During vacation time, many people plan a trip to exotic places to enjoy and see unparallel natural beauty. Sikkim is one of those serene, perfect places where you will get to see glorious mountains, crystal clear lakes, gushing valleys etc. Here, are the best places in Sikkim you must visit if you plan a trip to the state:
Gangtok is the largest town in Sikkim. Many tourists love to visit this place in summers and spring. Best places to visit Gangtok are Rumtek Monastery, Nathula Pass, Hanuman Tok, Khangchendzonga Biosphere Reserve, Namchi, Khangchendzonga etc. It is also known as the dream place of nature sight lovers.
Tsomgo Lake known as Changu Lake and it is located at a stunning altitude of 12,300 feet. This lake remains frozen during winters and turns into one of the crowded venues during Guru Purnima/Raksha Bandhan festival. Alpine forests give the golden touch to its beauty. You will get an amazing experience when you take a yak ride and eat hot noodles there.
Lachung is one of the best hill stations in Sikkim. This place looks like a heaven during the winter season as it gets fully covered in snow. Many tourists come to this place from October to May to spend some quality time. Best places to visit in Lachung are Yume Samdong, Yumthang valley, and Lachen valley.
After Gangtok, Pelling is the most famous place in Sikkim and is located at an altitude of 7,200 feet. It gives an eye-pleasing view whenever it gets covered in snow. This is also known as one of the best places for trekking. Best places to visit in Pelling are Pemayangtse Monastery, Sanga Choeling Monastery, Sewaro Rock Garden, Rani Dhunga, Kanchenjungha Falls, and the Khecheopalri Lake.
Yumthang Valley is also known as the ‘Valley of Flowers’ and located at an altitude of 11,693 feet. It is famous for having about twenty-four species of Rhododendron. Many tourists visit this place from February to June because it is covered in countless flowers. Yumthang witnesses very heavy snowfall from December to March but tourists are not allowed to visit this place because of the safety reasons.
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