TOP 8 PLACES TO EXPERIENCE THE SIKKIM TOURISM

Gangtok, Pelling, Ravangla, Yuksom, Singalila National Park, Lachung, Namchi, Khangchendzonga National Park, Rinchenpong, Yumthang and many more tourist attractions. 

lake in between mountains

Sikkim is a great destination for a small trip. Sikkim is a proud state in northeast India. There are several beautiful places to visit in Sikkim. From high altitudes with photogenic views to watch the animals in wildlife Sanctuary. You will be amazed by the beauty of this town. Mentioned below are some of the major attractions of Sikkim: 

01) Gangtok

gangtok

Broadening unrivaled excellence, Gangtok is perhaps the most lovely place to visit in Sikkim. Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim draws in many tourists every year. It lies in the eastern Himalayan range in the lower Himalayas. The city is famous for handicrafts and Tibetan carpets which reflect the arts and culture of the city. A tour of 2-3 days is enough to explore Gangtok. Some of the key places to visit in Gangtok are Tsomgo Lake, Nathula Pass, Rumtek Monastery, Tashi Viewpoint, Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple. 

02) Pelling

Mount Khangchendzonga.

If you visit Sikkim, then Pelling should top the list of must-visit places in Sikkim. Pelling is a small town in Sikkim, at the foothills of Mount Khangchendzonga. The Himalayas and the Kanchenjunga might be seen around other people from Pelling. Pelling likewise shapes the base from where travelers and other adventurers embrace the exhausting and challenging trips in West Sikkim. The key places of Pelling are the rock garden, waterfall, the holy rock of Rani Dhunga, Kanchenjunga Falls, Singshore Bridge. 

03) Ravangla

big idol of sikkim

Enjoy the wonder of nature by paying a visit to the exquisite Ravangla in Sikkim. Its heaven location is something that you won’t have the option to fail to remember at any point in the future. Ravangla is also known as Rawangla or Ravongla is a small tourist town located in South Sikkim. It lies between Pelling and Gangtok. Kanchenjunga, Mt. Pandim, Mt. Siniolchu, Mt. Kabru are only a couple of the significant peaks that are unmistakably visible from Ravangla. You can visit Buddha Park at Ravangla which is quite worth spending a day. 

04) Yuksom

beautiful mountains

Yuksom is one of the best places to know more about the history of Sikkim. Yuksom is a historical town located in West Sikkim. The historical town was the first capital of Sikkim. The first monastery of Sikkim was established at Yuksom in 1701. It is the gateway to Mt. Kangchenjunga. It’s also the initial point of a popular mountaineering trek, connect by a road network with Getting and Gangtok. The few sightings of Yuksom are Dubai Monastery,  Kanchenjunga Falls, Saghak Choeling Monastery. 

05) Singalila National Park

national park

India is one of the top countries popular worldwide for its biodiversity. India is home to a rich variety of flora and fauna. Along with the excellent cities and towns of Sikkim, the Singalila National Park comes as a resource. It was established in 1986 and located on the well known Singalila Ridge. It is the main route for the Sandakphu trek. The altitude of 7000 feet makes it a picturesque spot and comfortable to view high snowy peaks of mountains. Singalila National Park is a delight with over 120 species of birds and mammals like red panda, leopard cat, clouded leopard, and many more

06) Lachung

snow fall

A thrilling encounter can be accomplished at the Lachung, the dwelling place of the common excellence of the Himalayas. Lachung is a town and hill station in northeast Sikkim. It is partition by the Lachung River. The town is home to the nineteenth century Buddhist Lachung Monastery, encircled by Apple plantations. It is the base camp of the Rhododendron valley trek. The town is usually cover by snow in winters. The main attractions are Gurudongmar lake, Bhim Nala Waterfalls, Mount Katao, Chungthang, and many more. 

07) Namchi

lord shiva idol

“Sky-high” is what Namchi means in Sikkimese. Namchi is the capital of the district of South Sikkim. It is quickly turning into a place of interest and journey focus. The Namchi Monastery, Ralang Monastery, and Tendong Hill are nearby Buddhist journey places. The world’s biggest sculpture of the Buddhist Padmasambhava called Guru Rinpoche, the supporter holy person of Sikkim is on the Samdruptse hill opposite Namchi. The places of interest in Namchi are Central Park, Siddhesvara Dhaam, Tendong Hill, Doling Gompa, and many more. 

08) Yumthang valley

Yumthang valley

“Sikkim valley of flowers sanctuary” it’s the second name of the Yumthang valley. It is a nature sanctuary in North Sikkim. Yumthang valley is the home of the Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary. It has about 24 types of rhododendron, the state blossom. The valley is famous for its hot springs, yaks, and grazing pasture. February to June is the flowering season. It’s shut between December and March due to heavy snowfall. The main attractions are Zero point, Yumthang Hot spring, and Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary. 

Sikkim is one of the best places to visit in India. So make sure to pack your bags and carry every required thing to travel in Sikkim. If you are an Asthametic make sure to carry your medicines while trekking to high peaks. follow the government guidelines for covid 19.

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