Best 18 Places in Sikkim 2021 You Must Visit

Best 18 Places in Sikkim 2021 You Must Visit

By | Update Date: May 09, 2021, 21:41 IST

Directorate of Handcraft and Handloom

This market is very famous for its unique, large sales emporium, which is located on the Tibet Road. This market is the best shopping destination for those who want to buy Sikkim handcrafted items and artwork. You will find great options and reasonable prices for fine traditional products made by local artisans and craftsmen. The main items to shop here include stunning bangs, artistic wood carvings, decorative wall hangings, soft woolen carpets and more.

Zero Point

If you are fond of playing in the snow and you are in Sikkim, you must go to zero point. This place is not less than a birth for snow. The place is located just 30 kilometres away from the Yumthang Valley.

Peeling

If you are fond of seeing the sun hiding behind the hills and the sun rising from there in the morning, you can be fulfilled in the peeling. The peeling in the West District of Sikkim is surrounded by mountains around. People come from afar to see the sun rice and sun sets.

Pelling

Pelling is a famous hill station in Sikkim that one should explore for sure. The most exciting part of travelling to Pelling is the unsurpassed view of Kanchenjunga at dawn when the valley remains silent and seems beautiful. Places to visit in and around Pelling include the local monastery, the Rock Garden and waterfall nearby Rimb.

Cooptic

The Koouk Lake at an altitude of 13066 feet above sea level is always frozen. You can also call it frozen lake. The temperature here sometimes goes down considerably from zero. Walking here in winter will freshen you up.

Jorethang

Jorethang is situated on the banks of the Rangit River in South District of Sikkim. From here you will find it easy for peeling, Darjeeling and Kalimpong. The beauty of the villages and fields along the rivers will fascinate you.

Condomica

Located in Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim, Condomica Market is known for shopping for Chinese goods. You will also find a good collection of Chinese Momento here. Located on the right on MG Road, Gangtok, this shopping center is the largest store of small knives and souvenirs in the city.

Sipraj Plaza

Sipraj Plaza is a group of shops in the same building in Gangtok. Sipraj Plaza is famous for handicrafts, jewelery and other traditional items. The shops here mainly sell carpets, papier mache items, leather and fur, woodcarvings, shawls and embroidery, honey, cloth, brightly woven sweaters and cardigans. This market has a distinct identity among local buyers.

Gejig Bazar

Geising Bazaar is a small trading area in Pelling, Sikkim. Established over 100 years ago, the place is considered to be one of the largest and oldest shopping places in Pelling as well as Sikkim. Gejing Bazar was founded by a monk of Pemayangatse Monastery and, mainly, the market was built for the residents of the village. Earlier, the traditional and local people used to get the goods here, but now in view of the changing times and the demand of the people, now there are shops of all kinds of goods here. From where you can buy anything. Most of the locals usually come to Geising Market to do their daily shopping. Vegetables, fruits, lentils, rice and goods used in everyday life were available here. However, here, you can also see many artifact shops, from where you can also buy exclusive Tibetan carpets, wall hanging and world famous Sikkim tea.

Hanuman Tok

There are many philosophical sites in Gangtok, but Among them, Hanuman is different. It is not just a temple, but a point from where the visions of the beautiful Kanchanjungha peaks are the cleanest. That is why every tourist who comes to Gangtok does not forget to come here. Located 25 kms east of the city, the place is at an altitude of about 11000 feet above sea level. There is a beautiful temple of Hanumanji.

Nathula Pass

Nathu-La Pass is located on the Indo-China border. Its height is 14,200 feet. Sikkim connects China"s Tibet with the self-governing region. This journey is an enjoyable experience in itself. The mist-covered hills, crooked pathways and thundering waterfalls and the path are wonderful. Tourists should have permits to go to this place.

MG Road

MG Road is the major commercial center of Sikkim. This shopping center is located in Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim. This shopping center is like an open mall under the sky in the heart of the city. The center is a hotspot for all major shops, restaurants, cafes, etc. MG Road Market is a place where you can buy anything including the famous Sikkim tea variety and religious flags. In this market you can also buy traditional Sikkim clothes, handmade pickles and various handicraft items.

Nathula Border

Nathula Pass falls at a height of 14,140 feet above sea level. This is a trade border of India with China. On the other side of this pass is Tibet. This route was also known as the ancient silk route. This is the only border between India and China, as far as tourists can reach. The army is deployed on both sides. You can go to this border and join hands with Chinese soldiers, photographed.

Lachen

Lachen is a tribal village in North Sikkim, 129 km from Gangatok. This 8500 feet high village with its cliffs, snow-capped peaks and conifers and rhododendrons gives the true essence of freshness and purity in its background. Due to which it has become the favorite rural tourism destination of many people. Comprised of 200 houses, this village offers wonderful homestay facilities. You can purify them by sitting on the lap of nature, removing all the impurities of your soul. The sacred mantras of the famous Lachen Monastery will attract you more. Living among the Lachenpasses that the happy fortunate people receive. The people here keep a fast and celebrate it throughout the year on occasions, socialization and festivals. The customs here will refresh you. Some festivals that you can enjoy with Lachenpas are Drukpa Tse-shi, Losong, Phang Labsol, Lhabab Dhuchen, Cham, Druk and Saga are claims. You can join the villagers of Lachen and relish their staple food which includes rice, potatoes and pork. Rice is often supplemented by local bread, noodles and other local dishes such as corn and Sikkimese Mamo. If you go from March to July or from October to mid-December it can be your most enjoyable journey.

Yuysom

It was the first capital of Sikkim. This place is considered to be a sacred place because the history of Sikkim begins with it. It is also a base camp for the climbing of the famous Mount Kanchanjungha. Here you can also ride the yak.

Ravangla

Ravangla is a small village located in South District in Sikkim. The village is connected with Peeling and Gangtok. In the winter season, if you come to Ravangla, you will easily see snowfall here. The Teme T Garden and the Ralang Monastery are very famous places here.

Lachung

If you want to enjoy the glass skywalk and cable car ride, then you can go to Lachung near Kolkata. The place is very close to Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim and the city is located at the confluence of the Lachung rivers. Because of this the place is called Lachung. In local languages, it literally means small valley. Thousands of tourists visit Lachung every year to see the nature. Here you can find apple and peach orchards. Along with this, you can also enjoy the waterfall.

Yuksom

Yuksom is a beautiful place located in the West District of Sikkim. Yuksom has also been the first capital of Sikkim. There is a Dubdi monastery which is located at a distance of one hour from Yuksom. Whenever you visit Sikkim, don"t forget to go to Yuksom. This place is not less than the birth of the Earth.

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