Unfollow the crowds: Sikkim

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Go where the lands are vast. Go where there are few others.

Despite being hailed as a slice of heaven by those who’ve been there, Sikkim still remains a well-guarded travel secret. Almost like a secret society of folks who love its quaintness, and its opportunities for solitude.

Sikkim is a window to the Himalayas, a place for contemplation, for adventure, for beauty and for rejuvenation…

Wondering what should be on your itinerary? Here you go:

Singshore Bridge:

This highest bridge in Sikkim – guaranteed to give you the feeling of being on top of the world. Want more? The picturesque greenery and waterfalls are sure to leave you spellbound.

Things to do at Singshore Bridge: If you want to push your adventure limits to the extreme, try Bungee Jumping off the bridge.

Tsomgo Lake:

Thirty kilometers ahead of Gangtok, lies this Sikkimese piece of beauty. Wild flora & fauna complement the crystal clear waters of this lake. The beauty of this oval-shaped lake is best seen during the summers as it is frozen during winters.

Things to do at Tsongmo Lake: Disconnect from the world and just drink in its beauty. Or if you are an adventure seeker, go trekking at the Kyonqnosla Alpine Sanctuary nearby.

Handicrafts & Handlooms

Beautifully showcased authentic Sikkim handicrafts will blow your mind. Exquisite artwork and intricate design help keeping alive the cultural heritage of Sikkim.

Things to do here: Buy beautiful Sikkim souvenirs to keep your Sikkim trip evergreen in your memory. Set a trend in your city with unique Sikkimese hand weaved shawls, motifs, and other handlooms.

Tiger hill, Darjeeling

Because why stop with just the awesomeness of Sikkim! Head on nearby to Darjeeling and visit -the famed Tiger hill. Hundreds of jeeps do sunrise trips to Tiger Hill at 4 am. Magnificent mount Everest, Lhotse, Makalu mountain make the view so grand.

Things to do in Tiger hill: Watch golden morning light break over the stretch of the Himalayan horizon. Drink flavored Darjeeling tea at a tea stall.

Dzongri trek:

Trek to the milky white peaks is a real awe-inspiring experience. This trek offers panoramic views of the mountain, too.

Things to do in Dzongri trek: This place is known for trekking but if you wish, you can enjoy the view taking Yak safari. I mean, how often do you get to ride a yak? Sikkimese delight Momos is a must try dish.

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