Sikkim, located in the north-eastern part of India, is no less than a paradise. This state is counted among the beautiful hill states. Beautiful magnetic views of the Himalayas, attractive snow and sky touching Himalayas, grasslands etc. will be seen in this state.
Sikkim is surrounded by Nepal to the west, the Chinese Tibet Autonomous Region to the north and east, and Bhutan to the southeast. Here Hindu and Bajrayan Buddhism are prominent. Sikkim was merged with India in 1975. Here English, Gorkha Khas language, Lepcha, Bhutia, Limbu and Hindi are the official languages spoken.
The most visited lake in Sikkim is Tsomgo Lake in East Sikkim. This lake is also known as Changu Lake. It is located about 40 km from Gangtok on the way to Nathula Pass and is situated at an altitude of about 12,000 feet above sea level. The lake is surrounded by lush green landscapes on all sides. The temperature of Tsongmo Lake varies from -15oC to 22oC in different seasons in the year.
Tsongmo Lake, situated in steep and rugged mountainous terrain, is covered with snow from early winter to spring. It is one of the most visited monsoon places in Sikkim. The surface of this lake freezes in winter. Along with this serene environment, this oval shaped lake is about one kilometer long with an average depth of about 50 feet.
Lachung, a small village in Sikkim district, is known all over India for its beauty and natural environment. It is at a distance of 120 km from the state capital Gangtok. The village is situated at the confluence of the Lachung River and the Lachen River, which are tributaries of the Teesta River.
Lachung, surrounded by snow-capped mountain peaks, breathtaking waterfalls, sparkling streams and orchards of apple, peach and apricot and is the most visited place to reveal the mesmerizing beauty of natural beauty, alpine pastures, lakes and valleys and wooden houses. Nice place. Organized tours to North Sikkim destinations generally start from Lachung.
Yumthang Valley, located in the northern part of Sikkim, this valley is naturally home to many beautiful Himalayan flowers and is also a rare and attractive place with hot springs, rivers, yaks and lush green meadows. Is. Situated at an altitude of 11800 ft (3564 m) close to Tibet, this valley is a unique place where the tree line ends.
Several hot springs are scattered in the valley, which provide an unexpected opportunity to feel the warmth of the water even in freezing temperatures. Not only this, it is a paradise for nature lovers with an exotic mix of flora and fauna and breathtaking natural beauty.
Gurudongmar Lake is a very beautiful lake situated at an altitude of 5425 meters near the Tibet border in North Sikkim. It is one of the highest lakes in the world. This lake is one of the major sources of the freezing alpine lake Teesta River. This lake is said to be an important tourist attraction of Sikkim. The terrain on the way to this lake is very rough, which enhances the natural pleasure and view here.
The crystal clear Gurudongmar is a spectacular lake, reflecting the snowcapped mountains that surround it. It is also the land of yaks, blue herons and other high altitude animals from Sikkim and Tibet. It is said that this lake was formed by the melt water from the glaciers. The amazing fact about this holy lake is that even in extreme winters a part of this lake never freezes.
Nathula Pass is a very beautiful and famous mountain pass of the Himalayas located in India, which connects Sikkim with Chumbi Valley in South Tibet. Located on the Indo-Tibet border at 14450 feet above sea level, Nathu La is one of the most important Himalayan passes in the country. This mountain pass is also one of the oldest trading border posts connecting Tibet and India. This pass is located 56 km from Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim, between which Songmo Lake also falls. According to history, during the Indo-China war of 1962, the Nathula Pass witnessed heavy fighting between the two countries.
Namchi is a very famous pilgrimage town located in the South Sikkim district of the state of Sikkim. The city is known all over India for its natural wonders, bio-diversity Rangit Valley etc. The city is located 92 km away from Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim, and is situated at an altitude of about 1675 meters above sea level.
Most of the people who believe in Hinduism and Buddhism live in Namchi city and Hindi, English and Nepali languages are mostly spoken here. One of the reasons for the fame of the city of Namchi is the Chardham present here. This city has Char Dham located in the four corners of India, such as Rameshwaram, Somnath, Puri and Badrinath and 12 Jyotirlingas located all over India, which are known as the biggest identity here. Siddheshwar Dham here is very famous for the huge idol of Lord Shiva and the idol of Kirteshwar is believed to be the local incarnation of Lord Shiva.
Pelling is a very beautiful city located in the western district of Sikkim. It is situated at an altitude of 6800 feet. The city is most popular for the breathtaking views of the Kangchenjunga peak and the Himalayas. Amazing places like Kangchenjunga Falls, Rimbi Falls, Change Falls, Rock Garden, Sinsore Bridge, Khechipelleri Lake, Pemyungse Monastery and Rabdantse Ruins are located close to Pelling town, which will make your trip enchanting and memorable.