8 Towns You Should Definitely Visit When You’re In Sikkim
As we know, Sikkim is a Northeastern State bounded by Himalayan ranges and bordered by immense beautiful neighborhood: Bhutan, Tibet, and Nepal. Though it is a small state, it has huge to explore making it the best hill station in the Northeastern part of India.
It is home to Glaciers, Ice shelves, Snowfalls and thousands of varieties of wildflowers. With different waterfalls, Sikkim has the largest waterways creating a beautiful natural landscape. Sikkim serves as a host state to Mt. Kangchenjunga, the third highest on the Earth.
Sikkim, with its capital city Gangtok, is the most affordable state for traveling and exploring the mountainous landscape of India.
Let’s check out some of the best tourist destinations of Sikkim, other than Gangtok
Best place for trekking, Yuksom is located in the Western part of Sikkim. Though it has a small settlement but is best suited for those who love adventures and want to see the mountains at its best.
Tsomgo Lake or Changu Lake is the best one anyone could see, especially during winters when the lake gives an image of a natural ice lake. It has an elevation of about 12,400 feet. However, during summers, it gives a picturesque beauty with wonderful boating opportunities.
Nathu La Pass
Never miss Nathula Pass! With its historical foundation as Silk Route, it is the most important pass in India with high mobility between India and its Northern neighboring countries. Visit Nathula Pass requires confidential documents as well as permission.
Pelling is the best destination for captivating Himalayan mountains. Located at a height of 7,200 feet above the mean sea level, Pelling has astonishing beauty with a closer view of Mt. Kangchenjunga and several waterfalls giving you the best experience of holidays.
Lachung can make you fall in love with Sikkim. Since it is an isolated settlement, it has limited hotels allowing you to stay in tents as well as giving lifetime experience. With its mountainous landscape, Lachung always gives an alluring and charming picture. It is generally famous for Lachung Chu River and Lachung Gompa.
Located between Maenam and Tendong Hills, it is one of the most beautiful places you can visit either from Gangtok or from Pelling. It is famous for its coniferous vegetation along with pine trees, and the Buddha Park.
Apart from it, Ravangla has immense beautiful waterfalls creating a notched home for migratory birds such as cuckoos and whistling thrush.
Namchi in Tibetian language means at the top. It is the most alluring city in Sikkim. It is located around 92 km from Gangtok. It is one of the cleanest cities after Gangtok in Sikkim.
It is, thus, considered as a pilgrimage city for Buddhists and has several Monasteries such as Namchi Monastery followed by Ralong Monastery.
Do not miss Zuluk as it is one of the most towering destinations any traveler should visit. It is located on the ancient Silk Route. It is generally a beautiful village famous for traditional culture and vintages. Zuluk stands as source point to view Mt. Kangchenjunga. With 32 bends, Zuluk is the most adventurous hamlet.
Pack your bags and explore the best Northeastern state of India, keeping all these destinations in mind. Happy traveling!