Sikkim is a great destination for people looking for some great adventure trails, snow capped mountains, mystic monasteries, and amazing landscape. Sikkim is full great places to visit and to narrow down to a few handful of them will not be fair enough. But these 10 places will make a great vacation in Sikkim that you will cherish for ages and even make you yearn to come back for more.

1. Gangtok : The capital city which is a small beautiful town reeling with charms of age old traditions and technicalities of modern age is a must visit.


Photo by roman korhz

2. The Rumtek Monastery : The splendid and serene calm in this majestic monastery will simply make you find your inner peace.

Rumtek Monastery - seemingly quiet and beautiful

Photo by Pandiyan V

3. Yuksom : Attached with a significant history, Yuksom is also the base camp for the  much popular Khangchendzonga mountain trek.

Dawn in Yuksam

Photo by Sourav Das

4. Gurudongmar Lake : A spectacular lake nestled in the mountains of North Sikkim, the Gurudongmar Lake, is one of the highest lakes in the world. It’s a sacred lake and its water is believed to have healing powers.


Photo by Saran Chamling

5. Nathu La Pass: The international border with Tibet, Nathu La is open only to Indian nationals and not accessible to foreigners.

Sun Sets On Nathu La

Photo by Pranav Bhasin

6. Pelling: The most sought after tourist hotspot right after Gangtok, Pelling offers a great weather coupled with some of the best monasteries and pristine lakes in Sikkim.

Rock Garden, Pelling

Photo by Atanu De

7. Yumthang Valley: A beautiful valley full of gorgeous nature and serene landscape will simply make you feel as if you are in some kind of a fairy tale.

fairy tale...

Photo by Pradeep Kumbhashi

8. Ravangla: A small town but a famous spot for nature and wildlife enthusiasts.

Big Buddha. Ravangla, Sikkim

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9. Teesta River: Rafting on the Teesta River is simply an adrenaline enthused joy ride. You will love the thrill and have great fun.

Rafting in the Teesta

Photo by Yathin

10. Namchi: A popular pilgrimage tourism destination in Sikkim known for its monasteries and the replica of the 4 Dhams of the Hindus. The Char Dham tour is simply amazing.

Namchi Sikkim 01

Photo by Stefan Krasowski