A wonderland, Sikkim certainly knows how to impress and lure visitors with its charming landscape, flawless monasteries, and heartwarming culture. This must visit destination in northeastern part of India promises an experience that is replete with adventure, rejuvenation and a lot of knowledge. The state has countless tourist interest places amongst which monasteries are a major crowd puller. Nonetheless, the capital city Gangtok itself is adorned with a plenty ofmonasterieslike Rumtek, Enchey and Lingdum. Other important monasteries that sanctify the ambience of Sikkim are Pemayangtse, Phodong, Sangachoeling, Dubdi, and Ralong. However, it is not only the monastries that purify the surroundings of Sikkim, there are a few Hindu pilgrimage sites as well. The Solophok Chardham is one of the most important Hindu temples in Sikkim that is thronged by devotees years round.
In a land with pristine beauty comes this amazing wildlife destination, Kanchendzonga National Park. It is a high altitude national park, which is home to species like snow leopard, Himalayan Tah, Tibetan Wild Ass, Himalayan Blue Sheep and several other animals.
The national park alone has 400 species of butterflies. Other must visit wildlife destinations in Sikkim during late spring is the Varsey Rhododendron Sanctuary, located in the Singalila Range and Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary near Lachung. Maenam Wildlife Sanctuary in South Sikkim is also a not-to-miss-place while touring in Sikkim.
There are ‘a good many’ other places to see in Sikkim like Yumthang, which is a beautiful valley surrounded by alluring snow-capped peaks; Lachung and Lachen, which are high altitude villages of Tibetan and Bhutia people of the Northern Sikkim; and Zuluk, which is also an attractive village that was once the part of the famous silk route. In Sikkim, River Teesta also make an important place of tourist interest. The river shimmers with the falling of sun rays bringing out the turquoise colour and the beautiful setting of flowers and forests on its bank is something to die for. River is ideal for river rafting activity and also for birdwatching. Apart from the rivers and lakes, Sikkim also boasts some scenic waterfalls like Seven Sisters near Gangtok.