Tucked away in the lap of the gorgeous Himalayas, Sikkim has the type of vibes which will soothe your mind and soul. Being the gateway to the North-Eastern corridor of India, your Sikkim tour will not only greet you with its enchanting beauty, but it also offers an engrossing list of various things to do and places to visit as well. If you are planning a Sikkim tour, here is a list of 5 best places to include in your Sikkim tour that makes it just the perfect place for a wonderful as well as blissful holiday.
The capital city of Sikkim- Gangtok is located in the Eastern Himalayas and is said to be one of the kaleidoscopic tourist destinations of Sikkim. Whether you are looking for serene beauty, gurgling rivers, lush forests or mental peace, Gangtok tour package will cuddle up your Sikkim tour. If you are a nature lover, a holiday in this scenic city is just enough to fulfill all your wishes. Sikkim has enough attractions for the adventure lovers as well, you can enjoy cable car rides, head up for river rafting, go for mountain biking and various other activities in Gangtok.
If you are an ardent fan of the captivating and surreal Himalayan Range, then Pelling is the destination for you. From this town, you can have the best views of the Himalayas and also the Kanchenjunga Peak which guarantee to make your Sikkim tour the time of your life. Located at a height of 7,200ft above the sea level, this scenic town is bestowed with several waterfalls, natural beauty, breath-taking views and other adventure options like – rafting, kayaking, trekking, mountain biking and many more.
Lachung has number of reasons to make you fall in love with it. Number one being its location which is at an enthralling height of 8,610ft that makes it the most popular snow-destination in Sikkim, it’s pure and surreal beauty makes it one of most scenic as well as charming tourist places in Sikkim. Located in the northern part of Sikkim this quaintly charming mountain village is adorned with the immaculate beauty of the Lachung Chu River and is also well known for the Lachung Gompa.
Located at a distance of 92km from Gangtok- at a height of 1,675m above the sea level this gorgeous city of Namchi will leave you stunned. More than tourism, Namchi is considered as a main pilgrimage centre for the Buddhists. The Namchi Monastery is considered one of the most important pilgrimage sites. Tendong Hill and Ralong Monasteries are the pre-dominant and have historic importance of their own. This city also has a 108ft Lord Shiva statue which is visited a large number of Hindu devotees.
Located at an elevation of 3,500m, this heavenly scenic valley is the home to various exotic, rare and wild flowers. It is often said that the one who visits this quintessential valley often gets pleasantly affected by the treacherous colors and alluring beauty of this place. The best time to visit this valley is during monsoons when the entire valley blooms at its best and displays the most magical colors of the nature. Primrose, cobra-lilie, cinquefoils and lousewort’s are some of the most commonly found species in Yumthang.