(Last Updated on : 27/04/2017)
Hill Stations in Sikkim
concentrates with the cloud capped sites, full moon light, snowfall and the wintry breezes. Some of the hill stations in Sikkim are Gangtok
, Rangpo, Yuksom
and many other hilly stations.
Gangtok, East Sikkim district
Gangtok is a municipality in Sikkim. Gangtok is the capital and the largest town of the Indian state
of Sikkim. It is also the headquarters of the East Sikkim district. Gangtok is located in the eastern Himalayan range
, at an elevation of 1,650 meters.
Lachen, North Sikkim District
Lachen, meaning 'big pass' is a town located in the north of the district of Sikkim. It is famous for the panoramic view of the Himalayas can be seen.
Nathu La, East of Gangtok
Nathu La is located along the Indo-China border. It is one of the most exotic places in Sikkim.
Gyalshing, West Sikkim District
is also connected to the West Bengal
towns of Darjeeling
with Jorethang. A few kilometres to the north is the town of Pelling.
Lachung, North Sikkim district
Lachung is located at an elevation of about 9,600 ft or 3,000 m and at the confluence of the Lachen River
and Lachung Rivers
, tributaries of the Teesta River
Namchi, South Sikkim District
is fast becoming a major tourist spot and pilgrimage centre. The Namchi monastery, Ralong Monastery and Tendong Hill
are important Buddhist pilgrimage centers
Pelling, West Sikkim District
is located at a distance of 10 km from the district headquarters of Geyzing. A regular bus service connects the two towns. However with the influx of tourists, the region is undergoing a metamorphosis, with the roads being repaired and hotels being set up. The Himalayan Mountain Range
and the Kanchenjunga Peak
may be viewed at close quarters from Pelling.
Rangpo, East Sikkim District
Rangpo is the first town in Sikkim on NH 31A that links Siliguri
to Gangtok. It is about 200 mteres above sea level with a sub-tropical climate.
Yuksom, West Sikkim District
Yuksom is a historical town in Geyzing subdivision of West Sikkim district in the Northeast Indian state of Sikkim
Soreng, West Sikkim District
Soreng is known for its largest production of vegetables
, oranges and flowers
in Sikkim. Soreng is about 9 hour from Darjeeling
and 3 hour from capital Gangtok. The region is an eco-tourism spot and thousands of people visit every year. It is close to Daramdin.
Yumthang Valley, North Sikkim District
Yumthang Valley is a grazing pasture surrounded by the Himalayan Mountain Range in the North Sikkim district of Sikkim. It is at an elevation of 3,564 metres (11,800) above msl at a distance of 150 km from the state capital Gangtok. It is popularly known as Valley of Flowers