Here are the top 7 tourist attractions to see in Aritar:

1. Lampokhari

Must visit 3.4 /5

0 km
from city center
1 out of 7
places to visit in Aritar

Lampokhari is one of the oldest natural lakes in Sikkim; however some artificial construction has been done to provide bathing facilities for the tourists.

2. Parbateyswar Shivalaya Mandir

3.1 /5

3 km
from city center
2 out of 7
places to visit in Aritar

Parbateyswar Shivalaya Mandir is a beautiful temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple is flocked by the visitors, especially in the Hindu month of 'Sawan'.

3. Trekking

3.1 /5

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Aritar apart from offering beautiful panoramic vistas is also a paradise for adventure enthusiasts. Situated near Lungchok valley is some of the amazing trekking routes leading towards Lokdara and Chujachen.

4. Dak Bunglow

3.1 /5

14 km
from city center
4 out of 7
places to visit in Aritar

Dak Bungalow is an old British bungalow, which was built in the year 1895. This building is historically famous as it held Sikkim's first treasury and the Sikkim police was also raised here.

5. Nirmal Dham

3.0 /5

2 km
from city center
5 out of 7
places to visit in Aritar

Nirmal Dham serves as another major attraction of the region which is an abode of Nirmal Guruji, also known as Kopchey Baba.

6. Aritar Gumpa

3.1 /5

1 km
from city center
6 out of 7
places to visit in Aritar

A very famous Buddhist Monastery of the Kagyuapa order, Aritar Gumpa is one of the holiest and oldest monasteries in Sikkim.

7. Mankhim

3.1 /5

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from city center
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places to visit in Aritar

Perched at an altitude of 6500 ft in Maity village, Mangkhim is a temple of the Rai people of Nepali origin. The Rai community assembles here twice every year for the celebration of Sakew, a pious day.

FAQs on Aritar

Can you suggest an itinerary for Aritar?

Day 1: Reach Aritar. You can start your trip by going to Aritar Gumpa Monastery which is one of the oldest in Sikkim. In the evening, you can go to the famous Lampokhari Lake.
 
Day 2: Start your day by going to Parbateshwar Shivalaya Mandir which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The footfall of this temple increases during the Hindu month of 'Savan'. Later on, you can go to Lungchok Valley, which is the starting points of many treks namely, Phushrey lake trek, Rachela, etc. It is advisable to take assistance from the mountaineering experts there as they know the routes quite well.

Day 3: You should drive to Baliman Dara which takes around 3 hrs from Aritar, to do paragliding.It is advisable o get pre-bookings done. In the evening, you can go and see Nirmal Dham. This temple has two beautiful waterfalls nearby-Lovely and Changey waterfalls.

How can I commute within Aritar?

You should hire a cab to visit Aritar's attractions.
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What are the top sightseeing places in Aritar?

The top sightseeing places in Aritar are Lampokhari, Parbateyswar Shivalaya Mandir, Trekking, Dak Bunglow, Nirmal Dham, Aritar Gumpa.
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