Sikkim is one of the country's most-visited scenic locations, which is visited by hundreds of tourists visit yearly. The state is blessed with breathtaking views of the mighty Himalayas, pleasant weather, and warm people who make the state a must-visit place. There are numerous things to do in Sikkim from visiting gorgeous lakes and valleys to admiring the local cuisine and momos. On the occasion of Sikkim Day, we have curated a list of offbeat places to visit in Sikkim that should be on your itinerary the next time you travel to this peaceful abode.
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Top 6 Offbeat Places To Visit In Sikkim
1. Dzongu Valley
It is one of the hidden gems of Sikkim. The valley is situated in North Sikkim and is inhabited by the Lepcha tribe and is 20-25 kilometres from the town of Mangan. It provides breathtaking views of the Kanchenjunga but you require tourist permits to visit the place. The view of clear skies, with the backdrop of snowclad mountains, will leave imprints on your mind forever.
Situated in the Southern part of Sikkim, Chalamthang is one of the cleanest organic villages in Sikkim. The literal meaning of Chalamthang in the native Lepcha language is an orange orchard. Nestled in the lap of nature with beautiful views and lush greenery to surround, Chalamthang is for those who enjoy the quiet and the company of nature.
With the magnificent beauty of the snowclad Kanchenjunga on one hand and lush green tea plantations on the other, this town in the South of Sikkim looks stunning, especially in the winter season when the garden blooms with cherry blossoms. You can admire the sunrise while taking a morning stroll in the meadows.
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Situated in West Sikkim, Yuksom is located around 35 kilometres from Pelling. Yuksom means 'meeting place of three lamas' and thus has great spiritual significance. It is the base camp for the Goechala trek. Views of majestic mountains and numerous monasteries make Yuksom a must-visit place in Sikkim.
A stunning river-side town situated in East Sikkim, Rolep is part of an old silk route connecting India and China via the Nathula Pass. It is home to many local communities like Bhutia, Sherpa, Gurung, Chettri, and more, making the town culturally rich and diverse. The town is a dream come true for nature lovers to like admiring the birds, flora, and peace.
On a hill in North Sikkim, Singhik lies around 1500 metres above sea level. Known for offering splendid views of Mt. Kanchenjunga and Mt. Siniolchu, the town is situated around 4 kilometres away from Mangan. You can even visit the converging point of River Kanaka and River Teesta at the foothills. It even offers two thrilling treks Jhandi viewpoint trek and the Tosho Lake trek.
We hope you find our list useful in making your Sikkim travel itinerary.
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