Aritar Dak Bungalow also called as Ari-Bangla is one of the renowned attractions in Aritar. This age-old British bungalow built under the supervision of the 1st political officer of Sikkim in 1896, Sir James Claude White still stands strong. This heritage bungalow is located at an altitude of 1447 m and it offers a splendid view of the mountains, forests and valleys. Erstwhile, it was used as a health centre for the injured soldiers back in the 20th century but today it has been transformed into a reputed hotel in Aritar, and is renovated and equipped with all the modern furnishings.
Best Time to Visit
The best time to visit Aritar is from March to May. During this season the weather remains pleasantly cool.
Things to Do & See in and around
Aritar is a charming place in the eastern Sikkim, here the most popular attraction is the Lampokhari Lake also known as Aritar Lake. Rhenock Gumpa is a calming place to visit and also Mankhim Rai Temple offers charming ambiance with various flowers all around the place.
Aritar is located nearby the plains of West Bengal. The closest airport to Aritar, Sikkim is Bagdogra airport and the closest railway station is at New Jalpaiguri. From here, one can avail taxis to Aritar in Sikkim.