Located in the northeastern part of the country, Sikkim is India’s own mountain kingdom. Considered to be the window onto the Himalayas, it’s a place you will fall in love with. The serene monasteries with mural-decorated walls, the religious megastructures adorning the state’s skyline, and an immersing culture are what make Sikkim special.
Places to Visit in Sikkim
Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim is one of the best places to experience an adrenaline rush in India. From paragliding to water rafting, there is a lot that you can do here. Falls like Kyongnosla and Jhakri are also minutes away and offer a beautiful sight. Don’t forget to shop for cheap but stylish winter wear in Gangtok.
With an elevation of 11,800 feet, Yumthang Valley is also known as the valley of flower. Spring is the best time to visit this place as the entire valley gets adorned with wild flowers in different hues.
Tsomgo (Changu) Lake
This ethereally beautiful lake is the most famous tourist attraction of Sikkim. It is located at a height of 12,400 feet and is 38 km from the state capital. The lake stays frozen during the winter while spring brings with it a riot of colours in the form of flowers that surround the lake. Encompassed by snow mountains on all the sides, this perennial lake creates a picture-perfect scenery.
Located in West Sikkim, Pelling too is an important tourist destination of the state. The view of Mt. Kanchenjunga along with the surrounding peaks, from Pelling is awe-inspiring. It is home to a few age-old monasteries as well, where you will love to spend some me-time. The serenity of these monasteries will connect you to your spiritual self.
This offbeat tourist destination is a small village located a few hours from Gangtok. Zuluk is famous because of its connection to the historical Silk Route. The view of the winding roads from the top is stunning and this view will get etched in your memory forever. Visit during the winter to experience snowfall.
Barong and Ralong
How about ending your trip with a relaxing bath in a hot spring? Well…Sikkim has quite a few of them and these natural spas are believed to have curating power. Relax and rejuvenate in these hot springs before saying goodbye to this lovely state that welcomes every tourist with an open heart.
Sikkim is a nature lover’s paradise and is mostly a maze of super-steep valleys that rise to the magnificent Himalayas. Visit Sikkim today and let us curate the perfect travel plan for you.
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