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  • Are you surfing the web for places to visit in Sikkim? This minimally extended state on the geographical landscape of India is a delight for travellers. Away from the hustle of urban spirits that we are all raised in, there's quite some solace and harmony that Sikkim bestows in its air. This is the reason, Sikkim plays host to innumerable travellers and tourists each year who take the off-roads and believe in exploring the places beyond the commercialized ones.

    Talking about such places, Sikkim is legendary for monasteries that promise peacefulness. A Rumtek monastery, Ralang monastery, and Lingdum monastery are ones where you can find yourself at peace. Monks practice their rituals and offer prayers and can often be taken into conversations for spiritual recourse. Sikkim tourist places are known for their picturesque terrains and historic values and culture.

    Buddhism as a religion is practised here among the locals largely and hence reflections of the Buddhism in places and people prevails predominantly. Sikkim tourist spots look majestic when densely covered in flora and fauna in the bloom season. Speaking of this, the Yumthang Valley of Flowers is a place that is bound to win your heart.

    As quite the name says it all, Yumthang Valley of Flowers is a pure treat to the eyes given the wide variety of flowers that bloom there in full swing. This place is a great attraction in Sikkim with its natural splendour that leaves visitors enthralled as areas brim with beauty and the added pleasant weather.
    Other phenomenal places to see in Sikkim include River Teesta which is ideal for river rafting for adventure junkies and the Tashi View Point which on a clear sunny day will leave you enchanted as can see the entire Kanchenjunga range from this point. Also here, do not miss making a visit to the Singalila National Park and Khangchendzonga National Park.

    The Kanchenjunga National Park is house to a variety of wild animals like Himalayan Tahr, musk deer, snow leopard, Himalayan black bear, Tibetan antelope etc. From our platform, travel fanatics can explore different tours and treks that excellently cover areas of Gangtok, Darjeeling & Siliguri thus offering a wholesome travel experience. Come to explore the beauty of this North Eastern state in all its glory!

    Here is a list of some best places to visit in Sikkim: 

    1. Tsomgo Lake
    2. Rumtek Monastery
    6. Rumtek Monastery
    7. Tashi View Point
    8. Namgyal Institute of Tibetology
    9. Pelling
    10. Nathula Pass
  • Must Visit Places in Sikkim

  • 01Goechala


    Standing at a height of about 4,940 m above sea level, the high mountain pass of Goechala (Goecha La) is one of the best places to visit in Sikkim. Being in the proximity of some of the highest mountains of the Himalayas, the pass is an amazing destination for all the trekkers visiting Sikkim. The best thing about this place is the beautiful view of Mt. Kanchenjunga’s southeast face.

    The view from the pass is so breathtakingly beautiful that it was featured on the back of the 100 Rupee note of India. Acting as the base of the summit for Kanchenjunga, this place is a must visit for the beauty of it.

    Location- Sikkim, India

    Best time to visit- April to June, and September to October

    Price: 14800 per person for the trek.

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  • 02Gurudongmar Lake

    This Sikkim tourist place is located at an altitude of 17100 feet, the Gurudongmar Lake is one of the world’s 15 highest lakes and India’s second highest one. This lake has become a prime tourist destination in India because of its breathtaking beauty. The Gurudongmar Lake is located 121 km away from Gangtok, and close to a small town named Lachen.

    It’s recommended that you spend the night in this town so you can visit the lake very early in the morning. That’s when the entire scene bursts into colour with the rising sun. The lake has religious significance for both Buddhists and Hindus.

    Location: 121 km from Gangtok, en route to Lachen.

    Best Time to Visit: Summer and autumn.

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  • 04Nathula Pass

    Nathula Pass is located at a height of 14140 feet and this is the best place to be for the trekking enthusiasts when visiting Sikkim. The border trade market, Sherathang, is a popular place where tourists can buy different kinds of Tibetan items for a cheap price. This Sikkim point of interest is famous among travelers.

    Near to that, there is a tiny place called Kupup. It always stays under clouds, which surely will be a nice experience for you. The view from the Nathula Pass is remarkable too.

    Location: 52 km from Gangtok.

    Best Time to visit: May to October. It’s open for public from Wednesday to Saturday.

    Price: The permit costs Rs. 200 per person.

  • 05Tsomgo Lake

    The Tsomgo Lake, also popular as the Changu Lake, is a water body made of a glacier. Located at the altitude of 12310 feet, the Tsomgo Lake is one of Sikkim’s prime tourist attractions. The lake is located 35 km from Gangtok, en route to the Nathula Pass.

    This is one of India’s highest altitude lakes and it’s known for its natural beauty. The sight of the surrounding snow cover hills reflecting on the Tsomgo Lake is one memory that you can cherish forever. The lake is about 1 km long and it’s shaped like an egg.

    Location: 35 km from Gangtok.

    Best Time to Visit: Summer, autumn, and winter seasons.

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  • 06Pelling

    Pelling is the second most visited town after Gangtok in Sikkim. One of the reasons for that it has been developed quite fast to become a tourist destination. With some wonderful hotels and sightseeing opportunities, Pelling surely is a place to stay. 

    At an altitude of 6800 feet, Pelling is mostly covered in thick forests and a varied wildlife. Changey and Khangchendzonga waterfalls are two main tourist attractions in the town and you can visit them in one day. Pelling is perfect for travellers who like to discover a town on foot.

    Location: West Sikkim.

    Best Time to visit: All year except for the rainy season, July to September.

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  • 07Lachung

    This Sikkim tourist place is located at a height of 8600 feet, Lachung is a tiny village that has become a tourist destination for the beautiful sights that surround it. It takes more than 6 hours to reach here from Gangtok because the road isn’t always in good condition. 

    However, what makes up for that is the scenic beauty that accompanies you throughout the journey. The beautiful Lachung Monastery is one of the places in the area that you can visit. Don’t forget to explore Lachung on foot to discover the village closely.

    Location: 118 km from Gangtok.

    Best Time to visit: April to May is the best time to visit. Early December is a good time too.

  • 08Rumtek Monastery

    Located 23 km from Gangtok, the Rumtek Monastery is the largest Gompa in the state of Sikkim. The beauty of this monastery reflects the cultural and religious traditions of Buddhism and the country itself. For ages, the Rumtek Monastery has been known for spreading the teachings of Buddha.

    It’s the most important shrine for the Tibetan Buddhist in Sikkim and it’s visited by both religious and spiritually driven tourists from around the globe. However, even if you don’t belong to that group, you should visit this place for its beauty and historical value. This Sikkim point of interest is famous among tourist around the world.

    Location: Dharma Chakra Centre.

    Best Time to visit: Summer 8 AM to 5 PM and Winter 10 AM to 5 PM.

  • 09Teesta River

    Teesta river is the main river of the state of Sikkim and divides its region from that of the state of West Bengal. Covering a total course of 309 km before meeting the mighty Brahmaputra, the river passes through the cities of Rangpo, Jalpaiguri and Kalimpong, where it has a high importance as the main source of living.

    Originating from a high altitude lake in the North Sikkim and the Teesta Kangse Glacier at the height of 7068m, the river is also a great source of adventure as there are a number of locations where you can enjoy rafting in the river.

    Location: Sikkim and parts of West Bengal

    Best time to visit: Throughout the year

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  • 10Zuluk

    There are many charming small villages in Sikkim and Zuluk is one of the best ones among them. Located at a height of 10100 feet, Zuluk is popular for having an Army Base and having been blessed by stunning sights. 

    With a population of only 700 people, the lazy village is the perfect place to walk around and relax. When you are there, visit the Thambi View Point, 14 km away, for a sight of the Mt. Kanchenjunga. During August to September, the place is covered in bright wildflowers. Travellers around the world visit this place making it one of the best Sikkim tourist place. 

    Location: East Sikkim.

    Best Time to visit: August to September to enjoy the flowers. January to April to enjoy the snow.

  • 11Kanchenjunga Base Camp

    Kanchenjunga Base Camp

    Located at the height of almost 14,000ft above sea level, the Kanchenjunga Base camp is one of the best Sikkim tourist places and a heaven for all the adventurers. Together forming one of the most beautiful parts of the Himalayas, the Kanchenjunga range is one of the most picturesque regions of Sikkim, and all that can be seen in utmost clarity and mightiness from the base camp.

    The real adventure for people is to see the third highest mountain in the world up close to here, and that is why this place is worth the visit at least once in a lifetime.

    Location: Dzongri, Sikkim

    Best time to visit: April to June and Mid September to October.

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  • 12Singalila National Park

    This national park is one of the places to visit in Sikkim that you must not miss. The park is located on the uphill ground, starting from 7900 feet and going as high as 12000 feet. This national park is a part of the trekking route between Sandakphu to Phalut. Apart from its collection of wildlife, the view from the park is mesmerizing too.

    Location: Singalila Ridge, Darjeeling District.

    Best Time to visit: March to May and October to early December.

    Price: Entry fee is Rs. 100 and car safari is Rs. 100 per person. You need to pay an extra Rs. 100 to carry your still camera and Rs. 400 for a video camera.

  • 13Namgyal Institute of Tibetology

    Namgyal Institute of Tibetology is one of the world’s most important Tibetan culture and language research institutes. The institution is also a museum and a library where you can see a diverse collection of Tibetan books and items. In February 1957, the 14th Dalai Lama had laid its foundation stones and it was made operational the following year. 

    The main building has traditional Tibetan architecture and it surely is one of the most beautiful Tibetan buildings in Sikkim. One of the most prominent things about this institution is its collection of the translations of Lord Buddha’s original teachings. You can also find articles of world-famous Buddhist scholars.

    Location: Deorali, Gangtok.

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  • 14Tashi View Point

    The Tashi View Point is located 6 km away from the main city of Gangtok. The tourists, who visit the capital of Sikkim, must check this viewpoint out for the spectacular sight it offers. On clear days, you can see the entire Kanchenjunga from the Tashi View Point. 

    During sunrise, the sky paints the mountains with the brightest of colours. If you can wake up early then don’t miss that phenomenon. You can also see the Phodong and Labrang monasteries from this viewpoint.

    Location: Tashi, Gangtok.

    Best Time to visit: 6 AM to 6 PM.

    Price: It has no fee but you can use their telescope for Rs.10.

  • 15Pemayangtse Monastery

    This beautiful monastery is sure one of the most attractive places to visit in Sikkim and its location contributes to that. At a higher end of Western Sikkim, this small but very popular monastery is located and visited by a huge number of tourists every year. 

    During the time of spring to summer, when the sky is clear, you will witness here the majestic backdrop of the Himalayan range which turns this white and gold building into a shinning piece of architecture. The Pemayangtse Monastery is almost 300 years old.

    Location: Pemayangtse, near Pelling.

    Best Time to Visit: Spring to summer.

  • 16Phodong Monastery

    Phodong Monastery

    The Phodong Monastery is one of the 6 most important monasteries in the state of Sikkim. Located on a ridge, the monastery is popularly known for its religious importance and architectural beauty. 

    Although the Phodong Monastery was first built in the early 18th century, you won’t be able to call its age because it has been reconstructed over time. The new architecture is rather new, but it’s still one of the most visually stunning places of worship in Sikkim. There are currently more than 250 monks living here.

    Location: Phodong, about 40 km from Gangtok.

    Best Time to visit: 9 AM to 5 PM

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  • 17Yumthang Valley of Flowers

    If you are looking for the best places to visit in Sikkim then do not forget to add the Yumthang Valley of Flowers to your list. The valley of flowers is located at a height of 11800 feet and it’s about 150 km from Gangtok. 

    As the name suggests, the Yumthang Valley is covered in a grand variety of flowers, which surely is a treat for your eyes. The Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary is located in this valley and is a must-visit attraction.

    Location: Lachung, North Sikkim.

    Best Time to visit: April to June is the best time to visit. It remains closed during winters because of snowfall.

  • 18Namchi

    If you are looking for the best places to visit in Sikkim then you need to include Namchi in your tour plan. When it comes to cultural tourism, the name Namchi is rapidly becoming an important centre of attraction and a place of religious importance.

    There are some wonderful local attractions, including Namchi Rock Garden, Samdruptse Monastery, Char Dham, and Namchi Helipad. Namchi is surrounded by mountain ranges and greenery. If you love to taste new dishes then visit this place during October when the food festival is held.

    Location: South Sikkim.

    Best Time to visit: March to May and September to November.

  • 19Yuksom


    Yuksom is a beautiful small village in Western Sikkim. This Sikkim tourist place is also known for its lushness and cultural significance. However, the main crowd in Yuksom is of the trekkers beacuse it’s the main gateway to the Mount Kanchenjunga base camp, hence, a lot of different treks start from this village. 

    Other than that, there are some popular sightseeing spots in Mount Yuksom too. You surely need to visit the Norbugang Park, Tashi Tenka, Kathok Wodsallin Gompa, and Dubdi Gompa. The view of the snow-covered mountain range is an added advantage.

    Location: Geyzing subdivision, West Sikkim.

    Best Time to visit: March to June.

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  • 20Singalila


    If you enjoy trekking then the Singalila trek is surely one thing that will make your trip to Sikkim more enjoyable. The challenging routes will lead you to one of the most beautiful destinations in the state and are among one of the best Sikkim tourists places.

    The great Mt Everest and Kanchenjunga peaks open up to your sight with all their majestic glory. For that view alone, you can go on to this trekking trip. You will see more than 20 other peaks on the route.

    Location: Singalila Ridge, Darjeeling District.

    Best Time to visit: April to May and October to November.

    Price: All the necessities, including permits, lodging, food, and travel, will cost about 16000 per person.

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  • 21Green Lake Trek

    Green Lake Trek

    This is one of the places to visit in Sikkim that is for the adventure enthusiasts. The best thing about this Green Lake Trek is that it’s still unknown to most travellers. Only the dedicated trekkers are aware of this fabulous journey. 

    Hence, you can expect a trail that hasn’t been taken on by many tourists. This Sikkim tourist place is located at a height of 16180 feet and the view from there can be cherished for ages. The trek is moderately tough but also tricky at some points. Having some experience will help you.

    Location: Himalaya.

    Best Time to visit: April to October.

    Price: 65000 per person.

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  • Other Places to Visit in Sikkim

  • 22Ravangla

    Ravangla is one of the places to visit in Sikkim where you can relax and spend a few days befriending nature. Located at an altitude of 7000 feet, Ravangla is a little sleepy town. If you love nature then you surely need to visit this town. 

    Apart from enjoying the scenery, you can also visit many sightseeing attractions here. Buddha Park, Palchen Choeling Monastic Institute, Old Ralang Monastery, Ralong Hot Water Springs, Doling Gompa, Rayong Sunrise View Point, and Mangrum Gompa View Point are only some of the things to see. You can also trek to Maenam Hill.

    Location: South Sikkim.

    Best Time to visit: Summer, autumn, and spring. Early winter is good too.

  • 23Dodrul Chorten 

    Standing on a hillock, the Chorten is one of the largest stupas in Sikkim. The golden top of the Chorten Stupa can be seen from many different points in Gangtok. If you are going by car then you will have to get down at the bottom of the hillock and then climb the steep but short pathway that leads to the stupa. 

    According to a legend, the area was once haunted by spirits, then, in 1946, a lama of Tibet, Trulshik Rinpoche built the Chorten Stupa and freed the place of the spirits. It’s one of the most important stupas in Sikkim.

    Location: Tadong, Gangtok.

    Price: Entry is free, however, if you wish you can make a small donation.

  • 24Jawaharlal Nehru Botanical Garden

    The Jawaharlal Nehru Botanical Garden houses a huge variety of orchids and trees. It’s one of the places where you can find different varieties of oak trees. The garden is located near the Rumtek Monastery, so, it sees quite a good number of visits. 

    However, the Jawaharlal Nehru Botanical Garden itself is a wonderful place, decorated with lots of greenery and colourful flowers. Visit the greenhouses to see the rare orchids.

    Location: Near Rumtek, Gangtok.

    Best Time to visit: 8 AM to 6:30 PM, all days. March to May and October to mid-December are the best times to visit.

    Price: Rs. 10 per person.

  • 25Ganesh Tok

    Located only 6 km from Gangtok, Ganesh Tok is a viewpoint. It’s located at a height of 6500 ft, and from here you can get the mesmerizing sight of snow covered mountain peaks. There is also a tiny Lord Ganesha temple with the viewpoint. 

    If you want to let in the beauty of an open sky and long stretches of the white mountain then the Ganesh Tok is the place to be for you. You get a lovely bird’s eye view of Gangtok from there.

    Location: Ditchling Area, Gangtok.

    Best Time to visit: 6 AM to 7 PM.

    Price: Entry is free. You can rent traditional clothing for Rs. 40 per person.

  • 26Kanchenjunga National Park

    The stunningly beautiful Kanchenjunga National Park was declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the year 2016. Since then, the crowd drive to the park has increased significantly. During your visit to Gangtok, you must make time to go to the Kanchenjunga National Park. Declared as a national park in 1977, this tourist destination is known for its huge collection of wildlife. 

    Apart from Himalayan tahr, musk deer, snow leopard, Himalayan black bear, Tibetan antelope, barking deer, red panda, flying squirrel, and different kind of birds, there are also many varieties of medicinal plants.

    Location: It’s located in North Sikkim.

    Best Time to visit: March to May and September to mid-December.

  • 27Sikkim Himalayan Zoological Park

    This is one of the Sikkim tourist places that children and adults can enjoy equally. The animals in the zoo are kept in their natural habitats. However, it has been made sure that they can’t cross their area for the safety of the visitors. You can explore park either on foot or you can rent a car.

    Location: Bulbulay, East Sikkim, Gangtok.

    Best Time to visit: 9 AM to 4 PM, every day but Thursday.

    Price: Entry fee is Rs. 25 per adult and for children Rs. 10. Small cars have an entry fee of Rs. 40 when the fee for larger cars is Rs. 100.

  • 28Zemu Glacier

    People, who go on the Green Lake Trek, find the Zemu Glacier on their way. This glacier is 26 km long and located on the east side of Kanchenjunga. You can reach it only by trekking, and it’s surely one of the most adventurous treks you can do in Sikkim. This is surely loved by all the travellers making it one of the best Sikkim tourist place.

    The snow-covered mountain-way is exciting and it challenges the daredevil in you. The Zemu Glacier is the main source of River Teesta, which is the most important river in Sikkim. You will surely enjoy a group trek to the top of the Zemu Glacier.

    Location: East of Kanchenjunga.

    Price: 65,000 per person.

  • 29Taste Of Sikkim Restaurant

    Restaurants aren’t often considered as tourist attractions, but, when it comes to places to visit in Sikkim, the Taste Of Sikkim Restaurant surely is one. It’s one of the best places to be in the market area when you are hungry. 

    It might sound strange, but the Taste of Sikkim Restaurant becomes even more wonderful when there’s no electricity and you eat in the candlelit tables. The experience of the always-smiling staff serving you the best momos, soup, and noodles is really soothing. It also has an open door policy for local musicians.

    Location: Ralong Road, Ravangla Bazar.

    Price: 10 AM to 9 PM.

  • 309ine Native Cuisine Restaurant

    There are many attractions in Sikkim and it surely is tiring to travel all day. At one point, you have to stop to rest and eat, and that’s where the 9ine Native Cuisine Restaurant comes in. 

    This is one of the most popular restaurants in Gangtok, mainly known for its traditional Tibetan cuisines. It also offers other international dishes. Apart from the momos and thukpa, they also serve a wide variety of local dishes. Once you eat here, you will know the real taste of Sikkim.  

    Location: M G Marg, Gangtok.

    Price: On average, one person can eat here for Rs. 200 or less.

  • 31Taste Of Tibet Restaurant

    Because of its great location and the reputation as an authentic eatery, the Taste Of Tibet Restaurant has become a popular place to eat among the tourists and locals alike. The restaurant has kept it simple in terms of decoration and paid more attention to serving you the best authentic Tibetan dishes. This Sikkim tourist place is loved by all the travellers coming to this places.

    In here, you must order the chicken shapale which is their speciality. However, they specialize in almost all local cuisines. Food at Taste Of Tibet Restaurant is rather cheap but they haven’t made any compromise with the quality.

    Location: MG Marg, Vishal Gaon, Gangtok

    Best Time to visit: 11 AM to 8:30 PM.

    Price: Rs. 300 per person.

  • 32Hanuman Tok

    Built as a tribute to the Hindu Lord Hanuman, this beautiful temple is frequented by countless tourists every year. It is widely believed that Lord Hanuman rested here briefly when he was carrying Sanjeevani to Lanka. The temple falls into the care of the Indian Army, which has maintained it remarkably. The ambience is amplified by the mellifluous religious music that graces the temple. 

    The temple also opens up to mesmerising views of the bordering valleys and mountains. The highlight of this temple is that it is chaperoned by the mighty Mt. Kanchendzonga!

    Location: Gangtok, Sikkim 737103

    Timing: The temple is open from 07:00 AM to 09:00 PM every day

    Entry Fee: No entry fees for visitors.

  • 33Enchey Monastery

    Founded in the 19th century, the monastery was initially owned by Lama Dhrupthob Karpo. It is also marked for its Chinese Pagoda design that makes it an architectural marvel. The monastery was rebuilt in the year 1908 by Kind Sikyong Tulku, however, and is now one of the most visited Sikkim tourist places.

    Its current architecture is in line with China’s sacred mountain, which was known to be the spiritual dwelling of Jampelyang. The northern Buddhists believed him to be the God of Knowledge.

    Location: Enchey Monastery, Gangtok, Sikkim 737117.

    It is a mere 10 minutes’ drive from the main town of Gangtok

    Timings: The monastery is open from 06:00 AM to 04:00 PM every day.

    Entry Fee: No entry fees for visitors.

  • 34Khecheopalri Lake

    The Khecheopalri lake, alternatively known as Kha-Chot-Palri, is shrouded in mystique and mythology, and is believed to be a ‘wish fulfilling lake’. Housed near the rustic village of Khecheopalri, it sits at a dizzying height of 1,700 m and is considered a sacred site by Buddhists. It is visited by many pilgrims and is gaining more popularity amongst tourists.

    Fenced by beautiful lush forests, the lake is home to fascinating aquatic life. Interestingly, leaves are rarely seen afloat on the lake, as birds shrewdly pick them up the instant they hit the surface.

    Location: Khecheopalri Lake, West Sikkim, 737113. It sits at a distance of 27 km from Pelling.

    Timings: The lake is open every day from 06:00 AM to 06:00 PM

    Entry Fee: No entry fees for visitors.

  • 35Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple

    Perched atop a staggering altitude of 13,123 ft., Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple, otherwise known as Baba Mandir, is cradled right between Nathula and Jelepla Pass. Baba Harbhajan Singh was an Indian Army soldier who had died on duty. His soul is believed to roam the surrounding mountains for nearly 50 years now. 

    Many have given accounts of the sightings of Baba Harbhajan, who has been spotted keeping a constant vigil at night, and warning the patrolling soldiers against future attacks. Over time, the site has turned into a pilgrim destination and prayers are regularly offered here.

    Location: Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir, East Sikkim, Sikkim 737131

    Timings: The temple timings are 08:00 AM to 02:30 PM, every day

    Entry Fee: No entry fee is charged to visitors

  • 36Banjhakri Falls and Energy Park

    Banjhakri Waterfall is shaded beautifully within a lush forests sitting at a distance of 8 km from the main town of Gangtok. Part of the Ban Jhakri Park, it is one of the most beautiful and popular Sikkim tourist places. Lined with well-defined trails, footbridges, and gazebos, there reigns a tranquil lake at the centre of which a massive dragon statue sits.

    The roaring waterfall sits atop 100 feet and captivates the senses of all who wander there. The loud roar of the falls has a soothing effect on the mind, while the surrounding greenery enchants your soul.

    Location: Banjhakri Waterfall, Gangtok, Sikkim 737101

    Timings: The park can be visited between 08:00 AM to 06:00 PM every day.

    Entry Fees: There is an admission fee of Rs 50 per person. you have to pay extra for Camera
  • 37Tashiding Monastery

    One of the oldest monasteries in Sikkim, Tashiding stands atop a hill flanked by Rathong Chu and Rangeet river on either side. The architecture of the monastery looks magnificent against the backdrop of the neighbouring Himalayan peaks. Exuding much of the old world charms, it is also a centre of spiritual enlightenment for those who seek it.

    It is believed that the place holds the power to cleanse the sins and wrongdoings of those who seek forgiveness here. Built in the 17th century, the monastery is celebrated for the grand Bhumchhu festival it hosts. Presently, it is home to nearly 70 monks.

    Location: Near Yuksom, Gangtok, Western Sikkim 737101

    Timings: Open every day between 07:00 AM to 07:00 PM

    Entry Fee: No entry fee for visitors.

  • 38Kanchenjunga Falls

    Kanchenjunga Falls is arguably the most stunning of all the Sikkim tourist places. The waters of the fall are believed to flow from the high glaciers of the mighty Mt. Kanchenjunga itself, which is how it got the name. Sheltered deep within dense forests, the waterfall went largely unnoticed by the masses up until the late 90s. 

    It still remains shaded and unexplored, making it the perfect respite for people seeking tranquility in solitude. The expansive verdant greenery of the woods that grace the gushing waterfall is a mesmerising sight to behold.

    Location: It is seated 25 km away from Pelling, and makes for a half hour’s drive.

    Timings: It is open every day for 24 hours.

    Entry Fee: Entry to the waterfall is free of charge.

  • 39Bakthang Waterfall

    One of the most stunning wonders of nature, the Bakthang Falls carry a canvas of the magnificent Himalayas in the back. A mere half hour’s drive away from Gangtok, the place is a dream destination for shutterbugs. Nature lovers and trekking enthusiasts make this place their frequent haunt.

    Flowing from the main water source of Ratey Chu, the gushing falls sing a soothing symphony for visitors. One of the most scenic places to visit in Sikkim, Bakthang Falls should undoubtedly grace the top of your itinerary.

    Location: Bakthang Falls, Gangtok, Sikkim 737103

    Timings: The waterfall is open from 07:00 AM to 06:00 PM every day.

    Entry Fee: No entry fees for visitors.

  • 40Ridge Park

    A scenic flatland that spans just over the town of Gangtok, the Ridge Park is bordered by the White Hall and a beautiful Pagoda top. The park harbours a vast array of plants, flowers, and shrubs, and hosts an annual Orchid show! The rich floral aroma greets you the moment you step in, and your senses are lulled by the vibrant colours of the flowers.

    A botanist’s wildest dream, and a heaven for nature lovers, the Ridge Park is one of the must-see Sikkim tourist places.

    Location: Ridge Park, Ridge Rd, Sungava, Gangtok, Sikkim 737101

    Timings: The place is open every day from 10:00 AM to 05:30 PM

    Entry Fee: No entry fees for visitors, but the Flower exhibition Centre charges a nominal fee of INR 10 per head.

  • 41Casino Mahjong

    Bursting with excitement and entertainment, the posh Casino Mahjong is part of the Mayfair Hotels and Resorts in Sikkim. It is truly one of its kind in India. Lose yourself into the world of innumerable casino games, while enjoying the glamorous ambience that it offers.

    Games like Roulette, Baccarat, Texas Hold’em Poker, Blackjack, Flush, and classic slot machines await you eagerly, making Casino Mahjong one of the most thrilling places to visit in Sikkim.

    Location: Mayfair Spa, Resort and Casino, National Highway 31A, Lower Samdur Block, Ranipool, Sikkim 737135

    Timings: The casino is open every day for 24 hours.

    Entry Fee: The casino charges an entry fee of INR 1500 per person, inclusive of dinner and drinks.

  • 42Yume Samdong

    Amongst the most scenic Sikkim tourist places, Yumesamdong, famous as Zero Point, is seated at a distance of 15 km from Yumthang. Nestled at a dizzying altitude of 4,724 m, Yumesamdong is also the great periphery of civilisation, as no roads lead further than here! The snow-capped bounties watch over the valley and form a striking pair with the azure skies that seem to be perpetually locked in an embrace with the mountains.

    The place showcases Mother Nature at its best, with chilling temperatures, haunting valleys, and towering massifs. You can also choose to spend a day in Lachung Village to witness the native rituals and lifestyle.

    Location: Yumesamdong is located 165 km away from Gangtok

    Entry Fee: The entry here is free of charges.

  • 43Singshore Bridge

    Reigning at a height over above 100 m, the 240 m long Singshore Bridge is the highest bridge in Sikkim, and second highest in Asia! Housed near the quaint Uttarey village, the bridge sits 5 km away from Pelling.

    One of the oldest bridges in Sikkim, it connects two beautiful hills and is convenient for treks. Walking over the bridge fills you with an adventurous zeal, and you can’t help but take in the surrounding greenery with awe. The winds up there are pretty strong, and this only enhances the thrill of it.

    Location: Singshore Bridge, Near Uttarey Village, 5 Km From Pelling, West Sikkim, 737113

    Timings: The bridge is open to visitors from 06:00 AM to 06:00 PM

    Entry Fee: No entry fees for visitors.

  • 44Rabdentse Ruins

    The ruins of Rabdentse in Pelling voice the lost stories of Sikkim. One of the most ancient Sikkim tourist places, the Rabdentse Ruins cannot be missed by history fanatics. This formerly splendid complex was reduced to ruins owing to the Nepalese invasion of the fortress in the 18th century.

    The trail to the site snakes through beautiful forests of chestnut and is a 2 km walk away from the Pemayangtse Monastery. Singing hymns of the forgotten glory of Sikkim, the significance of this unexplored place is inscribed on a small stone tablet that is draped in the ruins.

    Location: Geyzing, Sikkim 737111

    The ruins are situated at a distance of 125 km from the main town of Gangtok.

    Timings: The ruins can be visited anytime between 10:00 AM to 06:00 PM throughout the week.

    Entry Fee: There are no entry fees for visitors.

  • 45Thangu

    Nestled atop a staggering 3,962 m, the spellbinding Thangu Valley is shrouded under a great carpet of snow almost throughout the year. May and June see the entire places dotted with lush alpine flora. Thangu is also base for the famous Chopta valley and Muguthang treks. 

    Graced by the rivers Teesta, Chopta, and Lassur that cut through the valley, there are plenty of mind-boggling views to capture your senses. Flanked by lofty Himalayan massifs on each side, the village of Thangu is a silent little settlement far away from the hustle and bustle of towns and cities. The valley requires a scenic drive of 6 to 7 hours to get to from Gangtok.

    Location: The Valley of Thangu lies 141 Km from Gangtok

  • 46Tso Lhamo Lake

    The picturesque Tso Lhamo Lake rests at a mind-numbing altitude of 5,330 m and is one of the highest lakes in the world. The weather conditions are quite extreme and harsh with sub-zero temperatures, making it difficult to reach for tourists. 

    Majestic snow clad mountains stand guard over the lake, and cast a surreal reflection in its turquoise blue waters! The lake is a source of the Teesta river, and affords breathtaking vistas of the surrounding bounties of nature like never before. The splendour of Tso Lhamo is promises to leave you awestruck. 

    If you’re a nature lover or trekking enthusiast, this is decidedly one of the most striking places to visit in Sikkim.

    Location: The lake sits in North Sikkim, about 184 km away from Gangtok.


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Goecha La Trek

Goecha La is a high mountain pass in the Himalayan range. The trek starts at the sleepy little town of Yuksom in West Sikkim. The town is very pretty with lush green surroundings and a salubrious weather to go with it. You can shop for all supplies at Yuksom before beginning the trek as this is the only place where you will get to buy all your necessary items.

Furthermore, before trekking the Goecha La, you will have to do two things, first make an entry at the local police station and second pay the permit fees at the forest check post. Usually the agencies take care of all these hassles and you will not have to bother about them.

The first phase of the trek to Goecha La will take you from Yuksom to Sachen. Yuksom is situated at an altitude of 5,700 feet and Sachen is situated at an elevation of 7, 200 feet. The trekking trail passes through a route of immense natural beauty. You will come across lush green fields, valley of the Rathong River and thick forests. From Sachen you will need to climb ahead to Tshoka which is at an altitude of 9,650 feet.

This trek is quite enjoyable in the initial phase but becomes tryingly steep towards the later phase. On reaching Bakhim, you can enjoy a spectacular view of the Yuksom valley. As you trek on ahead, you pass through Dzongri and Phedang. You will also be able to enjoy the beauty of some of the densest rhododendron forests in India and get a breathtaking view of the highest mountains in the Himalayan range. You will pass through the beautiful Samiti Lake which will mesmerise you with its sparkling blue waters.

The entire journey from Yuksom to Goecha La is a treat to the eyes. Despite being a test of physical stamina, the route is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful routes that you can come across while trekking in the Himalayas.

Best Season: September- November & March-April
Difficulty Level: Moderate to Challenging
Max. Elevation: 5002 m
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