This state is called ‘Heaven on Earth’ by people around the globe, and rightfully so, the beauty and charisma of Sikkim has proved it. Sikkim is always frequented by visitors around the year for the most unique experiences and to visit the most exquisite places. Despite being the least populated, Sikkim boosts of hygiene, law and order, tourism, multilingual approach and above all, rare and natural form of beauty.
Sikkim is one place to be headed to this summer if all you want to do is be nestled in a cozy spot among the hills and gaze at the mountains, lakes and monasteries nearby. Sikkim is small, quiet and self contained, and mind blowing in terms of beauty. It needs no introduction as a famous top notch tourist spot, and it packs a lot of punch. There are Buddhist monasteries, lakes, waterfalls, sport openings like backpacking and even something as quirky as a haunted house that is a tourist attraction. Sikkim is vest paid a visit in Summer, from April-May to June, or even in winter, from September to December.
Gangtok is known throughout India and beyond as a capital tourist spot to capitalise on. Gangtok is mostly in tourism news for the wonderful natural scenery, the smatterings of Buddhist culture strewn casually all over the place and the otherworldly feel of the cosy town in all its hospitality. Gangtok has monasteries and lakes, gardens and mountain passes, and a beautiful thrilling ropeway to offer you a glimpse right at the heart of the mountains sitting inside a glass cube. To enjoy all this splendour, plan a trip to Gangtok during winter (around December), or even during autumns (October onward) – both are quite congenial.
This magnificent town bags the award of the second biggest tourist destination after the capital of the state, Gangtok. It is a small, yet well-defined and boosts of a rich cultural history, scenic beauty and beautiful monasteries. Sightseeing locations are always busy with international as well as Indian tourists.
Sikkim, a beautiful state in north eastern India, is the least populated state, but the most populated and popular when it comes to tourists. Flanked by Nepal, China and Bhutan on three sides and Bengal on the Indian side, the culture here is naturally influenced by many civilizations and hence, the cultural diversity here is worth exploring.
The mesmerizing historical state of Sikkim lies in the Himalayan mountains landlocked by the regions of Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan and West Bengal. This small state was the last one to accept democracy and become a part of India in 1975. Now the least populous and the second smallest state of India, Sikkim is the land of lush green tea gardens, ancient Buddhist monasteries, snow-capped mountain ranges, gorgeous valleys and the brilliant blue sky with misty clouds scattered in it. Possessing a substantial variety of flora and fauna, Sikkim lies in one of the three biodiverse regions of India. A haven for vacationers and adventurers, this state offers some of the best holiday destinations in the country. Highly acclaimed for its arduous trekking experiences through a world of snow, rivers and forests, this state is a must-visit for those looking for an exciting challenge. We list 5 of the top treks in Sikkim you ought to experience.
Namchi is located about 78 km away from the city of Gangtok, Sikkim. Famous for being home to the World’s largest statue of Padmasambhava, the patron saint of Sikkim, the city is also known for its Buddhist monasteries and beautiful mountain ranges. Located at 1675 m, Namchi means ‘top of the sky’ in the local Bhutia language. Being the home to many monasteries and religious centres, the town attracts hordes of pilgrims every year and tourists who come here to spend a few days in the serene and clean place. With the picturesque beauty of South Sikkim, the place offers adventure sports and activities for the adrenaline junkies like river angling and treks. Let us look at the top 7 places to visit in Namchi–
Yuksom is a small town in the State of Sikkim known for its gorgeous landscape and snow-capped mountains. Also known as the “gateway to Kangchendzongha”, the town is known for its monasteries and Buddhist heritage as well. Located at an altitude of 1780 m, Yuksom was originally the ancient capital of Sikkim and therefore, has a religious connotation attached to the place as it symbolically represents ‘the third eye of Sikkim‘.
Located in the peaceful and beautiful state of North-Eastern India, Sikkim, the Namchi Hill Station has much to offer any visitor who wishes to indulge into nature and the indigenous culture of the Sikkimese people. Namchi is at an elevation of 4314 feet above sea level, and the name Namchi itself means Sky High in the Sikkimese language. Gangtok, the state capital, is a mere 92 kilometers from Namchi, which is most famous for the view one has of the magnificent Mt. Kanchenjunga. It is the capital of the South district of Sikkim and has grown to be a melting pot of various cultures and communities of the North-East, including influences of the Nepali culture. Namchi is also very well known for the great number of schools and churches that are present here from Colonial times and that hold a great regard for their beautiful architecture and surroundings.
A small grazing pasture in the North Sikkim district of Sikkim, the Yumthang Valley has grown to fame and recognition amongst trekkers and nature lovers as the ‘Valley of Flowers” for the beautiful flowers that bloom here by the dozens each year, including the rhododendrons that are famous here.