Sikkim as a Tourist Spot
Sikkim is a harmonious medley of nature’s abundant beauty, cascading waterfalls, unhindered views of Mt.Kanchenjunga, lots of greenery, scenic streams and lots more. Sikkim is a state in northeast India, bordered by Bhutan, Tibet, and Nepal. The best time to visit Sikkim is either between March and May or October and mid-December. If you want to witness the blooming natural beauty in Gangtok best season to visit would be in spring, from March to May. Autumn, on the other hand, brings a clear view of Himalayan Range.
Tourist attractions in Sikkim
There are various Sikkim tourist attractions that will take your heart once you witness their beauty. Tsomgo Lake, Nathula Pass, Zuluk, Gurudongmar Lake, Goechala, Kanchenjunga, Singalila Green Lake, Yuksom, Yume Samdong, Thangu Lachen, Lachung, Pelling. Snowfall in Gangtok is rare. However, places like Tsomgo Lake, Kupup Lake, Lachung, Lachen, Yumthang and Zero Point witness heavy snowfall during winters. Therefore, winter is the best time to go to Sikkim if someone wants to see snow. Sikkim is a very hassle-free, peaceful place to visit. The famous Ganesh Tok or Temple is located on a hill in the Gangtok, the capital city of Sikkim. The capital of Sikkim is not only famous for its amazing natural beauty, but also for various prominent pilgrimage destinations. A permit can be obtained by applying to the Tourism and Civil Aviation Department. You can apply through a registered travel agency. A photo ID proof and two passport size photographs are required for the same.
Tsomgo Lake & Baba Mandir: Tsomgo Lake and Baba Mandir is one of the most visited tourist destinations in Gangtok and its surrounding areas. Tsomgo Lake, also known as Changu Lake is considered to be sacred by the locals here. Pelling is a small town in the northeastern Indian state of Sikkim, at the foothills of Mount Khangchendzonga. Lachung is a mountain village close to the Tibetan border, in the northeastern Indian state of Sikkim. It’s divided by the Lachung River. Yuksom is a historical town which was the first capital of Sikkim. Ravangla is connected by state highway to other major towns in the state and lies between Pelling and Gangtok. Nathu La is a mountain pass in the Himalayas in East Sikkim district. It connects the Indian state.
Zuluk, a small village in East Sikkim, part of Old Silk Route 10000 ft. above the sea level gaining popularity amongst the tourists because of its natural virginity, unspoiled nature and amazing Himalayan beauty. Gurudongmar Lake is one of the highest lakes in the world, which is located in the Indian state of Sikkim. Goecha La is a high mountain pass in Sikkim.
Kangchenjunga is the third highest mountain in the world. Singalila National Park is a national park of India located on the Singalila Ridge, It is well known for the trekking route to Sandakphu that runs through it.
Yumesamdong, also known as Zero Point, is a land of perennial snow in Lachung. Thangu Valley is a small valley situated at Thangu village near Lachen in North Sikkim. Situated on the way to Guru Dongmar Lake, it is one of the perfect gateways for nature lovers and among the magnificent places to visit in Lachen. To cover the important places in Sikkim, you require 7 to 8 days which would include Gangtok (including nearby places of Tsomgo Lake, Baba Mandir, and Nathula Pass), Lachen and Lachung (including Gurudongmar Lake and Yumthang Valley), and Pelling with Namchi and Ravangla.
Some of the popular Sikkim tour packages:-