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Top 8 Hill Station Attractions in Sikkim

Tripiwiki : 03 Dec 2020
Sikkim is a most refreshing tourism destination, situated along Eastern Himalayan range. This landlocked state is blessed with some of the most spectacular landscapes, flora and fauna making it a haven for adventure enthusiasts and naturalists. The second smallest state of India has been a tourist haven due to its many beautiful destinations as well as culture attractions

Following are the Top 8 Hill Station Attractions in Sikkim

Gangtok (1 out of 8 places to visit in East Sikkim)

A Lovely Hill Town Gangtok is a capital and the largest town in Sikkim, India. It also is the headquarters of the East Sikkim district. Gangtok is not only the most happening place in Sikkim, it also serves as the base to visit several other places in East as well as North Sikkim. Because of its elevation and sheltered environment, Gangtok enjoys a mild, temperate climate all year round. Located at 571km from Patna, 54km from Guwahati.

Gurudongmar Lake (2 out of 8 places to visit in North Sikkim)

Gurudongmar Lake is a high altitude breathtaking lake in North Sikkim is one of the must visit place in Sikkim. close to Indo-Tibet boarder. Located at the height of 17,100 feet above the sea level. Gurudongmar Lake is spread out over 290 acres and is surrounded by snow-covered mountain ranges all around. One of the interesting fact of this Lake is water never freezes, even when the temperature goes down to -20-degree celsius.

Lachung (3 out of 8 places to visit in North Sikkim)

Lachung is a small station village in North Sikkim district of Sikkim India. This spectacular , picturesque and serene village, tucked in the lofty hills of Sikkim is one of the must visit place in Sikkim. at a height of 8610 ft, embraced by snow capped mountain peaks, breathtaking waterfalls, sparkling streams and apple orchards is the perfect holiday destination. It is located in the North Sikkim district near the border with Tibet at 102 km from state capital Gangtok.

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Namchi

Namchi, Namtse, South Sikkim (4 out of 8 places to visit in South Sikkim)

Namchi or Namtse is the capital of the district of South Sikkim in the Indian state of Sikkim. The 135 feet high statue of Guru Padamasambhava is present at Samdruptse near Namchi at a distance of 75 kms from Gangtok.

Nathula Pass (5 out of 8 places to visit in East Sikkim)

Nathu La is a mountain pass in the Himalayas in East Sikkim district of Sikkim, India. Nathu La is one of the three open trading border posts between China and India. Nathula Pass which is Located around 56 kms from Gangtok is one the famous attraction in Gangtok. Note that Nathula is a protected area. Foreign nationals, NRIs or OCIs are not allowed here. Indians require a valid Protected Area Permit (PAP) to visit Nathula. Because of the high altitude (14,140 ft) at Nathula, oxygen level in the air is quite low.

Pelling (6 out of 8 places to visit in West Sikkim)

Pelling a small hill town in West Sikkim, India. s one of the must visit places in Sikkim after Gangtok. Pelling is famous for its magnificent views of the snow-capped mountains of Kanchenjunga. The Himalayas and the Kanchenjanga may be viewed at close quarters from Pelling. Pelling also forms the base from where trekkers and other peripatetic adventurers undertake the strenuous and arduous treks in West Sikkim. Pelling is 115 km from the state capital Gangtok and about 135 km from Siliguri.

Tsomgo Lake, Changu Lake, East Sikkim  (7 out of 8 places to visit in East Sikkim )

Tsomgo Lake also known as Changu Lake is a glacial lake located near Gangtok in East Sikkim district of Sikkim, India. Tsomgo Lake is surrounded by rugged mountains on all sides, this scenic lake is located at 40km away from state capital Gangtok and at an altitude of 12,310 feet.

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Zuluk

Zuluk, Dzuluk  or Thambi View Point, East Sikkim (8 out of 8 places to visit in East Sikkim)

Zuluk a small hamlet located at a height of around 10,000 feet is relatively an emerging and offbeat destination in East Sikkim, India. Views of the switchback or Loops road and Himalayan mountain range including the Kanchenjunga is breathtaking. There is also an Indian Army base at Zuluk. Zuluk itself does not offer views of the snow peaks but only 14 kms away the Thambi View Point offers a panoramic view of the entire Mt. Kanchenjungha range. You need to pre-arrange special permit for visiting this restricted area that is issued from a place called Rangli. The permits are also issued from Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim. Located at 92km from state capital Gangtok.


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