Sikkim offers a lot of magical destinations to its visitors. The state is one of the cleanliest state in India and the people of Sikkim are very friendly. Sikkim has a lot of Monasteries and Temples.
The city of Gangtok is known for Buddhist learning and is also connected to commercial, religious and cultural activities. The mix of traditional and modern audiences and the versatile nature reserve and other tourist attractions gather audiences from all over the world. The capital is well developed and the accessibility of this exotic place is super convenient because there are several ways of transport.
Nathu La is a border crossing between India & China. Cross border trade happens from this route. A lot of Indians travel each year across this border to visit Kailash Mansarover in Tibet.
Visits to the Lachen Monastery and the Women’s Handicraft Center to view the weaving of traditional blankets and rugs, provide insight into the local way of life or perhaps a beautiful mountain trip can be made along the Tibetan plateau to Gurudongmar and Cho Lhamu as a day tour from Lachen. The sacred Gurudongmar Lake at an altitude of 1700 meters surrounded by snow-covered massifs is something you would not dare to miss while visiting Sikkim. You can also spend the night in Thangu, 30 km from Lachen. During the summer and the monsoon, the entire place was littered with all kinds of flowers.
The Lachung Valley is well connected with Gangtok and is a 6-hour drive from the capital along a winding road with breathtaking views and an exciting experience. The scenic drive along the mountains makes you believe that the journey itself is just as worthwhile as the destination.
Located in Sikkim, an unusual destination, the next big thing that will bring a proud grin to your face. Zuluk is a remote village located in the majestic hills of East Himalayas.
Pelling is a small hilltop village in the West Sikkim district of India. Pelling is nestled at an altitude of 2150 m (7,200 feet). The city is 10 km from the main office of the district of Geyzing and 131 km from Gangtok. A regular bus service connects the two cities. The place is famous for a skywalk which is one of its kind in India
Yuksum, the ancient capital of Sikkim, is known as the best starting point for trekking for trekking at high altitudes. The term “Yuksum” literally means “the meeting place of three Lamas.” Nearby, the crowning throne of stone for the first Chogyal (monarch) still evokes a sense of the presence of a royalty.Yuksum is also home to the Dubdi Monastery, the oldest monastery (300 years old) in West Sikkim. The sacred Kartok Lake and the beautiful ‘Phamrong’ waterfalls are other unmissable sights in West Sikkim.
Namchi, a rapidly developing place in South Sikkim, is often called the cultural capital of the state. The place has been developed as a center of religious and cultural tourism in Sikkim. Namchi has a replica of Char dhams and the largest statue of Guru Padmasambhava. Namchi also has a well-laid-out municipality with a Central Park (a small square) in the center of the city.
What makes Ravangla unique from other destinations in Sikkim is that the Bonn monastery, the Ralang monastery, the old but historic market of Kewzing, alongside mysterious little caves. The festivals of Sikkim are the center of attraction
Chayatal is situated 6000 feet above the sea level in the state of Sikkim at a distance of 32 kilometers from Pelling. Chayatal is the opposite type of Pelling, there is no crowd, no larger number of tourists, minimum number of hotels, only silence and peace. You can spend your time with your family or loved ones surrounded by nature and silence. Fog and fog will make your day special; they play a mystical game all the time.
A sparsely populated (4513 according to the 2004 census) vast triangular area in the northern district, bordered by the River Teesta in the southeast and the Kanchenjunga Mountains in the west, a declared nature reserve of the Lepcha population is Dzongu. It falls completely into the Kanchenjunga biosphere reserve with its distant edges deep in the Kanchenjunga National Park
temi tea garden
If you visit South Sikkim, make it absolutely a point to visit the Temi Tea Garden. This tea garden, founded in 1969 by the government of Sikkim, is the laurel and the pride of Sikkim. Spread over an area of 453 hectares, the beautiful tea garden is bordered by the towering Mt. Kanchenjungha range. Temi is known for producing some of the best flavored teas in the world.
Uttarey is a small village near the border with Nepal in West Sikkim. The place is approximately 30 km from the popular tourist destination Pelling. From the higher ridges of the Uttarey hills you can see the view of the large mountain Kanchenjunga. Located in the western district of Sikkim, you can reach Uttarey from Pelling of Dentum. Along the way, you pass the Singshore Bridge, reportedly the second-highest bridge in Asia.
Yakten is a Homestay dependent village in Eastern Sikkim, India, located 6,000 feet above sea level away from Gangtok just 35 km after Pakyong. All homestays rooms are beautiful, well-appointed and maintained with useful amenities. You can experience the flower garden, the vegetable fields with coriander leaves, the cabbage growing for almost every home, the blue sky above and smoke fog and several types of orchids.
Sumbuk is one of the most pristine parts of South Sikkim with amazing flora and fauna. This place which is a paradise on earth offers amazing views of Pine forests, Gladiolas farms, monasteries, villages hidden on the mountain slopes, valleys, countless birds, butterflies. Sumbuk is on the brink of Namchi and may be reached within 2.5 hours from Siliguri.
Tourists visit Kaluk to enjoy the peaceful and pollution-free environment and the fantastic view of the mountains, including the Kanchenjunga Mountains. Typical sights, available in more popular tourist destinations such as Pelling, are not available here.
Gyalshing is at an average altitude of 823 meters. It is the district headquarters of West Sikkim. Gyalshing, which means the royal garden, is supposed to be the royal gardens attached to the palace in Rabdentse.