Top 12 Most Amazing Offbeat Places to Visit in Sikkim
Here is the bucket list of Top 12 Offbeat Places in Sikkim- One of the Himalaya’s best-kept travel secrets, the tiny state of Sikkim is an epitome of serenity. With its lofty snow clad peaks, emerald slopes and quaint villages dotted with multi-hued prayer flags, this traveller’s paradise has many hidden destinations waiting to be explored.
The Barsey Rhododendron Sancturay covers the higher reaches of the Barsey Rhododendron Sanctuary in West Sikkim, which houses 13 different varieties of rhododendron species. Entire hill slopes are covered with Arboreum, Falconeri, Barbatum, Hodgsoni and Campanulatum, the most commonly found rhododendron species in this sanctuary.
Borong, nestled on the foothills of Maenem Hill is a new-found offbeat destination in South Sikkim. It is a quaint village near Ravangla in South Sikkim.It is located at an altitude of 5800 feet in South Sikkim is the perfect destination for nature lovers. Borong can be easily accessed from Siliguri or New Jalpaiguri. Some 17 km from Ravangla
Around 20 kms from Rongli in East Sikkim is this new-found heaven for birdwatchers and solace seekers. This is a new addition destination of Old silk route or Zuluk trip itinerary. It is around 132 kms from Siliguri
Yuksom is a historical town in Geyzing subdivision of West Sikkim. Blessed with jaw-dropping gorgeousness, this place is a must see. Popularly known as the Gateway to Mt. Kangchendzongha, Yuksom features entrancing trails worth treading.
The Old Silk Route or Silk Road which passes through East Sikkim is a part of the ancient network of trade routes which connected China to India. This route passed through Lhasa and Nathu La and Jelep La Pass and finally reached the port of Tamralipta (present Tamluk in West Bengal) from where it took to the sea and reached far east.
One of the most unexplored destinations of Sikkim with astounding flora and fauna is Sumbuk located at Southern district of Sikkim. Nearby village village of Sadam, which is famous for the geological wonder – Tarey Bhir. It is a ridge 10000 feet long with an abrupt drop of 3500 feet.
The Yumthang Valley or Sikkim Valley of Flowers sanctuary, is a nature sanctuary with river, hot springs, yaks and grazing pasture on rolling meadows surrounded by the Himalayan mountains in the North Sikkim.
Hee Patal-Chayatal, a breathtakingly beautiful hill station with panoramic views of Mt. Kanchenjunga, Pandim, Kabru and Narsing, which rise up from virgin forests of Oak, Walnut and Pine.
Pelling today has emerged as one of the important tourist destinations. It is situated at altitude 6800 (Naku Pelling 5200) and offers a breath-taking view of the Khangchendzonga
Yakten, which is a new entry in Sikkim’s Eco and community based tourism. Located in the eastern part of Sikkim near Pakyong airport, Yakten has its own natural charm and cultural signifying.