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Sikkim Darjeeling for a Travel Agent

If you are a travel agent looking for ground support in the Sikkim Darjeeling sector, your search ends here. Tripsy is the leading tour operator for Sikkim - Darjeeling sector. We have been operating in this region for more than two decades. If you are in a hurry and have a query to take care of, get in touch with our travel consultants and B2B experts immediately. You can get our contact details here. If you have a moment and wish to understand the region and its dynamics, read on.

Darjeeling is one of the oldest and most popular tourist destinations in India. Popular as a summer sojourn for the British, Darjeeling continued to attract tourists from all over India and abroad even after India’s Independence. During the initial days, transporters would double up to provide tour operator services. Between 1980 and 2000, there were a handful of tour operators providing service mostly to international tourists. In the new millennium, tourism started booming. With increased disposal income, tourism in Darjeeling Hills increased manyfold. Tripsy started its journey at the beginning of this phase in the year 2001. Sikkim came into the tourism scene much later. In 1997, the number of domestic tourists in Sikkim crossed 1 lakh, and it become 2 lakhs in the next 6 years. By 2017 the tourist arrival here reached about 14 lahks as Sikkim became a major tourist destination in India.

The most important tourist destination in the region is Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim. Darjeeling comes a close second. Gangtok today has the largest number of hotels in the region. North Sikkim is popular among tourists for its unique high-altitude landscape, snow-capped mountains, unique terrain, and beautiful mountain lakes. Lachung is the base for tours to Yumthang Valley and Lachen is the base for tours to Gurudongmar Lake. Lachung and Yumthang Valley are more popular among tourists than Lachen and Gurudongmar Lake. A 2 to 3 nights tour originating and ending in Gangtok takes tourists to these remote destinations. Kalimpong in the Darjeeling hills and Pelling in Sikkim are the other two popular tourist places.

Unique issues of working in the Darjeeling Sikkim sector

Working in the Darjeeling Sikkim area is different from other regions. You have to keep in mind that Sikkim became part of India only in 1975, with some special privileges. Hence travelling to Sikkim comes with restrictions.

Indian tourists do not require any permit to enter Sikkim. But for visiting places such as Nathula, Tsongo Lake, North Sikkim, etc, you need to have a special permit. There are many other places in Sikkim which are still not accessible to tourists.

The next thing to keep in mind is the restrictions on vehicle movement. Though Sikkim and Bengal are geographically contiguous regions, there are several restrictions on vehicle movement from one state to the other. In Sikkim itself, there are restrictions on vehicles of one district travelling to another. These rules keep changing from time to time, so our experts would be your best resource for the latest updates. This complex nature of transport here leads to a regular change of vehicles.

About Tripsy

As a B2B Tour Operator, Tripsy is one of the oldest and most experienced in the region, we have a large team of ground handlers who have spent years in understanding the requirement of Indian guests and Indian agents and serving this requirement over decades. We offer you not only the best B2B rates but also we will offer unmatched ground handling support as a tour operator based out of the region can.

Our head office is in Siliguri which is the operational base for Sikkim Darjeeling tours. Our office is just 12 km from Bagdogra airport and 7 km from NJP station. These are the most important entry and exit points to the region. We have our own fleet of vehicles, apart from a few hotels that we manage; we have an excellent relationship with more than a hundred hotels spread over the region.

About Tripsy

The journey started more than a decade ago when a financial consultant, a social activist and a biology researcher came together to start a business in tourism that none of them knew about. But travel is something they loved and enjoyed, and so they decided to change the paradigms in their own way. And they remarked “travel is more than a profession, it’s a passion”. Read More [+]

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