Utkarsh Travels

Sikkim Sightseeing

About Sikkim:-
The state of Sikkim offers some of the best Tourist Places to visit in India. The beautiful state of Sikkim, famous for its flora which is in full bloom during March-May offers around 600 species of orchids, 240 species of trees, 150 varieties of gladioli, 46 types of rhododendrons along with a variety of magnolias and many other foliage plants. Sikkim has various Buddhist Monasteries that are worth visiting while traveling to Sikkim. Today, travelers embarking on a journey of Sikkim discover a mystical wonderland of spectacular natural beauty. The panoramic perfection of the snow-capped Himalayas, the heady scent of flower-bedecked meadows, the vibrant culture and joyous festivals, the infinite variety of its flora and fauna makes it a holiday that is at once fascinating and challenging. The crowning glory of Sikkim is Mt. Khangchendzonga, the third highest mountain in the world. With magnificent snow and ice scenery it is often regarded as the undisputed monarch among the peaks of the world.

Geographical Information:-
Location & Topography: Located in the eastern Himalayas, Sikkim is bounded by Tibet (China) in the north, West Bengal in the south, Tibet and Bhutan in the east and Nepal in the west. The state is spread below Mount Kanchendzonga (8534 m), the third highest peak in the world. The locals worship the mountain as a protective deity. The elevation of the state ranges from 300 m to over 8540 m above sea level.34% of Sikkim Geographical are is under protected areas. Climate Due to the extreme altitude, there is an immense variation in climate and vegetation. With a rainfall of about 140 inches in Gangtok, the climate is tropical up to 5,000 ft, temperate between 5,000 ft-13,000 ft, alpine at 13,000 ft, and snowbound at 16,000 ft. The best time to visit Sikkim is between mid-March and June but especially, April and May, when the rhododendrons and orchids bloom.

Cultural Information:-
Ethnicity Sikkim is the least populated state in the country. There are three principal communities of Nepalis (75%), Lepchas (20%), and smaller proportions of Bhutias and Limbus. Lepchas or the Rong appear to be the original inhabitants of Sikkim as no legends of their migration are available. In the 13th century, the Bhutias from Kham area of Tibet came to the state. They believed in Buddhism of the Mahayana sect. The Nepalis were the last to enter in the mid-19th century. All communities live in perfect harmony sharing each other's culture, ethos, and traditions with the result that there is now a Sikkimese culture, which is composite of all the three prominent communities. Most of the people speak Nepali, which is also the state language. It is the harmony of the place that provides justification to the name of the state derived form Sukhim, meaning "happy home, a place of peace." Though Hinduism is equally followed, Buddhism is entrenched in the tradition of the state. The people have faith in the Buddha, the dharma (his teachings), and the sangha (assembly of monks) where religious texts are studied, taught and preserved.

Sikkim Sightseeing Tour
We are a Darjeeling-based travel company and organize Sikkim Sightseeing Tours throughout the year. During the tours you can visit the Do-Drul Chorten (Stupa), which is reckoned as one of the most stunning stupas in the whole state. We would also take you the Jawaharlal Nehru Botanical Garden where you can enjoy the heavenly ambience dominated by the beauty of mature oak trees and variety of other trees. If you happen to take a tour with us in the summers, you can also be part of the famous International Flower Festival.

The various other tourist attractions in Sikkim are Tsomgo Lake, The Rumtek Monastery, Sikkim Research Institute of Tibetology, Do-Drul Chorten, Pelling etc.

Places To Visit (North Sikkim)

North Sikkim :
Kabi Lungtsok (historical site) Naga Waterfalls

Chungthang (Confluence of Lachen

Chu and Lachung)

Bhim Nala Waterfall
Holy Rock at Chungthang Phodong Monastery
Mangan Singik view point
Seven Sister Waterfalls Lachung
Yumthang Valley Zero Point (Yumesamdong)
Katao Hot Spring
Lachung Monastery Gurudwhara at Chungthang 
Cottage industry in Lachung Lachen
Gurudongmar Lake Chaten (army area)
Cho-lamu Lake Chopta Valley
Deothang / Alexzendra David neel cave Thangu
Phensong Monastery  


Places To Visit (South Sikkim)

South Sikkim :
Tarku Temi Tea Garden
Damthang Ravangla
Ralang Monastery Bon Monastery
Kewzing Village Namchi
Samdruptse Namthang
Chardham pilgrimage centre , Solophok Tendong Hill or Tamlachor
Maenam Hill Borong
Sikip Phur-Tsa-chu (Hot Springs)
Rock Garden (Namchi) Jorthang
Kitam Bird Sanctuary Melli
Majitar Karfecktar
Chisopani Manpur
Melli Maniram Bhanjang
Sadam Village Tarey Bhir
Biodiversity Park Chemchey (Meditation centre)
Knadak Monastry Serdup Choling Monastry
Namdoling Monastry Peri Monastry (Maniram Village)
Rolu Mandir (Durga) Sai Mandir (Assangthang)
Sumbuk Baiguney
Turuk Buddha Park
Lepcha heritage centre, Satam, Yangang Cultural village, Yangang
Flower Show Pavallion, Namchi  

Places To Visit (East Sikkim)

Gangtok in and around Places of Interest:
Ban Jhakri Water Falls

Research Institute of Tibet logy (Closed

on Sunday & govt. Holidays),

Do-Drul Chorten

Directorate of Handicrafts & Handloom

(Closed on Sunday & Govt. Holidays),

Flower Show Complex Ropeway
Nam Nam View Point Sikkim Legislative Assembly (Outer View)
Saramsa Garden Sikkim Science Centre
Rumtek Monastery Shanti View Point
Nehru Botanical Garden Ranka Monastery (Lingdum Monastery)
Bakthang Waterfalls Tashi View Poin
Helipad Ganesh Tok
Sikkim Himalayan Zoological Park Hanuman Tok
Enchey Monastery Tsuklakhang Monastery
Fambong La Wildlife Sanctuary Kyongnosla Alpine Sanctuary
Nathula Pass Tsangmo Lake
Baba Harbhajan Singh Memorial Temple (Baba Mandir) Memancho Lake
Kanchenjunga Amusement Park & Tourist Villa Sajong, Rumtek
Others Destination around Gangtok (East District) :
Pastenga Village / Khedi tre Aritar Lake
Tinjurey Trek Martham Village
Zuluk Mulkharka Lake via Aritar


Places To Visit (West Sikkim)

PELLING & Around :
Pemayangtse Monastery Khecheopalri Lake
Rimbi Water Falls Kanchenjunga water falls
Khecheopalri Lake Darap Village
Rimbi Rock Garden Rabdentse Ruins
New Helipad Kanchenjunga view Tower
Sanga-Choling Monastery Rabdestse Palace Ruins 
Singsore Bridge Yuksom Village
Utteray Village Dentam Village
Phamrong Waterfalls Dubdi Monastery
Norbughang Throne Tashiding Monastery
Barsey Rhododendron and Wild Life Sanctuary in the South. Legship Kiretswer Mandir & Hot Spring
Kaluk Rinchpong
Blissthang Jorthang
Soreng Daramdin
Gyelsing Anden Sombaria
Reshi Kalej Valley
Chaaya Tal Yangtey
Hee Bermiok Okheray
Gumpadara -Mangheem Thegu, Lameni Pokhari,
Kal Kamal Pokhari