East Sikkim is regarded to be one of the busiest and populated areas among the four administrative districts mainly because the capital Gangtok falls under the zone. The area is dominated by the Nepali community. Even though being one of the most populated places in the whole of Sikkim it consists of many monasteries, hidden treasures, and lakes. The district is divided into further subdivisions. The subdivisions include Gangtok, Pakyong, and Rongli. East Sikkim is simply a beautiful place to visit. Here are a few enchanting and beautiful places that will fascinate you and make you fall in love with the place.
1.The cleanest state capital- Gangtok
Gangtok was ranked no 1 in the cleanest city of India by the Swach-Suvekshan team. The fresh air emanating as you reach here will uplift your spirits and make you happier as well as healthier. There are many amazing restaurant and cafes that you might want to try out. The nightlife is also quite exciting as the pubs are equipped with an awesome sound system that will make you groove all night long.
Main attractions: a helicopter ride through the city, Mg Marg, a hub for transport
Location: Gangtok, East Sikkim
Attractive pubs and cafes: Baker’s café, café live and loud, the Square Family restaurant and Bar
2.The awe-inspiring Rumtek monastery
It is the largest monastery in Sikkim and one of the major sites of pilgrimage for the monks and it is also an educational center. It has become one of the major tourist attractions lately. It is one of the best East Sikkim points of interest areas.
Main attraction: a golden Stupa containing the relics of the 16th Karmapa
Location: Surphu Labrang Pal Karmae Sangha Dhuche, Dharma Chakra Centre, East Sikkim.
3.The naturally beautiful Aritar, Sikkim
The place is known for its natural beauty and fresh air. The place is filled with beautiful and clear lakes. It is an ideal place for all kinds of travelers and backpackers.
Main attractions: the mesmerizing Kali Khola falls, Mulkharka lakes
Location: Rongli, East Sikkim
4.The absolutely majestic Dzuluk
Dzuluk is a small village located at a height of about 10000feet on the lower Himalayan belt. It is emerging as a new tourist destination as the view of the Kanchenjunga from this place is simply mesmerizing.
Main attractions: Thambi view Point
Location: near the Indo-China border, East Sikkim
5.The holy Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple
It is a temple which honors the Indian army soldier and Saint Baba Harbhajan Singh. It is believed that his spirit protects the Indian soldiers in the Sino Indian border. It has been a source of attraction for many tourists visiting the Nathula.
Main attraction: the holy temple, mesmerizing views
Location: East Sikkim, Sikkim
6.The offshoot of the Silk route-Nathula Pass
It is a significant mountain pass which connects the state of Sikkim with the Tibetan Autonomous Region. It is a famous tourist destination as the breathtaking views and sceneries from this place are simply amazing.
Main attraction: witness the Indo-China border and the stunning views of the landscape.
7.Jelep-La-the easiest and level pass
It is the easiest and the most level passes between Sikkim and Tibet. The place is filled with blooming Rhododendrons and beautiful villages scattered through the surrounding. It is probably the best East Sikkim points of interest.
Main attraction: the rhododendrons, amazing scenery
Location: East Sikkim district, Sikkim
East Sikkim has become one of the most frequently visited places by tourists probably because it consists of places which combine spirituality with beauty and that is the main factor that differentiates the place from other districts in Sikkim.
So what are you waiting for? Visit this enchanting place and share your experience with us.