Places to Visit in Sikkim
Visit the Amazing Mountain Kingdom of Sikkim
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Places to Visit in Sikkim
Soothe your tired nerves in the lush natural landscapes of the landlocked Himalayan kingdom of Sikkim in the Northeast. This is the perfect place to unwind with Mother Nature as there are snow-clad mountain peaks and forested valleys all around. Visit this picturesque beauty of a state whose charm and appeal will leave you spellbound. The best time to visit Sikkim is from March to June and from December to February. There are many places to visit in Sikkim like Tsomgo Lake, Yuksom, Nathula Pass, Lachung, Lachen and Yumthang Valley, Ravangla, Namchi and much much more!
Start by exploring the alluring natural beauty of the capital city of Sikkim, Gangtok. The majestic silver-fir trees and endless walking trails make this city a scenic sight to behold. Located on a cloudy ridge that lies 5,500 feet above sea level, you will also get beautiful views of the Khangchendzonga mountain range from here. This is among the Sikkim points of interest as you will encounter serene beauty, gurgling rivers, lush forests, and mental peace here. If you love adventure, there is plenty to do here like paragliding, river rafting, cable car rides, mountain biking and much more! You can spend the day by the Jhakri Falls and Kyongnosla Water Falls, go on a yak ride and enjoy the bird eye view from the ropeway in this capital city.
Just about about 38 kilometers away from Gangtok, lies one of the best places to visit in Sikkim, the Tsomgo lake. The turquoise waters of this beautiful lake is filled with migratory ducks like Brahmini, gorgeous flowers like Blue and Yellow Poppies, Primulas, and Irish and scenic mountains all around the shores. You can go on pony and yak rides all around this lake and watch the azure skies above. Explore the beauty of this lake in winters when it gets frozen and perfectly reflects the natural beauty all around.
If you are looking for some peace and solitude, head to the Sikkim tourist spot Yuksom whose rustic charm and appeal will enthrall you. You can visit the historic Norbugang Park, the Tashi tenka palace, the oldest monastery Dubdi Gompa, the Kathok Wodsalin Gompa as well as the Khangchendzonga National Park.
Besides this, the Nathula Pass is one of the must-visit places to visit in Sikkim as you can go on a yak safari here, view the border Gates of India and China and explore the beautiful war memorial. This pass is the link between India and Tibet and offers some of the most scenic sights possible at a very high altitude.
For those who love the beauty of snow capped mountains and flowering rhododendron blooms, the Lachung, Lachen and Yumthang Valley are definitely worth visiting. Trekking up here will also take you to the gorgeous Gurudongmar Lake that gets frozen in winters. There are also several monasteries and villages en route that make for some picturesque views.
Some other famous places in Sikkim include Pelling, Ravangla, Rumtek Monastery, Namchi, Zuluk and Do-Drul Chorten. There are several more places you can explore on a sightseeing trip of Sikkim so pack your bags and head here now for an enjoyable trip!
Nathula Pass in Gangtok
Nathula Pass in Gangtok, Sikkim is a high-altitude mountain pass in the Eastern Himalayas. It is located at an altitude of 14,450 feet and 56 km from Gangtok and it is one of the three open trading borders between India and China. The adventurous pass is accessible from Gangtok throughout the year. The Kailash Mansarovar ro...
Yumthang Valley in Gangtok
For any man looking to experience a lifetime enchantment, the Yumthang Valley, Sikkim is the perfect destination. It is a nature sanctuary with rivers, yaks, and hot springs. All this and the Himalayan peaks surrounding the place add to the magical experience. The valley is at an elevation of around 3500 meters above sea le...
Banjhakri Waterfalls in Gangtok
The Banjhakri waterfalls in Sikkim are without any doubt one of nature's many beautiful wonders. It is a hundred foot waterfall located to the Ranka Monastery. The park where the waterfalls are located is in a thickly forested area of Swastik, which is about seven kilometers away from Gangtok.
Banjhakri falls are naturally...
Gurudongmar Lake in Gangtok
Located at a height of 17100 feet above sea level, Gurudongmar Lake in Sikkim is the second-highest lake in India. Needless to say, with an altitude of such magnitude, the lake defies all description. Located just about 5 km south of the Indo-China border and about 190 kilometers from the capital city of Gangtok, the lake h...
Hanuman Tok in Gangtok
Situated in Gangtok, Hanuman Tok has its interesting meaning. The literal meaning of Tok is ‘temple’. Hanuman Tok (mandir) is devoted to Lord Hanuman. Hanuman Tok in Gangtok is the most renowned temple in Sikkim, managed and maintained by a division of army department of India. The temple is popularly known as a wish fulfil...
Rumtek Monastery in Gangtok
Rumtek Monastery in Gangtok includes an exquisite shrine temple and a monastery for monks, embodies vision and aspiration of Sixteenth Karmapa (head of the monastery), Rangjung Rigpe Dorje, to establish his seat-in-exile to help spread the teachings of Buddha throughout the world.
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Tourists should visit Sikkim during the off-season from October to December to avail good discounts.
The ideal duration for a Sikkim tour depends on the destinations that the tourists wish to cover and the experiences they want to choose. A 4 nights, 5 day trip would ideally cover all major destinations in a hassle-free manner. However, if tourists wish to explore more offbeat destinations then a longer trip can be arranged. Consult the travel agents at Travel Triangle for more information regarding the same.
Carry warm clothing along with you on this holiday in Sikkim, especially from October to April. It is important that tourists stay layered and carry clothing like sweaters, jackets, shirts & cotton inner linings, walking shoes. Heavy woolens and thermals are essential during October to April.
Savor the delicious dishes of Sikkim on a holiday here. The most famous dishes one must try here are Momos, Thukpa, Thenthuk, Gundruk and Sinki, Phagshapa, Sael Roti and Churpi.
Yes, tourists will require vaild permits to visit the top tourist hotspots, especially in East and North Sikkim. For a permit, tourists should ideally carry around 10 photos and ID proofs. The permits will be made within 1-2 hours so it is advisable that tourists speak to tour agents beforehand so that there is no delay.
Famed for its natural beauty and a bounty of pilgrimage destinations, Sikkim is laos known for its worldwide famous attraction, called Ganesh Tok, which is located in its capital city- Gangtok.
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