10 Mesmerizing Places To Visit In Sikkim

Sikkim is the paradise nestled in the North-East part of India with the magnetic views of the great Himalayas. If you haven’t thought of exploring the beauty of this magnificent state then you are truly missing on something really beautiful. Sikkim is like wonders in a small package with bewitching meadows, snowcapped and sky-piercing Himalayas, and the mesmeric charm of its vibrant culture. You can reach Sikkim from any part of India via air, railways, or by hitting the road.

Sikkim’s improved connectivity with the rest of the country even being landlocked with other sister states in North-East has resulted in coaxing so many tourists every year. This place is nice but the people of Sikkim are nicer. You get to explore some really impressive hospitality from this place. You can check out below the mentioned top 10 places to visit in Sikkim so as to plan your excursion perfectly.


  • Gangtok
  • Tsomgo Lake
  • Nathula Pass
  • Yuksom
  • Pelling
  •  Lachung
  • Ravangla
  • Namchi
  • Jawaharlal Nehru Botanical Garden
  • Yumthang Valley



Incredibly alluring, pleasantly boisterous and wreathed in clouds – Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim, is one of the most popular hill stations in India. Lying at the height of 1650 m above sea level, the town during its bright sunny days offers spectacular views of Mt. Kanchenjunga. Gangtok is a base for adventure enthusiasts comprising of trekkers and campers to the Himalayan mountain ranges.

2.Tsomgo Lake

Tsomgo Lake

Tsomgo Lake is a glacial lake that derives its water from the melting snows of the mountains around it. This glacial lake is famous for its colour changing waters.Also popularly known as Changu Lake, it is a part of every tourist’s itinerary and for a good reason – the overwhelming scenic beauty.

3. Nathula Pass

 Nathula Pass

Nathula Pass is around 53 km away from the main city of Gangtok.. Nathula Pass connects India to Tibet which creates an amalgamation of Indian and Tibetan culture around this place. There is a famous border trade market called – Sherathang from where you can buy a sovereign for yourself and friends. You can even shop for Tibetan items from this vibrant market. There is a place called Kupup nearby to Nathula Pass which is always under the cloud and visiting it might be a unique experience for your trip to Sikkim.

4. Yuksom


Located in the Western parts of Sikkim, Yuksom is the origin of several enthralling treks into the Himalayas or the magical Kanchenjunga. The once a capital of Sikkim, this hamlet is more known for its pristine beauty and rustic appeal. Also known as the ‘Meeting place of Three Lamas’, this Sikkimese village has recently started gaining tourism attention.

5. Pelling


Pelling is the second most favorite spot in Sikkim after Gangtok. This town is the paradise of trekkers and peace lovers. . Whenever you plan to visit Pelling, always choose to come here between December and May as it is the best time to visit.

6. Lachung


Lachung has multiple reasons to make you fall in love with it! While its location at an enthralling height of 8,610ft makes it a popular snow-destination in Sikkim, its untouched and surreal beauty makes it one of the scenic as well as charming tourist places in Sikkim.

7. Ravangla


Nestled amidst the Maenam and Tendong Hills, Ravangla is among the best places to visit in Sikkim; especially in the southern part of the state. A scenic town between Gangtok and Pelling, this hill-town also hosts some of the most popular treks in Sikkim.

8. Namchi


Namchi is more considered as a pilgrimage centre for the Buddhists. Amongst the important religious sites, the Namchi Monastery, Tendong Hill and Ralong Monasteries are the pre-dominant. The city also has a 108ft Lord Shiva statue and is visited a large number of Hindu devotees as well.

9.Jawaharlal Nehru Botanical GardenJawaharlal Nehru Botanical Garden

Located within a close proximity with the Rumket Monastery, this lush and verdant botanical garden is the home to several rare and exotic species of plants and trees. Some of the orchids found in this garden are indigenous to only this part of the world and holds high medicinal and commercial value as well.

10. Gurudongmar


Last, but not the least in this list is the Gurudongmar Lake! One of the highest fresh-water lakes in the world, this gorgeous place to visit in Sikkim is located at a towering height of 17,800ft and is also known as Tso Lhsmo Lake.

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