Famous places to Visit in Sikkim
Sikkim is one of the most beautiful places in India which is also called paradise by the people who visit Sikkim.
It’s a place where different types of festivals are celebrated of different religions like Hinduism, Islam, and Christianity by the people of Sikkim. Beautiful landscapes and unique culture of Sikkim attract tourists to know more about the interesting culture and people of Sikkim.
Earlier we have discussed that Sikkim is a place which has ruined over by Buddhism. The place has great influence of the ethics of Buddhism. Local people there follow the culture and tradition of the religion. There are six major monasteries in Sikkim. Phodong monastery is one of the most famous monasteries in Sikkim. The Gompa is situated in the 38 kms from Gangtok main town. It is one of the most essential monasteries as it serves the religious purpose of the state. Recently, the monastery has been renovated in new architectural design.
Phensang monastery is also another must visit place among tourists. The Gompa is situated on the very smooth slope which stretches from Kabi to Hodong and is known as the best viewpoint in entire Sikkim. According to history, the monastery was built in 1721. The place offers a pleasant feel to all the visitors and it is said that it looks more beautiful in the monsoon. Reportedly, the Gompa was destroyed by foreign invaders but was rebuilt in 1948. All the lamas of that time took initiative to rebuild the monastery.
Chungthang is a very beautiful place for trekking. The place follows Lachen and Lachung Chu. The way meets the starting point of River Teesta. The nature has blessed the place with all sorts of natural amenities. The Rocky Mountains and the green dense forests have increased its beauty. The place is quite popular among the trekkers and also with the people who are interested in mountaineering courses. Here you can find some of the happening spots of rock climbing. Chungthang also follows in the North sub divisional zone of Sikkim. The place is considered as the junction for the two most famous passes of Sikkim. These passes are respectively; Lachen and Lachung Chu. The valley has also a historical importance as it is to be said that the place has been visited by Guru Rimpoche. Some find the foot and palm print in the rock of the famous guru. Chungthang is also very famous for different Orchids, Plants and Wildlife. The place is situated at the distance of 95 kms from Gangtok. It comes under the Lepcha region