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If you’re trying to escape the hustle-bustle of the routine life, then step in the tranquil state of Sikkim to kiss goodbye to your frets and nosh your soul. The Tibetan Buddhist vibes, the town decorated in the shades of ritualistic vermilion, blue, gold, and green, the monumental monasteries, and statues, striking Himalayan wildlife, appetizing food and the cheerful locals of Sikkim make it a true idyll in the Indian terra firma. <br><br>To know more about amazing places to visit in sikkim, read http://www.tourtravelworld.com/blog/17-amazing-places-to-visit-in-sikkim.htm
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Best Tourist Places to Visit in Sikkim, India If you’re trying to escape the hustle-bustle of the routine life, then step in the tranquil state of Sikkim to kiss goodbye to your frets and nosh your soul. The Tibetan Buddhist vibes, the town decorated in the shades of ritualistic vermilion, blue, gold, and green, the monumental monasteries, and statues, striking Himalayan wildlife, appetizing food and the cheerful locals of Sikkim make it a true idyll in the Indian terra firma. The panoramic view of the pristine land swathed in the delicate-smelling rhododendrons, overlooking the snowy peaks of the world’s 3rd highest mountain, Khangchendzonga will carve the arresting first impression of Sikkim on you, when you arrive from either Bagdogra Airport, or NJP Train Station situated in the south of West Bengal (those are the only points of entry!). Thinking what next? After peeping into the journals of the sundry travelers to Sikkim, here is a short list of best of Sikkim, India: Gangtok
Wealthy, happy and pretty modern Gangtok forms the capital of the state of Sikkim, India. It is at an approximate 2 hours distance from the airport/railway station via taxi. The town, settling along the snowy mountain ridges and concrete, is blessed with the handful of sites to keep the travelers captivated. Treading in the land of Gangtok, the visitors are flabbergasted with the utter cleanliness that is no less than any foreign locale. The visitors love the friendly feel of the place. The heart of the city is encompassing the lively street shops, a row of Indian and Chinese restaurants, and the loitering cheerful natives of the multicultural identities like Nepali, Bhutia, Indian Bengali, etc. In the easy-to-navigate Gangtok, there are many local markets such as the Deorali Bazar, Mahatma Gandhi Market, Lal Market, and others to keep the visitors engaged. Besides, the travelers are enchanted by the lovely murals, statues of Tantric deities, and spinning prayer wheels of the local ‘Tibetan Buddhist Enchey Monastery’. The wildlife fanatics can reach the ‘Himalayan Zoological Park’, one of the best zoos in the country, which is occupying an entire hill opposite Ganesh Tok and accommodates diverse animal species like the Himalayan bears, Red pandas, snow leopards and the civet cats. Pick up your Inner Line Permit at the time of the arrival at the border crossing for easy entry to Sikkim & Gangtok, says those who’ve already traveled here. Rumtek Monastery This is a heavenly place situated just half an hour away from the pleasant & boisterous Gangtok (capital of Sikkim). Also known as the Dharmachakra Centre, it is the largest monastery in the region. The visitors who came here agreed that the hike to the top of the monastery is fairly strenuous; however, the close view of the monastery & its Golden Pagoda is divine and almost life changing. Attending the prayer sessions resonating with the sounds of chants, drums, and humming, is a trance-like experience, which cannot be put to words. Besides, the Nalanda Institute in the rear contains all the information of the local traditions & the
times gone by. For the shopaholics, the place is dotted with the shops of the smiling entrepreneurs who sell lovely woolen and souvenir articles at the stumpy prices. Who’ve been to the place recommends carrying an identity proof in order to pierce the strong security of the Monastery! Moreover, it’s better to pre-book the taxis and leave at the cock-crow to avoid the heat. Hot Water Springs Another literally-hot attraction of Sikkim is its ‘Hot Water Springs’. Though there are bountiful of such springs present in the area, the most famous are ‘the picturesque Yumesamdong’, which is situated at 15500 feet altitude in the North East state Sikkim and ‘the traditional Ralong & Borong’ that are near the Rangit valley. Learning from the natives, these hot sulfur springs are locally pronounced as “Cha-chu”. The visitors are totally enthralled with these hot soaks and acknowledged them to be just like the natural hot water spas that stay warm even during the chilly winters. Also, everyone is free to soak themselves in the divine waters having the magical curative powers. “If you’ve time, spend a night in the temporary huts around these hot water springs; it’ll be totally worthwhile”, says the past voyagers. Sikkim Himalayas Trek Trekking in the rich biodiversity and grand culture of Sikkim Himalayas attracts the abundance of explorers’ time & time again. Among the best treks are the Darjeeling Kanchenjunga Trek and the Yuksom Goecha La Trek (4990 m). Surely, the trekking wasn’t smooth-sailing and easy; however, the experience under the fresh breeze, spectacular views, and silent wilderness of Sikkim is still cherished in the thick fond memories and the fascinating snapshots of many voyagers. In the Darjeeling Kanchenjunga trek, the journey begins from the Darjeeling city, famous for its tea
plantations and the toy train, making way through the many heard and unheard places like Tashiding, Chewabhanjang, Dzongri, Thangsing, Kasturi Odar, Labdang and many others. Just like this trek, there are many other relatively smaller and easier trails in Sikkim, which visitors can choose if they’re short of time. The frequent trekkers in this region suggest March to mid-May, ending September to mid-November as the ideal time for trekking when the weather and nature are all in your favor. These were just a few of the top attractions of Sikkim according to the majority of travelers. Otherwise, there is plenty to explore in the intriguing land of Sikkim brimming with the Tibetan monasteries, Tea Gardens, and all sorts of rare Himalayan experiences that assures not to give even a single dreary moment.