(Last Updated on : 14/06/2017)
Hill Stations in Sikkim
are the popular where one can find the mixture of three cultural influences- Indian culture
, Tibetan culture and Chinese cultural influences. Gangtok
, Rangpo, Yuksom
and many others are the popular hill stations
, which are accessible from Jalpaiguri
). Sikkim is well connected by roadways and airways with all the states of India, especially the north eastern states of India. The monasteries of Sikkim are popular tourist attractions.
Gangtok, East Sikkim district
Gangtok is a municipality in Sikkim. Gangtok is the capital and the largest town of Sikkim. It is also the headquarters of the East Sikkim district. Located in the eastern Himalayan range
, at an elevation of 1,650 meters, Gangtok has M. G Road, which is a popular shopping destination in north east India.
, North Sikkim District
Lachen bears a meaning 'big pass'. It is a town allures for the panoramic view of the Himalayan Range. Here in winter times, snow fall is dominant. It is advisable to visit in the month of summers, because in winters landslides are frequent.
Nathu La, East of Gangtok
Nathu La is located along the Indo-China border. It is one of the most exotic places in Sikkim, which connects with all other cities of Sikkim
Gyalshing, West Sikkim District
Gyalshing is connected with the hill stations of West Bengal
like Darjeeling and Kalimpong
. This place is beautiful for the green valleys and the deep natural vegetation
Lachung, North Sikkim district
Lachung has the blessings of Lachen River
and Lachung Rivers
, tributaries of the Teesta River
. Lachung thus forms an eco tourism spot.
Namchi, South Sikkim District
Namchi is a tourist spot and pilgrimage centre of Buddhism
. Namchi monastery, Ralong Monastery and Tendong Hill
are important Buddhist pilgrimage centers
Pelling, West Sikkim District
Pelling is the cultural centre, located at a distance of 10 km from the district headquarters of Geyzing. Himalayan Mountain Range and the Kanchenjunga Peak
are easily viewed from the many view points.
Rangpo, East Sikkim District
Rangpo is a popular tourism destination because it is connected with Siliguri
and Gangtok. Rangpo enjoys sub-tropical climate
throughout the year.
Yuksom, West Sikkim District
It is a historical town of Geyzing subdivision, where large numbers of archaeological ruins
Soreng, West Sikkim District
Soreng is popular for the agriculture
, oranges and flowers
. It is about 9 hour from Darjeeling and 3 hour from Gangtok. Here eco tourism is flourished. It is close to Daramdin.
Yumthang Valley, North Sikkim District
Yumthang Valley attracts the tourists for the presence of vast grazing pasture surrounded by the Himalayan Mountain Range. Located at an elevation of 3,564 metres, this valley is popularly known as Valley of Flowers.