1. Khecheopalri Lake: An important highlight of Yuksom-Pelling Trek, the Khecheopalri Lake is 26 km from Yuksom. This lake is popularly considered as a ‘wish fulfilling lake’ and many people visit it from around the globe in the hope of getting their wishes fulfilled. This lake is also famous due to the fact that leaves are not allowed to float on the lake as they are picked up by birds instantly whenever they see a leaf floating on it.
2. Tashiding Monastery: This monastery is considered as an important place for Buddhists since it was built by the Buddhist Master, Guru Padmasambhava. It has been built with traditional Buddhist architecture and contains various artefacts. The best time to visit this monastery is in February/March when Bumchu Festival is held, which is an auspicious festival for Buddhists.
3. Dubdi Monastery: Located 3 km from Yuksom, the Dubdi Monastery, translated in English as, ‘The Retreat’, is also known as the Yuksom Monastery. It is situated on a patch of green land and the interiors of the monastery have been designed beautifully. It houses ancient artefacts, structures and Buddhist symbols.
4. Kanchendzonga National Park: Located 34.3 km from Yuksom, it is considered to be one of the best national parks in India. It is home to various animals, like the Snow Leopard, Sloth Bear, Himalayan Black Bear, Red Panda and various other Himalayan creatures. Although it is open throughout the year, this tourist attraction sees maximum in the months of April-May, when the weather is good for safari and maximum species are spotted
5. Tashi Tenka: The royal complex of Tashi Teenka was constructed when Yuksom was the capital of Sikkim. It is built on a ridge, thereby giving the tourists a proper view of the entire city. Due to the agreeable weather during the months from March to May, those months are considered to be the best months to visit Tashi Tenka.
6. Norbugang Coronation Throne: This complex is of religious and cultural importance because this is the place where the Phuntsog Namgyal was crowned as the first Chogyal of Sikkim. The site has a prayer hall, a prayer wheel and a stupa. The complex also has a little holy lake which is called the Kathok Lake. It is only 20 minutes walk from the main Yuksom market and one can reach the complex by foot.
7. Katok Monastery: This monastery is located opposite Katok Lake and is very famous in Sikkim for conducting religious ceremonies and Buddhist worships. It is open throughout the year and can be visited anytime.