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Sikkim finally welcomes first railway station after 49 years: Top 5 must-visit destinations

Sikkim's long wait for a railway station has finally come to an end, opening doors to an easier and more accessible travel experience. With its diverse landscapes, rich cultural tapestry, and spiritual significance, Sikkim remains a captivating destination waiting to be explored.

Rahul Pratyush Written By: Rahul Pratyush New Delhi Published on: February 27, 2024 11:56 IST
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After a remarkable 49 years, Sikkim has finally welcomed its first railway station in Rangpo, marking a significant milestone in the state's connectivity and accessibility. This much-anticipated development is set to boost tourism, trade, and overall economic growth for the region.

But Sikkim's allure extends far beyond its recent railway milestone. Nestled in the Himalayas, this state boasts breathtaking landscapes, diverse cultures, and a unique spiritual heritage, making it a true gem for travellers. To celebrate this exciting development and inspire your travel plans, here are 5 must-visit destinations in Sikkim. 

Gangtok, the capital city: 

Immerse yourself in the vibrant capital city of Gangtok, perched amidst rolling hills and offering stunning views of Mount Kanchenjunga. Explore the majestic Do Drul Chorten, a Buddhist stupa, and meander through the bustling market square.

Yumthang valley, the valley of flowers: 

Dubbed the Valley of Flowers, it enthrals visitors with its vibrant blooms during spring, hot springs, and pristine landscapes. Trekking enthusiasts can explore its natural beauty while soaking in the tranquil ambience, making it a must-visit destination for those seeking serenity amidst nature's bounty.

Gurudongmar lake, the highest lake in India: 

Embark on a spiritual journey to Gurudongmar Lake, situated at a staggering altitude of 17,800 feet, making it the highest lake in India. This serene lake holds immense significance for both Buddhists and Sikhs, offering a tranquil escape amidst the mountains.

Pelling, a picturesque town: 

A charming town offering stunning views of the Khangchendzonga range and verdant valleys. Visitors can explore ancient monasteries like Pemayangtse, marvel at the towering statue of Chenrezig, and enjoy trekking amidst picturesque landscapes.

Namchi, a spiritual hub: 

Known for its serene ambience and cultural attractions. Visitors can explore the Char Dham complex, featuring replicas of revered Hindu pilgrimage sites, and enjoy panoramic views from the Samdruptse Hill adorned with a colossal statue of Guru Padmasambhava.

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