Sikkim, a paradise in the North-East of India, is home to the magnificent views of the Himalayas. You are missing out on something truly beautiful if you haven’t explored the state’s beauty. Sikkim offers a lot of wonders. It has beautiful meadows, the snowcapped, sky-piercing Himalayas, as well as the captivating charm of its vibrant culture. Sikkim can be reached from anywhere in India by air, rail, or road. Sikkim’s better connectivity with India, despite being landlocked with sister states in North-East, has helped to attract so many tourists each year. The people of Sikkim make this place even more beautiful. This place offers some amazing hospitality. To help you plan your trip, check out the top 5 places to see in the Sikkim tour.
Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim, is a beautiful city. Incredible beauty, abundant, and adorned with clouds everywhere. Sikkim has the cultural and historical significance Gangtok gives to its pride. You can see the majestic Mt. Kanchenjunga must be seen from Gangtok while you are exploring Sikkim. You will be welcomed with the scent of Rhododendrons if you visit Gangtok between March and May. Gangtok is one of India’s most beautiful hill stations. The city is a mixture of modernization, cultural beauty, and modernization. You must visit Enchey Monastery and Ganesh Tok if you wish to see religious sites. Ganeshtok or Tashi viewpoint are great places to get an aerial view of the city.
Tsomgo Lake can be found approximately 40 kilometers from Gangtok. The stunning glacier lake is a top tourist destination in Sikkim. Tsogmo literally translates to “Source of Water”. This stunning lake is located at the highest elevation in India, making Sikkim even more beautiful. Tsomgo Lake is a reflection of the vast views of snow-clad mountains surrounding it. This makes your Sikkim trip even more memorable. This location is home to the following fauna and flora: yellow and blue poppies; migratory ducks; Brahmini. Tsogmo lake is best visited in the early mornings as it gets dark quickly and roads aren’t well-constructed. January to March is the best time to witness snow, while April to May is when orchids and Rhododendrons bloom. You can have an unforgettable experience at the lake by only 2 hours from Gangtok.
Nathula Pass lies approximately 53km from Gangtok. Apart from being a popular tourist spot in Sikkim, this place is also a political landmark of Sikkim. Nathula Pass links India and Tibet, creating a mixture of Tibetan and Indian culture. You can purchase a sovereign for your friends and yourself at the famous Sherathang border market. This vibrant market also offers Tibetan goods. Kupup is located near Nathula Pass. It is always under the clouds so visiting it could be an unforgettable experience on your Sikkim trip.
Kanchenjunga Base Camp
Travel is the best way to exchange cultural ideas. It teaches you about a new culture in a way that can’t possibly be taught by any book or video. Kanchenjunga Base Camp offers one way to experience the real essence of Sikkim culture. You will be able to experience the whole state from a single journey, which takes you up to 14,000 feet above sea level. Kanchenjunga is third in the world and a camp at the base of this majestic mountain will give you something to brag about. Dzongri is the final road around Kanchenjunga. This is where you start your trek. Adventurers will enjoy this exciting base camp, which is so close to India and China Borders.
Lachen, Lachung and Yumthang Valley
These three villages, rich in Sikkim’s culture, are sure to be on your list of places you want to visit in India. Lachen, a small village in North Sikkim, is worth a visit. During winter, this village is home to Tibetan nomadic tribes. Although Lachen isn’t as well-known as other Sikkim tourist spots, it is still worth visiting. It’s a gateway to the Tso Lhamu Lakes and Gurudongmar Lakes. Three beautiful and peaceful destinations in Sikkim that you should not miss are Yumthang Valley, Lachung, or Lachung.