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Sikkim: Regalia of North-Eastern India

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The fast-paced city life often leave us drained and weary. The monotonous job and way of life urges us to take a break – a break away from the humdrum and business of life, somewhere far away in the lap of nature. Sikkim Tour Packages lets you do exactly that. 

The enchanting hill stations of Sikkim give a break from the ordinary and transports you to a dream land of natural beauty, frozen peaks, green meadows, dense forests, glitzy monasteries and lots of fresh air. Here you rest in the lap of Mother nature and unwind.

Sikkim tour packages offer you some of the best holiday destinations in North East India. Have the best from the world of tourism, the best trekking paths of the country, walking the rugged mountain trails, crossing the vales and forests, white water river rafting on Teesta, wildlife watching, cable car riding, mountain biking, attending flowers shows and joyous festivals.

Sikkim has a unique location in the Indian sub-continent. The location contributes its wide variety of mix of flora, fauna and land forms. Sikkim the Tibet (China), Nepal and Bhutan flanking its three sides. Sikkim is connected to the rest of India through a very narrow corridor called ‘Chicken’s Neck’ connecting Sikkim to West Bengal. Sikkim houses the third largest mountain on the planet named Kanchenjunga. Let’s focus on some of the most picturesque locations destinations of Sikkim that are worth clicking.

Ravangla

Ravangla presents the best of Mountain View in Sikkim. It is marked by dense green forests and is a popular tourist place of Sikkim drawing thousands of nature lovers every year. Ravangla is alluring with its attractions such as TathagataTsal, a Buddhist park with a stupendous and colossal statue of Lord Buddha; Mane Choekhorling Gompa or Karma Theckling Monastery with a huge Buddha statue and a beautiful manicured garden; Pang Lhabsol that showcases religious prayers and songs. Ravangla is a paradise for hikers and trekkers.

Namchi

Namchi is naturally beautiful. It has plenty of fresh air blended with the fragrance of bountiful flora. It offers exquisitely beautiful sight showcasing continuous ranges of snow-capped mountains and woods. The scenic charm makes it an ideal spot for photography. Some shots that can have the bearing of indelible impression could be taken in locations such as the Sherd up Choeling Monastery, a fine piece of art; the richness of the greenery of tea gardens; The Rock Garden and the clear view of the mighty Khangchendzonga ranges, shimmering and glittering poised to be clicked.

Zuluk

A slightly offbeat tourist destination Zuluk is a small but high-altitude village with a rich historical association with the Silk Route. It promises great views of the snow-capped mountain ranges especially during winter and is a fabulous place for those looking for snowfall in Sikkim. TheNag temple with the outstanding views of Mount Kanchenjungha from the vantage Thambi View Point can fetch remarkable nature photo collection.

Teesta River

Teesta River is stunning and gorgeous as its winds its course furiously down the mighty Himalayan ranges. It remains frozen in winters and makes for a captivating sight. During spring, it turns into a liquid gushing flow shimmering to frenzy under the warm sun rays with banks beaming with the myriad colours of blossoming flowers.

It is a sight to capture varied bird species. Some other categorically enchanting photographic spots of Teesta are the flower beds on the banks, the Sangam point of River Teesta with its tributary the Rangeet River and also Dikchu Bridge on Teesta as you travel towards Lachung.

Photography of the Flower Zone of Sikkim

Sikkim tours packages focus on the main tourist destinations that are gifted with exceptional natural beauty such as the areas of Lachung, Lachen, Yumthang, Yumesamdong and the glistening and tranquil Gurudongmar Lake. This belt is a true photographer’s paradise.

Also the Singalila trekking route along with the Kanchenjunga National Park offers blissful photography quotient. The delicate wildflowers that carpet the valleys are worth capturing.

Monasteries

Sikkim has an ever rejoicing association with the saga of the finest monasteries of India. They form the usual starting point for Sikkim photography. Everywhere in sites that promote Sikkim tour packages, it is noticed that the spell-binding charm of the monasteries have been highlighted by exceptionally beautiful monastery photographs to allure tourists.

Monasteries can be termed as the second most coveted subject for photography in Sikkim, second being only to the fascinating beauty of landscape. The brightly coloured and beautifully adorned monasteries make the perfect picture postcard type images.

Ranka Monastery, Enchey Monastery and Rumtek Monastery are the hot favourites of photographers. One can capture the serene and rare moments of religious practices and local customs in these monasteries.

Best of Nature Photography

Lachung area has some very picturesque locations for ultimate photo shooting experience.  The Gurudongmar Lake that can be reached via Lachen, Yumthang and Lachung is an high-altitude lake.But the Lake is believed to have been blessed by Lord Padmasambhavaor Lord Rinpoche is never frozen completely and is a continual source of fresh drinking water in the adjoining area.

The amazing views of the surrounding mountains and the snow-covered landscape offers ample opportunity to click good landscape photos. The quaint small Hamlet of Lachung and the stunning Zero Point are stunning. The Goecha Lapass with the proximity of gorgeous Kanchenjunga summits offer unhindered awe-inspiring view of the mountain ranges and thereby a scope of striking nature photography.

Food

Some yummilicious photographs can be captured of the plethora of local food spread in Sikkim. The variety of Tibetan, Nepali, and traditional Indian cuisines concoct a savoury theme for photographers.

Sikkim is thus a perfect photography destination with the best mix of nature, culture, flowers and wild life. Sikkim’s rich culture comprising unique customs, traditions and dresses that come with masked dances in beautiful monasteries with snow clad peaks as the backdrop provide incredible photographs. 

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