Aritar Homestay-quaint hamlet of East Sikkim,Silk Route

Aritar is a small village in East Sikkim, nestled on the foothills of Himalayas at an elevation of 4915ft in the eastern district of Sikkim is a picturesque hamlet. Located at a distance of 63km from Gangtok, It is situated along the way to the historical Silk Route. Overlooking the daunting hills amidst the lush green forest and meandering river stream, Aritar is known for its pictorial landscape. Under the Rongli sub division of East Sikkim, Aritar is a new found offbeat destination spiking the interest of tourist traveling to Sikkim with its bewitching charisma.

Located in Silk Route Sikkim, it also gives multiple options for adventure sports and trekking.

Aritar Lake, Sikkim Silk Route
Bird Eye view of Lampokhri lake

How to reach Aritar

Aritar is situated in Rhenock subdivision of East Sikkim. It is one of the important places in the Historic Old Silk Route.

By Rail:Nearest railway station is New Jalpaiguri railway station (NJP). It will take 4hrs and 30 min to reach Aritar by car from NJP.

By Air: Nearest Airport is Bagdogra (IXB). By car It will take 5hrs to reach here from Bagdogra.

By Road: Aritar can be reached from Siliguri by various hired vehicle in roughly 5hours. Nearest town: Rhenock, 6 Km from it is the nearest town.

Aritar Lake, Sikkim Silk Route

Near by Places in Aritar

LAMPOKHARI LAKE–  This is one of the oldest natural lakes in Sikkim, located at an altitude of 4500 ft. It is a popular spot, surrounded by lush greenery and placid surroundings. It has recently been constructed to allow boating, the only lake in Sikkim which has boating facilities. Boating gives a different view of the surrounding hills. There are facilities of horse riding and archery also around the lake, for those looking for more activities.

Monastery -Aritar Gumpa is famous for its beautifully carved traditional architecture.

Mankhim Top :Mankhim, a temple of Rai section of Hindu are located at 6500 ft above sea level. From Mankhim top the beauty of Lamphokri Lake is really superb and splendid. Guests can take a soft trek to Mankhim Top. NatureWings also arranges accommodation in Mankhim Top.

Dak Bunglow :Popularly known as Aritar-Bunglow, it is an old bunglow built by Sir James Claude White. It was the first treasury and police outpost in Sikkim

Aritar Lake, Sikkim Silk RouteAritar Lake, Sikkim Silk Route

Accommodation in Gumbadara Homestay Aritar

The Weekender arrange for their guests  Premium Category accommodation. All rooms are provided with geyser, western-type toilet, floor carpets. Facilities for secure car parking are available.

We have 6 luxurious triple sharing Rooms in our homestay, this homestay is located just opposite of Aritar Monastery, you can reach Amitava Statue with bird eye view of Lampokhri Lake, by 5min walking from our homestay.