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!