Wildlife Sanctuaries and National Parks in Sikkim

Wildlife Sanctuaries in Sikkim spread over an extensive area of 5,200 hectares. Sikkim’s animal territory has a large variety of animals and birds. The dense forests in Sikkim provide a comfortable habitat to the fauna in the state. Wildlife in Sikkim consist of snow leopard, wild ass, leopard, red panda, Himalayan black bear, musk deer and flying squirrel to roam in its area. There so many Sikkim tourist places where you can take a look at the amazing Sanctuaries and parks

Khangchendzonga National Park:

The Khangchendzonga National Park is the largest wildlife santuary in Sikkim. And it is spread across an area of 1784 sq km. The third highest peak in the world, the Khangchendzonga, overlaps the western boundary of the park. This park is situated in such a remote area of the North and South districts, the area has remained untouched to quite a large extent. This reserve also includes the huge Zemu Glacier. It is a is dwelling to the snow leopard, Tibetan antelope, flying squirrel ,wild ass, Himalayan black bear, musk deer, barking deer and the red panda who survive in heavenly isolation amongst enormous magnolias, rhododendrons and pine forests. This is one of the best Sikkim tourist place to visit for the wildlife lovers.

Maenam Wildlife Sanctuary:

Maenam Wildlife Sanctuary is extended over an area of 35 sq km. The Sanctuary is located at Maenam in South Sikkim. It offers a spectacular view of Teesta River which flows far below the region. And also Maenam hill comes in the fringe of this Sanctuary. Covered by thick forests Maenam Sanctuary covers a vast range of fauna. There by this thick forests of Maenam is the home of Barking Deer, Red Panda, Civet-Cats, Goral, Serow, Leopard-Cat, Magpies, Black Eagle, Blood Pheasant, Blue necked Pitta, Common Hill Partridge along with many other animals and birds. Tourists come to the sanctuary while enjoying the adventure of trekking.

Fambong Lho Wildlife Sanctuary:

Fambong Lho Wildlife Sanctuary is situated around 25 km from the town of Gangtok. The sanctuary covers a large variety of different birds and butterflies , red pandas, leopards, civet cats and the Himalayan black bear. The sanctuary is also very rich in natural vegetation and consist of various thick forests of katus, champ, kimbu, oak, ferns and bamboo. You can also find here a various numbers of rhododendrons, orchids, mosses and lycopodium. This is also the home to a large number of wild orchids and rhododendrons. A log house with two rooms is accessible at Golitar and Tumin.

Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary:

Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary is the most excellent place to speck twenty different species of rhododendrons in Sikkim. It is located in the in the sublime Yumthang Valley. On the banks of river, you can trace long line of Rhododendron trees and shrubs. This sanctuary is a striking place to see the full glory of flora and fauna. The spring season is consider ed as the best time to visit. Rhododendron Niveum the state tree can be seen only in this sanctuary which is rich in ground flora like primulas, potentillas, poppies, gentians and aconites.

Kyongnosla Alpine Sanctuary:

Kyongnosia Alpine Sanctuary is situated around 31 km from Gangtok. The sanctuary is located near the famous Tsomgo Lake. This sanctuary is having a very rich natural vegetation cover and consist of various rare species of plants and trees that are hard to find somewhere else. The sanctuary is also having a various species of medicinal plants like Nilo Bikh, Jatamasi, Kutki, etc… various birds like Laughing Thrushes, Satyr, Snow Partridges etc… and various animals like Musk Deer, Leopard, Red Panda etc.
In spite of the smallest area in India, the range of wildlife in Sikkim covers a wide spectrum. There are also few more Wild life Sanctuaries in Sikkim like Varsey Rhododendron Sanctuary and Barsey Rhododendron Sanctuary. There are also much more wildlife spots in Sikkim tourist places.

Best Season to Visit : March – May and September – December

 

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Experience the Sikkim Adventures

Sikkim is one of the most excellent spots for adventure travel in India. There are several Sikkim tourist places where you can find pleasure through the adventurous trip and can make your imagination come true. If you are an adventure lover and a daring traveler, Sikkim adventure holidays is the great opportunity to explore yourself.
You will find everything from trekking to biking or river rafting and mountain climbing when you will decide for adventure tour in various Sikkim tourist places.

Trekking :-


There are so many amazing sikkim tourist places for trekking. Sikkim offers many charming trekking routes for the trekkers. You can experience the pleasure and excitement related to trekking and can have amazing moments. Through trekking you will get a clear view of lofty peaks, variety of blossoming flowers , dense forests, winding rivers, spring and to know the village or mountain life. Some of the great treks can make your trekking experience more excited like Dzongri – Goecha la Trek, Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek, Singalila Ridge trek, Green Lake treks etc. Trekking in Sikkim will of course be one of the most memorable experiences for the trekkers. Trekking in Sikkim is exciting both in spring and during autumn.

Mountaineering :-


Sikkim Himalayas is the finest place for mountaineering. In the southern part of Himalayas there is an extensive range of peaks like Kanchenjunga, pandim, Narsing, Kabru, Talung with its absolute beauty. One needs to obtain permit for mountaineering on this peak. Mountain climbing are among safest and more enjoyable one. When a mountaneer visit sikkim, his utmost desire is to climb the Rocky Mountains or high altitude mountains. You can enjoy dominant the mountain with peak climbing in Sikkim.

Mountain Biking :-


The most excellent part of Mountain Biking is that it is customizable. As most of the routes of Sikkim are appropriate for mountain biking, you can easily explore many of the mountains of Sikkim. The familiar places that you can cover up for mountain biking are Pelling & Ravangla Region. The starting point for mountain biking in Sikkim is Gangtok.

River rafting :-


River Rafting is the adventure sport most enjoyed in Sikkim. Teesta & Rangit River are the perfect rivers for safe River Rafting. This rivers are covered by the thick forest from both the sides. The white water waves of the river Teesta and Rangit gives you the daring experience of River Rafting. Teesta River is offering one of the best rafting stretches in the world. Rangit is a tributary of the Teesta which offers more challenges to the experienced rafters.

Kayaking :-


Kayaking is made on the Teesta River and it is arranged specially for the groups. This particular sport requires only the expertise. A very good Fiberglass kayak is accessible on hire.

Yak Safari :-


Yaks are bovine mammals which makes the adventure sports tour more interesting and the most memorable. You will have a great kind of experience through the Yak safari. It means that you are supposed to have a journey on Yak and cover different trekking points and Rivers. The most well-liked trials are Dzongri area & Tsomgo Lake.

Hang Gliding :-


Hang Gliding is a type of aero sports. It makes you to fly over the sky like the birds. At some parts of Sikkim, Hang Gliding adventure is available. It is one of the fast developing areas for Hang Gliding adventure sports.

 

Explore the Magical Charm of Sikkim Spots

Prominent as a hilly region in the eastern Himalayas, Sikkim is one of the beautiful land having with its extravagant surroundings. Sikkim shares its borders with Bhutan, Nepal, Tibet and West Bengal. Once if you visit sikkim tourist places, you can witness the culture, festivals and attractions of this incredible place. The place is blessed with the spectacular ush green vegetation, majestic mountains and rich flora & fauna.

Travel to Sikkim tourist places brings you the opportunity to visit the following tourist attractions:

Trekking:

Sikkim is the best spot for trekking. There are around five trekking peaks for the trekkers, which is established by Government of Sikkim. The land offers you several treks that take you through pine forests, monasteries ,beautiful valleys and to mountain lakes. Mountain biking, river rafting, kayaking are the other adventures that tourists can experience on their Sikkim trip.

Wildlife:

Sikkim possess its rich variety of flora and fauna. The extreme temperature of sikkim further makes it apt for natural habitat for wildlife. It also takes conceit in protecting 550 species of birds. The most well-known national parks and wildlife sanctuaries that give shelter to these animals are Khangchendzonga National Park, Fambong Lho Wildlife Sanctuary and Maenam Wildlife Sanctuary etc. Tourists can travel around the varied Sikkim wildlife for having a different experience.

Monasteries:

Sikkim tourist places include Buddhist Gompas or monasteries. Monasteries in Sikkim are the indivisible part of Sikkim. These are Buddhist Gompas which are considered to be the soul of Sikkim. There are almost around 200 monasteries which belongs to the Nyingma and Kagyu. Rumtek, Labrang, Pemayangtse and Enchey are the most famed Sikkim monasteries.

Culture:


The residents of Sikkim are very friendly people. An important part of the culture of Sikkim are traditional music and dances . People of various communities live in the place in harmony. Archery,is a well-liked sport of the place and is conventionally played after the harvests.

Festivals:


The festivals of Sikkim add more attraction to the Sikkim state. These colourful events are considered to be the holy beginning of any activity. Bringing up peoples together, on the occasions are a reason to enjoy. Phang Labsol, Bum-chu, Lhabab Dhuechen and Saga Dawa are the famous festivals that are celebrated in Sikkim.

Sikkim Cities:


If you visit Sikkim, just visit the most wonderful cities like Gangtok, Pelling, Jorethang Kalimpong and Singtam.

Acquire a Serene of Mind and Divinity In Sikkim

Sikkim is an attractive state with lots of scenic beauty and interesting places to visit. It is the second smallest state in India .Gangtok is its capital city. The main language spoken here is Nepali and Hindi as the second language.
Sikkim is surrounded by the Himalayas and the place is mostly visited by the tourists and the visitors. Sikkim tourist places are extremely well-liked due to its biodiversity, people and cuisine. And became a dreamland of every traveler who wish to spend his leisure amidst serene natural beauty. Sikkim is an attractive state with lots of scenic beauty and interesting places to visit.

The major Sikkim tourist places are :

Gangtok :


It is the modern cosmopolitan city and Sikkim’s capital city. It is a beautiful town that replicates the blend of traditional custom and modern way of living which makes the destination exceptional. Some of the well known tourist attractions in Gangtok include Jawaharlal Nehru Botanical Garden, Shri Nalanda Institute for Higher Buddhist Studies, monasteries like Enchey, Labrang, Rumtek and Tsomgo Lake, Deer Park / Rustomji Park and Kechopari Lake (wishing lake), Tashi, Changu Lake etc. Here you can explore Kanchen Junga, one of the highest mountains peak in the world. People from across the world visit to the exciting land to take the clear view of this mountain.

Geyzing:


One of the best Sikkim tourist places to visit is Geyzing. It is an ideal town which is famous for its moderate temperature, which is also known as Gyalshing. Some of the tourist attractions seen in this place are Pemyangtse monastery, The Palace of the Chogyals and Khecheopalri Lake.

Yuksam:


Yuksum was known to be the first capital of Sikkim. It is an historical town which is located in the west of Sikkim. Yuksom is the base camp for many treks in Sikkim. One can trek to Tashiding/Dzongri peak/Goecha La from here. It is a very attractive place which is is surrounded by the splendid mountain peaks . some of this peaks are covered with snow throughout the year, which make the travelers to capture this stunning sights .

Pelling:


Pelling is a town in the district of west Sikkim. Here in Pelling we can see the best sikkim tourist places like Kanchenjungha Falls, the Chhange Waterfalls , Rimbi Falls and Phamrong Falls, Tashiding Monastery Khecheopalri Lake and Singshore Suspension Bridge. The most important is the impressive view of Mt. Kanchenjunga. Pelling also forms the base from where trekkers and other traveling adventurers. The places around Pelling is covered with alpine vegetation, with numerous waterfalls lining the hillside. In the months of winter, Pelling is sometimes covered with a blanket of snow.

Jorethang:


Jorethang is an important trade center in south Sikkim. The town is an expression of different cultures and religions. The most popular place one can see here are Hot Springs, Maghey Mela , Rangeet River etc.. This town is well known for its festival celebrations.

Kalimpong:


Kalimpong is also one of the most admired Sikkim tourist places. The place has got up with the rustic beauty, speckled with a variety of orchids as well as monasteries. This place is an ideal destination for enjoying a peaceful vacation against the stunning scenery of the Himalayas.

The culture of Sikkim is very much prejudiced by the Nepalese Culture. The best time to visit Sikkim is between March to May. A this time the flowers blossom and the weather will be pleasing and perfect for the tourists to visit this land. The main cuisine prepared here is mainly of the noodles.