A slice of paradise on earth, Sikkim is one of the most stunning locations in India. 

The state has many stunning attractions, but we have handpicked the 10 places to visit in Sikkim that will surely leave you in a perpetual state of awe! 

Nathula Pass

Nathula Pass is not just an important and popular tourist attraction in Sikkim but also politically significant for the Sikkim government. It acts as the gateway to the neighbouring country, Tibet. As you explore the region, you can find the influence of Tibet on the local culture, and it is quite evident from the way the locals dress and the local cuisine. 

When you visit Nathula Pass, make sure to check out the famous border trade market called Sherathang, where you can find and buy Tibetan items. These would make for a wonderful souvenir to remind you of the wonderful trips to Sikkim for the rest of your life. 

Tsomgo Lake

Tsomgo Lake is a stunning glacier lake and one of the highest-altitude lakes in India. It is located about 40 km from the main city of Gangtok. Tsomgo means 'source of water' in the local Sikkimese language, and the azure waters of the lake reflect the snow-clad mountains around it, making your journey to this little paradise worthwhile. 

Apart from soaking in the heaven-like beauty of the place, you must explore the local flora and fauna, including the majestic Yaks and take a Yak Safari to explore the region. Riding on the back of a Yak is an experience that is something you will never forget. 


Your trip to Sikkim would be incomplete without exploring its capital city, Gangtok. The city is not only the most important one in the state but also acts as a gateway to other stunning regions. The city is incredibly beautiful, and Mother Nature has blessed it with some of the most alluring landscapes you can find in India. 

The city's vibrant culture and the modern outlook of the people only add to the charm of the city and make it a source of pride for Sikkim. Among the many places to visit in Sikkim Gangtok, you must definitely visit the Enchey Monastery, Ganesh Tok and the Tashi Viewpoint. 

Yumthang Valley 

If you think the Gangtok sightseeing has been the best experience of your Sikkim trip, wait till you see the Yumthang Valley, a place that will captivate your senses instantly. Yumthang Valley is one of the scintillating valleys of flowers in India, and is home to some of rarest flowers on earth. 

The flower-scented meadows of the region ooze romance, making it one of the best places to visit in Sikkim for a honeymoon. Apart from the colourful carpet of flowers, the freezing Teesta River, majestic meadows and the cool weather will make you feel you are transported to the abode of Gods.


One of the most popular places to visit in Sikkim after Gangtok, Pelling attracts thousands of visitors every year. People from all over the country and overseas come here to revel in the laps of nature and find peace. The serene environment and the surreal landscape seem like a place straight out of a fairy tale.

One of the best things about Pelling is that you can visit this place any time of the year, be it winter, spring or summer; its ethereal beauty never ceases to leave you mesmerised!

Khangchendzonga National Park

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Khangchendzonga National Park is one of the Sikkim tourist places to see the local wildlife. The park is home to some of the rarest endemic flora and fauna, including the highly endangered Snow Leopards. However, the star attraction of the park is the Red Panda; wildlife lovers from all over the world come here to see these bear's antics in their natural habitat. 

The forest and the mountains inside the park are considered sacred by the native people, and the local communities, including Buddhists and Lepchas, worship Mt. Khangchendzonga. You can go on a safari here and explore the park and its stunning landscape, which will leave you in awe! 


You must definitely add Lachung to your top 10 Sikkim places to visit. It is one of the most scenic villages in India. Here, you can be guaranteed to get the most authentic Sikkim experience as you can see the humble village life of the locals. 

The people here are super friendly, and you can start a conversation with anyone. They will be more than happy to shed light on the local culture and the community. A green paradise, the village is famous for its majestic mountain views and Apple orchards. 

Also, there are many hot springs close to the hamlet, and you can literally spend hours and hours just gazing in awe at the most beautiful sight of nature. 


One of Sikkim's hidden gems, Dozungu, has largely remained unexplored. An offbeat village perched in the lap of the Eastern Himalayan Mountain range, it is the native land of the Lepchas, an indigenous community of Sikkim. 

The best way to explore the village and unravel its beauty is to take a walk around. You can venture into the little alleys of the village and be mesmerised by everything that meets your eye. 

Hanuman Tok Temple

While there are many monasteries in the region, and each one is worth exploring, don't miss out on visiting this beautiful abode of Lord Hanuman. It is one of the most-visited tourist spots in Gangtok and is considered a sacred site by the Hindus in the region. 

According to Hindu legends, when Lord Hanuman was carrying the Sanjeevani Mountain in his hand, he came down to this spot to rest for a while. Hence, Hindu devotees from all over Sikkim and other states come here to seek the Lord's blessings. 

Apart from its unmissable divine aura, the alluring scenic beauty around the temple makes it one of the best Gangtok sightseeing spots. 

Best Time to Visit Sikkim

Sikkim is a slice of heaven on earth. You can visit this stunning place any time of the year and be in awe of it! But to get the best experience of the place, many travel enthusiasts, the best time to visit Sikkim is between March and June or from September to December. 

During this time of the year, the weather is extremely pleasant, and the conditions are just perfect for you to explore the various popular and lesser-known tourist attractions in the region without any hassles. 

Things to do in Sikkim

  • Whether you are a foodie or not, indulge in the popular local foods like dumplings and dried Yak milk, a Sikkimese delicacy. 
  • Get your dose of adventure and enjoy the feeling of floating freely in the air by trying hang gliding. The stunning view of the mountain and the gorgeous city landscape from above is just stunning! 
  • Don’t miss taking the Gondola ride in Gangtok. It is one of the best things to do in Sikkim.
  • If you are a trekking enthusiast, Sikkim is your Mecca. There are many trekking trails across the state, and one of the best is the Goecha la Trek. 
  • Visit the different monasteries across the state and offer your prayers. Even if you are not very spiritual, you will still enjoy soaking in the serene environment inside these places of worship. 
  • For an authentic Sikkim experience, go on a Yak safari near Tsomgo Lake.  

Best Places to Stay in Sikkim

If you are planning a family holiday to Sikkim, it is best to stay in Gangtok. It is not only the state's capital city but also the gateway to other places. And talking about the best place to stay in Sikkim, there is no better choice than Club Mahindra Le Vintuna Resort and Club Mahindra Baiguney Resort.

They are counted among the top family resorts in Sikkim for a good reason. They boast spacious rooms and have the most modern and premium amenities that will make your stay comfortable and pleasant. These resorts in Sikkim are the perfect haven where nature meets premium stay, so you get the best of both worlds.

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