Sikkim is a landlocked state in North-East India gracefully blessed with some of the most amazing landscapes and a variety of rhododendrons. The most enchanting scenic spots of Himalayan glaciers, the illustrious peak of the Kanchenjunga and natural ambiance make North-East a top tourist destination in the country. While Gangtok the capital of Sikkim, is a well known hill station situated amidst the snow capped mountains and lush green vegetation. Gangtok is the most visited tourist place in India which is the home of some of the rarest celestial lakes and profuse species of flora & fauna.
Sikkim as a whole has a lot to offer to its discerning visitors. Holiday packages for Sikkim can drive you to some well-known attraction places that will keep you amazed.
This `solitary temple’ is a 200 year old monastery which casts the unique architectural design of the Chinese Pagoda Style. The Enchey monastery is considered a famous tourist spot for its alluring & mesmerising location and also the `Chaam’ festival in which the monks perform various mask dances.
Do-Drul Chorten is a stupa located in Gangtok marked by a golden top dome. The Chorten stupa was built in order to subdue evil spirits around the hillock. Gangtok holiday package can give you the esteemed privilege of rotating the 108 Mani Lhakor or prayer wheels and wash away your sins.
Tashi View Point:
Tashi View Point is a fascinating place in Gangtok to catch the amazing colour changing sight of Mt. Kanchenjunga and Siniolchu. This is a refreshing spot for visitors away from the annoying crowd and amidst the resonating sound of birds. If you are planning to visit Sikkim, make sure this particular site is included in your Sikkim holiday packages.
Hanuman Tok is another most visited place in Sikkim. The place is known for its alluring scenic beauty, spectacular view of the illustrious Kanchenjunga and religious belief. People in numbers visit the place from all around to offer prayers. According to myth, it is believed that Lord Hanuman took rest for a moment at this place while carrying Sanjeevani to Lanka.
Lachung is a famous holiday destination known for its apples, peaches and apricot orchards, and holy gompas. It offers a breathtaking view of the snow capped mountain peaks, stunning waterfalls, sparkling streams and rhododendron shrubs.
The very famous Yumthang Valley is a paradise for nature`s lover which is situated in North Sikkim. During your holiday in Gangtok, you must pay a visit to the spectacular Yumthang Valley to explore the exotic species of flora and fauna, hot spring, and the Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary.
Baba Harbhajan Singh temple also popularly known as Baba Mandir is located between Nathula and Jelepla Pass. The temple is associated with a poignant story of a soldier of the 23rd regiment who died in a war. According to legends, it is believed that the soldier reappeared and still does his duty as an active soldier. His fellow colleagues built a shrine in his memory where people today visit this place in faith and miracles.
Rumtek Monastery is a famous pilgrim site especially among the Tibetan Buddhists situated near Gangtok. The monastery offers an amazing view of the sprawling lush green landscape, beautiful weather and friendly people. Originally named as Dharma Chakra Centre, it is the home of some prominent Buddhist institutions.
Located 38 km from Gangtok town, Tsomgo is an exceptionally beautiful lake in the North-East. Tsomgo also known as `Changgu’ is another revered lake associated with many myths and legends. One fascinating factor of the lake is its water changes colour with change in seasons.
Visiting this famous celestial lake in North Sikkim shall prove to be a remarkable experience in your journey. This high altitude lake of 17,100 ft offers a breath-taking scenic beauty of the crystal clear icy water and the surrounding snow-capped mountains. Gurudongmar Lake is named after the Dharma Guru and is believed to have blessed the lake with visiting Tibet through this route.
Adventurous Things To Do in Sikkim:
Adventure is a huge reason why most people are attracted to North-East and this is the main reason for considering Sikkim the best adventurous spot in India. Mountain Biking, Cycling, River Rafting in the roaring Teesta, Rock Climbing, Paragliding, Trekking etc. are a few examples to force your adrenaline rush.
Also, Celebrate Durga Puja in Sikkim(Dasain):
People of Sikkim or `Sikkimese’ is more of the Nepali ethnic in origin as majority of the population constitute of Nepalese. The Durga Puja festival commonly known as `Dashain’ is fondly celebrated in the land of Sikkim. This gaiety festival lasts for a period of fifteen days in which the entire state blooms with happiness and conviviality.
The cuisine of Sikkim reflects the state`s culture. They mainly prefer non-vegetarian food like pork, mutton, fish and beef etc. some of their common dishes include steamed dumplings, commonly known as Momos, Chhurpi, Ningro, bamboo shoots, wildflowers, mushrooms, nettle leaves etc.
Visiting Sikkim can renew a lot new purposes in your life as it gives you a lot to acknowledge, explore and pursue your dreams. Get the best holiday packages to Sikkim in order to encounter the extraordinary natural splendours along with some ornate monasteries. So this vacation, avail the exclusive Durga Puja special tour package for Gangtok from the trusted travel agencies and explore the state`s legendary beauty amidst gorgeous Himalayas.