Some places to visit in Sikkim

Bhewma falls

Amitabh Bachchan falls , (real name is Bhewma Falls) lies on the road connecting Chungthang to Yumthang Valley in Lachung, North Sikkim district of Sikkim.It is one of the tallest waterfall shown to tourists by local tour operators and cab-drivers-cum-guides.

Lachung River

Lachung is a mountain village close to the Tibetan border, in the northeastern Indian state of Sikkim. It's divided by the Lachung River. The village is home to the 19th-century Buddhist Lachung Monastery, surrounded by apple orchards. Nearby, the Yumthang Valley's Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary protects many species of rhododendron. The valley is also known for its waterfalls, pine forests and hot springs.

Bhim Nala Fall

About 25 kilometres east of Gangtok and at an altitude of 5,800 feet is Sikkim’s biggest monastery, the Rumtek Monastery. Built in 1740 and rebuilt in 1979, the monastery features a golden stupa containing the relics of the 16th Karmapa, with several other sacred Buddhist artefacts.

Nathu La Pass

The views from the second highest mountain pass are absolutely stunning. It's wiser to start for the pass at the break of dawn and arrive there by morning. En route you'll come across two beautiful sights; the Jhakri Waterfalls and a stunning glacial lake called Changu (Tsomgo Lake).

Tashiding Monastery

This 17th-century monastery at a height of 6,500 feet, is dedicated to the Nyingmapa order and is situated about 40 kilometres from Geyzing. Perched on a hillock between River Rangeet and River Rathong, you'll see many holy scriptures carved on stone plates.

Hanuman Tok

On the road to Nathu La at 7,200 feet, this temple is managed by the Indian Army. The views of Gangtok and the nearby lush hills from here are spectacular.

Banjhakri Falls

Surrounded by beautiful gardens, the waters of Banjhakri Falls are a treat to the eyes and senses. This is an ideal spot for a delightful picnic with family and friends.
Surrounded by beautiful gardens, the waters of Banjhakri Falls are a treat to the eyes and senses. This is an ideal spot for a delightful picnic with family and friends.

Tashi Viewpoint

The Tashi Viewpoint is one of the best places to go to with a pair of binoculars, water and some sandwiches. From the Tashi Viewpoint, you get the perfect view of the snow covered peaks of Kanchenjunga.
The Phodong Monastery and the Labrang Monastery are also easily visible from here. The Tashi Viewpoint was commissioned to be built by the late king of Sikkim - Tashi Namgyal.

Flower Exhibition Centre

A beautiful tropical greenhouse, the Flower Exhibition Centre in Gangtok is a paradise for plant lovers. The location is a beautiful stretch of green and is an absolute treat to the eyes.
This is also the venue of the famous Sikkim Flower Show, usually held around March, when the orchids around the region are in full bloom. People from around the country especially travel to Sikkim around this time to attend this colourful event.

Sikkim Research Institute of Tibetology

Perched on the top of a beautiful hill, the Sikkim Research Institute of Tibetology was established in 1958 to promote research into the Mahayana sect of Buddhism and Tibetan language and culture. The institute was initially known as the Namgyal Institute of Tibetology after Late Palden Thondup Namgyal (the Chogyal of Sikkim).
You can enjoy the views from the top of the hill as well as learn a lot about the norms and traditions of Mahayana Buddhism and Tibetans. The institute also plays host to one of the world’s largest collection of Buddhist books, rare manuscripts and Tibetan cloth paintings called thangkas.