First travel vlog from my recent unplanned trip to Sikkim during the Covid pandemic. It is one of the most beautiful states in India for traveling. The entire area is free of litter, smoke, and vehicle. It’s a pedestrian-only zone and vehicles are not allowed on this approximately 1km stretch of the road. Smoking is not allowed either although I could not find any signs saying so. It seems all locals know it and will immediately warn you if you try smoking here.
However, I did notice a board right at one end saying ‘Welcome to M.G. Marg, Spit and Litter Free Zone‘. In line with the government’s green initiative, all buildings on both sides of this road are painted green. The Statue of Unity overlooks MG Marg of Sikkim. The statue comprises the figures of Bhutia Chieftain Khye Bumsa, the Lepcha leader Thetong Tek and his wife Ngo-Kong-ngol. The statue depicts peace, love, and harmony. About midway is an imposing statue of Mahatma Gandhi.
There are Victorian lamps along this road. When lit up after dark, the entire place looks magical. As part of the Gangtok Annual Food and Culture Festival that takes place in the month of December though, one Fish Mela was organized by Sikkim authorities in the month of May, the time I visited there, many different food stalls are set up at the MG Road, cultural shows take place here opposite to Sikkim Tourism & Civil Aviation Department where ethnic dance performances and musical shows are organized.
I had a great time on this unplanned trip to Sikkim. Hope you enjoy my video, If you like my vibe please Subscribe 🙂 You can enjoy the whole playlist of this trip.