Sikkim is a beautiful state that is still unexplored by man and boasts of an abundance of natural beauty. Thankfully most of Sikkim is still not commercialized, and its and untouched natural splendor is a must to explore. Although the state looks tiny on the map of India, it towers over other states when it comes to adventure, history, and fun-filled times. There are raving reviews from friends and family who have been to Sikkim
The blissful experience of exploring the northeast state of India multiplies when you plan a trip there with your family. Today, Sikkim is fast emerging as one of the most popular holiday destinations among families, and for good reasons. You can explore the beautiful valleys, quaint villages, and find yourself surrounded by snowy mountains. Sikkim doesn’t disappoint as it is kid-friendly, and there is something for everyone here. That’s why most families chose Sikkim over other tourist destinations when it comes to planning a great trip.
So, why not gift some amazing Sikkim tours to your family this festive season? Here are some great spots to explore with your kids and enjoy some unforgettable moments with your family.
- Spend a few days in Gangtok
Start with a relaxed holiday and explore Gangtok on foot. There are a few good places to walk around, such as the M.G Marg. Children love to visit the temples on top of the mountains and enjoy the waterfalls and flora, fauna on the way. Let your family breathe in the freshness of the air and enjoy amazing views of the capital of Sikkim from the top. Other highlights include Deolo Hill, Pine View Nursery, Enchey Monastery, Durpin Dara Hills, Golf Garden, Samdruptse & Siddheshwar Dham.
- A trip to Tsomgo Lake
Tsomgo Lake or Tshangu Lake is located at the height of 12,400 feet above the sea level. It is a must to visit the glacial lake with a backdrop of mountains and admire the reflection of the sky and mountains in the stillness of the lake. Capture the absolutely stunning views and picturesque scenery of the oval lake in your camera. Take a ride around the lake with your family on a colorfully decorated yak. If you are there in summer and fall, you are sure to be greeted by colorful alpine flowers around the lake.
- Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple
A popular spot among families holidaying in Sikkim is Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple, which was built to commemorate the 27-year-old soldier who died on the Sino-Indian border. There are different stories behind the death of the soldier. While the official version says that he was killed in combat between Tibet and Sikkim, the other story claims that he lost his life in a glacier. The dead soldier visited his friend in his dream and requested him to build a temple here. Today the temple, also known as Baba Mandir, has become like a pilgrimage for the Indian Army service personnel. It is indeed a memorable place to visit with your family, and the weather is good.
- Excursion to Yumthang Valley
Yumthang Valley, well known as the enchanting alpine flower valley, looks absolutely breathtaking. The valley is located in the North Sikkim and at the height of 11,800 feet. The trip to the snow-covered valley takes you through the highest motorable roads in Sikkim. Get ready for a refreshing experience and relaxing day as you enjoy the natural splendor of the beautiful Yumthang Valley. Capture those picturesque locations and green pastures of this heavenly valley in your camera. Do not forget to visit the popular hot spring known for its healing properties on the way back.
- The mountain village Lachung
Lachung, the beautiful mountain village in Sikkim, is located in North Sikkim and is very close to the Tibetan Border. It lies at an elevation of 9,600 feet and at the confluence of – Lachen and Lachung Rivers. Lachung is gifted with natural beauty because of its geographical location, and children love exploring those gushing waterfalls and river-stream. Explore the apple orchards in the region and Butterfly Waterfalls with your family and visit the nearby grazing pastures, hot springs, and enjoy yak rides. It is indeed a calm and beautiful place for the whole family to enjoy some fun-filled moments.
- Journey to the Chopta Valley
Chopta Valley, located at an altitude of 13124 feet, is bestowed with bewitching landscapes and stunning lakes and rivers. When in the valley, make a trip to the Gurudongmar Lake, the largest freshwater lakes in Sikkim, which lies very close to the Tibetan Border. You and your family are sure to get overwhelmed by the beautiful sights of the gorgeous valley in the higher altitudes. Major attractions for kids include Kanchula Korak Musk Deer Sanctuary, Deoria Tal, Kedarnath Mandir, and more. The views are awesome, and you will not feel like leaving the place.
- Pelling for the great views
Plan a trip to Pelling early and explore the forests as you go on the meandering roads and through the picturesque villages. You are rewarded with some amazing views of the mighty Kanchenjunga and its majestic peaks. Children will get excited to see those snowy peaks. Spend some quality time with your children here as you play in the waterfalls, indulge in bird watching, and take short forest trails. The small town boasts of Buddhist Sanga Choling Monastery from the 17th-century and features wall paintings and sculptures.