Sikkim- the heaven state of India
Sikkim is located in the north eastern part of the country. It is one of the smallest states which have its own beauty. It is bordered by China to the North and India to the South. The name has been coined from the word ‘Su’ ‘Him’ means beautiful home. This actually defines Sikkim which reflects the beauty of its snow-covered mountains and lush green valleys. It has beautiful tropical woodlands and rhododendron groves making it a warm-hearted state.
Silk Route of Sikkim
Silk Route of Sikkim is part of the more extensive trade network that connected India and China at ancient times which was a famous silk trading route. The whole silk route is covered by the regions of Asia, East and West of India, China and Pakistan across the Mediterranean Sea.
There is a small part passing through Sikkim which connects China and India via the Lhasa, Nathula, Jelep La Pass and reaches Tamluk previously known as Tamralipta in West Bengal. The road also connects to the sea in the East.
The extension of the road is 6,500 kilometres and was once the most famous trade route of gold, copper, sugar, salt, tea and horses. It was also the first information superhighway in the world.
Best time to visit the Silk Route
As Sikkim is situated at higher altitudes, it has a cold weather. So, it is best to visit Silk Route during summers (May to November). To experience the journey of the route, Utkarsh Travels will offer you Silk route tour packages in Sikkim which will be affordable and at reasonable price rates.
List of travel destinations along the Silk Route tour
This destination is situated in the East of the state. It stands at an altitude of 10,100 feet and is home to winding roads and mesmerizing views.
Aritar is largely about lush green forests, paddy fields, lakes, rivers. It also offers trekking; rock climbing, and other adventure sports.
Situated at an altitude of 11,200 feet offers the view of Mt. Kanchenjunga, zigzag route and lovely sunrises.
This destination falls in the passing road between Gangtok and Kalimpong at an altitude of 7000 feet. It has the mixed view of forests and hilltops.
The Lake is situated at an altitude of 14,000 feet above sea level assembling the shape of an elephant. You can enjoy the serenity, peace, and the surroundings.
Tukla Valley is located at an elevation of 12,500 kilometers also known as the white valley as it is snow covered during the winters.
It is a village located 7 kilometers from Sikkim. The view of the picturesque Mt. Kanchenjunga, beautiful pine forests and the serene blue river Teesta.
The village of Lungthung also known as Dhupidara situated at an altitude of 12,500 feet gives an amazing view of the winding Old Silk Route.
Jelep La Pass-
This viewpoint located at an elevation of 13,999 feet gives you an amazing sightseeing of many beautiful places.
Gnathang valley is also known as the “White paradise of East Sikkim”, situated at an elevation of 13,500 feet. You can visit the monastery, temple and the view of Mt. Kanchenjunga.
Get Set Go for an amazing trip to the Silk Route
Sikkim is the cleanest state in India. Silk route along with other sightseeing places In Sikkim it must be included in your travel bucket list. If you want be first in the list then do contact Utkarsh travels for the best Silk route tour packages in Sikkim at reasonable prices. Hit the road of Sikkim to seek in the beauty of the nature and collect some lovely memories while returning back home.