• Sikkim Tourist Attractions
Overview

Sikkim Tourism India offer wide potential of tourism in north eastern part of India like Sikkim, Darjeeling, etc. The state is one of the prominent destination for travel enthusiast simply because the Himalayan environment, Gurgling streams, snowcapped mountains, its richness of culture, monasteries, flora and fauna. Our Packages are managed in such a manner that offer you opportunity of enjoy untouched nature beauty and bask in the glory of all its freshness. Further our guidance will always be there to ensure most pleasant tour for lifetime.

Destinations To Visit In Sikkim
Visit Places on Interest during the tour: 

Gangtok : The capital and the largest town of North East Indian state Sikkim is located at an altitude of 5,800 feet in the eastern Himalaya sharing its borders with Nepal and Bhutan is famous for its spectacular view of Khangchendzonga and the perfect base for travel through the state. In early 20th century, Gangtok became a major stopover on the trade route between Lasha in Tibet and cities such as Calcutta in British India. After India won its independence from Britain in 1947, Sikkim chose to remain an independent monarchy, with Gangtok as its capital. In 1975, after the integration with the union of India, Gangtok was made India's twenty-second state capital.

Gangtok is a cosmopolitan town which offers all possible amenities for tourists. Hotels are available in all range of prices along with a variety of eateries serving cuisine for all tastes. MG Marg, the main street of Gangtok town is a great place to chill out and lined with shopping complexes, cyber cafes, night clubs and pool parlours becomes an added pleasure. 

Tsomgo Lake : is 32 km away from Gangtok is situated at an altitude of 12400 ft is one of the highest altitudes Himalayan Lake. This oval shape lake is almost 1 km long with average depth of 50 ft is situated in east Sikkim Himalaya. Nathula Pass is another 20 km. drive from Tsomgo Lake, situated at an altitude of 14000 ft is a trade route between India and China. 

Pelling : in West Sikkim is nestled at an altitude of 2,150 m (7,200 feet) is popular for its spectacular view of mighty Himalayas and the Kanchenjanga range .Places to visit in and around Pelling include the local monastery, the rock garden and waterfall at nearby Rimbi, the imposing double-pronged Kanchenjungha Falls, the archaic quaint Singshore Bridge, the Chhange Waterfalls, the Khechuperi Lake holy to Buddhists and ancient Pemyangtse monastery.

Yumthang : Yumthang Valley is a grazing pasture surrounded by the Himalayan mountains in the North Sikkim district of India located at an elevation of 14,000 ft at a distance of 150 km from the state capital Gangtok. It is also home to the Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary, and has over twenty-four species of Rhododendron. A tributary of the river Teesta flows past the valley and the town of Lachung, the nearest inhabited. There is a hot spring and just 24 kms away Katao offers a panoramic view of snow capped peaks.

Chungthang : Chungthang is situated on the confluence of Lachen and Lachung Chu, 95 kms from Gangtok, and it is the starting point of the river Tista. It emerged as a major sub divisional town of North Sikkim. The place has immense potential of biodiversity with a wide variety of orchids. Plants and wild life. Just 23kms and 29 kms away from Chungthang there another two important valleys Lachung and Lachen.

Gurudongmar Lake : Gurudongmar Lake , 190 km from Gangtok is one of the highest lakes in the world , at an elevation of 17,100 ft . It lies in the province of North Sikkim, India, only 5 kilometres south of Chinese border. This fresh-water lake located northeast of the Kangchenjunga range in a high plateau area connected with the Tibetan Plateau. It also provides one of the source streams of the Teesta River.

Ravangla : Ravangla , a small tourist town situated at an elevation of 7000 ft in South Sikkim is the transit point for Menam Hills and Borong. Mt. Kanchenjunga, Mt. Pandim, Mt. Sinialchu, Mt. Kabru are just a few of the major peaks that are clearly visible from Ravangla. 

Namchi : Namchi , situated at an altitude of 5500 feet above sea level is situated at a distance of 92 km from the state capital Gangtok and 90 km from the town of Siliguri. It lies off the road between Melli and Jorethang. Namchi commands panoramic view of the snow capped mountains and vast stretches of valley. It is also headquarters of South district. The area is fast growing into a tourist destination with its enormous potential for all round tourist activities. Namchi is famous for the flower festival which usually held in the month of February. 

Temi Tea Garden : Temi Tea Garden , in Ravangla, established in 1969 by the Government of Sikkim is the only tea garden in Sikkim and considered one of the best in India and in the world. Top quality tea produces in the garden is also very popular in international market. The garden is spread over a gental slope of hills from Tendong and offers an extra ordinary view of surrounding villages.

Ipecac Garden : These botanical gardens dedicated to the nature and display of the flora of Sikkim is an ideal picnic sport on your way back from Rumtek.

Rumtek Monastery : A drive through the picturesque terraced rice fields will bring you to the head quarters of the Dharma Chakra Centre, the present seat of His Holiness, the Gyalwa karmapa, head of the Kargyupa Sect. The main monastery is a recent structure, built by the 16th Gyalwa Karmapa in strict accordance with the traditional designs of his monastery in Tsurphu in Tibet.

Enchey Monastery : Built in 1909 this sit on a spectacular ridge with views across Gangtok and as far as Mount Khangchendzonga Surrounded by prayer flags this 19th century Nyingma pa Gompa is a heaven of tranquility.

The Ridge : The Ridge is a small stretch of plain and flat road above the town of Gangtok. It is just about five minutes walk from the main market. The Ridge has the White hall and the Chief Minister's official residence on one end and the beautifully designed Palace Gates on the other. The ridge is lined with plants and trees when in bloom are a riot of colour.

Tashi View Point : Worth visiting in pre-dawn hours to catch the awe-inspiring sight of the sun rising on the snow capped peaks of the Mount Khangchendzonga

Jawaharlal Nehru Botanical Garden : Very close by to Rumtek Monastery, and maintained by the parks and Gardens unit of the Forest Department of the Government of Sikkim, the Garden is an enchanting and soothing experience among the lush green vegetation, rare plants and trees and certain species of Himalayan flowers and Orchids.

Tsomgo Lake : It literally means the “source of the Lake” in the Bhutia language. Just about 40km away from Gangtok, the capital of State. This serene lake is situated at an altitude of 3,780 mtrs. The lake is about 1 km long, oval in shape, 15mtrs deep and is considered sacred by the local people. This placid lake remains frozen during the winter months upto mid-May.

Dodrul Chorten: The Dodrul Chorten or stupa was built by the Venerable Trullshi Rinpoche, head of the Nyimapa order of Tibetan Buddhism, in 1945. inside the Stupa, ther is a complete mandala set of Dorji Phurba ( Vajra Kilaya), a set of Kangur relics ( Holy Books ), Complete Zung ( mantras) and other religious objects. Around the chorten, which is one of the most important Stupas in Sikkim, are 108 Mani Lhakor (Prayer wheels).

Ganesh Tok : Located just above the town this Ganesha temple offers splendid views of thesurrounding hills.

Hanuman Tok : A short distance from the town centre gets you to this unpretentious mandir andoffers splendid photography.

Namgyal Institute of Tibetology : A unique institution, devoted to Tibetolgy the only one of its kind in the world. On display is perhaps the largest collection of Tibetan artifacts outside Tibet.

Rabdentse Ruins : This was the second capital of the erstwhile Kingdom of Sikkim after Yuksom and till the year 1814 AD, the Kings of Sikkim had ruled the State from this place. Today, the ruins lie hidden from the main road at a walking distance from the Pemayangtse Monastery. The scenic view from the top of the ruins scanning across the deep valley to the mystic heights of Khangchendzonga ranges is something to be cherished and etched in memory.

Sanga-Choling Monastery : This monastery is situated on a ridge above Pelling and the famousPemayangtse Monastery. Built in 1697 AD, it is considered to be one of the oldest monasteries in the State. In order to reach this Monastery one has to be prepared to spend at least 40 minutes walking up the steep hilly slope which leads through rich forest covers.

Khecheopalri Lake : Khecheopalri Lake is considered to be one of the sacred lakes o Sikkim both by the Buddhist and the Hindus. The lake remains hidden in the rich forest cover. It is believed that birds do not permit even a single leaf to float on the lake surface. There is a motorable road from Pemayangtse right up to the lake area.

Pelling : Pelling is fast emarging asa most favorite tourist destination in west Sikkim. Situated at an altitude of 6,800 ft., it offers a good view of the entire mountain ranges. Pelling is just 10 kms from Gyalsing.

Yuksam : This was the first capital of Sikkim, where according to the historical records, the first Chogyal of the Kingdom of Sikkim was consecrated in the 1641 AD by three learned lamas. The evidence of the consecration ceremony is still intact in Norbugang Chorten in the form of stone seats and a foot print of the Head Lama on the stone. Since the history of Sikkim began from this place, these areas are now considered sacred by the people of Sikkim. Yuksam is served by all weather road from Pemayangtse, which is at a distance of 32 kms from Yuksam. The trek to Dzongri and to the base camp of the famous Mt. Khangchendzonga begins here.

Tashiding Monastery : This monastery is constructed on top of a heart shaped hill with the back drop of the sacred Mt. Khang-chen-Dzonga. According to Buddhist scriptures, Guru Padma Sambhava (Guru Rimpoche) blessed the sacred land of Sikkim in the 8th century AD from the spot. The monastery, however, was built in the 18th Century AD by Ngadak Sempa Chempo, one of the three lamas who had performed the consecration ceremony of the first Chogyal.

Varsey : It lies at an elevation of 10,000 ft. and has a motorable road access upto Hilley. An easy 4 kms trek from there takes one up to the Varsey Rhododendron Sanctuary. One can also trek from Soreng or Dentam in West Sikkim. The place provides a magnificent view of the mountains. Visitors can halt at 'Guras Kunj' trekkers' hut.

Phodong Monastery : One of the six major monasteries in Sikkim, Phodong monastery is located in the North approximately 38 kms from Gangtok, 4 kms beyond Phodong is the recently renovated Labrang Monastery unique in it architectural design

Lachung : The village, spread out on either side of Lachung Chu, has managed to retain its uniqueculture and tradition. The Lachung Monastery on the slope opposite to the highway is a focal point of all religious function of the local inhabitants. To get a glimpse of the religious functions performed on auspicious occasions a visit to the Monastery should form a part of the tour itinerary. Lachung lies on the way to Yumthang Valley as we move from Gangtok. Yumthang is just 25 kms away.

Yumthang : Yumthang, at an elevation of 11,800 ft and 140 kms from Gangtok is a paradise for nature lovers with a fascinating blend of flora and fauna and breathtaking scenic grandeur. The valley boasts a large variety of Rhododendrons and other alpine flowers.Yumthang 'Tsa-Chu'or the hot spring of the left bank of Lachung Chu is immensely popular for its curative properties and heal- ing power. For both foreign and domestic tourists, Yumthang Pack- age tours are organised only by the local registered travel agents . Depending upon one's convenience one can either opt for 3 days/2 nights package or 2 days/ 1 night packag

Lachen : Lachen is situated at an altitude of 2750 mtrs. and about 6 hrs. drive from Gangtok. TheLachen Monastery Located on top of the village commands a panoramic view of the surrounding hills and country side. Resorts, hotels and lodges are available for accommodation.

Guru-Dongmar Lake : Guru-dongmar lake is considered as one of the sacred lakes of this State both by the Buddhist and the Hindus. The lake remains milky in color throughout and it is believed the Guru Padmasambhava had touched the lake whilst he visited Tibet from this area
Namchi : Namchi, meaning 'Sky High', nestled among the hills at an elevation of 5,500 ft commands panoramic view of the snow-capped mountains and vast stretches of valley. A top Samdruptse hilltop near Namchi, recently erected is the worlds tallest statue of Guru Padmasambhava, the patron saint of both Hindus and the Buddhist.

Samdruptse : At a height of 135 feet, this colossal statue of the Buddhist Patron Saint of Sikkim is said to be the biggest of its kind in the world. Located in the woods of Samdruptse just four kilometers above Namchi, this newly erected monument is now a popular pilgrimage site for local devotees.

Temi Tea Garden : The one and only tea estate existing in the State produces one of the top quality teas in the international market. The tea garden is spread out on a gentle hill slope originating from the Tendong Hill and provides a magnificent view for the surrounding villages. The visit to the fact" could be an eye opener for those wanting to know more about the tea processing methods.

Ravangla : At the base of Menam Hill is Ravangla, a small township and transit to various touristdestinations in South and West Sikkim. It is also an upcoming tourist spot, and transit point for trekkers to Menam Hill and Borong. There are accommodation facilities and numerous short nature trails. A trek down to the sacred cave 'Shar Chok Bephu', one of the four holiest caves in Sikkim, would be a memorable experience.

Menam Hill : Menam Hill towers above Tendong Hill on the other side over looking the ravangla Bazar settlement. Situated at an altitude of 10,300 ft the scenic view from this height is, perhaps, unmatched in this part of the world. Mt. Khangchendzonga and its surrounding ranges looms above the dwarf the richly forested and rugged hill. On a clear sunny day, it is possible to see the plains of Bengal spanning across Kalimpong and Darjeeling Hills in the South, right across the Indo-China border towards the North. A short distance away is the legendary Bhaley Bhunga, a kind of rocky spur which juts out from the ridge top and remains suspended in the air.

Borong : Facing the snow-capped mountains is Borong, motorable from Ravangla or a trek via Menam. A picturesque village, its beautiful landscape and magnificent view is also host to the hot spring, Borong TsaChu'. The trek trail, originating from Namchi or Damthang to Tendong - Ravangla - Menam - Borong (5-6 days) is one of the most interesting trails scaling all the hill tops along the route.

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