Sikkim Map

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Sikkim is a gorgeous state in northeast India, bordered by Bhutan, Tibet, and Nepal. Enjoy the fresh air and peaceful environment at Sikkim which is situated far away from the hustle-bustle of the crowded cities. Home to some of the highest passes in the world this state has an abundance of fairy tale destinations be it the snow-capped mountains, high altitude freshwater lakes, incredible monasteries, and a countless number of birds and butterfly species, alpine meadows, and many varieties of wildflowers. When clouds disappear enjoy the beautiful views of Kanchenjunga - 3rd highest mountain in the world. The Pakyong airport surely boosts the connectivity to this beautiful state. 

14 Best Places to Visit in Sikkim:

  • Nathula Pass
  • Yuksom
  • Tsomgo Lake
  • Yumthang Valley
  • Gurudongmar Lake
  • Gangtok
  • Lachung
  • Pelling
  • Rumtek Monastery
  • Do-Drul Chorten
  • Kanchenjunga Falls
  • Jawaharlal Nehru Botanical Garden
  • Namchi
  • Ravangla

Nathula Pass of Sikkim combines the feelings of patriotism and adventurous thrills. Beautifully located in the Himalayas, it attracts visitors with the beauty that surrounds it. It seems like a common path or road but its surrounding and the pleasant weather makes it magical as there are densely green hills, lakes, and beautiful tall trees around it. Tourists also come across lovely herds of sheep, goats, and horses. In order to visit this beautiful pass, pe...

Although every town in Sikkim is fantastic, Yuksom, a historical town is a must-visit. The town is full of splendid monasteries like the Dubdi Monastery, Kartok Gompa, Tashi Tenka Monastery, and Ngadak Chenpo Chorling Gompa. There is the great Khangchendzonga national park which is declared as a world heritage site by UNESCO. A major popular spot among the visitors in Yuksom is the Khecheopalri lake. It is the largest lake in the whole state and is extremely astounding. Then there is the Norb...

Tsomgo Lake is a crystal clear frozen lake that comes under the most magical sites you will come across in Sikkim. Located between huge mountains, it freezes in the winter season and looks like a beautiful glass-like floor. The length of this lake is 836 meters while the width is 427 meters and the depth is 15 meters. The gorgeous lake is of an oval shape and represents the pure beauty of the nature that we are surrounded by.


Yumthang Valley is a ‘beautiful bed of flowers’ valley that seems not less than the amazing wallpaper of flowers that we all keep on our screens. It is so pretty that it becomes hard to believe it’s real. The valley is encircled by huge mountains and has many rivers in it. It is often called - ‘The Paradise on Earth’ and ‘Nature’s magic’ by the locals as well as the tourists. In order to witness this spell-bounding valley, visit it during the winter or spring season.


If you visit Sikkim and don’t visit Gurudongmar Lake then your trip will feel incomplete. This beautiful lake is among the highest lakes in the country as well as in the whole world, named after the founder of Tibetan Buddhism - Guru Padmasambhava who is also called Guru Rinpoche. There are several folktales connected with this lake which makes it even more interesting to visit. In terms of its beauty, the lake looks completely magical.


Gangtok is the capital city of the state of Sikkim that is pretty famous for its culture, handicrafts, arts, nature and so much more. There are just too many places to visit and have fun, from Nathula pass to the Tashi viewpoint, from Seven Sister Waterfall to the great Kanchenjunga mountain, Do Drul Chorten Stupa, Ganesh Tok, Magnan, Mahatma Gandhi Marg, Ban Jhakri falls, Hanuman Tok, Kabi Longstok, Saramsa Garden, Lal Bazar, etc, you will find joy in visiting and exploring every single one ...

Lachung is a must-visit place for explorers or adventurous people. Famous for trekking and art activities, this place is very popular among tourists. You can go for the mask dance at the Lachung Monastery and explore the monastery as well. ‘The Zero Point’ is also among the most famous places of attraction here. Its magical view remains unforgettable for everyone who visits it. The Bhim Nala and Naga falls are also great places to visit in Lachung. Visit and have a delightful...

One of the reasons ‘Pelling’ is famous among tourists despite being a small town is its breathtaking views and surroundings. People love to get cozy and enjoy the experience of being here. You should visit the Pemayangtse monastery, Rabdentse ruins, Rimbi waterfalls, Darap village, Sewaro Rock Garden, Singshore bridge, Changey waterfall, Ravangla and click beautiful pictures with amazing backdrops.


Rumtek Monastery is a calm and peaceful place to visit and the sole reason why several tourists visit it in Sikkim as it takes people away from the hustle and bustle of large cities. It is a historic monastery built by the 9th Karmapa Wangchuk in the sixteenth century. With beautiful and colorful architecture, it takes everyone’s souls and hearts away. 


Do-Drul Chorten is a visual treat for every visitor in Sikkim. It is located in Gangtok and is affiliated with Tibetan Buddhism, built in 1945 by Trulshik Rinpoche. The stupa is enormous and surrounded by many prayer wheels which makes it a uniquely divine place to visit. There are two big statues of the teacher of Tibetan Buddhism - Guru Rinpoche. Visit the stupa to have a unique and peaceful experience. 


The gorgeous and spectacular Kanchenjunga falls is the most popular spot in the whole state of Sikkim. It is located in the 'Pelling' town of Sikkim and is among the largest waterfalls too. The beautiful spot serves as a major picnic spot among tourists and the mesmerizing sound of the waterfall and breathtaking surroundings that encircles it is totally worthy of visiting. 


Jawaharlal Nehru Botanical Garden is like a massive bouquet of different beautiful flowers, located near the Rumtek Monastery and is in Gangtok, Sikkim. There are many species of flowers and trees in it, especially the orchids. Tourists love to dwell in the wonder of the beauty here. In order to have the best experience, visit around October to Mid-December or from March to May. 


Namchi is a beautiful city in Sikkim to explore. The streets, the people, the surroundings, and especially the museums here are really great and worth visiting. It has the Ralang monastery, Solophok Chardham, Tendong hill nearby, Maenam wildlife sanctuary, Temi tea garden, Rock garden, and more such lovely places. What sets Namchi apart from other cities in Sikkim is the charm and weather here. Visit and have a great trip. 


Ravangla is a tourist town in Sikkim, covered with densely green forests and encircled by great weather and peace. It lies between the Pelling and Gangtok town in Sikkim. The great varieties of fauna, especially the birds are a major attraction here. You can witness many Himalayan birds like the blue-fronted redstarts, white-browed fantails, dark-throated thrush, green-backed tit, verditer flycatchers, etc. You will also come across several other birds here ...

# Best Places to Visit in Sikkim

Nathula Pass

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Tsomgo Lake

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Yumthang Valley

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Gurudongmar Lake

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Rumtek Monastery

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Do-Drul Chorten



Kanchenjunga Falls

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Jawaharlal Nehru Botanical Garden




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