Sikkim tourist places are divided by zone wise. But today we will discuss the top 14 best places to visit in Sikkim. The places are given below.
Gangtok is the heart center and the Capital of Sikkim. Its the largest town in the state. The city is situated at an altitude of 1650 meters above sea level. Gangtok is nestled in the Eastern Himalayas and is one of the attractive tourist destinations in Sikkim. Mg Road is one of the best parts of Gangtok to visit and spend a good quality evening. In the MG Road market, you will find various types of shopping complex, casinos, restaurants, etc. It has a big lown for walking.
If you planning a trip to Gangtok, then you should visit the places like Rope Way, Tashi viewpoint, Hanuman Tok, Ganesh Tok, Bakthang Waterfalls, Enchey Monastery, Flower exhibition center, Handicraft Centre, etc.
Yoksom is a very small and peaceful town in West Sikkim. Once upon a time, Yoksum was the Capital of Sikkim. Yoksom meaning the meeting place of three Lamas. The town is situated at an altitude of 1780 meters above sea level. The place is famous for the base point of Mt. Kanchenjunga trek.
The famous Dubdi monastery is an hour’s trek from here. If anyone wants to trek Dzongri- Goechala region trek, also this is the starting point. The nearest viewpoint of Yoksom is the Phamrong waterfall, Kartok Monastery, and Dubdi monastery.
Tsomgo Lake/Changu Lake
Tsomgo Lake is located in east Sikkim towards the route of Nathula Pass. If you planning a trip to visit Sikkim, then it is the must-visit place. It is situated at an altitude of 12400 feet above sea level. The beautiful lake is covered with snow maximum time in the year. It is just 38 km from the Gangtok. During the wintertime the lake is frozen and in summer brings in a Magical charm.
The lake is a half-day trip from Gangtok. It is advisable to leave for the lake early in the morning to reach on time and enjoy the majestic views. But you have to remind you, The place is fully restricted due to close with China Border. You need a special Inner line permit to visit the Place. The permit is available in Gangtok. Arrange the permit from your travel agent or from your Hotel. Otherwise direct go to the Office and collect the permit.
The famous Nathula Pass is located in East Sikkim. The place is situated at an altitude of 14150 feet above sea level. During high altitude, the place is sometimes not accessible by road. The Place is a border point of India and China. One of the famous Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple located here. Also one of the famous Chumbi Valley located here. Tourists can enjoy snow in the valley.
Visit Nathula Pass, also you have to get a permit from Gangtok. The pass also must visit Sikkim tourist places.
Pelling is the scenic place in Sikkim. The place is located in West Sikkim. If you a nature lover, then the place is perfect for you. From the Pelling, you can take a great view of Mt. Kanchenjunga ranges.
Besides nature here you can found some of the must-visit places like Pemyangste monastery, Kheopalri Lake, Sanga Choeling, Rabdenste Ruins, and Kanchenjunga falls.
Ravangla is a small and beautiful town in Sikkim. Ravangla is a very peaceful place in between Sikkim and it is also one of the best Sikkim tourist places. The place is well known as Buddha Park in south Sikkim. Decked with the panoramic landscape, Ravangla enveloped by incomprehensible characteristic excellence is a must-visit while in Sikkim.
In the Ravangla, the main tourist attraction is Buddha Park. It was built by virtue of the 2550th birth commemoration of Lord Goutam Buddha in 2006. Here situated a 10 feet Statue of Goutam Buddha on the hilltop of Ravangla.
If you planing for a tour to Sikkim tourist places, then you should add the Rumtek monastery in your plan. Rumtek is one of the largest and most significant monasteries in Sikkim. The monastery is located just 23 km from the Gangtok. The monastery is also called as the Dharma Chakra Centre. A testimony to the Buddhist architecture and teachings, it is the perfect place to attain mental peace and knows about Buddhism. From the top of the Rumtek monastery, you can take a whole view of Gangtok city.
The monastery is open for visitors from morning 9 to evening at 6 o’clock. It also serves as the storehouse for many unique objects besides storing some of the World’s unique religious scriptures.
Namchi is a small town in Sikkim. This place is the recommended place if you searching for Sikkim tourist Places. The place is well known for its peaceful monastery and temple. The Samdruptse Hill, the wishing fulfilling hill is situated just 5 km away from Namchi town. In the hill, a giant statue of Guru Padmasambhava is located. It is a 45-meter tall statue and overlooking the whole town. The place also offers a spectacular view of Mt. Kanchenjunga.
Besides the Hill, one of the most attractive places is Lord Shiva temple. Here situated a huge statue of Lord Shiva and it is an essential part of the Solophok Chardham. Here trekker also can enjoy it. The thrilling trails to the tendons hill and Maenam hill trek stars from the point.
Namchi offers some other tourist spots also like Doling Gompa, Ngadak Monastery, Sredup Choling monastery, Maenam Wildlife Sanctuary, and Tendong state biodiversity Park.
Do-drul Chorten is a Buddhist stupa and located close to the Gangtok Bus stand. This stupa is a must-visit place when you plan to visit Sikkim tourist places. The stupa was built in 1945 under the supervision of late Truslshi and Rimpoche, the stupa has around 108 Mani Lhakor or prayer wheels. These wheels are engraved with important mantras that can be chanted by rotating them. The stupa is well known as Phurba, the white Chorten stupa is marked y a golden top dome and can be seen from various places in Gangtok. The Chorten is surrounded by Chorten Lakhang where there are two huge statues of Guru Rinpoche.
Also, there are several small stupas around the main stupa. One of them is Jhang Chup Chorten which was built in the memory of Trulshig Rinpoche after his death.
Zuluk is a small village close to the Indo-Tibet border in South Sikkim. The beautiful village itself is an attractive tourist destination for visitors looking for a quite Sojourn. Zuluk is also is known as a base point of Nathang Valley, Kupup, and Tsomgo Lake.
Here you can experience the high altitude mountains of Sikkim. The famous Silk route that connected Lhasa to Kalimpong. Zuluk as a day a new tourist destination in Sikkim tourist places and it offers an excellent view of Eastern Himalayan Mountain range including Kanchenjunga.
You need a special permit to visit Zuluk. You can get the permit from Rangli and Gangtok.
Yumthang valley is located in North Sikkim and the valley is a popular tourist destination in between Sikkim tourist Places. This is a very colorful valley. It also the base point of Zero points. Here you can find high altitude snow-clad mountain pass beside the river. If you going to Zero points, then you should take the snow gear from here. Yumthang valley to Zero points, the driver will cost extra.
Gurudongmar lake is the highest freshwater lake in the World. The lake is situated at an altitude of 17800 feet above sea level. The lake is also known as Tso Lhamo Lake. The Lake is less explored in Sikkim tourist places.
The lake is very scared and the legend says that through this lake remains frozen during the winters, one of its portions never freezes. No matter, how extreme is the weather, this certain portion blessed by Guru Padmasambhava never freezes, and thus its water is considered holy by the devotees.
The Zero point is the last point of India. The Indo-China Border meets here. The Spot is especially for snow lovers. In wintertime, there is happen extreme snowfall and the snow carrying its beauty up to may month. This place is very popular and well known Sikkim tourist places.
But you should know before visit Zero point, the driver will cost extra charges and need also a special permit.
Katao is an offbeat destination in Sikkim tourist places. Generally, Katao excluded from any north Sikkim tour packages. If you manage the driver then you can visit the Place. The beautiful place is famous for snow point and a magnificent view of snow-clad mountains. The place also called Switzerland of India.