Sikkim is one of the most scenic and beautiful state in north east India. It is home to India’s highest mountain Kanchenjunga and to Himalayan glaciers, steep valleys, alpine meadows, sky scraping mountains and there are plenty other places to visit in Sikkim. Whenever you are planning to visit Sikkim, make sure below destinations are in your list.
Gangtok – #1 in places to visit in Sikkim
Gangtok is a beautiful snow covered hill station and is the capital city of Sikkim. It is on the top of the list of best places to visit in Sikkim because of its immense natural beauty and scenic view points. Another main attraction of Gangtok is Tsomgo Lake which is few kilometers away from Gangtok. You can enjoy Yak rides, various species of wild flowers and the rocky adventurous roads.
Nathula Pass is connects India and Tibet and is a part of very famous historic Silk Road. The main attractions are Yak rides, India China border, Exhibition centre of Indian Army and a beautifully built war memorial. The place is a must visit place for every tourist to cherish the beauty of the Himalayas and witness the historic importance of the place.
Yumthang Valley – The valley of flowers
Yumthang valley is a very beautiful valley surrounded by snow covered mountains. You must also visit Gurudongmar Lake near Yumthang for a wonderful experience for the frozen Lake. The place is well known for its picturesque journey and peaceful silence in the lap of nature.
Lachung is a small town situated at a distance of around 120 kilometers from Gangtok. The journey from Gangtok to Lachung will be the most scenic journey ever as you will be crossing through pine forests and number of waterfalls. The Teesta River flows alongside the entire route and chilling at the riverside will be priceless experience. You must also visit Zero point and Lachung monastery on the way.