Tourist places of Sikkim

    While Sikkim is known for its popular tourist destinations, there are also several gems waiting to be explored by adventurous travelers. Here are a few:

    1. Dzongu: Tucked away in North Sikkim, Dzongu is a hidden paradise inhabited by the Lepcha tribe. Surrounded by dense forests, gurgling rivers, and cascading waterfalls, Dzongu offers a serene retreat for nature lovers. Visitors can experience authentic Lepcha culture, explore traditional villages, and embark on scenic hikes to remote monasteries.

    2. Hee Bermiok: Located in West Sikkim, Hee Bermiok is a tranquil village known for its breathtaking views of the Himalayas and pristine natural beauty. Away from the tourist crowds, this off-the-beaten-path destination offers opportunities for birdwatching, nature walks, and cultural interactions with the local Bhutia community.

    3.Rabdentse Ruins: Nestled amidst dense forests near Pelling, the Rabdentse Ruins are a UNESCO World Heritage Site that remains relatively undiscovered by tourists. Once the capital of the Kingdom of Sikkim, the ruins offer a glimpse into the region’s royal history and provide stunning views of the surrounding mountains and valleys.

    4. Kabi Lungchok: Steeped in history and folklore, Kabi Lungchok is a small village near Gangtok that holds great significance in Sikkim’s past. It is believed to be the site where the blood brotherhood treaty was signed between the Lepcha chieftain and the Bhutia king, marking the beginning of Sikkim’s unified rule. The village is adorned with prayer flags and offers a peaceful atmosphere for reflection and exploration.

    5. Legship Hotsprings : Popularly called as ‘Phu Cha Chu’ by the natives, Sulphurous Hot Spring is one of the most famous tourist destinations visited for its curative medicinal properties. Its amazingly beautiful location, amidst the thick green forest, overlooking the serene Rangit River reawakens one’s mind, body and soul. The sulphurous water of the spring is beautifully stacked by the natural arrangement of the small rugged rocks, making an organic pool by itself. Its being close to the sacrosanct caverns: Khandosangphu and Sharchog Begphu that adds to the phenomenality of this hot spring. These caves have gained popularity because of the believe that during the 7th century the great Buddhist saint, Saint Padmasambhava took a refuge there to meditate.

    These places of Sikkim promise unique experiences for intrepid travelers seeking off-the-beaten-path destinations and authentic cultural encounters amidst the Himalayas’ majestic beauty.