Land of mystic splendor
The capital of Sikkim at an altitude of 5800 ft. can be described with a single word 'Exotic', which delightful blend of turquoise roof tops in the shape of pagoda, colorful parks with variety of plants, orchids, and seasonal flowers. The modern way of living blends in perfect harmony with centuries old tradition. An air of enchantment pervades in the entire atmosphere of the valley with its stupas, monasteries and its mysticism. In Gangtok, one frequently comes across the prayer flags whipping in the breeze, robed Lamas chanting prayers to God, lined brightly painted pagoda -roofed houses, and of course, the sound of trumpets from the distant hills & valleys.
It is situated at an altitude of about 11,800 ft and it is 149 kms, from Gongtok. It is covered with rhododendron shrubs, and trees of various species. The valley is well known for its hot springs. Guaranteed to revive even the most listless souls.
LACHEN/ CHOPTA/ THANGU VALLEY
It is situated at an altitude of 8000 to 14000 ft. This Hidden Paradise offers its visitor breathtaking scenic view of high snowcapped mountains. clear blue lakes, cascading waterfalls, meandering rivers and Alpine environment.
Also known as Pelling is situated at an altitude of 7000 ft: it is the nearest motorable road from where one can view Mt. Kanchenjunga, Pandim, Siniolchu and other ranges, West Sikkim probably offers the most to the visitors both in terms of adventures as well as culture tourism. It is famous for the most prestigious Pemayangtse Monastery - one of its kind of the Nyingma-pa order of Tibetan Buddhism.
It is situated at an altitude 6400 ft. offers you a breathtaking view of Himalayan range and Sinolchu range. The Sunrise at Ravangla is comparable with Tiger Hill. Perhaps no other place in Sikkim offers better panoramic view of Peaks than Ravangla. There are several Monasteries to visit with historical significance. Trek for Mainam, Tandong starts from here. it is 5 hours drive from Siliguri.
It situated at an altitude 7000 ft. It is a hill station well known all over the world as the "Queen of Hill Stations". It is a tourists paradise, a place of enigmatic natural beauty. Set against the backdrop of the majestic Himalayas, the views over the mountains to the snowy beautiful. Darjeeling, a fascinating place with the Buddhist Monasteries, Tea Plantations, Colourful Markets, Handicrafts Shops and the famous Toy-Train-the miniature train that goes up the steep mountain sides from New Jalpaiguri has the unique attraction.
It is situated at an altitude of 5800 ft. a nest in the hills this beautiful hill resort amidst fascinating alpine setting, perpetual sunshine, canopy of wild flowers and glittering lake reflecting the magnificence of the Eastern Himalaya.
It is situated at an altitude of 4100 ft. among the rolling foothills and deep valleys of the Himalaya- the small bazaar town of Kalimpong is ever bustling with life. As one drives to Kalimpong down Peshoke Road an awe inspiring view of the valley below the confluence of the Rangeet & the Teesta with the snow-capped mountains above, bursts into sight. The forests are far richer in this part of the hill. With its rich culture & religious heritage, overwhelming scenery, and spontaneous outbursts of greenery - Kalimpong has immense tourist attraction.
It is the gateway to North-East India, Sikkim, Darjeeling and Bhutan (for surface connections). It is the second largest town in the state of West Bengal after the cosmopolitan city of Calcutta. It is the township of both the Bagdogra Aiport and the New Jalpaiguri Railway Station and its importance for stopovers during flights.