Sikkim is a state of North-East India which is bordered by Bhutan from East, Nepal from West, and China from North-East. Sikkim is the second smallest state of India and the capital of Sikkim is Gangtok. In the year 1975, Sikkim became the 22nd state of India. Also, the second largest producer of spices is Sikkim.
Sikkim is also known as ‘Mountainous’ state as approximately total state has mountains and hilly area. This state is having the highest mountain of India, Kangchenjunga which is 8,586 m high. It is also home to glaciers, alpine meadows, and hundreds and thousands of wildflowers of different varieties.
So now let’s discuss about top 15 beautiful things and attractions that will make you fall in love with Sikkim.
- Yum Thang (Valley of Flowers)
The Yum Thang Valley which is also known as Sikkim Valley is a flower’s sanctuary. It has beautiful lakes, rivers, hot springs, yaks, and many more attractive and eye-catching places. Trekking to the Yum Thang Valley, you will feel like heaven. You can also explore the Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary. Also you can get great discount on ticket booking online using Akbar Travels coupons.
2. Temi Tea Garden
It is only ‘Tea Garden’ in Sikkim which was established in 1965 by the Sikkim government. Temi Tea Garden is located in the Northeastern state of South Sikkim. Temi Tea Garden is only tea garden in Sikkim and considered as one of the best tea gardens in India and also the world
3. Steam Dip at Yum Thang Hot Springs
Yum, Thang Hot Spring is considered best out of some well-known and popular hot springs in North Sikkim. The water of this spring is believed to have great medicinal properties and are believed to possess enough healing powers to fix some physical ailments like joint pain, back pain, and other body pains.
4.Goecha La Trek
The biggest reason to explore Goecha La Trek is the beautiful views of mountains. It is closest to the huge mountains of Nepal. It is a true love of every trekker who is exploring Sikkim. It is at an elevation of 16,000 ft.
5. Khecheopalri Lake
Khecheopalri Lake is also a gorgeous tourist’s attraction in Sikkim because it holds the religious significance of Buddhists and Hindus both. Some colorful displays of prayer flags are slaying there every time. There are several well-kept lodges available for those who want to stay near the lake.
Tsomgo is 38 km away from Gangtok at an altitude of 12,400 ft above sea level. To visit this place, it is required to attain a permit from the Tourism and Civil Aviation Department. Its water comes from melting snow from the beautiful mountains. The water of the lake freezes in winters which attracts many people to view the frozen lake.
Gurudongmar is situated at an elevation of 17,800 ft above from sea level, one of the highest freshwater lakes in the world. This lake attracts people because of its blue water which never freezes even in 0 degree Celcius temperature.
The pearl white stupa of Du DrulChorten, is a minute away from Research Institute of Tibetology. It attracts travelers because of ancient Buddhists relics and shimmering golden visible top dome which can be seen from different corners of Gangtok.
9. Silk Route to Nathula Pass
If you are adventurous and want to enjoy sightseeing, you should visit the Silk Route to Nathula Pass. It is a prominent icon which represents the Indo-China border.
10.Handicrafts from Sikkim Market
If you are art and craft lover then you should explore Sikkim markets and do shopping from there. The things you can buy from there are New Year Lamps, hand-woven carpets, Sikkim items, traditional dresses, and many more.
If you are adventurous, then you should feel the thrill with jumping off a cliff and fly over snowy mountains by doing paragliding in Sikkim. For more adventurous and more thriller, one should arrive here during the Annual Sikkim Paragliding Festival.
12.Ride a Yak
Riding a Yak is such an amazing feeling and a very adventurous thing. Yaks are friendly in nature, shaggy ox, with a humped back, gives you wonderful feeling during ride.
13.Rafting at Teesta
Rafting at Teesta is one of the best adventures to do in Sikkim in between the beautiful landscapes. One who is going to explore Sikkim must do rafting here.
14.Wildlife of Sikkim
Sikkim is full of mountains, landscapes, rivers, lakes, and also National Park and Wildlife Sanctuaries. It has a showcase of an unsurpassed range of sub-tropical to alpine ecosystems and has a wide range of animals like Red Panda, Musk Deer, and many others.You can also apply for Travel Coordinator jobs to know about this field.
Monasteries in Sikkim is one of the best places to visit in Sikkim. Some of the common monasteries are Rumtek, Enchey, and PemayangtseGompa.