip to Gurudongmar Lake.

Come Prepared With Covid Armour

Contemplating working from Sikkim? Click the link to know the protocols required for tourists to Sikkim.


BOOK A WORKATION PACKAGE FOR BEST RATES: 

Gangtok (East Sikkim): 

Month-long workation in the hills of Sikkim                  

Short workation in the hills of Sikkim

Pelling (West Sikkim):   

Work from the hills of Pelling

1-month Pelling workation




3 Comments

  • Satyam Kumar     October 08, 2021

It was really a good experience in contacting TourGenie and Chandra to plan a workation in Gangtok and provided the best homestay for the trip. Thank you for everything.


  • ashwani     April 08, 2022

Total cost for one month workation in Sikkim? My budget max 40k all incl.


  • Venkatesh     April 29, 2022

Any one in workation currently? Wanted to join at least for a month and explore Sikkim at the same time.


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