7 Offbeat Destinations in Sikkim That Will Blow Your Mind

Sikkim is a state in the northern part of India that is often termed as the “State of Wonders”. Why? Because it has something in its nature and ambiance that no other place in the whole world could afford.

Situated at the terrain of the Himalayan Ranges, Sikkim is visited by lots of tourists throughout the year as it has some of the most wondrous sightseeing destinations.

Gangtok, the capital city and major place of attraction of the state of Sikkim is truly a wonder and is generally crowded with tourists all over the year. Apart from Gangtok, Sikkim also has few other hypnotic locations which have earned Sikkim the pride that it enjoys today.

However, this beautiful state has some offbeat and less explored destinations too which are equally beautiful and eye-catching. Some of them are less explored and some are still untouched and unseen by most of the travelers.

Hence the Top 7’s

1-Tukla Valley:

Tukla Valley is a wonderful place in Sikkim to get the glamorous view of the Mount Kanchenjunga. It is situated at a distance of 72 km from Gangtok. Avail NJP to Gangtok car rent service and travel to the Tukla Valley which offers the true beauty of the Himalayan highlands. It also a historical significance as there is a war memorial built in the memory of the soldiers who fell at the battle of the Tukla.

2-Singhik:

Do you have a craving for the best views of the snow-clad mountain peaks? Singhik is the ultimate destination for you then. Situated almost 70 km from the capital city Gangtok, Singhik is said to be among the most popular viewpoints for the offering of breathtaking views of the Mount Kanchenjunga and Siniolchu.

3-Gyalshing:

Gyalshing is the headquarters of the Western district of the state of Sikkim which literally stands for the King’s Garden.

It is among the best tourists spot in Sikkim and is said to be the palace of the royal family of Rabdentse.

The Holy Wall or Mendang which is considered to be the holiest is situated just opposite the Gyalshing Bazaar. It is also popular for the premium monastery of Sikkim-Pemayangtse Monastery.

4-Sumbuk:

Sumbuk is among the most beautiful unexplored places in Sikkim. Situated at the Southern district of Sikkim, Sumbuk has astonishing flora and fauna. However it is a small town, it is divided into two parts-Upper Sumbuk and Lower Sumbuk. While the former one has endless stretches of pine forests and far, the later one is a paradise for bird watching as it has an abundance of hornbills, peacocks etc.

5-Kaluk:

Situated at the foothills of the Eastern Himalayas, Kaluk is a small village in the lap of Mother Nature. It is located at an elevation of 5,600 ft and is one of the windiest places of Sikkim.

Kaluk also offers the magnificent view of the peaks of the Mt Kanchenjunga and its allied peaks.

You must visit Kaluk in order to witness the tranquility that it has to offer far from the hectic city life.

6-Yuksom:

Yuksom, in the Western Part of Sikkim, is a destination for holiday lovers as it is packed with charming beauty and some alluring sightseeing locations. Yuksom also has serene monasteries, historical monuments, dynamic waterfalls, and lakes. Do not forget to visit

  • Singshore Bridge
  • Norbugang Park
  • Mani Hall

during your trip to Yuksom.

7-Uttarey Village:

Uttarey is situated at the Western part of Sikkim and generally used as the base camp for heading towards the Singalila Range Eco-Tourism Trekking Trail to the Mt. Kanchenjunga. Tourists who have visited it prefer the natural beauty and the serene ambiance of the place.

  • The Titanic Park
  • The Kagyu Gumpha
  • Tenzing Hillary Memorial Park
  • Mainebass Waterfall
  • Trout far are some of the major places of attractions in and around Uttarey Village.

Q. Is there any accommodation available in Sumbuk?

A. Yes, there are few hotels and homestays in Sumbuk. We prefer Sumbuk Homestay as it stands out among the competitors with its dedicated service and delicious food and most importantly a home like feeling.

Q. What is the best time to visit Yuksom?

A. Summer which extends from March to May is the best time to visit Yuksom since the weather remains comfortable and Monsoon (June-September) should be avoided for a trip to Yuksom. Winter (October-February) is also a good time to visit Yuksom.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *