The state of Sikkim, is one of the most visited tourism places in Northeast India. It is a long list of snow-capped mountains, crystal clear lakes, and gorgeous valleys. Comprising of some highly hospitable people, this destination will leave you awestruck. Kanchenjunga, the third highest peak in the world is visible from anywhere you stand in Sikkim. With a distinctive culture, it has emerged to be an integral part of the country. Considered to be a peaceful escape from the scorching summers of India, Sikkim is one of those few places you must visit.
Sikkim boasts of a very rich cultural heritage with a homogeneous blend of different religions, traditions and customs. The people of Sikkim are highly hospitable and leave in peace and harmony. Small festivals are celebrated in the state with great enthusiasm and you cannot miss out on the dance of the people. Besides the traditional Sikkimese language and various other tribal languages, people of Sikkim speak in Hindi and English.
Gangtok, the capital city of Sikkim is regarded as one of the most beautiful hill stations in the country. It acts as a base for trekkers to the Himalayan mountain ranges. Some of the must visit places in Gangtok are- Enchey Monastery, Ganesh Tok, Rumtek Monastery etc.
Standing at a height of 4310 m, Nathula Pass is one of the highest motorable roads in the world. It is one of the three open trading border posts between India and China. Nathula pass is famous for its peaceful environment and scenic views.
Gurudongmar Lake is one of the fifteen highest lakes in the world, located at a height of 17,100 feet. The breathtaking beauty of this place is said to attract tourist from all over the globe. It is considered to be a sacred place by Hindus, Sikhs and Buddhists.
Pelling is the second most visited place after Gangtok and is a quaint town. Pelling provides with plenty of sightseeing opportunities and here are some of its key attractions.
Located just 38 km from Gangtok, Tsomgo Lake is a popular tourist spot in Sikkim. The journey to this lake takes one through a lot adventure in itself. Some of the main attractions in here are- migratory birds, beautiful flowers like blue and yellow poppies and yaks and ponies ride.
A small tourist town, Ravangla is placed at an altitude of 8000 feet. Ravangla acts as the starting point for the trek to Maenam Wildlife Sanctuary. It is just 65 km away from the capital city, Gangtok.
Located in North Sikkim, Yumthang Valley is also known as the 'Valley of flowers'. It is an exotic location with hot springs, yaks, rivers and lush green meadows. Yumthang Valley is a haven for nature lovers with over 24 species of Rhododendron flowers.
One of the most beautiful towns, Lachen is located in the northern district of Sikkim. It is said to be one of the most popular places for Buddhist pilgrims and tourists. Lachen is a beautiful destination and is also the gateway to Gurudongmar and Tso Lhamu lakes.