Sometimes all we need is a short break from our regular city life. There are plenty of serene destinations which can make our holiday peaceful and relaxing. Sikkim is one of those pacifying destinations where people come to witness the miracles of nature in the Himalayan Mountains.
Sikkim is one of the top holiday destinations of north-east India. It offers the visitors some of the best treks of the country encompassing dense forests and breath-taking vistas. Apart from trekking trails, there are many other wonderful places and distinguished experiences which will make your holiday unforgettable in Sikkim. That is why Sikkim tour packages are being sold in a huge quantity.
So, let’s starts a virtual tour to this beautiful state and know about some of the best things which Sikkim holds in its lap.
Things/Places to See in Sikkim:
We usually love to visit the destination which offers us mesmerising views and fascinating panoramas. Spending time near a silvery lake, feeling the fresh breeze on the top of a majestic mountain or the sprinkles of thundering waterfall touching our face is something we all crave for. You can feel all that in Sikkim! Want to know where? Let’s read.
Sikkim is a perfect place for meditation and finding inner peace. People from all over the world come here for visiting the Buddhist monasteries and adoring their unmatchable beauty. The divine hilltops of Sikkim are home to almost 200 ancient monasteries some of which are built centuries ago. One can understand a large part of Sikkim’s life and tradition by visiting these monasteries.
You should visit the main monasteries like Rumtek, Pemayangtse, and Tashiding monastery. You can see murals, paintings, statues and become part of vibrant festivities in these monasteries.
- Nathu La and Tsomgo Lake:
Feeling natural beauty should be there on your list while visiting Sikkim. Nathu La is a major pass way between India and Tibet. You can see the Chinese soldiers on the other side of the barbed wire fence at Nathu La. The ice-covered mountains and thrilling ways will excite your nerves.
Only Indians can travel here, and foreigners need a special permit to visit this pass. You can go up to enjoy the view of one of the highest glacier lakes – Tsomgo Lake. It remains frozen till May due to its high altitude. The views of a frozen lake are much more beautiful than a normal lake. Didn’t believe? Check it out by yourself.
- Flora and Fauna Sanctuaries:
Sikkim is bestowed with not only natural charms but also rich flora and fauna. The variety of birds, flowers, animals and other species will astonish you here. Sikkim is home to almost 450 species of birds, 450 species of orchids and 400 species of butterflies.
It’s the best gift for wildlife admirers and nature lovers.
You should visit Varsey Rhododendron Sanctuary (West Sikkim), Maenam Wildlife Sanctuary (South Sikkim), Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary (near Lachung) and Deorali Orchid Sanctuary (South Gangtok).
- Lachung, Lachen and Yumthang Valley:
The tri combo of three valleys viz. Lachung, Lachen and Yumthang valley will dazzle you with its dramatic pristine panoramas. You need to obtain special permits to visit areas of North Sikkim. Lachung was a trading post between Sikkim and Tibet earlier. Now, it is the base camp for the famous Rhododendron Valley trek.
You can also pay a visit to other popular attractions such as Lachung Monastery, Yumesamdong and the high altitude lake i.e. Gurudongmar Lake here.
Things to Experience in Sikkim:
Thrill seekers also buy Sikkim tour packages for experiencing some of the craziest activities. The mountains make the state of Sikkim a hub of umpteen mountainous activities. Want to know about some exciting experiences which you can get in Sikkim? If yes, then keep scrolling!
The mighty mountains of Sikkim provide an opportunity of trekking to the visitors. You can test the strength of your legs by going for any trek here. From the easiest to the hardest trek, Sikkim covers it all for the trekkers.
Be prepared to cross alluring valleys, steep trails and pass through gushing lakes while trekking in Sikkim. Some of the famous treks are Goecha La Trek, Rhododendron Trek, Dzongri Trek, Sandakphu Trek and Varsey Trek.
- River Rafting:
Rafting through the untamed waves of River Teesta is among the top experiences of Sikkim. The river presents some of the fiercest rapids which make the rafting experience super thrilling for the visitors. Be careful while navigating through the wild rapids as it requires certain experience to perform this task.
You can rest at the riverbank after a stirring water ride. The vistas of paddy fields, deep green forests and white sandy beaches will make the rafting experience enriching.
- Yak Ride:
Yaks are the big animals like cows which live mostly in mountainous areas like Sikkim. They have big fur and sharp longhorns but, trainers tame them for rides in the Tsomgo Lake area. You can hire these decorated animals for exploring the lake and enjoying the views of snow clad mountains.
The bells, string and woollen decorations make the yaks look adorable. People also click pictures while sitting on the yaks.
- Experience Sikkimese Nightlife:
Your trip will be incomplete without partying in the best night clubs of Gangtok. The nightlife of Sikkim is the living example of its fervour and vibrant surroundings. Go to the live music club and let your body lose on the dance floor with every drink!
Get ready to party crazily in the top nightclubs of the city. Believe us; Sikkim entertains the guests even in the darkness of nights! Some of the chief party clubs are Café Live and Loud, Pub 25, X’cape and lounge 31a.
Hence, a tour to Sikkim is all you need to freshen up your mind and get away from your mundane daily life. Go with your life partner, family or friends, Sikkim will treat all with the same ardour. Have a mind-blowing trip!