A ‘Small but beautiful’ state, Sikkim, has added one more achievement in its success list and that is Pakyong Airport. This means now you can fly directly to Sikkim and can explore the wilderness of the state.
Here are 10 reasons why Sikkim should be your next tourism destination.
You can treat your eyes to the mesmerizing views of snow-clad Mt. Khangchendzonga
Well the entire state offers you the stunning views of Khangchendzonga mountain range, you can best view the snow-covered peak from the tiny village of Pelling, 115 km from Gangtok
Gurudongmar lake, a high altitude lake in Sikkim is a dream destination
The lake remains completely frozen in winter months, from November to mid- May, but equally enchanting during summer months. Pristine white water gushing in rivers attracts a lot of tourists here.
Ravangla town: a paradise for bird watcher and nature lover
A little town situated in the hills of South Sikkim and with its serene atmosphere and pleasant weather, it serves as a great tourism destination for the tourists. The best part of staying in Ravangla is that you can simply do nothing for days and still not get bored as the balmy weather and the natural beauty will keep you absolutely engaged in nature.
Hot steamed flour dumplings filled with minced meat, cheese or vegetable, accompanied by homemade chili sauce and piping hot soup. Yes, we are talking about the Momo, the most commonly available food in Sikkim. From roadside shacks to the most expensive restaurants, you will find Momos on every menu.
Gangtok Ropeway, Great Cable Car ride
One of the greatest attractions in Gangtok and should not be missed. It’s a double-cable zig back ropeway which starts from the Deorali Market and takes you to the highest point of Gangtok, Tashiling.
A least populous and cleanest state in India
Sikkim is rated as the cleanest state in India and the only state to achieve open defecation free status in the country with the least population in the state.
Sikkim, Land of Monasteries
Sikkim is one of the best places for meditation and is known as the Land of Monasteries. These monasteries are the best place to do prayers and meditation. The Rumtek monastery is one of the largest monasteries in Sikkim. It is also a great example of Tibetan architecture.
You can indulge in a host of adventure sports that will leave you wanting for more thrill
Mighty snow-clad mountains, meandering roads, exotic wildlife, and thick forests are all venues for adventure activities in Sikkim. You can participate in various sports like River Rafting, mountain riding, mountaineering, Yak Safari, and Paragliding.
You can sit and relax in the natural hot springs
Sikkim has many hot springs known for their medicinal value. There are some well known hot springs in North Sikkim. The Yumthang Hot Spring is located some distance away from Yumthang village. A 25 kilometer route from Yumthang takes you to the Yume Samdong Hot Spring at the base of the Donkia-la Pass. Another popular hot spring is the Reshi Hot Spring, located about 25 kms from Gyalshing, near Reshi, on the banks of the Rangeet River.
You can explore the historic places on the Silk Route that connected India and China
You can stay in Zuluk and cover various places on the Silk Route.
Good things come in small packages and Sikkim is small but a beautiful state Where Nature Smiles.