Explore Northeast – Sikkim – 7 of 8

SIKKIM

Following are some the places to visit in Sikkim, Northeast India

Gangtok:

gangtok

Gangtok is the capital of the northern Indian state of Sikkim.

Established as a Buddhist pilgrimage site in the 1840s, the city became capital of an independent monarchy after British rule ended, but joined India in 1975.

Today, it remains a Tibetan Buddhist center and a base for hikers organizing permits and transport for treks through Sikkim’s Himalayan mountain ranges.

Pelling:

pelling

Pelling is a town in the district of West Sikkim, India.

Pelling is nestled at an altitude of 2,150 m.

The town is located at a distance of 10 km from the district headquarters of Geyzing.

Gurudongmar Lake:

Gurudongmar Lake

Gurudongmar Lake, also known as Gurudogmar Lake, is one of the highest lakes in the world, located at an altitude of 17,800 ft in the Indian state of Sikkim.

It is a lake which is considered sacred by both Buddhists and Sikhs.

Rumtek Monastery:

rumtek monastery

At an elevation of almost 5000 feet, Rumtek Monastery not only offers a spectacular visual treat of amazing landscapes and sceneries but also is a home for spiritual solace.

Rumtek Monastery is the largest monastery in Sikkim.

Nathu La pass:

nathu la pass

Situated on the Indo-china border, Nathu La Pass nails it with its scenery.

Beautiful mountains and ice scalped landscapes fascinate you and take you through a jolly ride by hand.

 

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