Tourist places in Sikkim

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Here are the top 35 places to visit in Sikkim:

1. Gangtok

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Incredibly alluring, pleasantly boisterous and wreathed in clouds - Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim, is one of the most popular hill stations in India. Lying at the height of 1650 m above sea level, the town during its bright sunny days offers spectacular views of Mt. Kanchenjunga. Gangtok is a base ...

Best Time: Throughout the year

2. Tsomgo Lake

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Perched between the mountains at a dizzying height of 12400 ft above sea level, the Tsomgo Lake is one of the few high-altitude lakes in India situated on the Gangtok - Nathu La highway. Also popularly known as Changu Lake, it is a part of every tourist's itinerary and for a good reason - the o...

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3. Nathula Pass

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Nathula, one of the highest motorable roads in the world, is a mountain pass in the Himalayan peaks that co-joins Sikkim and China. Situated on the Indo-Tibetan border 14450 ft. above sea level, Nathu La is one of the most important Himalayan passes in the country. Nathu means 'listening ears',...

4. Yumthang Valley

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The popular Yumthang Valley in North Sikkim is located 140 km north of Gangtok. Famous as the "Valley of flowers", this is a rare and exotic location with hot springs, rivers, yaks and lush green meadows. Situated at an elevation on 3564 metres, this stunning valley is a paradise for nature lovers a...

5. Zuluk

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Perched at a height of 10000 feet above the mean sea level, Zuluk (also called Dzuluk or Jhuluk or Juluk) is a dainty hamlet resting in the lap of the East Himalayas in Sikkim. The region is blessed with panoramic vistas of ice capped mountains, deep gorges, dense woods and sparkling streams.

6. Pelling

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Pelling, a beautiful town in the West district of Sikkim, has become the second biggest tourist destination in Sikkim after Gangtok. Located 10 km from Geyzing and 130 km from Gangtok, the main attraction of the place is the breathtaking sight of the Khangchendzonga and the neighbouring peaks. The f...

7. Rumtek Monastery

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The Rumtek Monastery is one of the largest and most significant monasteries in Sikkim, perched on top of a hill 23 km from Gangtok. Originally called as the Dharma Chakra Centre, it belongs to the Kargyu sect of Buddhists who originated in Tibet in the 12th century. Verdant green mountains surround ...

8. Lachen

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Situated in the northern district of Sikkim, Lachen is one of the most beautiful towns an attractive tourist spot which is well known for its Lachung monastery. Its natural beauty and serene vegetation are worth commending and it is believed to be one of the most noteworthy and popular places for Bu...

9. Gurudongmar Lake

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Located at the height of 17,100 feet above the sea level, Gurudongmar Lake, located in Sikkim, is one of the fifteen highest lakes in the world. It is also the second highest lake in Sikkim, after the Cholamu Lake located at the height of 18,000 feet. The splendid and scenic beauty of the place is b...

10. Yuksom

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Yuksom is a beautiful place located in the Western region of Sikkim and the village is well known for its natural beauty. Situated near the Kanchenjunga National Park, the village of Yuksom is in the heart of mountains covered with lush green vegetation. The village provides access to the base camp ...

11. Lachung

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Lachung, a tourist hotspot situated in North Sikkim is a splendid destination that is sited at the spot where two tributaries Lachung and Lachen meet. This town is a popular tourist attraction because of the many waterfalls that gush in this area. Glimpses of snow covered mountains can also be caugh...

12. Goecha La

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Goecha La is a high mountain pass located at a height of 4,940 m and acts as the base camp for the southeast face of Kanchenjunga. This place can only be accessed by trekking from Yuksom and it roughly takes 7-8 days for a person to reach Goecha La and come back to Yuksom.

13. Aritar

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Known for its pristine beauty, temples and monasteries, Aritar is an important town in East. The entire region is surrounded by lush green forests and beautiful streams and is a delight for anyone who wants to spend time in a lesser known area.

Best Time: March to May

14. Kanchenjunga National Park

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Named after the third highest mountain peak in the world, and nestled in the lap of the mighty Himalayas in North of Sikkim is the Kanchenjunga National Park. Included recently in UNESCO's world heritage sites, it is a rare high altitude national park and the first "Mixed-Heritage" site of the count...

15. Chopta Valley

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Chopta is a very famous tourist hotspot in North Sikkim known for its varying hues. Famous as the "Valley of flowers", the Chopta Valley is popular for its riot of colours during summer months. This valley is unexplored and untouched, as a very few tourists travel to this destination despite its pop...

16. Ravangla

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Ravangla, a petite town located in South Sikkim, with a phenomenal view of high-forested hills, rolling valleys marked with village huts is an ideal destination for holidaying. Ravangla is situated at the base of Menam hill, providing shelter to a small hermitage. It lies on the edge separating the ...

17. Cholamu Lake

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14th highest lake in the world and the highest lake in India, the Cholamu Lake in North Sikkim is situated at an altitude of 18000 feet from the sea level. While coming down the slope around 300 feet from Donkiala pass ( 18300 feet ), you can get the first sight of this moderately sized, almost froz...

18. Thangu Valley

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Thangu, situated at an altitude of around 3900 m, is a beautiful village which is about two hours' drive from Lachen. It is a comfortable village where the tourists usually choose to relax before they proceed to trek to Gurugongmar Lake, Muguthang or Cho Lhamu Lake. In Thangu Valley, one can catch a...

19. Geyzing

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The capital city of the West Sikkim District, Geyzing, also known as Gyalshing is located at an altitude of 6,500 feet above the sea level with lofty and majestic mountains of the Himalayan range surrounding the city. The river Rangeet surges in the western part of the city. Keeping aside the scenic...

20. West Sikkim

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West Sikkim, located at the foothills of Mount Kanchenjunga, offers one of the best views of Southeast face of Mt. Kangchenjunga.

Best Time: April to June, October to December

21. South Sikkim

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Surrounded by beautiful forests and majestic hills, South Sikkim is the perfect vacation spot for someone looking for a retreat in the midst of nature in its most natural form.

Best Time: April to June, October to December

22. Pemayangtse Monastery

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Pemayangtse Monastery is a highly revered Buddhist Monastery situated at Pemayangtse, in the Pelling region of Sikkim. One of the oldest monasteries of the state, it stands tall on a hilltop overlooking the historical Rabdentse ruins, the former capital of the Kingdom of Sikkim. Pemayangtse translat...

23. North Sikkim

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One of the most uninhabited areas of the country, yet extremely beautiful and charming, North Sikkim shares its boundary with China and Nepal.

Best Time: April to June, October to December

24. Yangtey

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At an altitude of 6000 ft, Yangtey is a small village and an instance of paradise by monsoons, lying very close to the town of Pelling in Sikkim, famous for the amazing views of Mt. Kanchenjungha that it offers. The sceneries here are marked by magnificent peaks of the Eastern Himalayas, under an oc...

25. Biksthang

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Biksthang, also famous as Mangalbaray and Chuchen, is a small farmhouse in the Pelling district of Sikkim. It is popular for having a beautiful environment, including the picturesque view of the Himalayas. Being situated at a great height, Biksthang Heritage Farmhouse provides an amazing glimpse of ...

26. Namchi

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Namchi, the district headquarters of the South District, is a prosperous market town which has quickly developed into a tourist hotspot. Namchi literally means "Top of the Sky" and the main tourist attractions of Namchi are the two gigantic statues. These two gigantic statues are facing off from opp...

27. Borong

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Borong is a small beautiful village near Ravangla in South Sikkim which has recently gained fame due to increasing popularity of village tourism and eco-tourism activities. With Himalayan Mountains sited at the backdrop, Borong is an ideal place for those looking for some peace and tranquility.

28. Tendong Hill

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Tendong Hill is a destination that offers you a marvelous view of the valley in Sikkim. Situated at an altitude of 8530 ft above Damthang, Tendong Hill is a very famous tourist attraction in the southern part of Sikkim. Due to its serenity and tranquility, Tendong had been the residence of Buddhist ...

29. Mangan

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The town of Mangan, serving as the capital of the northern part of Sikkim, is a major tourist location and travellers mostly use this town as a base station from where they commence treks and tours to other parts of this district. Mangan is one of the most important and least populated towns in Sikk...

30. Dzongri Trek

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Nestled at an altitude of 4,200 m, Dzongri Trek serves as one of the most popular high altitude trek destination in Sikkim that can be completed in a short time. The trek offers some enchanting sights while hiking through the fascinating trail comprising of varied terrains, from patches of land stre...

31. Kasturi Trek

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Kasturi trek is a round trek passing Goecha la pass and offers extraordinary panaromic mountain views. The Trek starts from Yuksom and goes up to Goecha La, the highest point of this trek. From here, you can see the stunning view of Talung Glacier and Mt Kanchenjunga. The views are simply amazing an...

32. Barsey Rhododendron Trek

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A small town of Barsey located in the north-eastern Sikkim is simply breathtaking, springing with nature all around. Perched at an altitude of 10,000 ft, this place is best known for its Rhododendron Sanctuary, a paradise for nature lovers.

33. Tinkitam

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Tinkitam Rayong is a petite village in Sikip Tehsil in South District of Sikkim State. Mount Kanchenjunga can be seen in the backdrop of this town and its natural habitat supports a rare species of orchid, Paphiopedilum Faireanum or lady's slipper. Unlike most wild orchids which grow on trees, this ...

34. Barsey Rhododendron Sanctuary

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Perched at an altitude of 10,000 ft, Barsey is best known for the Barsey Rhododendron Sanctuary, a paradise for nature lovers. The sanctuary itself is a part of the West Sikkim and quite easy to access through road via Hilley, Dentam/Soreng from Geyzing. However, if you are planning a...

35. Do Drul Chorten

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Do Drul Chorten is one of the most important stupas in Sikkim, nestled in the stunning valleys of Gangtok. Built in 1945 under the supervision of late Truslshi and Rimpoche, the Stupa has around 108 Mani Lhakor or prayer wheels. These wheels are engraved with important mantras which can be chan...

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What is not so good about Sikkim?

Some areas are prone to landslides in monsoons.

How much does a package cost for Sikkim?

The packages for Sikkim start at INR6200 which can be further customized based on number of people, days, hotel category, vehicle type and customizations. You can have a look at all packages here

What are the top places to visit in Sikkim?

The top things to do in Sikkim are Gangtok, North sikkim, West sikkim, South sikkim, Zuluk, Aritar. You can see all the places to visit in Sikkim here

Who should visit Sikkim?

Sikkim will be an absolute delight to visit for nature fanatics and adventure fiends. Ideal for those who believe in Buddhism.

What is the best time to visit Sikkim?

The best time to visit Sikkim is from March to June and from September to December when the weather is favourable. In the months of January and February, Sikkim receives snowfall and in the monsoon months (July to August) it is better to avoid visiting since there is a risk of landslides.  The weather remains balmy in summers. Snowfall is observed in the winter month (Late December to February).
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What is the local food in Sikkim?

Traditionally rice eaters, Sikkim has a subtle yet natural blend of everything in and around it. This enchanting hill station is very popular for its exotic delicacies that are mostly a fusion between Tibetan and Nepalese food, and it offers an ultimate delight for foodies. While staple items of the cuisine are Momos, Thukpa and a local beer called 'Chang', fermented foods are favourite given the natural conditions of the place. Add to it a dash of authentic and splendid soups, pickles and handful of meat and vegetable delicacies, and you get the colourful and tasteful cuisine of Sikkim.

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