Some good places to visit in Sikkim ,India


there is any place on earth where one can see "heaven," then it has to be Yuksom. Formally referred to as the 'Gateway to Kangchendzongha', Yuksom is consecrated by the presence of majestic snow peaked mountains, monasteries, etc. Yuksom was the ancient capital of Sikkim, and also holds the tag of being a sacred site, symbolically representing the "third eye of Sikkim".

2.Nathula Pass

An important pass on the crossroads of the Indo-China border, Nathula Pass forms a part of an offshoot of the recent Silk Road. Things haven’t modified much and therefore the pass still indulges passing tourists in just about the same way because it once catered to traders and merchants. Take a visit to Nathula Pass to flee the monotonous uncleanness of the big city life. however before you do, here’s a fast reality file regarding this lovely pass. scan on to know a lot of regarding one of the scariest roads in india. The Nathula Pass height is 4310 m.

Nathula Pass is found fifty four km east of Gangtok, the capital of geographic region. the only way to reach the pass is thru a drive from Gangtok. durable vehicles like Innova, Bolero, and Scorpio ar offered for rent in Gangtok. you'll be able to also share a cab till Nathula Pass with alternative tourists. The road from Gangtok to Nathula Pass is steep and slippery. it's decent maintained, except in a very few places. refer to the Nathula Pass map whereas driving to the pass.


Namchi is blessed with fresh air which is fragmented with the aroma of lush flora. The beautiful sight of snowcapped mountains and the woodland mountain valleys adds to the scenery and makes it an important spot amongst the places to visit in South Sikkim.


Located at a height of around 10,100 feet on the rugged terrain of the lower Himalayas in East Sikkim, Zuluk or Dzuluk is a small village beside a winding road. It was once a transit point to the historic Silk Route from Tibet to India. It is relatively an emerging and offbeat destination in East Sikkim. This small village accommodates a population of around 700 people. There is also an Indian Army base at Zuluk, which has been used as a transit camp for the army movement to the Chinese border, a few kilometres away. It is the very first village within this whole Silk Route circuit to offer home-stay facilities for tourists. Zuluk itself does not offer views of the snow peaks but only 14 kms away the Thambi View Point offers a panoramic view of the entire Mt. Kanchenjungha range

5.Teesta River

A different one among places to visit in Sikkim, Teesta River is stunning to look at when it is frozen in winters. During spring, however, the river is shimmering in the sun rays and displays a perfect habitat for blooming flowers.

6.Singalila National Park

The jungles in the east are treasure houses to the most precious and strange flora and fauna. One such treasure in the east is Singalila National Park in West Bengal. Established in 1986, the park is one of the few places on earth where you will come across Red Panda.

The incandescent view of Kanchenjunga Massif adorn the clear blue skies above the park. Each and every turn unfurls a pleasant surprise of wilderness and scenic beauty. Located in the Eastern Himalayas, you get the virgin views of the mountains spanning from Nepal to Bhutan.

7.Gurudongmar Lake

Just after crossing Thangu, all signs of civilisation disappear as the road climbs to the spectacular Tibetan plateau. Near the army check post is one of the highest cafés in the world, it is run by the army, and is located at around 15000 ft (4500 m). This point is well above the tree line, and there is no vegetation. The landscape is plain and smooth, and it is hard to believe you are more than 4700 m above sea level.It is a snowy desert, brown terrain speckled with smooth snowy peaks. After covering 30 odd km from Thangu, the road makes one final ascent to reach Gurudongmar Lake. Rapidly fluttering prayer flags welcome the visitor, and the fine sight of the turquoise green waters of the lake can be considered divine. It is a jewel amid crested peaks. There is a ‘Sarva Dharma Sthal’ near the lake, a place for people from all religions to come and pray. 
There is a legend about formation of Gurudongmar Lake, considered to be blessed by Guru Rinpoche while others say it is blessed by Guru Nanak. The water of the lake is regarded as sacred, and it is believed that a small part of the lake doesn't freeze even in the winter. Visitors are advised to reach Gurudongmar Lake early and start the return journey around noon as the wind really picks up after that. At 5140 m (17000 ft), it is one of the highest lakes in India (and the world), and the high altitude means no strenuous physical activity should be undertaken at the lake. Beware of AMS. 
In the serene surroundings, red prayer flags flutter against the backdrop of the pristine green blue waters of the lake, while white peaks stand proud against spotless azure blue skies. The waters of Gurudongmar Lake are also the source of the River Teesta.

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