Places to Visit in South Sikkim With A Complete Tour Guide Plan

Places to Visit in South Sikkim With A Complete Tour Guide Plan

South Sikkim

South Sikkim is definitely among the most beautiful places in North East India. Travelers who visit South Sikkim get surprised every time. Its natural beauty, sloping agricultural fields, waterfalls gives an eye-pleasing look. Namchi is the capital of South Sikkim which attracts travelers for its scenic beauty. There are several other places in South Sikkim to be explored. A trip to South Sikkim will be puzzling for you without a complete tour guide plan. Eastern India Holiday is a travel agency in Siliguri which is here to help you explore South Sikkim with a complete tour plan guide.

South Sikkim is a complete package for nature lovers and adventurous people. Escape from your daily life and discover the beauty of South Sikkim with one of the best Sikkim Travel Agents in Siliguri. As South Sikkim is situated at a high altitude, it remains very cool and amiable all over the year. The green vegetation of the district makes it even cooler. During summer the temperature stays moderate. You can enjoy both the shining sun and cool blowing breeze at the same time. It rains a lot in South Sikkim as it located at a high altitude. During winter South Sikkim becomes extremely cold. Icy winds and temperature under zero degree make it very hard to explore the outdoors.

Places of Interest in South Sikkim

Ravangla- The Sikkim Government was interested in promoting the state as a top site for religious tourism. And the establishment of this towering Sakyamuni has rightfully served the purpose. Thousands flock by to witness the statue’s otherworldly presence. There are bars, restaurants, and local market offering all the requirements for your recreation. Lots of old monasteries are there, such as- Palchen Monastery, Yungdrung Kundrakling, Ralang Gompa and Choekhorling Gompa. A trip to Borong from here would provide you the glory of bird watching.

Best time to visit Ravangla: During summers and autumn between March-May and September-October.

Route: 124 km away from Bagdogra Airport. Passing Melli Junction and Namchi you will arrive Ravangla.

Namchi South Sikkim- Namchi is undoubtedly the most popular place in South Sikkim. The gigantic statue of Guru Padmasambhava and the replica of all four dhams of India make it worth visiting. Samdruptse, which was once a volcanic site is supposed to have imaginary wish-fulfilling properties. The Gold Cup Football Tournament and the Annual Flower Show are the two main festivals of Namchi. The Central Park and the Town Square of Namchi are cheerful places to pass time.

Best time to visit Namchi You can visit Namchi throughout the year. Still, March-May and September-November are great times to visit.

Route Namchi is 96 km from Bagdogra Airport and 90 km from New Jalpaiguri Station. It takes approximately 3.5 hours by a car. To reach there you can contact Sikkim Travel agent in Siliguri and get a car hired in Siliguri to reach the destination

Sikip one of the most beautiful places of South Sikkim, Sikip seems to be a paradise for nature lovers. Streams with fishes and a wonderful ambiance make it a fantastic place for fishing trips. As it has a temperate climate, you can visit Sikip throughout the year. Car hire in Siliguri is available for a trip to South Sikkim, for an adventurous and smooth trip.

Best time to visit Sikip March-May and October-December are the perfect time to visit Sikip but you can visit there all over the year.

Route 5 km away from Gangtok via Legship and via Jorethang from Darjeeling.

Jorethang Jorethang is situated at a low altitude of 300 m above sea level. It is one of the biggest towns in South Sikkim which provides excellent hilly experience to the travelers. Akar Suspension Bridge is the favorite attraction for travelers. Sisne Mandir which is a beautiful religious temple is located 500 m away from the bridge towards the northern side. In January, The Grand Maghe Mela takes place in Jorethang. This mela has a lot of local handicrafts, food festivals, cultural activities and musical programs.

Best time to visit Jorethang Though winters here in Jorethang is more beautiful. You can visit here all over the year.

Route It’s very close to Darjeeling. Your hired car will be an aid in that case.

Sumbuk Covering the foothills of the outer Himalayas, Sumbuk offers to be a great stay for each and everyone. Bird-loving here is the main attraction. Some famous birds here are- Great Pied Hornbill, Rufous-necked Hornbill, Peafowl, Chestnut-breasted Partridge, and Vultures etc. Breeding forests of peacock and trekking point at Kolompe rocky mountain are the two major attractions which draw the attention of the travelers.

Sumbuk South Sikkim
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Best time to visit Sumbuk You can visit Sumbuk throughout the year but it rains a lot here during July-September.

Route: Sumbuk is 110 km away from Siliguri and is connected through NH31.

Tendong Hills & State Biodiversity Park Tendong Hills has always been famous as the perfect destination for trekking. A flourishing forest belted by a stretch of land is there on a hilltop. It is supposed to be holy as the Lepcha people pray there inside the forests. According to the stories, the Lamas who are committed towards meditation chose these forests as the perfect place for them.

Tendong State Biodiversity Park
Tendong State Biodiversity Park. Image Courtesy: Tour My India

Temi Tea Estate, Borong, and Maenam are the nearest places which can be explored by car. Located at the Southern part of Tendong, State Biodiversity Park has walnuts, alders, bamboo, oak, and cane. Barking Deer and squirrels can be found inside the park.

Best time to visit Tendong Hills & State Biodiversity Park Best time to visit here is spring and summer (March-June).

Route: The Park is 14 km away from Namchi.

The true essence of South Sikkim is explored through its natural and rural beauty. The less popular villages over here are very rich in culture and offer you a true glimpse of Sikkim’s untouched beauty, secluded away from the marring effects of industrialization.

Interacting with the locals opens a doorway to a Pandora of richly preserved culture, which is seldom found in the books. Hence it is best to walk in and experience this beauty first hand. You will feel good after getting in touch with the people of the villages. Some of the less heard about villages are-

  • Lingmoo
  • Kitam
  • Kewzing
  • Tarey Bhir
  • Solophok
  • Chemchy
  • Nagi
  • Bermiok

It’s always worthwhile to pay a visit to South Sikkim the part of North East India, so if you have already visited South Sikkim, leave your valuable comment or if you are planning to visit south Sikkim follows this south Sikkim Tour Guide and also opt for Sikkim, Darjeeling, Gangtok Holiday Tour Packages from Eastern India Holidays Siliguri.

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