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Assam



Assam is a beautiful and diverse state with an unbelievable range of cultures and with an unbelievable range of cultures and landscapes. It is located in the northeast of India. It is known as 'the land of red rivers and blue hills'. It divide its borders in the North and East with the realm of Bhutan and Arunachal Pradesh. Guwahati, is the capital of Assam and the gateway to the north-eastern states. It extends at the edge of the enormous flowing, river-sea of the Brahmaputra. The region is blessed with undulating hills, aromatized tea gardens, wide range of flora and fauna, evergreen plains makes it a heaven for nature and adventure lovers.
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Tourist Attraction In Assam

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  • Manas National Park : It is nestled at the foothills of the grand Himalayas. It is the only dwelling to many exotic animals like the rare and endangered Assam Roofed turtle, Golden Langur, Pygmy Hog, Hispid Hare.
  • Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary : It is located at an estimated distance of 19 km from the city of Jorhat.
  • Kaziranga National Park- It is located on the banks of the river Brahmaputra, in the northeast state of Assam. It is one of the famous Assam tourist spots. It has been declared a World Heritage Site
  • Kamakhya Temple: It is located on the Nilachal Hill, Guwahati top at an altitude of 800 feet above sea level. It is over 2200 years old. River Brahmaputra flows on the northernside of the hill.
  • Dibru Saikhowa National Park: IOt is situated in Tinsukia in Assam. It is among the largest parks in assam. This part is a blend of deciduous forests, semi-evergreen forests and swampy surface.
  • Haflong lake Hill Station: It is siyuated at the centre of Haflong hilltown which is famously called the 'Switzerland of The East'. It is located about 85 kms from the Northern Silchar. From Guwahati city the distance is about 345 kms.
  • Umrangshu: It is a picturesque beauty with beautiful hills and lush greenery. Garampani, the hot spring, attracts many tourists for its medicinal values. The distance from Guwahati to Umrangshu is 224 kms by road and is located on the northern cacher hill.
  • Majuli- It is about 20 kms towards the north of Jorhat. This is the largest fresh water island in the worls.
  • Cruise on River Brahmaputra : Brahmaputra is the longest river in the country and cruising on the river is a unique experience.

Religious Events And Festivals of Assam

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  • Bihu- The people of Assam celebrates Bihu thrice a year with full of pleasure and amusement. Bohag Bihu is celebrated in April, Magh Bihu in January and Kati Bihu is celebrated either in the month of October or November.
  • Jeypore Rainforest Festival or Dehing Patkai Festival- It is celebrated in the eastern parts of the state in the month of January every year. The people explore ethnic fairs, tea heritage tours, golfing, adventurous sports etc.
  • The Elephant Festival- The Kaziranga National Park hosts as a venue to organize the festival annually to encourage eco-tourism and creates awareness to protect and preserve the Asiatic elephant.
  • The Brahmaputra Beach Festival- It is organized by the Assam Boat Racing and Rowing Association to encourage tourists to visit Assam and is celebrated every year on the Sandy beach of the mighty river Brahmaputra.
  • The Tea Festival- It is held under the auspices of Assam Tourism in the later part of the year. The tea festival displays musics, dances, songs of the people of the tea estates located abundantly in the whole of Assam. It is celebrated at Jorhat also known as the tea capital of the world.
  • Ambubachi- It is a famous mela celebrated in the Kamakhya Temple. It takes place during monsoon season and lasts for four days. During Ambubachi, the Kamakhya Temple remains closed for three days and in the fourth day it reopens to embrace Sanyasis and Pandas gathered from around the city.
  • Dol- Dol Yatra is a festival celebrated in a grand manner ver the whole of Assam but specially with greater enthusiasm in the district of Barpeta. It is a festival of colour.
  • Rasa Puja- This is a festival of Vaishnavites that celebrates the life of Lord Krishna in the form of ‘Rasa Lila’ or ‘Rasa Bhaona’.
  • Jonbeel Mela- The spectacular mela is held every year at Jonbeel of Jagiroad. In this mela the various products of the tribes are exchanged with the local people in barter system. This is the speciality of this mela.

Arunachal Pradesh


Natures treasure trove Arunachal Pradesh, a mysterious, megical and mystical land tucked away in the north eastern tip of India is one of the most compelling holiday destinations in India. Arunachal Pradesh is known as the 'Land of down lit Mountains' the 'Orchid State of India' and the 'Land of Rising Sun. The frontier state of India, Arunachal Pradesh shares its border with Tibet(China) Bhutan and Myanmar(Burma). A unique habitat with glauers, high attitude meadoes, Sub tropical forest and an amazing away of flora and fauna,glistering water bodies and gushing rivers, beautiful manas teries. Most of the Arunachal Pradesh is covered by the Himalayas. These divide the State into five rivers valleys,the Kameng, the Subarriri, the Siang ,the Lohit and the Tirap. At the lowest elevations, essentially at Arunachal Pradesh border with Assam or Brahamaputra valley Semi evergreen forests.

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Tourist Attraction in Arunachal Pradesh

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  • Tawang: the entere Tawang region is nestled amidst Gudpi and chong chugmi ranges and bathed by the water of tawang chu river tawang monastery is and around 113 feet long and 80 feet wide edifice which is a famous Buddhist temple,a 28 feet high golden statue of Lord Buddha add a spark to the interior of the temple ,jaswant garh,Tawang Gaft centre,Urgelling Gompa ,Madhuri lake, Bap teng kang waterfall, Nuranang falls,Brahma dung chung Ani Gompa are some of the amazing sightseeing places.
  • Bomdila: It is an attractive summer vacation getaway is Arunachal Pradesh.Stroll across the land to have a glimpse of the snow packed Himalayan peaks and clearer views of kangto and Gorichen peaks.The most important sightseeing is Bomdila Manastery, Sessa orchid sanctuary where 2600 orchid of 80 species are cultivated.
  • Ziro: It is an ideal place for trekking in Arunachal Pradesh .The undulating terrains are perched with deep green forest which add to its scenic view.Ziro is the gateway to a number of attractive spots, kardo hills, Telley, wildlife sanctuary, Ziro puto is a perfect spot to have a birds eye view of the valley,Shiva Lingam,Tally valley offers the best trekking route by the bamboo, Orchid,fens and rhododendron forests.
  • Itanagar: Itanagar is the state capital,a township at an altitude of 350m above sea level. The legendary Ganga Lake is a famous picnic spot in Itanagar. Jawaharlal Neharu Museum, Gompa Buddha Vihar’ polo park, Zoological park are the ideal sport to visit.
  • Pasighat: It is the oldest townof Arunachal Pradesh. Siang River is a prime destination to enjoy water sports. Daying Ering Wiidlife Sanctuary is a popular sightseeing Spot is pasighat.
  • Roing: This picturesque valley is situated on the bank of Dibang River. Nehru Van Vdyan is a forest park set on the riverbank at Deopani.
  • Bhalukpong: The gateway to Arunachal Pradesh, Bhalukpong is 56km from Tezpur Town. Rinsed by the Kameng River, the region is a popular picnic spot. There are abundant scopes to explore the region to the fullest. Have a glimpse of Pankhui Widelife Sanctuary which is very close to Bhalukpang.
  • Pankhui Wildlife Santuary : Located on the foothills of Himalayas, iot is a wonderful land rich in flora and fauna and habitat of globally threatened species.

Religious Events And Festivals of Arunachal Pradesh

  • Siang River Festival: This is an attempt to promote eco-tourism and offer a lot of adventure activities like elephant race, traditional boat race, paragliding, cultural shows, food festival and much more.
  • Ziro festival of Music: This festival is Arunachal’s own version of the Sunburn Festival. It is a four day festival where the music lovers enjoy the performance of international and domestic music artists.
  • NyoKum: It is the festival of the Nyishi tribe, is celebrated for the harmony of the people.
  • Lossar festival: It is the festival of the Monpa tribe, to welcome a new year.
  • Dree festival: Ziro is the ideal place to see Dree which is a crucial part of the Apatani tribe. Prayers are offered to God Tami so that he protects the plants from harmful pests. During the fest a local beer called Apong is prepared by each house.

Manipur


The word Manipur literally means a ‘jeweled town’, a name that justifies the small and picturesque land. Rich in its culture, tradition and ethnicity, Manipur is one of the seven northeastern states of India. Manipur is bordered on its north by Nagaland on its east lies Myanmar(Burma). The southern part is bordered by the state of Mizoram while the green valleys of Assam bound the western part. Manipur is famous for its natural beauty. Tourist attractions in Manipur lie in its splendid landscape, cultural wealth, bounteous nature, smokey blue hills, verdant forests offer a stunning combination, which you can hardly ignore.

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Tourist Attraction in Manipur

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  • Imphal: The bustling capital city of the state lies in a heart shaped valley 790m above sea level. This is a melting pot of various tribes that constitute the populace of Manipur.
  • Govindajee temple: This is a vaishnavite temple built by the former king’s of Manipur. The beautiful structure consists of 2 domes and a large congregation on hall. The shrines of Krishna and Balaram on one side and Jagannath flank the presiding deity.
  • Khonghampat Orchidarium: The sprawling land of 200 acres boasts of over 100 rare varieties of orchids including a dozen endemic species.
  • Loktak Lake: The biggest natural fresh water lake of the North Eastern Region of India is the North Eastern redgion of india is the Loktak Lake is situated at a distance of 48 kms from the city of Imphal. The lake is dotted with the vegetative growth of Phoomdis that grow on the lake. The Sendra island is situated on the lake and has a tourist bunglow that provides a captivating view of the lake waters.
  • Zoological Gardens: It houses Sangai (the graceful brow antlered deer) at the base of pinnacled hillocks.
  • Langthabal: This is a small hill featuring relies of a historical palace and architecturally beautiful temples.
  • Bishnupur: The place has a Vishnu temple with peculiar chinese influence.
  • War cementery: Common wealth War Graves Commission maintains the graveyard. Stone markers with bronze plaques on them commemorate the dead British and Indian soldier of World War II.

Major Festivals of Manipur

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  • Ningol Chakouba: It is celebrated on the 2nd day of full moon in the month of November. On this day married women are invited for grand feast to their parental home.
  • Heikru Hitongba: It is observed by the Meitei Community on the 11th day of fortnight in the month of September. Boat Racing in the major attraction of this festivation and before racing starts prayer offer to Lord Vishnu and Lord Pakhangba. Thangapat Lake is the official place for this festival. After the race the Maibal (Priest) and Brahmans will decide the good and bad of the year.
  • Kang: Rath-Yatra in Manipur is known as Kang. On this day deities of Shri Balaram. Shri Jaganatha are carried out from the temple in a religious way. It is celebrated for about 10 days. It falls in the month of June or July.
  • Laiharaoba: It is one of the religious festivals of Manipur. It is celebrated to honour UMANG LAI (an imp deity of the State) It is celebrated by Meitei society in the month of April.
  • Cheiraoba: It is the New Year festival of Manipur. It is celebrated in the month of April. Thangmeiband Cheiraw Ching and Chinga Ching are two hills where devotees climb on this day.
  • Ramjan ID: It is celebrated by Muslim society in Manipur. It is a festival of breaking fast. On this day people goes to Mosque to offer prayers to Allah.
  • Chavang Kut: It is the post harvest festival of Kuki-Chin Mizo groups of Manipur celebrated on Nov 1st every year that marks the onset of Autumn.

Nagaland




Nagaland is a beautiful and a diverse state full of natural diversity and cultural traditions. Nagaland, a land of mountains and deep valleys is inhabited by more than 16 delightful tribes. In northeastern India always something that goes – “There is always something happening in Nagaland.” No Wonder!

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Places to visit in Nagaland

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  • Kohima : It is the capital city of Nagaland is often calling the city on a Hill and a beautiful hill station rich in natural wealth. There are plenty of beautiful villages which gives an interesting sneak peek into the amazing culture of the Nagas.
  • Dzukou valley: It is a breathtaking valley of flowers.
  • Khonoma Green village: It is located about 20 kms from Kohima is a picturesque village known for its plush green terraced fields. Khonoma is wildlife and nature enthusiasts paradise.
  • Japfu Peak: It is the second highest peak in Nagaland and known for its tall Rhododendron trees. It is famous for its adventure trails and treks and provide amazing views of the Naga Hills.
  • Saramati peak: It is the highest peak in Nagaland. Located on the Myanmar border, Saramati peak is indeed a must visit for adventure enthusiasts.
  • Dimapur: It is the commercial hotspot in Nagaland. There are quite a handful of resorts which are amazing retreats to soak up the pleasant natural beauty with a lavish dash of Naga hospitality.
  • Mokokchung: It is land of the Ao Nagas is a splendid place for its hospitality and age old customs. The caves, springs and mystic villages make Mokokchung one of the interesting place to visit.
  • Mon: It is a must visit for its amazing people the Konyaks who were tattoed headhunters once and have an amazing culture.
  • Meluri: It is located in the Phek district of Nagaland is home of the Pochury Nagas and known for its prepared prince salt and amazing cane works.

Festivals of Nagaland

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  • Hornbill Festival: Named after the Indian Hornbill (the large and colourfull forest bird which is displayed in folklore), is organized by the State Tourism and Art and Culture Departments. The Hornbill Festival usually taked place on the 1st and the 7th of Dec every year in Kisama which is about 12 km from Kohima. The aim of organizing the festival focuses on the revival and protection of the rich cultural feature of Nagaland and aims at displaying its spectacular traditions.
  • Sekrenvi Festival of the Angami tribe: It is celebrated on the month of February. This festival lasts for ten days and is also called Phousnyi by the Angamis. The young men go for hunting on the seventh day of the festival. The most important ceremony falls on the eight day, on this day bridge pulling or gate pulling is performed.
  • Moatsu Festival of the Ao Tribe: It is celebrated during the first week of May every after the sowing is done. It is observed only for three days. Sangpangtu is one of the main celebration where a big fire is lit and men and women adorned with best attire sit around it. Prior to the start of this festival, the village gate is declared to be closed and free entry or exit is restricted.

Mizoram


Mizoram lies in the southernmost outpost of North Eastern India, the land of the Blue Mountains. Mizoram is a Kaleidoscope pleasure trove’ for the visitor with its wide array of festivals, flora and fauna, handicrafts, natural beauty. Mizoram is a dazzling mix of cross-cultural vibrancy with 87 percent literacy, gender equality and a vigorous pursuit of its ancient cultural tradition and social mores. Mizoram remains an exotic location sharing more than one-third of its boundary with Bangladesh and Myanmar.

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Places to see in Mizoram

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  • Tualchang: It is the biggest monolith in Mizoram. It is a line of stone blocks.
  • Sibuta Lung: It is a memoral Stone that was erected about 300 years ago by a the Palian Chief.
  • Aizawl: It is the beautiful capital of Mizoram. It is the largest city in the States. It is a religious and cultural hub of the Mizos.
  • Champai Valley: It is situated at the base of the town of Champai towards the Myanmar border. It is endowed with flora and fauna.
  • Dampa Rengpui: It is tiger reserve located in West Phaileng district.
  • Durtlang Hill: It is located in west Phaileng district.
  • Mini Zoological Garden: It is situated on a hill called Berthlehem Vengthlang.
  • Paikhai: It is a picturesque tourist spot situated around 16 km north of Aizawl. Bung picnic spot is adjacent to it. Nearby attractions include Durtlang Hill. Mizoram State Museum.
  • Phawngui: It is the highest peak of Mizoram, known as the Blue Mountain, considered to be the adobe of Gods. It is famous for orchids and rhododendron.

Festivals of Mizoram

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  • Anthurium: It is the most popular festival celebrated in the State. It is celebrated to promote tourism. It is organized by the Tourism Department in collaboration with the Horticulture Dept annually. It is held every year in September at Tourist Resort Reiek. It is a three day extravaganza of culture, music, dance, sports, fashion, local cuisine and handloom. Archery rifle shooting and angling are major features of this festival. It promotes the Mizo culture and has attracted domestic and foreign states to the beauty of Mizoram.
  • Mim Kut: It is celebrated during the months of august and September. On this day people pay respect to those who died in the previous year.
  • Chapchar Kut: It is held in the month of March ever year. It’s a seven days celebrated where people indulge in musical merriment.
  • Thalfavang Kut: It is celebrated after the completion of weeding of the crop fields.
  • Christmas: It is celebrated by the Christian community from 24th December to 27th December with huge pomp and show.

Tripura




The state of Tripura lies in its being a “corner within a corner” tucked away behind the borders of Bangladesh. It is rich is terms of archeological importance, folk, and tribal culture and ethic artifacts its north it has four valley. On its south, it has open forested land spread over a wide range of area. It is situated on the extreme corner of the Indian sub continent. Assam and Mizoram border the eastern part of the State.

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Places to see in Tripura

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  • Agartala: It is capital of the State. It is the biggest town and business hub of the State of Tripura.
  • Ujjayanta:- Situated in the heart of the town this palace is a two-storied mansion having a mixed architectural structure with three domes.
  • Kunjabar- Within a mile of the Ujjayanta palace and to the north stands a hillock known as Kunjaban.
  • Shipahijola Forest Resort: Half an hour drive from Agartala, through an attractive forest, greenery the area now serves as a beautiful spot. There is also a lake surrounded by hills on both sides.
  • Brahmakunda- It is about 48 km north of Agartala on way to Simna. A shiva temple and a holy pool are the two main centres of attraction.
  • Tirtharmukh Dombur: Tirthamukha is so-called as it is near the Dumbur falls which is a source of the river of Gomati, A mela is hels on the occasion of Uttarayan Sankrants, it is an important tourist and religious place of Tripura.
  • Jampui Hill- The Betling Sib is the highest peak situated in the Jampui Hill.
  • Nirmahal- One of the finest beauty spot of the state, this once – beautiful lake is situated at a distance of about 53 km from Agartala. The palace is in the mid of a big lake called Rudra Sagar.

Festivals of Tripura

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  • Kharachi Puja- The Goddess are workshipped every year in the month of July for seven days which is known as Kharachi puja.
  • Garia Puja- The tribals of Tripura perform this puja on the seventh day of the month of Baisakh (April) for seven days.
  • Pous Sankranti Mela - Pous Sankranti Mela at Tirthamukh attracts devotes even from neighbouring states. Thousand of devotees on the occasion of Uttarayan Sankranti(On 14th January) at this place take a holy dip in the river Gomati.
  • Ashokastaini Festival- Ashokastami Festival is held at Unakoti Tirtha ar Kailashar every year in March/April.
  • Orange and Tourism Festival -It is organized every year in Jampui Hill in the month of November during orange season.
  • Boat Race- Colourful Boat Race is organized by the Information Cultural Affairs and Tourism Department every year at Rudrasagar lake.

Meghalaya




The state of Tripura lies in its being a “corner within a corner” tucked away behind the borders of Bangladesh. It is rich is terms of archeological importance, folk, and tribal culture and ethic artifacts its north it has four valley. On its south, it has open forested land spread over a wide range of area. It is situated on the extreme corner of the Indian sub continent. Assam and Mizoram border the eastern part of the State.

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Places to see in Meghalaya

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  • Mawsmai cave : is located in the village of Mawsmai, situated near cherrapunjee. The other name for this attraction of Maswsmai at Meghalaya is Krem Phyllut. The cave remains open for public viewing from 9am to 4.30pm
  • Smit: It is the cultural centre of the Khasi Hills, is situated 11 km away from the capital city of Meghalaya, Shillong. It is a pollution free village.
  • Mawsynram: The cave of Mawsynram is Meghalaya makes Massynram a popular tourist destination acress India as well as the entire world. It is located at a distance of 56 kms from Shillong. The place is famous for the gigantic formation of stalagmite which resembles the shape of Shivalinga’.
  • Balapakram: It is a wildlife park of Meghalaya which offers a great deal of scenic beauty to the tourists. It serves as a popular picnic spot.
  • Imilchang Dare: It is a waterfall of Meghalaya which offers a great deal of scenic beauty to the tourists. It serves as a popular picnic spot.
  • Spread Eagle Falls: It is in the outskirt in the capital city of Shillong. It is a popular site of Meghalaya tourism. As its name suggests, it has a structure similar to an eagle with wide spread wings.
  • Crinoline Falls- It is situated in the middle of the beautiful city. Near to this fall is the Lady Hydari Park which is a small animal park. The Crinoline Falls with its picturesque beauty attracts visitors across the world.
  • Jaintia Hills: It is the home of the Jaintia tribes. It is the most exuberant locations in Meghalaya. The fresh water lakes, rivers, forests are the main charm of Jaintia Hills in Meghalaya are- Syntu Ksiar, Syndai, Thadlaskein lake, Nartiang.
  • Living Root Bridge-It is the most astonishing man-made natural wonders. The inventive members of the Khasi tribe have trained them to grow from the roots of ancient rubber trees, native to the northeast region.
  • Mawlynnong cleanest village- It is named as the “cleanest village in Asia” by a travel magazine. It is a three hour drive from Shillong. There is a basic village guesthouse or tourists by the locals.
  • Garo Hill-If you are a nature lover then head to the densely forested Garo Hills in the western part of Meghalaya. It is the home to the Nokrek Blosphere Reserve, Siju Wildlife Sanctuary, Balpakhram National park etc
  • Shillong Peak: It is 1965m above sea level offers a panoramic view of the country side and is the highest point in the State.
  • Ward’s lake- located in the heart of the city, includes short garden walk and boating.
  • Umiam Lake- Umiam Khwan (Barapani) 17km from Shillong, the lake tour includes sailing, water sking, water scooter.
  • Lady Hydari Park: It’s a popular tourist draw, a mini zoo is an added attraction.
  • Golf Course:- The third oldest golf course in India.
  • Bishop and Beadon falls
  • Elephanta falls
  • Sweet falls.

Festivals of Meghalaya

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  • Ka Shad Suk Mynsiem:- The annual spring danee, performed to celebrate harvesting and sowing.
  • Ka Pom-Blang Nongkrem- For five days, this festival gives thanks to the Lord Almighty for a good harvest. It is held either in October or November every year. Shillong is the official venue for this ancient festival.
  • Umsau Nongkhrai- The festival is held in spring (April or May).
  • Laho Dance- This a festival devoted to entertainment.
  • Wangala- It is the ceremonies of the agricultural year is a thankgiving ceremony offered to the Gods and Goddesses.
  • Ka Bam Khana Shnong- It is the “Village Community Feasting Festival.”

Sikkim




Sikkim is situated at the foot of Mount Kanchendzonga and boasts od an unexplored beauty. The lofty mountains dominate the Skyline of Sikkim and invites tourists in its snow clad peaks, green emerald slopes, rushing streams, hilltop monasteries emerge from the rugged terrains while multi-colored prayer flags wave in the mountain breeze.

Places to see in Sikkim

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  • Gangtok: It is the capital of Sikkim which is a charming and picturesque town with striking houses spilling down the hillside.
  • Tsomgo Lake- The lake is about a kilometer long, oval in shape and considered holy by the locals. The lake is a perfect habitat for red panda
  • Nathula Pass: At an altitude of 14200 ft, the pass is located on the Indo-China border and connects Sikkim to Tibet Autonomous Region. Visitors are required to get a permit to visit the place.
  • Pelling: At an altitude of 6800ft, it is the most excellent place to get a closest view of the world 3rd highest peak MT. Kanchendzonga.
  • The Rumtek Monastry- It is among the top tourist attractions in Sikkim. The Golden Stupa is the most significant segment of the monastery.
  • Flower Festival- Flower exbitions are organized around the year at the Flower Show Venue near the White Memorial Hall complex, Gangtok during the spring.
  • Tashi View point- It is only 8 kms from Gangtok. It gives a breathtaking view of Mt Siniolehu, one of the most graceful peaks in the world.
  • Hanuman Tok- It is 11km from Gangtok Town.

Festivals of Sikkim

  • Saga Dawa- It is a very important festival for the Buddhists. It is held on the 15th day of the 7th month around the end of August.
  • Losoong- It marks the end of the harvest season and celebrated around the end of December.
  • Bhumchu- It takes place on the 14th and 15th day of the first month of the Tibetan lunar calendar around February- March. The water contained in the sacred Phumba or vase is measured into 21 cups of equal measure. The level of water is studied to divine the fortunes of Sikkim for the next year.