Top 5 Tourist Attractions in Sikkim
Sikkim bordered by China, Nepal and Bhutan had been regarded one of the last Himalayan Shangri-las. It is one of the most difficult areas to access in India, owing to its remoteness and permissions required to roam around.
200 monasteries dot this place, an evident proof of Sikkim being on the marvellous places for meditation. Rumtek is one of the most widely visited monasteries in Sikkim, overlooking Gangtok. Take your experience to another level with Club Mahindra resorts in Gangtok. The monasteries hold many festivals, particularly around Losar in February/March. Tse Chu, in July, features Buddhist dancing at Rumtek. Enchey also hosts a Chaarm festvial in December/January.
Yuksom and the Dzongri Trail
If you love trekking, then you are bound to fall in love with Sikkim. It is known to be trekker’s paradise. The trek from Yuksom to Dzongri Peak, and further on to Goecha Peak if you're up for the challenge, is the most popular trek in Sikkim.
Teesta River Rafting
Sikkim has lately embraced river rafting as one of the adventure activities. Many such activities are offered in Teesta River. The major route is Makha-Sirwani-Bardang-Rongpo. Grade 2 to 4 rapids are interspersed with placid patches to float along, and plenty of white sandy beaches exist for overnight camping
Flora and Fauna Sanctuaries
The weather conditions are such that provide the best breeding space for many birds, animals and flowers as well. You can discover about 450 species of birds, 400 species of butterflies, and 450 varieties of orchids in Sikkim.
Nathu La Pass and the Old Silk Route
If you're really feeling adventurous, nothing compares to a journey along the former Old Silk Route to Nathu La, three hours from Gangtok on the Chinese border. While you are on your route, you will get a strange thrill of peeping over Chinese soldiers on the border.