The Eastern beauty of India- Sikkim is one of the best places to visit for travelers. Not only is it the lowest populated state in India but also the cleanest one. Hence the natural beauty of the place is heightened. It is the best place for trekking and nature lovers. #TripotoTakeMeToDeoriatal
Ava Mishra, on a journey to discover the North East, began her travel adventure from Sikkim. On the way to Gurudongmar Lake, read about the beautiful sojourn at Lachen and Lachung, the unheard territories of North East Tourism. Read a story from 14000 ft ASL where a surreal Himalayan Lake became a discovery of a lifetime.Click here to read the story.
Volunteer with monks in SikkimIn addition to exploring, some calm is also necessary. Sikkim’s monasteries are for all those people who would love some calm and peace, while on a break. If you like it there, you can also volunteer with the monks there, and experience the art of giving.
“I felt my lungs inflate with the rush of the scenery, air, mountains and trees, I thought, this is what it is to be alive, this is what it is to be happy."Lush green mountains with countless waterfalls cascading down its facade that fed into the the river flowing in the valley below. A tiny paved mountain path that had breathtaking views of the mountains and the valley below. A sturdy mountain bridge with colourful prayer flags tied all around its edges fluttered happily as a waterfall sent an icy cold spray of water all around it. Lachen in North Sikkim is all this and a lot more! Lachen literally meaning the Big Pass, is inhabited by the Lachenpas of the Bhutia community. Warm people with smiling faces will definitely etch a place in your heart once you visit this place.
North east has the power to blow you away and even particularly in north east Sikkim is the most stunning place you will ever visit in the region. Sikkim is made up entirely of high mountains. low valleys and a smattering of buddhist monasteries in between. It also has a very rich culture of hospitality which is always a plus when travelling somewhere alone.
Things to do: Rumtek Gompa, Samdruptse, Norbugang Park, Ganesh Tok, Khecheopalri Lake, Guru Padmasambhava Statue, Rabdentse, Pelling, Hot Water Springs, Dubdi Gompa, Sakyamuni Complex, Old Rumtek Gompa, Tsomgo Lake, Namchi, Yamthang Valley, Golden Stupa, Yuksom, Ravangla