Sikkim

Wake up to the sight of Kanchenjunga

Sikkim Overview

Sikkim now has its own airport in Pakyong which will be a relief for tourist that have to take five hour drive from the nearest airport when traveling to Sikkim. The airport is pleasing scenery and its operation is really a marvelous job, well executed. Once in Sikkim, you would definitely be confused about what aspect of Sikkim you would like to discover first. There is definitely something in store for everyone. The North stands tall and is a great location for snow lovers whereas the other districts have enough engaging locations to make your trip memorable.


General Facts

AREA 7,096 km² (2,740 sq mi)
CAPITAL GANGTOK
DISTRICTS 4 (N, S, E, W)
POPULATION 610,577

Places to Visit

Gangtok

The first place that most tourist stay while visiting Sikkim. Being the capital is feels alive here and has pretty refreshing places to enjoy life even after the sun sets. The night life is great here and major tourist places are all nearby. Explore the M.G. Marg, the common place for everyone here and just sit back doing nothing, as sometimes just seeing is quite a relaxing affair if the place is amazingly beautiful.

Yumthang Valley

Located around 140 km from Gangtok, is one of the most beautiful places in Sikkim. The place is rich in flora and fauna and is very attractive all around. The wild growing flowers here make the valley even more beautiful and it is rightly called the 'Valley of Flowers'. The sight of the flowery valleys among the surrounding mountains are too huge a deal to miss out.

Namchi

It is the capital of South Sikkim and is around 78 km from Gangtok. It is really popular due to its beautiful scenes of the Kanchenjunga and the Rangit valley. It is also a spiritual location which has the popular Char dham and the Sandruptse, which are of great religious importance. The place has a development plans which have just added to the beauty of the place.

Lachen

It is one of the most beautiful small villages in Sikkim. Located at an altitude of 2750 metres, Lachen generally means "Big Pass". The town provides beautiful surroundings and natural beauty which is promoted by the government. A popular sport for Buddhist pilgrims, Lachen is popular for its vintage Lachung Monastery. They still follow their old traditions and upheld their culture.

Ravangla

It is a small yet beautiful town situated in the South Sikkim at an elevation of around 7000ft. The sightseeing options here are diverse and it lies beautifully with a backdrop of the Kanchenjunga. Everything around here is very refreshing and there are major tourist points here like the Buddha Park and the Temi tea garden. Come here for some time with ownself and to charge your soul with peace and positivity.


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