For those who like mountains, visiting Sikkim is no less than a paradise. Many areas in Sikkim are mountainous and have a height ranging from 280 m to 8,585 m. The beauty of this state is so much that one can be tempted by showing a glimpse of it. This state of the North East is well worth seeing everywhere. And when it comes to some selected places, it is difficult to make choices. But to ease your problem, we have selected 14 best tourist places of Sikkim that were once in life is made. Here are some best places to visit in Sikkim India;
Best Places To Visit In Sikkim
- Gurudongmar Lake
- Lachung Village
- Yumthang Valley
- Lachen Village
- Thangu Valley
- Chopata Valley
- Seven Sisters Waterfall
- Mount Kataao
- Fensang Monastery
- Fodong Monastery
- Kabi Lungchok
Mangan, situated in the lap of the eastern Himalayas, is counted among the top tourist destinations in the country. For tourists who are looking for an interesting, attractive, serene, and natural place during holidays, this place is a gift for them. Mangan has a number of tourist spots, one of which is Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary. Shingba rhododendron is a plant. There are about 40 types of rhododendrons in this sanctuary. Not only this, but many types of mountain animals will also be seen in this Sanctuary. Also in Mangan is the village of Singhik, which is about 12 km from Mangan. From this village situated at an altitude of more than 500 feet, one can take a view of Kanchenjunga.
This beautiful and popular lake is one of the sacred lakes of Sikkim. Situated 190 km from Gangtok, Sikkim, the lake is at an altitude of 17800 feet above sea level. This lake is so clean and beautiful to see that tourists cannot live without including it on their travel list. This lake is worth seeing from the point of view of tourism. Taking care of the fact that tourists can take care of the beauty of this lake, the department has maintained it well.
No matter the village, we like it. But the talk of Lachung village in Sikkim is different. It is located in North Sikkim adjoining Tibet. This lovely little village in Sikkim is at the confluence of the Lachen and Lachung rivers at an altitude of 9,600 feet. Although this village is very beautiful, when snow falls, its beauty increases to such an extent that it is difficult to describe it in words. That is why there is a flow of tourists from all over the world. Not only this, the handloom center here, where local handicrafts can also be seen.
To the north of Sikkim is the Yumthang Valley which is also known as the Valley of Flowers. If you see the beauty of this valley then you will also agree that it is not at all wrong to give this name to it. Everyone likes flowers. On seeing the bouquet of flowers, everyone’s heart becomes garden-garden. In such a situation, when you get to see the whole garden of flowers, then what is the matter? Due to heavy snowfall in the Yumthang Valley, it is closed to tourists from December to March.
Lachen Village Sikkim
This is a small village located to the north of Sikkim. Lachen means ‘big pass’. It is about 129 km from Gangtok and is situated at an altitude of 2750 feet. In Lachen, you can trek to lakes and valleys. You may have to walk on narrow mountains during trekking, a tourist place like Lachen can be quite thrilling for you.
Thangu Valley is one of the most beautiful valleys of Sikkim. It is 30 km north of Lachen. This beautiful valley is the center of tourist attraction. Every day hundreds of tourists come here to enjoy the trekking. According to tourism, this place proves to be a good tourist place. Apart from this, trekking can also be done at places like Green Lake, Chopta Valley around Thangu. The best time to visit the Thangu Valley is between March and June.
As we said, the Chopta Valley is close to the Thangu Valley. This valley of Sikkim is an ideal place for tourists for camping and trekking. Many tourists come to Sikkim to spend holidays with their family and they never want to miss the opportunity to go camping in Chopta Valley, because its beauty is like that. This valley, wrapped in a sheet of snow, seems no less than a paradise.
Chungnath, a small but scenic city in North Sikkim, is one of the finest tourist destinations in Sikkim. It is very close to Yumthang and it is located about 95 km from Gangtok. It is a very charming city situated at an altitude of about 1790 meters. For tourism, this city is a must-see. It is believed that Sikh Guru, Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji came here while going to China and Tibet in Chungnath. Therefore, Chungnath is named after two names of the Punjabi language, ‘Changa Sthan’. ‘Heal place’ means ‘good place’.
Seven Sisters Waterfall Sikkim
Seven-Sisters Water Falls is a beautiful tourist spot located on the Gangtok-Lachung Highway in Sikkim. 32 km from Gangtok, this waterfall attracts tourists. Travelers passing through this highway may not get close to the waterfall, but once captured this unique beauty of nature in their eyes and cameras.
It takes about 40 minutes to reach here from Gangtok. If you go by bus or any public transport, you will not be able to see it wholeheartedly. Because public transport does not stop in between. So go here by car or two-wheeler.
Singhik village is about 12 km from Mangan. From this village situated at an altitude of more than 500 feet, one can take a view of Kanchenjunga. Here are some tracks that take very little time to track such as Jhandi View Point and Tosha Lake Track. Apart from this, the traditional Lepcha Ghar and the historic Singhik Math are also a good place for tourism. The best time to visit Singhik is between March to May in summer and September to October in winter. It receives heavy rainfall between July and August and as it is a hilly region, going here at this time is not free from danger.
About 144 km from Gangtok and about 28 km from Lachung, Mount Katao is an excellent tourist spot. However to reach the peak you have to get permission from the army. It is an ideal destination for those who like adventure and sports. One can participate in activities like skiing, snowboarding, and stone tubing here. The best time to visit Mount Katao is between March to June but the time between December to February is ideal for enjoying the snow.
Fensang Monastery Sikkim
Nobody likes peace and peace, after all, we go out to spend the holidays to find the same. There is nothing better than Fensang Monastery in Sikkim. Fensang Monastery is a religious place. This monastery, situated atop the mountains, is one of the largest monasteries in Sikkim. On coming here you will find a large number of saints. The serene environment here attracts tourists a lot. The time between March-May and October to December is enough to visit the Fensang Monastery.
Fodong Monastery Sikkim
Fodong Monastery is situated 40 km from Gangtok, north of Sikkim. This very beautiful tourist destination is famous for its natural beauty and pleasant weather. Most of the tourists come here to enjoy the weather in the holidays to get relief from the summer. This beautiful monastery is easily accessible by road. The perfect time to visit Fodong Monastery is between March to May and October to December.
Kabi Lungchok, 17 km from Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim, is one of the historical tourist destinations. Although it is already a very attractive place, which makes it different from other tourist places is the habitat of many species of birds. Apart from this, there are also many waterfalls, one of which is Seven-Sisters Water Falls.