Sikkim is a beautiful destination tucked in the laps of the North East. The state has immense natural flora and fauna, which would sooth you from the tiredness of your daily hustle bustle.
The state has a population of only 6,13,000 inhabitants and it is the least populated state in India. Although it is known to be the 2nd smallest state after Goa it definitely has a plethora of destinations to explore. The destinations give you a window into the states various cultural and natural resources and also boasts of the only open land border between India and China.
The state is divided into 4 districts; East Sikkim, West Sikkim, North Sikkim and South Sikkim. The destinations in Sikkim are to die for. Be it Lachen or Darjeeling, Pelling or Yuksom, the cities and towns have a long list of attractions to offer. They cater to each and every kind of tourist; solo traveller, couples, family or even a group of friends. In fact, these destinations are also the perfect landing for an old couple to sit on the porch of their hotel room and adore the surroundings. One can also experience the bliss of snowfall in the state. The snowfall enriches the charm of these destinations.
The capital city of Sikkim, Gangtok carries loads of goodies in itself. It boats of snaky roads and gigantic mountains with the touch of spiritualism in the form of monasteries.
There is also Yuksom, which is a historical town and was once the capital of the state. The town’s highlight is that it is the entry point of Kanchenjunga National Park.
You also should not miss out on Lachen, which is a picturesque mountain village. The village offers some of the best views of the state with snow-covered mountain peaks and grassy terrains. This can definitely inspire the adventure junkies and trekkers to go for the challenging trails of Mt Pandim, Mt Kabru, Mt Simvo, Mt Jopuno, Mt Khangchendzonga and Mt Siniolchu.
The village is also a base point for Chopta Valley, Tso Lhamu Lake and Gurudongmar Lake. Just around Lachen is Lachung, which is famous for its wildlife.
Also, Ravangla’s beauty and wildlife are equally mesmerizing. The town is considered to be a paradise for the nature lovers, which offers outstanding mountain views.
Another among the several must see destinations in Sikkim is Namchi. Known to be the cultural capital of the state, people from all over the world come here to witness the popular Namchi Mahotsav.
The state is not all about nature, the adventure enthusiasts are in for a treat too. Most of the destinations offer skiing and snow-boarding activities and one of them is Pelling. The blanket of snow in Sikkim provides the perfect setting for skiing. The state is blessed with many such places with the scenic view of the Himalayas.
Sikkim is a hub of destinations that consists of a never-ending list of fun activities, historical sites, cultural and spiritual bases and much more. But all said and done, the place is only fun when visited at least once in your lifetime. We have compiled a list of Sikkim tours for you that have an in-depth description of your itinerary and destinations to visit in Sikkim.