10 Best and Must Visit Places in Sikkim | Sikkim Tourist Places

This Sikkim tourism guide will help you to find some best destinations to visit and sightseeing in Sikkim. Sikkim is without a doubt, one of the best places in India. You can explore plenty of Sikkim tourist places in 7-10 days.

India’s highest mountain peak Kangchenjunga is situated at the border of India (State – Sikkim) and Nepal. It is also the world’s 3rd highest peak after Mount Everest and K2. It is also the least populated state of India.

The people here are welcoming and polite to everyone. When I visited this beautiful state and have a conversation with different people in the north and south Sikkim. I come to know that most people know Hindi, English, and Nepali. So, Language is not a barrier in this state.

Sikkim Tour Places | Sikkim tourist places

In this travel guide, I have listed some best destinations for sightseeing (Sikkim tourist places). You can visit these destinations in Sikkim. I had visited this beautiful state and on this platform, I am sharing my travel experience, photos, and some useful information. I had visited Sikkim in the year of December 2013.

Places to visit in Sikkim – Sikkim Tourist Places

You can explore these sikkim tourist places for sightseeing, fun activities, paragliding, river rafting, etc.

1. Gangtok

Gangtok is the capital city of the state Sikkim. It is one of the beautiful cities in the mountain area and in India also. It is a common Sikkim tourist place for a traveler. The roads are clean, if you have any problem, people will help you with a smile. I had a wonderful experience when I visited this place. You can walk on the roads in the night with no worries. The police of this state are very kind and helpful.


Activities to do in Gangtok

  • Sightseeing & amazing view of the city
  • Gangtok ropeway, Ropeway to see the amazing view of the Gangtok city from the top
  • Mall Road/MG Marg market Gangtok for shopping & photo clicks
  • Explore local areas

2. Nathu La pass

Nathula pass is among the most popular Sikkim tourist places located at the India China border. The temperature here ranges between 4 to -20 c in winter. This place is cold and due to the high altitude at 4310 m above the sea level, the oxygen here is low. So, you may face problems like breathing, etc. It is 52km away from Gangtok city.

I have not taken the nathula pass photo because my phone switched off when I reached there. I have taken the nearby roads photo that goes to Nathula pass. This is the view of the road to Nathula.

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Activities to do in NathuLa pass

  • Photo shots
  • Sightseeing of India-China border at Nathula pass
  • Exhibition centre

3. Baba harbhajan singh mandir

The mandir is named on the Indian army soldier Baba Harbhajan Singh. Who martyred at the age of 22. There are many beliefs and stories about Baba Harbhajan Singh. The famous Indian YouTuber BB Ki Vines also made a video on the Harbhajan Singh. The temple is situated at a height of 13123 ft above sea level.

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Activities to do

  • Mandir darshan
  • Have some photos and memories
  • Feel the amazing view of nature at this place
  • In winter you may also find snow to play with friends

4. Tsomogo Lake

It is one of the beautiful lakes in india. The view is magnificent. In the winter times, the lake is completely frozen. When I visited at tsomogo lake in winter at that time it is frozen. It is among the most popular tourist places in Sikkim.

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Activities to do

  • Yak ride
  • Photos and Selfies
  • Sightseeing

5. Gurudongmar Lake

The main reason to visit Gurudongmar lake is the amazing eye-catching view. If you are planning to visit this place in winter then make sure to take all the necessary precautions. As this place is situated at an altitude of 17800 ft above sea level. Also, the oxygen here is low, so you may have breathing problems.

There is no hospital or medical service available nearby. To visit this place you have to take permit from the Indian army.


Activities to do in Gurudongmar Lake

  • Amazing view
  • Beautiful mountains covered with snow

6. Teesta River

The river is clean and water looks light blue in colour. In winters, the river is frozen at high atlitude but not at relatively lower altitude.

teesta river

Activities to do

  • River rafting
  • Bird spotting
  • Camping

7. Himalayan Zoological Park

This was my first time when I visited a zoo at such an high altitude. Like every zoo, walk and observe animals, have some photos, enjoy the view of Himalayan zoo.

sikkim zoo

Activities to do

  • Capture images of animals
  • Sightseeing of zoo
  • Red Panda, Himalayan black bear

8. Zero Point

This place is extremely cold in winters. The condition of the roads is also not so good. The main attraction of zero point is the amazing view and you will see no homes or people near this place.


Activities to do

  • Experience the natural beauty of this place

9. Lachung and Yumthang Valley

Lachung and yumthang valley is a place in the north sikkim. The places that comes in the area of North Sikkim is generally have high altitude.

Activities to do

  • Lachung Monastery
  • Amazing view of curvey roads and high-peak mountains

10. Rumtek Monastery

Rumtek monastery is one of the most popular sikkim tourist places. It is also known as Dharmachakra Centre.

Activities to do

  • Sightseeing & photos


Is it a safe place for solo woman traveler?

The crime rate in Sikkim is very less even it is the safest state for women as per the report from government officials.

What is the best season to visit sikkim?

According to my opinion the best time may be september – december. You can visit this place anytime you want. But in the month of december and January due to bad weather and extreme snowfall, you may face traffic, road block, and other problems.

What is the name of the airport in sikkim?

Pakyong airport

What is the distance between Gangtok and darjeeling?

The distance is 101 km and it can be covered in 4 hours depending on the traffic.

Where to stay in Gangtok?

There are many hotels available in the gangtok city. So, getting an accommodation is not a problem.

See Also: Khatushyam Mandir Rajasthan | Delhi to Khatushyam

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