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Places to go in Sikkim – Complete guide for your Sikkim Tour

Sikkim Travel Plan tips
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Situated in the Eastern Himalayas, Sikkim is one of the most beautiful States of the Indian Union. It boasts of the third highest mountain in the world, Mt.Khanchendzonga which is also worshiped as the Guardian Deity of Sikkim. Sikkim is adorned with snowy mountains, luxuriant forests with exotic flora and fauna, pristine waterfalls, scared lakes, holy caves, medicinal hot springs, cascading rivers and gentle streams- a destination for all seasons and all reasons. Sikkim offer tours for everyone from those seeking solitude for meditation and those seeking leisure holiday to the more adventurous. For the adventure lovers there is trekking in the mountains, river rafting, bird watching, mountain biking, rock climbing, angling as well as the mountains flights for experiencing the snow clad mountains. People of Sikkim are really a peace loving with rich culture and tradition, the delight full cuisine will surely gonna amaze you. The intricately designed local made handiwork of art to take home as souvenirs.

There are accommodation facilities  to suit every taste and budget. Sikkim is well connected by network of roads. New Jalpaigudi and Bagdogra is a connecting link to sikkim via Rail and Air.

Some General Info About Sikkim

  • Area : 7,096 sq kms.
  • Population : 6.1 Lakh (2011)
  • District : 4
  • Towns : 9
  • Temperature : (Summer – Min-13, Max – 21) (Winter Min-5 max- 13 )
  • Nearest Railway Stn. – New Jalpaigudi
  • Nearest Airport – Bagdogra
  • Travel Zone – 4 Zone Namely – East Sikkim, West Sikkim , South Sikkim , North Sikkim.

Let’s See these travel Zones in Detail

1East Sikkim

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 Gangtok is the capital city of  Sikkim and situated in east Sikkim at the height of 5480 feet above see level. Gagtok is a premier tourist spot in north east India. Gangtok city overlooks Ranikhala river which meanders in the valley below the city. The snow clad mount Kanchenjunga and its ranges can be seen from the east of Gangtok city. You can go to famous excursion place like  Tsomgo Lake, Baba Mandir , Nathula Pass from here.

Other tourist place in East Sikkim

  • Enchey Monastery
  • Flower Show Complex
  • Directorate of Handlooms and handicrafts
  • Do- Drul Chorten, Deorali
  • Namgyal Institute of Tibetology
  • Chogyal Palden Thondup Namgyal Park
  • Rumtek Monastery
  • Khangchendzonga Cultural Complex
  • Pal Zurmang Kagyud Monastery
  • Banjhakri Falls
  • gangtok Ropeway
  • Sarmasa Flower pavilion
  • Bakthang Waterfalls
  • Tashi View point
  • Ganesh Tok
  • Haniman Tok
  • Himalayan Zoological Park
  • EPCS – Church
  • Sikkim Science center
  • Sa-ngor Monastery
  • Pastanga Village
  • Aritar Lake
  • Zaluk
  • Fambong lho wildlife Sanctuary

You can book texi on rent  from Gangtok as per day basis it vary from 800 per day to 1400 Per day.

2West Sikkim

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West Sikkim is a destination with rich and historical heritage and scared landscape. The Khangchendzonga National park,lies in west Sikkim.  It is regarded as one of the most important hotspots of biodiversity in India. The west Sikkim spans varying ecological zones and temperature to alpine and the visitor will be stunned by the diverse altitude variation in landscapes, flora and fauna offering  a range of tourism activity which include Trekking, Mountaineering, Paragliding, village tourism, pilgrim tour and local sight seeing.

Places to go in west Sikkim   

  • Tashiding
  • Yuksam
  • Dubdi Monastery
  • Khongri Labdang
  • Khecheopalri Lake
  • Darap
  • Pemayangtse Monastry, Pelling
  • Sanga Choling Monastery
  • Rabdentse Palace ruins
  • Shiv Manidr, Lsgship
  • Dentam
  • Jureli Dara view Point
  • Singhore Bridge
  • Uttarey
  • Hee-Bermoik
  • Kaluk-Rinchenpong
  • Soreng
  • Chumbong
  • Timberbong
  • Hilley- Bersay Rhododendron Sanctuary
  • Ribdi- Bhareng
  • Daramdin Sai Mandir

You have to get at least 2 day/ 1 night pack to see at least full west Sikkim.

3South Sikkim

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South Sikkim, the latest edition within the tourist itinerary of Sikkim, south sikkim with its Panoramic locations, prilgrimage centers, ecotourism activities and scenic grandeur now offers multiple option for the tourist. Temi tea garden, the most famous and the only tea garden of the state is located here. South district has witnessed the widest range of tourism infrastructure development in the decade with the installation of the highest statue of patron saint Guru padmasambhava 135ft. at Samdruptse, Siddhevara Dhaam at Solophok, rock garden, indian Himalayan Center for Adventure and eco – tourisam (IHCAE) at Chemchey and   Buddha park at Rabongla. The other areas of tourist Interest are :-

  • Naamchi
  • Siddhesvara Dhaam
  • Samdruptse
  • Rock Garden
  • Rabongla
  • Buddha Park
  • Tendong Hill
  • Temi tea Garden
  • Kewzing Village
  • Maenam Hill
  • Borong Hot Sprint
  • Tarey Bhir
  • Phur Tsa Chu
  • Flower Festival at Namchi
  • Bon Monastery
  • Indian Himalayan center for Adventure and Eco – Tourism

4North Sikkim

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After east most memorable place of Sikkim state is North Sikkim,It covers the largest area of four district of the state and least populated. Mangan is the district headquarter of North Sikkim. The district boast of it’s immense natural beauty, largest variety of flora and fauna, highest green cover  and is the custodian of rich culture. The unique traditional law of a Zumsa practiced since olden day’s is still prevalant in Lachung and Lachen. North Sikkim actually provides a truly natural feel of the Himalaya and offers a perfect blend of Nature, culture and religion. Yumthang and Gurudogmar lake are most sought after destination in North Sikkim. Kabi Lungchak is known for it’s historic treaty of blood brotherhood and Phodong & Phensang takes pride of having the rarest monasteries of Sikkim. One can experience  an altitude variation from 3894 ft to 17,100 ft of tourist area of Sikkim.

Place’s to see in North Sikkim 

  • Kabi Lungchok
  • Seven sister water fall
  • Phensang Monastery
  • Phodong Monastery
  • Sirijunga Mangheem
  • Mangam
  • Rong Lungten Lee
  • Singhik
  • Chungthang
  • Lachung
  • Yumthang Valley
  • Lachen
  • Chopta Valley
  • Thangu
  • Gurudongmar Lake
  • Green Lake
  • Tasar Lake


You can take big four wheeler package of 2day 1 night or 3 day 2 night of North Sikkim from Gangtok. It cost approx 3500 Rs per Head (3 Day 2 Night ) Including food and Stay.

Sikkim Travel guide
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