Sikkim, a mesmeric small state in northwest India offers a majestic landscape. It possesses divine bounty in the form of tantalizing glaciers, different varieties of flowers and the very beautiful alpine meadows. Culturally rich Sikkim offers a variety of enticing places which are worth visiting. The divine Buddhist monasteries are the best places to find inner peace. This small but energetic state is a perfect place to escape in the lap of mesmeric Mother Nature.
Gangtok offers beautiful sites like Nathula Pass, Hanuman tok and Seven Sisters Waterfall while Lachen provides soul touching experience with Thangu valley and Gurudongmar lake. Yuksum stands tall with the gorgeous Khangchendzonga National Park and Khecheopalri Lake. The stunning places like Legship, Yuksom, Geyzing, Ravangla and Namchi also add to the charisma of this small state.
Tourists from around the world are not only mesmerized by the splendid architecture of Kirateshwar Mahadev temple but also experience inner peace at this temple. Other appeasing places like solophak Chardham and Guru Padmasambhava Samdruptse are magnificent and inspiring. Steep but fascinating paths lead to Buddhist Monasteries among which Pemayangtse Monastery, Rumtek Monestry and enchey monestry are the major centres of spirituality.
The natural charm can be witnessed on the mesmerizing banks of the different lakes like Bidan Chu Lake, Cholamu Lake, Green Lake and Gurudongmar Lake. Sikkim is well known for Kangchenjunga which is the third highest peak in the world.
Sikkim offers a range of exciting activities. Centers like Darjeeling and Sikkim Trekking, Yuksom to Dzongri & Goecha La, Green Lake Trek and Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek offer the finest trekking trails in the country.
Sikkimese cuisine is the most popular one from the northeast and varies from simple yet delicious momos and noodles to mouth watering saelroti and kinema.
The traditional Sikkimese products like Sikkimese cups, woolen clothes and handicrafts will surely attract one to shop.
How to Reach
Sikkim is well connected to rest of the country by road and rail. Nearest airport is in Siliguri (West Bengal).