Sikkim Tour Guide: Beautiful Tourist Places in Sikkim

Tourist Places in Sikkim

Before taking you to the list of “Best tourist places in Sikkim” you should know something about this fascinating place. India is a colorful and culturally rich country where you can see tons of languages food culture wearing cultures and different resident structures.

Sikkim is one of them, This is the smallest state of India in the northeast region. Sikkim is on the narrow way that is connecting eastern sub-region of India is after Bangladesh this is the first state of northeast India.

There are a bunch of valleys lakes and waterfalls in Sikkim that attract tourists. Sikkim’s greenery beauty and clearness might attract you & make you fall in love. One more interesting thing about Sikkim is that it is covered by 3 countries from three sides.

On the left side, there is Nepal and on the right side, it is Bhutan another beautiful country, and the north side is covered by Tibet (China-occupied region).

Most of the Indians who love to explore new places have a dream to go to Sikkim & other tourist destinations and hidden natural places in northeast India. Without losing time let’s uncover the treasure and take you to the list of 7 Most beautiful places of Sikkim that will really blow your mind.


List of Beautiful Tourist Places in Sikkim


1. Gangtok

Gangtok


Gangtok

Gangtok is a 1650 m (5410 ft) elevated city in Sikkim’s northern Himalayan range this is also the capital of Sikkim state. Gangtok is a monsoon-influenced highland Locals of this city enjoy its mild climate. the climate of Gangtok changes every minute.

Anytime it rains and suddenly the sun rises in the sky sometimes it looks like a shower for hours. It can lock you in your room for a whole day. But when the sky is clear you will enjoy the view of green mountains and city lights at night.

As in the Amazon rainforest, there are long forests lakes rivers streams, and waterfalls that will make you will enjoy it. It is not a sign of a clever person if you are traveling it between April to august because that time is not suitable for outing heavy rainfalls takes place in this period.

You can visit it in March April or October to November because there will be average rainfall at that time. If you are traveling between June to August that might put you in trouble because heavy rainfalls block the roads and huge landslides can make your sightseeing experience bad.

But if you are at the perfect time in Gangtok try to explore Buddhist monasteries Nathula pass and Tsomgo lake also are perfect places to explore in Gangtok. The world’s third-highest mountain Kanchenjunga & MG Marg also can be visited, MG Marg is India’s first spit and litter-free zone.


2. Yumthang Valley

Yumthang Valley


Yumthang Valley

Yumthang valley is located at a distance of about 120 kilometers from Gangtok in Sikkim. Most of the tourists go there to enjoy the view of endless flowers. Between Feb to mid-June, there is a season of blooming flowers. The valley covers up with different colorful flowers and turns into a heaven-like place you can’t resist going there again.


Yumthang Valley Permit

To visit Yumthang valley you need to take permission from the authorities Indian tourists can take just stamp permission from police check-posts as this is a restricted area. But if you are a foreigner then you have to visit the tourism Department office.


Why is Yumthang famous?

Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary and blooming flowers made it so special for tourists. From Feb to Mid-June it converts to a colorful flower blanket that attracts a thousand honeybees u0026amp; butterflies.


What makes Yumthang special?

picturesque beauty natural wonders climate spectacular mountains flower gardens of horizon view makes it special while everyone is looking for a place like heaven this is the heaven.


3. Yuksom

Yuksom


Yuksom

Yuksom village is gaining the attention of tourists. Nowadays it is becoming popular among trekkers. Yuksom is a virgin untouched place.

Very few visitors visited it. because this is a new known place for travelers. who does not want to put themselves in more trouble or want a simple trip don’t visit here?

It is popular among trekkers and the weather is also pleasant throughout the year. it has historical monuments, tranquil waterfalls serene lakes, and ancient monasteries to visit that might be in your interest.

Dubdi monastery khecheopalri lake & Kanchenjunga falls are the main attractions- of yuksom.


Why is Yuksom Famous?

Yuksom is famous for its snow blanket mountains beautiful landscapes and ancient monasteries. This is also called the third eye of Sikkim. It also holds religious importance to Buddhists.


4. Pelling

Pelling


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Kanchenjunga mountain range Buddhist monasteries lakes waterfalls and many more things are there to explore in spelling. Pelling is about 133Km from Gangtok and 133 km from Siliguri.

You can do trekking and nature walks in this area there are many things to explore in this area including monasteries. Must do trekking of rural area how are their lifestyle local food and wearing culture. There are caves in Kanchedzongna national park.


Tourist Permit For Pelling

If you are an Indian You don’t need a permit to visit this area But Foreigners must have a valid permit to visit Pelling.


Why is Pelling famous?

Monastery visits, waterfall sightings, other activities like rock climbing rappelling, and hiking are famous in this area. There are a bunch of monasteries there.


What is the best time to visit Pelling?

The Winter season and summer between May to September is the best time to visit Pelling as monsoon time is not recommended to visit this place because heavy rainfalls take place which will make your trip muddy.


How to get to pelling?

By Plane, you can reach Pelling but the nearest airport is Bagdogra airport which is connected to all the main cities of India. You have to take a car or taxi to get to the pelling. you can use shared taxis and cabs for 160 km journey taxis and cabs are available in Siliguri.


5. Banjhakri Falls and Energy Park

Banjhakri Falls and Energy Park


Manjari falls

Banjhakri Falls and Energy Park are 8 to 10 kilometers from Gangtok. This is basically a theme park having an artificial (Pond) in the center and a Banjhakri waterfall. This park was built by the Sikkim tourism department in 2004. Banjhakri waterfall is a natural waterfall about 100m high.

It has a cascade structure like a stair which emits a sound like a piano you can say the crowning jewel that ups the beauty of this Park (I Love water sound).


Timing & Entry Ticket Price

For Banjhakri falls you need an entry ticket worth Rupees 50 you have to pay an extra charge for photography. 8 AM is the opening time for this Energy Park and shuts at 6 PM.


Why is Banjhakri Falls famous?

This is a popular picnic spot handmade lake between the park And an amazing location for taking pictures. Great cascade musical instrument-like falls.


What is the best time to visit Banjhakri Falls?

Again this is in Sikkim so anytime you can visit this place. But if you are coming to this place make sure you plan a trip in the summers so that you can enjoy that green natural view of these falls. And avoid coming here in the monsoon. You won’t be able to take pictures at that time because of heavy rainfalls.


How to get to Banjhakri Falls?

Banjhakri falls are just 8 to 10 km away from Gangtok you can take a taxi from Gangtok. You also can take your personal vehicle.


6. Ravangla

Ravangla


buddha park Ravangla

If you are going to Sikkim it means you are a nature lover that thing has taken you to Sikkim. If You love to explore new culture mountains regions wanna take the freshness of fresh green tea.

Want to take mountains landscapes by taking tea sips? Huh yeah, you are at the right place Ravangla is basically a town in between pelling and Gangtok. This area has a trekking identity most of the trekkers go through the Maenam wildlife sanctuary and Kanchenjunga mountains.


Why is Ravangla famous?

Ravangla is famous for the Maenam wildlife sanctuary, famous treks between Pelling and Gangtok beautiful landscapes, and buddha park in Ravangla.


What is the best time to visit Ravangla?

Again if you are a trekker then avoid these places in the monsoon season try to visit these places in summer. Also, you can visit it in winter but I am more of a greenery person. That is why I am recommending visiting it in the summer.


How to get to Ravangla?

Ravangla in between Pelling and Gangtok if you are planning to visit all major tourist attractions in Sikkim like Pelling Geyzing then first visit Start from Gangtok then Ravangla Geyzing and Pelling because these all are at the same route.


7. Tsomgo lake

Tsomgo lake


Tsomgo Lake

Tsomgo Lake is a 3,753 m (12,313 ft) elevated lake in Tsomgo Sikkim also known as Tsomngo. This is about 40km from the capital of Sikkim. This lake remains frozen all the winters. Buddhist monks and locals believe that this lake is prophylactic.

The lake changes its color during the year There is no way for water to escape this is surrounded by steep mountains. In winters when the ice melts, it goes down to Lake Tsomgo and remains there. It becomes a stunning white surface in winters that attracts tourists. In summers it covers itself with alpine forests. and rhododendrons a flower common in Sikkim.


Tsomgo Lake Permit

If you are visiting Tsomgo Lake You need a permit from the authorities. Since 2006 there is a commemorative stamp system because this is a restricted area. Domestic tourists must have a permit from Tourism & Civil Aviation Department and Police check post.


Why is Tsomgo Lake famous?

Because it is believed that Tsomgo lake has prophylactic qualities. Also, this turns into Rhododendron heaven in the summers. This lake freezes in winters that fascinates the tourists.


What is the best time to visit Tsomgo Lake?

This March to mid-may time is the best time to visit this lake because orchids and rhododendrons start blooming and convert into an endless garden.


How to get to Tsomgo Lake?

The only way to reach Tsomgo lake is that you have to book a personal car or a shared taxi to reach Lake Tsomgo.

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