Top 7 Places to Visit in Sikkim

Places to Visit in Sikkim

by: Urvashi Sharma

Are you planning to visit the Sikkim state to explore the beauty of it? Without taking much time just plan Sikkim tour packages with sharp holidays to go on a trip with your friends, family, and neighbors. Take time out from your busy day to day activities if you want to relax your mind and just get into attractions with the beauty of Sikkim’s pleasure view.

There are many places to visit in Sikkim to see the beauty of nature and famous pilgrimage destinations which is perfect for your Gangtok Sikkim Honeymoon Packages. Apart from this, you can also experience the bliss of snowfall. To make your trip more wondrous, here’s the list of Top 7 Places to visit in Sikkim that must make it to your Sikkim tourist places.      

Places to Visit in Sikkim
Gangtok ropeway

1. Gangtok

If you are planning to visit the Sikkim and Gangtok is the place which is not to be missed. It is the capital of the state which has so many things to do to make your North Sikkim tour packages the best. The best element of visiting it is that it has international borders on three sides. You can connect with people in Gangtok as this city known for caring and peace-loving people.

Best Time to Visit

You can visit Gangtok to get the vibe from September to June. During this season, it is noticed that the tourist visit more compared to other months. You can also visit the place in the summertime from March to June with your loved ones.

How to Reach

You can take a bus/cab or train to reach Gangtok. The nearest railway station is New Jalpaiguri which is located in Siliguri, 124 km away from Gangtok. If you are planning to reach by air then get down at Pakyong airport, which is the nearest airport. But it is recommended you take a bus or cab, as it is the best and most comfortable way to reach easily.

Things to Do In Gangtok

  • Paragliding in the valley
  • Jhakri Falls and Kyongnosla WaterFalls
  • Yak ride
  • Lively nightlife
  • Snow Capped ranges of Mt Kanchendzonga
  • Bird-eye view from the ropeway
  • Enchey Monastery

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Places to Visit in Sikkim
Pelling

2. Pelling

This place is the second most favorite to be visited after Gangtok. Pelling will attract you away with its lush forests and varied wildlife. As it is a small town, you can easily discover it on foot. It provides plenty of sightseeing opportunities.

How to Reach

You can take the flight to Bagdogra airport which is the nearest airport from Pelling location. Either go by train, Jalpaiguri railway station is the nearest station to Pelling. But, the best and comfortable way to reach the location is by bus as Pelling it about 115 km away from the capital Gangtok and 135 km from Siliguri.    

Best Time to Visit

Apart from this, the best time to visit this mesmerizing place is between the months of September to May. And the most favorable time to travel to Pelling is the winter season and the onset of summers. If you don’t like the rainy season then try to avoid the season of monsoon.

Things to Do In Pelling

  • Sangachoeling Monastery
  • Sewaro Rock Garden
  • Singshore Bridge
  • Rimbi Waterfall
  • Kanchenjunga Fall
  • Kaluk
Places to Visit in Sikkim

3. Lachung, Lachen and Yumthang Valley

Lachen is a distant village and Lachung is a high altitude village of Tibetan and Bhutia people in North Sikkim. And Yumthang is famous for a beautiful valley bounded by snow capped mountains. All these are notably beautiful Sikkim tourist places. Moreover, if you love to be around the snowfall weather then Lachung is the best place for you to must-visit.

Things to Do

  • The picturesque journey from Lachen to Gurudongmar Lake
  • Gurudongmar Lake which is often frozen in winters
  • The colorful rhododendron bloom
  • Lachung Monastery, Handicraft and Lachung Village
  • Sub-zero temp and 360-degree snowcapped highlands at Yumesamdong / Zero-point

How to Reach

You can take a bus/cab or train to reach Gangtok. The nearest railway station is New Jalpaiguri which is located in Siliguri, 124 km away from Gangtok. If you are planning to reach by air then get down at Pakyong airport, which is the nearest airport. But it is recommended you take a bus or cab, as it is the best and most comfortable way to reach easily.

Best Time to Visit

Lachung is throughout the year as this city is surrounded by mountains and you can get a pleasant atmosphere. Best Season to get the best of Lachung is October to June as the temperature is in between 10 C to 15 C. Winter is chilly which sets from October till February.

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Places to Visit in Sikkim
Yuksom

4. Yuksom

Yuksom is located in the west Sikkim and is famous for the historical town. Moreover, it is also known as the getaway to Kanchenjunga. This place is best for trekking purpose with the shadow of nature around you. Also, explain the history with ancient stories of Sikkim state.    

Best Time to Visit

To enjoy the trekking without any obstacles than the best season to visit is from March to June and September to November.

How to Reach

There are many modes of transport but the best to reach there is the bus or car. But you can also go there by train, the nearest railway station is the New Jalpaiguri. You can also go there by air and get down to the Pakyong airport.

Things to Do in Yuksom

  • The historic Norbugang Park
  • Tashi Tenka is famous for a historic royal palace promises wonderful views
  • The oldest monastery the Dubdi Gompa
  • Kathok Wodsalin Gompa is famous for the statue of Guru Padmasambhava which is a newly constructed monastery.
  • Goechala Trek
  • Khangchendzonga National Park 
Places to Visit in Sikkim
Tsomgo Lake

5.Tsomgo Lake

It is famous for the snacky roads and mountains around the lake with a pleasant view to the eyes. Tsomgo lake is also known as the Changu lake. You will see the reflection of the hills which is covered with the snows. The best about Tsomgo lake is that it reflects different colors according to the season.

Best Time to Visit

To see the reflection of the lake, then try to avoid the winter season as the lake is frozen in the winters. You can visit in Jan to Mar to enjoy the snow around the lake view. But, if you want to see the Rhododendrons and Orchids then you do visit from April to May.     

How to Reach

If you want to reach there by the car then it will take around 2 hours from Gangtok. As the lake is 50 km away from Gangtok the capital state of the Sikkim. 

Things to Do in Tsomgo

  • Migratory ducks like the Brahmini
  • You can see the beautiful flowers such as Primulas, Blue and Yellow Poppies, and Irish
  • Yaks and ponies ride
Nathula Pass Gangtok
Nathula Pass Gangtok

6. Nathula Pass

It is located in the Himalayas about 14140 feet. You can enjoy trekking as the pass route has many things to do there without failing boredom. Such as the border trade market, Sherathang, etc are the famous tourist stoppage as you can buy things at the cheap price. These factors make it the best places to visit in Sikkim Gangtok

Best Time to Visit

Who wants to avoid the snowfall then from May to October is the best time to visit the Nathula pass. But snow lovers can visit the place in winter as in winter season there is a heavy snowfall, it is recommended that you go there with your required clothing to save yourself from the weather. Because the temperature gets down to -25 C.

How to Reach

You can get down to the Pakyong Airport which is the nearest airport to the Nathula pass if you want to go by air. Otherwise, you have the option of by road and by train. It takes around 4 to 5 hours to reach the pass from the Gangtok through road route. It is lesser recommend to take the train to reach the Nathula pass as you have to get into the train down to the Siliguri railway station and then it is necessary to take a taxi from the station to reach the pass for 4-5 hours.

Things to Do

  • Yak safari
  • Border Gates of India and China
  • A beautifully built war memorial
  • Exhibition Centre of the Indian Army
  • Mt Chomolhari
Banjhakri Waterfall
Banjhakri Waterfall and Energy Park

7. Banjhakri Waterfall and Energy Park

Banjhakri fall is the natural waterfall that comes from the springs at the higher elevation. And Energy Park is a theme-based park which is around the waterfalls. This waterfall is the dream place for shutterbugs.

Best Time to Visit

August is the best time to visit the waterfall to get the fullest view of the falls.

How to Reach

You can use 3 modes of transport to reach, by train get down to the railway station “New Jalpaiguri” which is in Siliguri. By air, you have to land to Bagdogra Airport from there you need to take the car to reach the destination. The best way to reach without shifting one or two transport is the bus, you can drive to Gangtok.  

Hence, which of these places to visit in Sikkim will you be hopping away to first? Book your Sikkim trip with Sharp Holidays and explore the best tourist place in Gangtok with these popular Sikkim tourist places.

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