Top 8 Places to Visit in Sikkim


Sikkim's capital, Gangtok, is one of the most popular hill stations in India. Located 1650 meters above sea level, the town provides amazing views of Mt. Kanchenjunga on bright sunny days.

2. Yumthang Valley

Yumthang Valley is the most famous part of North Sikkim. It is situated 140 km north from Gangtok. It is also known as the “Valley of flowers.” It is one of the rare and exotic places with hot springs, river, yaks and green meadows.

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3. Lachung

Lachung is a hill town in the state of North Sikkim, located at an altitude of approximately 8,858 feet. Lachung is located in a deep valley, on the steep bank of Lachung river, a tributary of Tista river, in the foothills of Himalayas.

4. Tsomgo lake

The Tsomgo Lake, also called Changu Lake, is situated between the mountains at an altitude of 12400 ft. It is among the few high altitude lakes in India. The lake is situated on the road between Gangtok and Nathu La.

5. Nathula Pass 

Nathula, one of the world's highest motorable highways, is a mountain pass in the Himalayan range that connects Sikkim and China. Nathu La, located on the Indo-Tibetan border 14450 feet above sea level, is one of the country's most significant Himalayan crossings.

6. Pelling 

Pelling is a small town situated in the western part of the state of Sikkim. Located at 2,150m (7,200ft) above sea level, Pelling is one of the best tourist places in Sikkim.

7. Gurudongmar Lake

Gurudongmar lake is located in the state of Sikkim. The lake is located at 17,100 ft above sea level and is considered as one of the 15 highest lakes of the world.

8. Lachen 

Lachen is a picturesque town located in the northern part of the state of Sikkim. One of the most attractive tourist places in Sikkim, the town of Lachen is famous for Lachung Monastery.

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