Top 15 Must Places To Visit In Sikkim - Sikkim Tourism
Gateway to the Northeast Corridor of India, Sikkim is not content to boast its enchanting beauty, it also offers an impressive list of things to do and places to visit. If you plan to visit this charismatic state, here is a list of 15 best places to visit in Sikkim that makes it for a wonderful and blissful holiday:
Gangtok is almost impossible for anyone! The capital of Sikkim, GANGOTK is nestled in the Eastern Himalayas and is one of the kaleidoscopic tourist destinations in the state. Whether you are looking for serene beauty, lush forests, gargouillantes rivers or mental peace, the Gangtok travel packages will make you spend a holiday in Sikkim. For nature lovers, a holiday in this picturesque city is enough to satisfy all their desires. On the other hand, for adventure enthusiasts, they can enjoy cable car rides, rafting, mountain biking and several other activities in Gangtok.
Yuksom: - Located in the western parts of Sikkim, Yuksom is the origin of several exciting hikes in the Himalayas or the magical Kanchenjunga. Once the capital of Sikkim, this hamlet is best known for its immaculate beauty and rustic charm. Also known as the "meeting place of the three lamas", this Sikkim village has recently begun to attract the attention of tourism. Well, that's also the reason you can expect the intact beauty and nature intact at Yuksom. Housed in the oldest monastery of Sikkim, this picturesque hamlet is one of the most peaceful and serene places in Sikkim.
Tsomgo Lake: - During a visit to Gangtok, do not miss the chance to visit Lake Tsomgo or Lake Changu! Located only 38 km from the capital of Sikkim, it is located at an altitude of 12 400 feet and is one of the highest lakes in India. While the lake remains frozen during the winters, the summer brings a magical charm and seduces Tsomgo. It is at this time of year that the turquoise waters of the lake reflect the breathtaking views of the surrounding summits and the azure sky above.
Nathula Pass: - The visit of Nathu LA is an essential step in one of Sikkim's travel packages. One of the highest motorized collars in the world, this amazing pass is located at an altitude of 4 310 m above sea level and connects Sikkim to Tibet. The pass is open to the Indians; However, you have to get permission from the Department of Tourism to visit this pass. And for the stranger, they cannot go to Nathu La.
Pelling: - If you are an ardent fan of the captivating Himalayan chain, Pelling is the destination for you! It is from this town of Sikkimese, one can have the best views of the Himalayas and the peak of Kanchenjunga, and can experience the best of their holiday of Sikkim. Located at an altitude of 7 200 feet above the sea, this picturesque city has several waterfalls, breathtaking views, natural beauty and adventure options such as rafting, kayaking, trekking, mountain biking and many others.
Lachung: - You have many reasons to fall in love with him! While its situation at an exciting altitude of 8.610 feet makes it a popular snow destination in Sikkim, its intact and surreal beauty makes it one of the picturesque touristic places as well as charming in Sikkim. Located in the northern part of Sikkim, this picturesque mountain village is adorned by the immaculate beauty of the river La Chung Chu and is also known for the GOMPAA. Although this village is one of the most visited regions of Sikkim, it still has a seductive charm that can hardly be found in other destinations.
Ravangla: - Nestled amidst the hills of Maenam and Tendong Hills, Ravangla is among the best places to visit in Sikkim; Especially in the southern part of the state. A picturesque town between Gangtok and Pelling, this hill town also hosts some of the most popular treks in Sikkim. Nestled amidst the hills of Maenam and Mohammad, Ravangla is among the best places to visit in Sikkim; Especially in the southern part of the state. A picturesque town between Gangtok and Pelling, this hill town also hosts some of the most popular treks in Sikkim.
Rumtek Monastery: - Counted among the largest monasteries of Sikkim, the monastery of Rumtek is also one of the oldest monasteries of the state. An ode to Buddhist cultures and traditions, this monastery is located near Gangtok and is also known as the ' Dharma Chakra Center '. A testament to Buddhist architecture and teachings is a perfect place to achieve mental peace and learn more about Buddhism. Its spiritual appeal and grandeur make it an integral part of all Gangtok travel packages.
Namchi: - Translated into the native Tibetan language, Namchi means the "Top of the Sky". And during a visit to this beautiful city Sikkimienne, this will be proven! Located about 92 km from Gangtok and at an altitude of 1675m above sea level, it is also one of the most beautiful cities of the state. More than tourism, Namchi is more considered a pilgrimage centre for Buddhists. Among the important religious sites, the monastery of Namchi, the hill of Mohammad and the monasteries of relong are predominant. The city also has a statue of Lord Shiva of 108ft and is visited also a large number of Hindu devotees.
Do Drul Chorten: - The largest Stupa of Sikkim, Do Drul Chorten was built in 1945 under the direction of Truslshi Rimpoche. Occupying an important place among all the religious sites of the state, this stupa is adorned with 108 wheeled prayers Mani Lhakor and is an ultimate place to connect to the essence of its inner self.