There is definitely more to Sikkim than the Tsongmo Lake and Tashi View Point. Sikkim is one of the most beautiful areas of the North eastern region of India. Sikkim means beautiful home in Lepcha language. The snow-capped mountains & lush green valley offers a calm sensation to the body and mind. It also leaves the spectators amazed by the extravaganza of its natural beauty. Most of the area of Sikkim is forested. Here are some of the unexplored offbeat places in Sikkim that will blow your mind.
Top 5 Must Visit Places in Sikkim:
It is situated between the hills of Meanam and Tendong. The little charming town of Ravangla is a thing of beauty. You can savor a refreshing sip of the aromatic Temi tea at Sikkim’s only tea garden in the village of Temi. The Ralong Monastery which is also one of Sikkim’s most significant monasteries also lies in Ravangla. The aura of serenity that surrounds the golden statue of Buddha stays in one’s mind for a long, long time. It is one of the best places to watch the sunrise and sunset in Sikkim. There are a number of hidden trails for trekkers and explorers and is the starting point for the trek through Maenam Wildlife Sanctuary. The towering statue of Buddha as well as the snow covered peaks of Kanchenjunga is a sight to see from Ravangla.
2. Gyalshing or Geyzing
Gyalshing means the king’s garden in Tibetan language is believed to have once been the royal gardens attached to the Palace at Rabdentse. The place was the capital of Sikkim till the late 18th century. In the modern day it is a bustling town with a hundred years old local market. On the opposite of Gyalshing bazaar the holiest wall in Sikkim, the Mendang is situated, constructed by King Chogyal Chador Namgyal. Khecheoplari Lake is also quite close to Geyzing. The lake is known to be a wish fulfilling lake.
The place is famous for its vibrant and colorful Rhododendron Sanctuary. You can trek from the sanctuary to the Guras Kunj trekker’s hut. The feeling is extraordinary. You can enjoy the warm rays of the sun at this beautiful hut while you enjoy a panoramic view of the rugged Singalila range.
Things to remember before you visit the Barsey Rhododendron Sanctuary :
- You are only allowed to take photographs here
- Do not disturb or provoke wildlife. You are also not allowed to pick flowers
- You are not allowed to buy endangered plants or animal products.
- Use bottled gas or kerosene for heating or cooking.
- You are not allowed to carry plastics
- Avoid littering
- You are not allowed to smoke or drink alcohol here
4. Sumbuk Village
Sumbuk village is situated in an explored region of South Sikkim. The place is a paradise for birdwatchers. There are many attractions in this village such as the numerous gladiolas farms, old temples and a unique peacock breeding forest. You can pick wild strawberries at Tamley Chaur, located in the upper tracts of Phooldara. The top attraction is the Tarey Bhir which is a 10000 feet long ridge pathway. Very close to the village there is a sanctuary that is home to more than 200 species of birds.
This beautiful village is located in West Sikkim. Here you can take a hike to Rinchenpong nearby where the clouds hover over the mountain ranges and offer a beautiful ambiance. Amazing views of the Kanchenjunga add to the beauty of the village. The people are friendly and they will not hesitate to offer you assistance if you feel lost. Explore this beautiful village for yourself as you will be able to find amazing trekking trails. This place is close to heaven for nature lovers and trekkers. You should definitely visit this beautiful offbeat village if you ever visit Sikkim.
Travel Planner: Country Route Holidays
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So what are you waiting for? Book your holidays from Country Route Holidays and explore all the unheard areas of Sikkim.