Aside from the larger cities of Gangtok, Kalimpong and Pelling in Sikkim, there are many other scenic and fascinating places worth visiting in the area. The Singalila National Park is a reserved forest that lies on the Singalila ridge in the Darjeeling district. Home to quite rare and exotic high altitude animals and ones that are commonly found in the Himalayas, here you can admire the red panda, Himalayan black bear, clouded leopard, yellow throated marten and long-tailed pangolin amongst colourful birdlife.
Yuksom was the first capital of Sikkim and is a charming, green village commonly frequented by trekkers due to its entryway to Kanchenjunga National Park. Home to over 500 species of birds and flora, towering glaciers and one of the world’s highest peaks, Mount Khangchendzonga, it is known as one of the best National Parks in India.
Lachung is also a scenic Himalayan village in the North of Sikkim, closeby to the Tibetan border and commonly called one of the most picturesque villages in North East India. Here you’ll be treated to a wealth of scenery, streams, orchids and gushing rivers.
The Valley of Flowers or Yumthang Valley is home to scenic landscapes, beautiful meadows, hot springs, the Teesta river and an abundance of yaks amongst the Himalayan mountain range in the north. It is best to visit from late February through until mid-June when an array of colourful flowers bloom, taking over the land.