Welcome to Sikkim

The name itself sounds attractive. In practicality, the state, though second smallest in the country, yet has plenty of nature’s beauty in store for you. Positioning itself in the lap of Himalayas, the state offers various avenues of fun loving activities besides offering you the panoramic beauty. Undoubtedly, one of the best states in regard to tourism, cleanliness and many other aspects, Sikkim have many places of interest. This is the only state in India to have earned the distinction of taking up organic farming. The destinations given herein are not exhaustive.

 

Inner Line Permit (ILP) or Restricted Area Permit (RAP) is required only for foreign nationals. Indian tourists are exempted from it. However, the Nationalities of Pakistan, Bangladesh, China, Maymmar and Nigeria will not be issued Permit without the prior approval of the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, New Delhi. There are certain areas in Sikkim which are protected requiring special permission known as Protected Area Permit (PAP). For details click here

 

Indicative Distance Chart of Sikkim

 

 

Indicative Destination Map of Sikkim

 

Located on the edge of Himalayas, Aritar shares boundary with Kanchenjunga. Having references in regard Indo – Tibet trade convention of 1904, Aritar is now developing itself into one of the top tourist destination equipped with good number of avenues to entertain tourist. Aritar also offer thrill lovers a rare opportunity to trek from Lungchok lake to Lokdara and Chujachen. Additional trekking options for Rachela, Phushrey lake can also be explored. While on your way, you would be kept excited with unmatched colourful wild orchids (seasonal), wild animals and beautiful birds. On your trekking way, the chirping of birds, voices of wild animals will definitely make your journey a lifetime experience. You can also find few waterfalls like Kali Khola waterfalls, Changey waterfalls etc. Some of the destination in Aritar are highlighted here:

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Phushrey Lake

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Blessed by mother nature, Phushrey lake has good number of flora and fauna. The colourful butterflies, wild orchids are amazing to watch. Barricaded for safety, Phushrey lake is surrounded by lush green forest. The lake offers an opportunity to experience boating. The lake is located within an approximate distance of about 5 Km from Aritar. ...

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Mankhim Temple

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Located on a hilltop in Maity village at a height of nearly 6500 feet above mean sea level, Mankhim Temple has religious significances specially for Rai community of Nepalese. This community of people visits the temple twice a year to perform Sakewa Puja. Apart from the temple, the hilltop offers panoramic view of nearby mountains ...

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Lampokhari

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Also known as Aritar Lake, Lampokhari is located on a hilltop at a height of nearly 1400 meters above mean sea level. With a dimension of 350 meter by 70 meter, the lake carves a boot shape. Lampokhari is considered as one of the oldest lake in Sikkim. Concerned authorities have taken care of to ...

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Parbateyswar Shiva Temple

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Parbateyswar Shiva Temple is an ancient temple of Lord Shiva which is located on a hilltop with limited exposure. However, thousands of devotees throng in to the temple during mid July – mid August i.e. in the month of Sawan as per Hindu Calendar to seek blessings of almighty Lord Shiva.

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The capital of the state Sikkim is at a height of 1650 m from mean sea level, offers alluring charm and irresistible appeal. This small city is a Tibetan Buddhist Centre. With lush green forest, serene beauty, the city makes every visitor spellbound. The city, ornamented by nature also offers you avenue to test your challenge as one can go for cable car rides, mountain biking, river rafting etc. and host of other tourist destinations like Enchey Monastery.

Tsomgo Lake

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The glacial lake also known as Changu lake is at a height of 12,400 feet above mean sea level. The lake offers varied beauty owing to change of season. The winter season forces the lake to be frozen while summer season dictates to be reservoir of waters released from nearby mountains. The clear water offers ...

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Rumtek Monastery

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Located at a distance of nearly 24 Km from Gangtok and 28 Km from Nathang Valley, Rumtek Monastery is one of the largest and oldest monasteries of Sikkim. Also known as Dharma Chakra Centre, Rumtek Monastery is a perfect place to know about Buddhist teaching. The beautiful architecture in the midst of beauty of nature ...

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Do Drul Monastery

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The largest stupa in Sikkim, Do-Drul Monastery was built in 1945 by Trulshik Rinpoche. The monastery has huge collection of set of holy books and is laced with 108 Mani Lhakor (Prayer wheel). Among all the monasteries in the state, Do-Drul monastery is highly prominent. The monastery is at a distance of nearly 5 Km ...

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Nathula Pass

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Located at a distance of nearly 21 Km from Nathang valley and 54 Km from Gangtok, Nathula pass is at a height of 4310 m from mean sea level. Nathula Pass is widely visited by tourist from across the country. The Himalayan Pass offers an unique opportunity to see India connecting with China’s Tibet Autonomous ...

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Jawaharlal Neheru Botanical Garden

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Hanuman Tok

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Baba Mandir

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Baba Mandir is a similar monument like Jaswant Garh in Arunachal Pradesh. Located at a distance of about 12 Km from Nathang Valley, Baba Mandir was constructed in memory of Martyr (Major) Harbhajan Singh, Maha Vir Chakra who laid his life fighting against PLA armies during 1967 Sino aggression at Nathula Pass. The gallant patriot ...

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Tashi View Point

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Located at a distance of 8 Km from Gangtok, Tashi view point offers mesmerizing view of Mount Kanchenjunga, Siniolchu and other snow clad peaks of Himalayan Range. Basically, a view point for sunrise, Tashi view point also offers you aerial view of Labrang Monastery, Phodong Monastery. A visit to this awesome view point will surely ...

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Ganesh Tok

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Adjacent to Tashi view point there stands Ganesh Tok means Ganesh Temple. 

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Akkar Bridge

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The 2 x 77 meter span cable stayed bridge over river Rangit in Jorethang is being supported by a Single tower. Constructed in 1988, the bridge has the distinction of being the first cable stayed bridge in India. Located at a distance of 29 Km from Kalimpong Town of Gangtok, the bridge is 11.10 meter ...

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Cholamu Lake

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World’s 14th highest fresh water lake at a height of nearly 17490 feet above mean sea level is located in North Sikkim. As per extant rule, no foreign nationals are allowed to visit the lake owing to security reason, being in near proximity to Tibet border, excepting certain exceptional cases. Indian nationals are required to ...

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Gurudongmar Lake

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At a height of nearly 5430 m above mean sea level, Gurudongmar Lake is one of the highest fresh water lake in the world. Located at a distance of 67 Km from Lachen, the lake is considered sacred by Buddhist and is named after Guru Padmasambhava, the founder of Tibetan Buddhism. Sprawling over an area ...

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The picturesque place in North Sikkim District is at a height of 2900 m above mean sea level and is located at a distance of nearly 51 Km from Mangan, the district Headquarter. This hill station has been referred to as one of the best place offering beauty of nature in Sikkim by some notable visitors. Apart from various monasteries, the stunning beauty of Lachung captivates every visitor spellbound. The hill station is just incomparable…

Yumthang Valley

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Also known as valley of flowers, Yumthang valley is at a distance 26 Km from Lachung and 148 Km from Gangtok. During spring season the valley displays the magic of colours making the valley vibrant and enchanting with blooming colourful Rhododendrons and orchids. Yumthang houses Singhba Rhododendron Sanctuary where 24 species of Rhododendron can be ...

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At a height of 1675 m above mean sea level, Namchi is the Headquarter of the District South Sikkim and is 78 Km from Gangtok. Popularly known as Char Dham, this place is considered as the sacred place for pilgrims with notable religious sites like Namchi Monastery, Ralang Monastry etc. This cultural capital of Sikkim city houses 108 foot tall statue of Lord Shiva at Solophok and is considered sacred by Hindus.

Solophok Chardham

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With an endeavour to develop eco friendly religious tourism, the Govt. of Sikkim has developed this pilgrimage centre on top of the Solophok Hill in South Sikkim which is about 5 kilometers from Namchi town. The Chardham sprawling over an area of 28.958 Hectare houses 87 feet high status of Lord Shiva in sitting posture ...

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Samdruptse

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Located at a distance of about 7 Km from Namchi in South Sikkim district, the wonderful architecture of erecting 45 meter tall giant statue of Guru Padmasambhava atop Samdruptse hill with snow clad mountains in the backdrop is magnificent. The calm and soothing environment will surely make you feel holy. The statue covered with shimmering ...

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Located nearly 13500 feet above mean sea level, Nathang valley is just another paradise that you can visit as per your preference of choices. The valley changes its look from snowy, during winter, to land of colorful blooming orchids, during rainy season, and then wears a golden look during autumn. There are two beautiful sunrise view points viz. Lungthung and Eagle’s Nest Bunker which are approximately 5 minutes and 25 minutes drive respectively from Nathang Valley. On your return trip from sunrise view points, you can catch the trekking route to enjoy the virgin beauty of nature. The homestays at Nathang are eagerly waiting with their co-operative attitude to serve you hot beverages and meal against the ice cool temperature. 

 

While staying at Nathang Valley you can cover Padamchen, Genomchen, Thambi view point, Kupup Lake, Tukla valley, Baba Mandir, Zuluk, Jorepokri, Green Lake, Tsomgo Lake, Menmecho Lake, Nathula Pass etc.

Tsomgo Lake

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The glacial lake also known as Changu lake is at a height of 12,400 feet above mean sea level. The lake offers varied beauty owing to change of season. The winter season forces the lake to be frozen while summer season dictates to be reservoir of waters released from nearby mountains. The clear water offers ...

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Rumtek Monastery

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Located at a distance of nearly 24 Km from Gangtok and 28 Km from Nathang Valley, Rumtek Monastery is one of the largest and oldest monasteries of Sikkim. Also known as Dharma Chakra Centre, Rumtek Monastery is a perfect place to know about Buddhist teaching. The beautiful architecture in the midst of beauty of nature ...

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Nathula Pass

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Located at a distance of nearly 21 Km from Nathang valley and 54 Km from Gangtok, Nathula pass is at a height of 4310 m from mean sea level. Nathula Pass is widely visited by tourist from across the country. The Himalayan Pass offers an unique opportunity to see India connecting with China’s Tibet Autonomous ...

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Baba Mandir

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Baba Mandir is a similar monument like Jaswant Garh in Arunachal Pradesh. Located at a distance of about 12 Km from Nathang Valley, Baba Mandir was constructed in memory of Martyr (Major) Harbhajan Singh, Maha Vir Chakra who laid his life fighting against PLA armies during 1967 Sino aggression at Nathula Pass. The gallant patriot ...

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Thambi View Point

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Located at a height of 11200 feet above mean sea level at a distance of around 14 Kms from Zuluk, Thambi view point offers view of famous three level zig-zag road, also known as Bhulbhulaiya, panoramic beauty of snow clad Kanchenjunga and sunrise. The Thambi view point is covered with layers of snow during winter ...

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Zuluk

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At a height of about 10,000 feet above mean sea level, Zuluk is yet to be explored to its potential. An integral part of historical Silkroute, Zuluk offers stunning view of the Eastern Himalayas including Mt. Kanchenjunga. The 32 hair pin turns, in a stretch of 91 Km from Gangtok and 23 Km from Nathang ...

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A small town at a height of 2150 m above mean sea level in West Sikkim District is at a distance of 10 Km from Gyaishing, the district Headquarter. Pelling at the foothills of Mount Khangchendzonga offers you to have the beautiful view of snow clad Himalayas, the rare opportunity to have such an exotic glance of nature. The town also offers views of several waterfalls and avenues for various adventure sports like rafting, kaykaying, mountain trekking etc. Some of the famous religious monuments like 17th-century Buddhist Sanga Choling Monastery, Pemayangtse Monastery and gold plated statue of Guru Padsambhava captivate every visitor’s eyes. The 17th-century Rabdentse Palace, though now in ruins can also be seen.

Singshore Bridge

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The awesome suspension bridge, to its credit, has the distinction of being the second highest gorge bridge in Asia. Approximately 4 meter wide and 200 meters long, Singshore bridge is at height of nearly 100 meters. While being in the middle of the bridge, you get an unique experience and opportunity to witness to beauty ...

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Khecheopalri Lake

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Khecheopalri Lake, considered sacred by both Buddhist and Hindus, is also known as wish fulfilling lake by locals. Located at a distance of about 34 Km from Pelling in West Sikkim district, the beautiful lake is surrounded by lush green thick forest. 10 minutes walk, from the parking area, through the approach road is just ...

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Yuksom

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The erstwhile capital of Sikkim, Yuksom is famous for Dubdi monastery established in 1701 and finds significant reference by Bhutia tribal community of Sikkim. Home to Khangchendzonga National Park, Yuksom also houses villagers who strongly deserves applaud for their significant role in promoting eco-tourism and preservation of biodiversity of Rathong Chu valley. Located at a ...

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A popular tourist destinations in South Sikkim District, Ravangla is at a height of 7000 ft above mean sea level. At a distance of nearly 15 Km from Namchi, Ravangla is a transit point from where one can have access to host of other locations that offers exotic beauty of nature. Ravangla is no less as it offers the panoramic view of the Greater Himalayas. The beautiful Rayong sunrise view point at a distance of 8 kms from Ravangla, the Ralang monastery, the Tibetan Carpet Centre, Borong & Ralang Cha-chu natural winter spas are some of the major attractions of Ravangla.

Kewzing Village

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Located at a distance of 8 Km from Ravangla in South Sikkim district. The place is ideal for those who love to have an experience of living styles of people. The stay here offers an opportunity for you to have touch of rural life of Sikkim. The Sikkimese families here facilitate you to stay with ...

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Buddha Park

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A laudable initiative of Govt. of Sikkim that led to construction of 130 feet high statue of Lord Buddha who is seated over the Pagoda within this intricately designed awesome park. Located at a distance of about 1.5 Km from Ravangla in South Sikkim district, the calm and puritan ambience of the park are sure ...

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Temi Tea Garden

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The only organic tea garden in India that produces international quality tea leaves. Initiated by Govt. of Sikkim in 1969 with a small area, to facilitate income generation for Tibetan refugees, now covers an area of 440 acres. Temi tea garden is a phenomenal example of converting a otherwise non income generating land into an ...

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Borong and Ralang Cha – Chu natural spas

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The natural hot water springs are believed to have curative powers to skin disease, pains etc.. Located at a distance of 7 Kms apart, Borong and Ralang hot water springs can be reached by motorable road or by trekking via Maenam from Ravangla. Visitors willing to stay for longer duration can find accommodation in temporary ...

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