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Top 3 Must Visit Places In Sikkim For First-timers

Date : 02 Jul, 2021

Endless pastures, glittering glacial lakes, monastery towns, waterfalls at each turn and beautiful driveways on some of the tough roads are some of the things that can make your Sikkim trip an adventure that you will never forget. If you are looking forward to visiting Sikkim from Kolkata, apart from booking a Sikkim tour package from Kolkata, you need to get hold of the top 3 places that you must not miss if you are visiting for the first time. 

Sikkim is nestled within the North eastern part of India which is not precisely on the tourist radar. However, with so much beauty all around, it is one of the must visit places once in a lifetime. Towns like Gangtok and Pelling have some beautiful hotels and scenes that can assure a romantic and memorable holiday for you.

When it comes to the infrastructure there are particular areas that can make your trip challenging in Sikkim. But that should not stop you from exploring the beauty above. If you are an adventurer at heart, here are the three places that can help you cover the best of Sikkim. Also, not to mention, the best tour agency in Kolkata can help you cover all of it in a hassle free manner. 

Sikkim Monasteries

Dotted with ancient monastery structures encompassed by vibrant prayer flags, Rumtek monastery is one of the best ones to visit in Sikkim which is located at 30 km from Gangtok. Being the largest temple in Sikkim, it displays artwork and murals of golden Buddha statues and Tibetan Buddhism. 

Pemayangtse Monastery is another renowned destination that you must not miss when you are in West Sikkim. You can walk around the old temples around it all round with prayer wheels. There is a Tibetan museum above containing collectibles that date back to the 16th century which you can view by climbing up the stairs from the entrance of the temple. 

Another beautiful Buddhist Town is Ravangla which is located in South Sikkim. There is ralang monastery containing a massive Buddha statue which is a must visit place for people visiting Sikkim for the first time. 

The Elgin Mount Pandim

If you are booking a Sikkim tour package from Kolkata, you must not miss this place. Elgin Mount Pandim earlier was a home of royal families of Sikkim. This place is located in a virgin forest and you can view stunning picturesque landscapes of the singalila mountain range. 

If you are a bird watcher you will love watching flycatchers, laughing thrushes and green tailed sunbirds. Containing over 30 luxury rooms within the resort highlighting the landscapes of snow capped peaks covered by floating clouds, it is a beauty of its own. Having a Sikkimese ambiance, you will love the adventure and thrill when in this place. 


You cannot miss the capital of Sikkim when you are wandering around the quiet streets. Promising breathtaking views of the mighty mountain Kanchenjunga you are likely to experience an adventure once-in-a-lifetime in Gangtok. They are floating clouds and snow-capped peaks with colourful player flags fluttering all around in the province of the Himalayas. 

You will find the MG Marg in the centre of the capital of Sikkim and it is a pedestrian only market which is lined with boutiques and stores selling handicrafts and fair trade items. When it comes to food there are beautiful cafes serving Tibetan dishes. Stuffed within these buildings are makeshift jewellery stands and small bakeries. 

Last but not the least, Sikkim is a place for book lovers also as there are attractive bookshops at just 10 minutes walk from the city centre. You are likely to discover classics of Indian literature along with local reads in the oldest book shops in Gangtok. 
Roaming around in Sikkim

When it comes to strolling around in Sikkim, self driving is never an option as there are no facilities for rental cars. Other options for you to drive on your own from any neighbouring state with multiple permits to visit numerous places of tourists. On the other hand, there are numerous taxi unions, so you can book your transport from the best tour agency in Kolkata that can sort out both permits and cab problems for you.