Small in terms of Size but Definitely Not in terms of Beauty and Aura
It is absolutely true that big things really do come in small packages. It's beauty or richness isn't something that can be seen or even touched. It is the essence that you get while you are here and the feeling of satisfaction, after u’ve been here. The chants from the monasteries, the gallows, the Teesta roaring below and the high towering Nathula Pass are what makes this place all the more beautiful. It's only after you’ve explored that you know Sikkim well.
Places to be around Sikkim
The lake is about 1 km in length and is oval in shape, being a must visit destination. You will find it around 35 km from Gangtok on the route to Nathula Pass. Located at an altitude of around 12310 feet, the Tsomgo lake is one of the highest altitude lakes which is covered in ice most times of the year.
Most people do come to Sikkim for Nathula (14,140 ft) and the stories that they have heard about this place. It is a beautiful place that is covered in snow most times of the year and is also home to Baba Mandir. It is also the International border with China and so only Indians are allowed there beyond a certain point.
Sikkim is really gifted with a huge variety of flowers and orchids that can be found here and grow pretty beautifully, adding much beauty and charm to the surroundings here. The green meadows, hot springs, flowers and high peaks make Yumthang a place straight from your dreams. Its height is around 11000 ft and the valley is too beautiful to be true.
One of the highest motorable road of the world, It is one of the highest altitude lakes which stands at an altitude of around 17800 ft and is beautiful beyond words spread with beauty endlessly. If you visit it during the winters it shall be mostly frozen but during summers, the water of the lake will be crystal clear.
If you are inclined towards visiting one of the oldest villages in Sikkim, this is the number one. It is one of the scenic and is a culturally inclined town. This small hamlet stands at an altitude of around 9610 ft in the North district. It is around 116 km away from Gangtok and the river Teesta flows along its boundary.
It is an old historic town of Sikkim and among the best beautiful places to see whilst in West Sikkim. It is bestowed with unending beauty and a beautiful trail for trekkers. So get yourself some best moments of your life away from the bustle of the town.
It is one of the oldest routes of the Silk Route and a high altitude village which makes it a scenic hamlet worth your time and attention. For those travellers who are here for the snow, we assure you the place sees immense snowfall and that too in the most beautiful manner.
Best time to visit Sikkim
Nagaland consists of mountains and rivers and its monsoons are pretty heavy causing road blockades due to landslides. The summers are cooler than the rest of India because of the high altitude and this season is ideal for visiting the forests and the mountains of Nagaland. Winter is the preferable season since temperatures are low to moderate and touring the cities during this time is an absolute breeze.
HOW TO REACH
The state has only one airport, and railway station, both in Dimapur but it does have a good network of roads. Perhaps, the best way to approach here would to either take a direct flight to Dimapur or reach Guwahati by train and then take an overnight bus. See below for more details related to transportation.