Tourist Places in Sikkim
Sikkim, a small land lock immaculate state is one of the most beautiful tourist places of India. Nestled in Himalayas, Sikkim is a fortified hilly states and one of the most attractive, tranquil and cleanest states of India. Decorated with majestic snow-capped mountains, coy rivers, crystal clear lakes, silvery springs, fascinating waterfalls, gorges streams, and eye soothing flora and fauna, Sikkim is a real tourist paradise on earth.
The calm and pristine environment, the simple and sober inhabitants, the rich Buddhists culture, the lush green deep valleys, picturesque landscapes, fragrant orchards, lavish blossom flowers, and rare species of animals attract thousands of visitors every year. Those visits to state can't prevent themselves to see the marvelous Teesta river, the medicinal and therapeutic hot springs, the sub alpine forests, the Himalayan faunas, the rich tribal cultures, and soul soothing pagodas and monasteries of Sikkim. The state of Sikkim is also a tourist paradise for adventurous sports lovers, as trekking, mountain biking, mountaineering, river rafting and kaying, and Yak Safari are most popular thrilling games in the state among the visitors.
Here is the list of most popular tourist places of Sikkim:
Gangtok Tourism: Capital of Sikkim; Tourist places: Orchid Sanctuary, Deer Park, and Institute of Tibetology, Government Institute of Cottage Industry, Do-Drul Chorten (Stupa), Enchey Monastery, Ridge Park & White Hall Complex, Tashi View Point, Hanuman Tok, Ganesh Tok, Himalayan Zoological Park, Sa-Ngor-Chotshog Centre etc.
Excursions from Gangtok Sikkim: Rumtek Dharma Chakra Center, Jawaharlal Nehru Botanical Garden, Saramsa Garden, Water Garden, Tsomgo(Changu) Lake, Menmecho Lake etc.
Tourist Destinations in West Sikkim:
Gyalshing, Pemayangtse, Pelling, Khecheopalri Lake, Yuksam/ Yuksom, Tashiding, Uttaray, Versay/ Barshey, Biksthang, Legship, Rinchenpong, Reshi Hot Springs, Rabdentse, Norbhugang
Tourism Destinations in North Sikkim:
Mangan, Chungthang, Yumthang, Lachen, Lachung, Kabi Longstok, Phodong Monastery, Singhik, Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary, Thangu, Gurudongmar
Travel Destinations in South district of Sikkim:
Namchi, Ravangla, Temi Tea Garden, Sikip
Other major tourist attractions Sikkim India:
Visit to Dzongri : Enthralling view of Kanchenjunga.
Must to See Kanchenjunga : 8,598-metre high, the third highest mountain peak in the world .
Trip to Khabelomgstock : Historical place.
Pamayangtse Tour in Sikkim: Buddhist Monasteries.
Tour to Yuksom : Historical Place.
Places of worships in Sikkim:
Buddhist Monasteries in Sikkim: Bermoik, Chawang Ani, Dalling, Dubdi, Duddul Chorten, Enchey, Hee Gyathang, Kewzing, Karthok, Khecheopalri, Labrang, Lachen, Lachung, Lingtem, Melli, Namchi, Pal Zurmang Kagyud, Pemayangtse, Phensong, Phodong, Ralong, Rhenock, Rumtek, Sang, Sa-Ngor-Chotshog Centre, Sanga Chelling, Simik, Sinon, Tashiding, Tsuk-La-Khang, and Yangyang etc.
Among other places of worships Sikkim are: Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Gangtok, Roman Catholic Church, Thakurbari temple, Sai Baba Mandir, Balwakhani Hanuman Temple, Hanuman Tok, and Anjuman Mosque etc.
How to reach Sikkim?
Sikkim falls in the lap of Himalayas and is a hilly state, so it looks a major concern for the tourists to how to reach Sikkim? However, despite a mountainous and remote state, Sikkim can be accessed by all the three major means of commutations i.e. by air, by rail and by road.
How to get Sikkim by Air?
Bagdora, in North Bengal is the nearest airport that is just 124 k.m. from Gangtok and is connected to Delhi, Kolkata and Guwahati Airports. These three airports are well connected to most of the airports of India and several major international airports. The local taxi and bus services are available at Bagdora to reach Sikkim.
How to get Sikkim by Train/Rail?
There is no railway track in Sikkim, while the nearest railway station is New Jalpai Gudi (NJP) of West Bengal that is 148 k.m. away from Gangtok. NJP is well connected to other parts of the country including Delhi, Kolkata, and Guwahati. The road transport service is available in NJP to enter Sikkim.
How to get Sikkim by Road?
Sikkim houses two national highways : NH 31A and NH-31 that connects the state to Siliguri, another hilly station of West Bengal. Siliguri is connected to major cities of the India. The intrastate road network is strong while people will have to opt the means of trekking for reaching on the remotest areas of the state. Ropeway is another means of commutation.