Situated in the north-eastern part of India, this beautiful state of Sikkim is blessed immensely by Mother Nature. Endowed with snow-capped peaks, mountains, lakes, waterfalls and rivers, the beauty of this state is indeed beyond description. Sikkim is one of the best summer destinations in the country. The ideal period to visit this gorgeous place is between March- May. So if you are still wondering, where to go for a vacation this summer, then Sikkim is your ideal destination.
Though there are a number of tourist spots in Sikkim, we list out the top 5 places in the state that one cannot afford to miss.
Located near the Indo-China border, corridor is around 56 kilometers from the Sikkim capital- Gangtok. One can see Chinese guards on the other side of the border. The Nathula is open to tourists fromWednesday to Sunday.
Also known as Changu Lake, Tsongmo is located on the easternmost part of Sikkim. You can witness the majestic beauty of the lake while you return from the Nathula, and if you are lucky enough, may even witness the snow fall. Nonetheless, you will get to enjoy the snow-covered mountain adjacent to the lake.
One of the iconic structures of Sikkim- The Rumtek monastery – also known as the Dharmachakra Centre is situated near Gangtok. A number of films have been shot here. You will be left mesmerized by its beauty and serenity.
Do pay a visit to Pelling, a developing city in West Sikkim. From here, you can treat your eyes with the majestic Kanchenjunga mountain range. The view is simply magical.
You can also visit the Kanchenjunga waterfalls to enjoy the refreshing waters straight from the mountains.
Singshore Bridge (198 meters) is Asia’s second highest suspension bridge located about 5 kilometers from Pelling. The view from this bridge is simply matchless. If you don’t fear height, then a view down the valley will mesmerize you completely.
Besides, one can visit Khecheopalri Lake, Hanuman Tok, Ganesh Tok, Botanical Garden etc.
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