Travel to Sikkim - A dream place

Sikkim, India
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Sikkim is a state in northeast India, bordered by Bhutan, Tibet and Nepal. Part of the Himalayas, the area has a dramatic landscape that includes India’s highest mountain, 8,586m Kangchenjunga. Sikkim is also home to glaciers, alpine meadows and thousands of varieties of wildflowers. Steep paths lead to hilltop Buddhist monasteries such as Pemayangtse, which dates to the early 1700s.

Places to visit Sikkim:

Gangtok: Gangtok is the capital of the mountainous northern Indian state of Sikkim. Established as a Buddhist pilgrimage site in the 1840s, the city became capital of an independent monarchy after British rule ended, but joined India in 1975. Today, it remains a Tibetan Buddhist center and a base for hikers organizing permits and transport for treks through Sikkim’s Himalayan mountain ranges.

Pelling: Pelling is a small town in the northeastern Indian state of Sikkim, at the foothills of Mount Khangchendzonga. The late-17th-century Buddhist Sanga Choling Monastery has mountain views. Pemayangtse Monastery features wall paintings, sculptures and a gold-plated statue of Guru Padsambhava. Overlooking a valley, the 17th-century Rabdentse Palace, now in ruins, still has evidence of the king’s bedroom and kitchen.

Changu LakeChangu Lake, also known as "Tsomgo lake", is located in East Sikkim, 40 km from Gangtok. Situated at an altitude of 3,753 m above sea level, this ice lake is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Sikkim. The real beauty of this lake cannot be expressed in words or in writing, it can only be felt. The road from Gangtok to Changu Lake in particular is strangely beautiful. The weather here is very cold, the higher you go, the colder it gets. The real fun of playing with snow in the snow fruit can never be understood without actually being here.

Yuksom:Yuksom is a historical town in Geyzing subdivision of West Sikkim district in the Northeast Indian state of Sikkim. It was the first capital of Sikkim established in 1642 AD by Phuntsog Namgyal who was the first Chogyal of Sikkim. There are also opportunities for hiking here.

Yumthang: The Yumthang Valley or Sikkim Valley of Flowers sanctuary, is a nature sanctuary with river, hot springs, yaks and grazing pasture on rolling meadows surrounded by the Himalayan mountains in the North Sikkim district of Sikkim state in India.

Also Lachen's Monastery, Ravangla's Buddhist Park, Ralang Monastery, Sunrise View Point, Namchi's Hilltop Monastery, Char Dham Temple, Khanchendzonga National Park, 7,000 ft. Located Singalila National Park, Arita Lake and Rishi Open Falls are places of interest for tourists.

Best time travel to Sikkim:
The most ideal time to visit Sikkim is from late February to May and from late September to November. Roads are likely to be closed on snow in winter. Besides, landslides occur all year round in North Sikkim, and many places in Sikkim are inaccessible during the monsoons. South and West Sikkim and Gangtok can be visited all year round.

Where to stay in Sikkim

There have some list of best hotels in Sikkim. Check it out.
Gangtok Best Hotels:  
Golden Kisa Resort 
Hotel Kai Fu Khim Residency
Hotel Greenery View
Hotel Dew Pond

Pelling Best Hotels:
Hotel Sikkim Heritage 
Hotel Golden Sunrise & Spa 
Udaan Olive Hotel & Spa, Pelling

You can also home stay with Airbnb . There have huge home stay house. But Female Solo Travelers please stay in any reputed hotel or resort.

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