Sikkim has an abundance of beauty. This quaint state is filled with a number of tourist attractions in each of its towns and cities.
The state of Sikkim is bordered by China, Nepal, and Bhutan and it is one of the last Himalayan Shangrilas. Until 1975, the state was an independent kingdom when it was taken over by India.
Sikkim earlier was said to be the most inaccessible area to visit in India. But in today’s time, there are lots of transport facilities available to visit the state. It certainly is one of the most energetic and refreshing places to be it. Sikkim is a very soothing place to the soul, owing to the beauty of the mountains and ancient Tibetan Buddhist culture.
In addition to that, its crystal clear lakes surrounded by flowery paddocks and the gushing valleys that carve their way through the snowy hills amidst the lush green fields are few of its mesmerizing natural attributes. This surely will entice you as a tourist to must visit the plethora of attractions in the state.
The attractions in the state vary from adventure activities like rafting and trekking in the lakes and on the mountains to visiting renowned monasteries and adoring the culture and architecture.
The Goecha-La trek is one of the most challenging treks and many trekkers come to Sikkim to experience this adrenaline-fueled activity. This unbeatable trek is also said to have a mesmerizing trail that is all rewards if you manage to complete the journey.
Your next adventure attraction in Sikkim is River Rafting at the Teesta River. The rapids of the Teesta will leave you thrilled and will boost your adrenaline to the next level.
Then there is the Buddha Park, situated on the way to Ralong Monastery. It is located just around another very famous attraction in Sikkim, the Maenam Wildlife Sanctuary. The park holds a beautiful statue of Sakyamuni Buddha, which is visible from any part of South Sikkim.
There is also the Temi Tea Garden that stretches across 440 acres of sloped land. The place is stupendously beautiful with Mt. Kanchenjunga in its background.
The Pemayangtse Monastery is also a great attraction to visit in Sikkim. It is supplemented with amazing wall paintings, sculptures and the gold plated statue of Guru Padmasambhava.
Also, just about 30 km away from Pelling there is the Khecheopalri village. It is known to be a popular tourist destination because of its very famous Khecheopalri Lake. In fact, the lake is considered sacred by the locals.
Another great attraction in Sikkim is the Nathula Pass. It is a mountain pass in the North Eastern Himalayas and also the Indo-Chinese border is nestled there. The pass serves as the trade link between India and China. It is said that the Nathula Pass is among the highest passes accessible by tourists via road.
This makes Sikkim a favourite amongst tourists. It comes as a package, which makes of memorable experiences on your tour. We have further compiled a list of attractions in the state for you, which will help you create your itinerary.