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Abundance of Beauty Best places to visit in East Sikkim

Abundance of Beauty Best places to visit in East Sikkim

Sikkim, the beautiful north eastern part of India, blessed with immense natural beauty along with lots of adventure activities to keep the bag packers busy and delighted. Apart from captivating sites you can also enjoy blissful snowfall in your Sikkim tour packages. You will find the abundance of beauty in east Sikkim, let’s know about a few of the best places to explore in this beautiful region. It is considered as one of the most populated and busiest areas of Sikkim because the capital Gangtok is situated in this region. Dominated by Nepali culture, it is home to lots of monasteries, hidden treasures and lakes.

Gangtok- The capital city.

Your Sikkim Tour will start from the capital city, Gangtok. As there is no other better way to start your beautiful journey. Situated at 1650 m above sea level, it is one of the most glamorous and buzzing city with good nightlife, ample gaming experiences and a tempting variety of local cuisine. Gangtok offers plenty of sites around its vicinity to keep the tourists occupied for at least 2 to 3 days. Whenever you are in Gangtok don’t forget to visit the distinctive city sights like Ganesh Tok, Hanuman Tok, White Hall, Enchey Monastery, Tashi View Point, Himalayan Zoological Park, Sa Nagor Center etc. Don’t miss the thrilling blend of shopping at MG Marg, Sikkim’s best shopping destination. You can also enjoy the helicopter ride through the city and witness the charming beauty of the whole city.

Yakten Village

It’s a petit village situated around 34kms from Gangtok, at an altitude of 5,300ft. Famous for its beautiful pine forests, lovely orchids, lovely butterflies and lots of cute little birds with a backdrop of lush green mountains along with the magnificent views of Kanchenjunga snow peaks. You can enjoy the pristine beauty and the real culture of the city by staying at the homestays run by locals. This is one of the ideal destinations for nature lovers and solitude seeker, where they can enjoy the long walk amidst the woodlands, meet the locals, enjoy the sound of birds singing as well as colourful butterflies and lovely orchids. Bojyetar, is one of the most famous places for nature walk which is an open field territory surrounded by pine trees. On your way back to homestay you will come across various beautiful historic towns such as Parakha town, Barapathing, Rolep town etc. There are lots of amazing trekking trails originating from Yakten, if you want to enjoy the walk amidst forest don’t miss the trek.

Rumtek monastery

Rumtek monastery is the awe-inspiring and one of the largest monasteries in Sikkim, situated on the top of a hill. Surrounded by beautiful lush green mountains, it is a perfect blend of nature and spirituality. Also known as, one of the major pilgrimage site and educational centre for the monks. Famous among travellers, it’s a golden Stupa containing the remnants of the 16th Karmapa along with some unique religious scriptures of the world. A must site that you can’t afford to miss whenever you are in Sikkim.

Tsomgo Lake/ Changu Lake

Tsomgo Lake or Changu Lake is one of the most popular attractions in East Sikkim. Situated at just 35 km from Sikkim, it is a glacial lake showcasing the incredible reflection of mountains in its crystal-clear water. You can enjoy the Yak rides around the lake along with a visit to the small shrine nearby and also enjoy the tea, coffee, noodles in Tibetan style at various small shops available there. Apart from the lake, you will also witness Brahminy ducks, exquisite flowers such as blue and yellow poppies, primulas and exotic yaks.

Nathu La Pass

Nathu La pass situated at an altitude of 13,123 feet connects India with Tibet. Earlier it was known as the old silk route and now it manages lots of tourist traffic making it one of the famous places located about 54 km east to Gangtok. You can book a private vehicle or shared vehicle from an authorized tour operator to enjoy the site. There is no accommodation, so book your accommodation is Sikkim and then plan a day trip to these places.

Baba Mandir

While on your way to Nathula Pass and Tsomgo Lake, you can visit the Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple. Nestled between the Jelepla Pass and Nathula Pass, this temple is a tribute to an Indian army soldier, Saint Baba Harbhajan Singh. As per the old saying, it is believed that his spirit protects Indian soldiers in the Sino Indian border. Do visit and feel the miracle. 

Aritar, Sikkim

Aritar is dominated by natural beauty, beautiful lakes and fresh air. An ideal place that can be enjoyed by every nature lover as well as all types of travellers and backpackers. Kali Khola falls, Mulkharka lakes are famous attractions in Aritar. Also, you can book your stay in Sikkim’s first treasury, the Dak Bungalow which was built by Sir James Claude and now managed by Heritage Bungalow Group and provides accommodation option to tourists. To enjoy the old colonial experience, you can opt for a stay here. Next is Aritrar Gumpa, which is famous for its beautiful murals, carvings and manuscripts. 

Majestic Zuluk

Dzuluk also known as Zuluk, is a beautiful petit village situated at an altitude of 10000 feet on the lower Himalayan belt. This is an untouched beauty or an emerging new tourist destination which is famous for its mesmerizing view of the Kanchenjunga and amazing locals. You will find the home stay options here, so stay with locals and understand the real culture of Sikkim. It is situated in east Sikkim near the Indo-China border and the most famous attraction in Zuluk is Thambi view Point. From Zuluk you can also visit Lugthang along with other high-altitude destinations like Nathang valley, Tsongmo Lake, Kupup, Nathu La Region etc. 

Sikkim is a beautiful destination with lots of travelling options. Above mentioned places are few of the most loved and beautiful attractions in East Sikkim which completes your Sikkim tour packages