When - 1st May
This festival is celebrated to create awareness about the flowers and plantation of the region. Many flower shows are conducted to display special species of gladioli, roses, orchids, alpine plant, trees, creepers, climbers and ferns. Many delicacies made from these plants are also for sales like jam, jelly and others. Seminars and lectures about local plant species are conducted by professionals at specific venues. This is also the right time to enjoy yak safari and river rafting in the region.
The International Flower and Garden Festival is a month-long festival which begins in May at the White Hall in Gangtok. Make yourself familiar with the entrance to the International Flower Festival beforehand. If you have already purchased your ticket online, please ensure you print your ticket.
May is an opportune time to visit Sikkim. This is the peak flowering season in Sikkim. The region is known for its beautiful nature trails, lofty mountains and seemingly never-ending paddy fields. The weather in Sikkim in May is pleasant for sightseeing and other outdoor activities. The temperature ranges between 20 and 27 degree Celsius. The considerable range of climate and altitude in Sikkim is mainly responsible for the variation in flora.